Dry Dock Brewing Co. (credit: CBS)
Many microbreweries in south Denver offer a monthly special of an in-season brew. Combine the brew with that special appetizer and you are set. Depending on your mood, Denver microbreweries offer a variety of settings from the intimate local brewery to the brewery that can accommodate all of your friends. Here are the top microbreweries in south Denver.
Bull & Bush Brewery
4700 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
If you are in the mood for a beer, dinner and a movie you can now enjoy all three at the The Bull & Bush Brewery. While celebrating more than 40 years of brewing some of the most fantastic microbrews, this is a place that any beer connoisseur needs to add to their list. If you are really thirsty and want a great beer, ask for the Bull & Bush Man. This is a great Colorado IPA created to complete any meal on their menu.
1710 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
Grandma’s House is a new brewery in Denver that is more than just a place for microbrews. At Grandma’s House, they also spotlight many of the handmade products that are produced right here in Colorado. You will find five great beers on tap including Black IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Grandma’s Broken Spine a Belgian Dark, Two Creeks and Broken Spine. All are made with great care and they vary anywhere from the light blond to the dark, strong beer. One special idea that makes Grandma’s House unique is they offer aspiring breweries the offer to come in and sell their crafts to see how the public reacts to their brews. This allows the patrons to taste new samples and see if they like it and if the new microbrewery would have a chance at making it in the craft beer world.
Former Future Brewing Company
1290 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
Former Future Brewing Company founders Sarah and James Howat built a stylish beer joint with a bar made from old airplane wings and charismatic light fixtures. Located in south Denver on Broadway with plenty of parking, this is a fun neighborhood microbrewery and is a Great American Beer Festival medal winning brewery. All the beer is brewed on site and only 120 gallons at a time. Whether it is an afternoon of fun or maybe a late night drink, you can relax and enjoy one of the great six beers on tap. The Countinghouse is a lighter cream ale that you can savor while taking in the atmosphere. Be sure to check out the many events that are always going on at the Former Future Brewing Company.
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Dry Dock Brewing Company
15120 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014
Known as one of the largest microbrewery states, there are many places to choose from in Colorado. At Dry Dock Brewing, the harder choice is which beer to try. What started as a word of mouth microbrewery in 2006, Dry Dock is now known internationally. Dry Dock Brewing has been the proud recipient of 20 Great American Beer Festival medals, the prestigious Brewers Association’s Small Brewery of the Year award and five World Beer Cup awards. Dry Dock Brewery has expanded over the years and now has room to produce 30,000 barrels a year meaning more for you to enjoy.
Platt Park Brewing Company
1875 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210
Platt Park Brewing Company is located in the historic Platt Park neighborhood and believes that quality not quantity is key to a great microbrewery. They combine brewing ideas from Europe with American brews. With eight brews, you can experiment with some of the finest beers made. Maybe you would like to sample a beer with malty chocolate flavors with a hint of banana or try a light Japanese style lager. Come in, have a beer and play one of the many board games.
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John DiTirro has been a professional photographer and photojournalist in Denver since 1984 and is a fixture in the event world in Colorado. John has captured the exciting look and feel of every concert and the fast moving action of every sporting event. His work can be found on Examiner.com.