#DenverBreweries Archives – PorchDrinking.com
New breweries often seem to take a few months to dial in their recipes and make great beers. Not so for 6 and 40 Brewery in Lakewood, Colorado. At their September 11 grand opening, the brewery fired on all cylinders with a wide-ranging tap list designed to satisfy every palate. 6 and 40 is connected to long-standing homebrew store Tom’s Brew Shop.
Owner Tom Schurmann explained that he created 6 and 40’s beer selection for broad appeal. “We want something for everyone,” he explained. “We have 20 selections. We’re gonna have what you like.”
A decade can feel like a lifetime in the craft beer industry. Such is the case for Denver’s Strange Craft Beer Company, who last Tuesday celebrated their 10 year anniversary. When they first opened in 2010, they became just the 10th brewery in operation at the time within the city of Denver, and now that number has swelled to approximately 80.
For two Denver breweries, the decision to brew vegan beer was as organic as their ingredients.
The vegan scene has exploded in the Colorado capital in recent years, but that popularity hasn’t always translated to beer, especially in the age of pastry stouts and milkshake IPAs. Little Machine Beer, a 10-barrel brewery perched just north of the Denver Broncos’ Mile High Stadium, noticed the dearth of options.
Denver’s Comrade Brewing Company showed its true superpower at this year’s Great American Beer Festival: winning medals. Comrade took home golds for SuperPower IPA and More Dodge Less RAM and was also named Small Brewing Company of the Year.
Superpower IPA beat out 130 other entries to win the American-Style Strong Pale Ale category to prove why it has been a taproom staple since Comrade opened five years ago.
Address: 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010
(Until Stanley Marketplace fully opens, enter through South Entrance)
Hours of Operation:
5-10pm Sunday – Thursday
5-11pm Friday – Saturday
It’s 7pm on a Thursday evening and Javier Pérez Koch is just beginning his …
ABV: 5% | IBU: 29
As a natural born citizen of Colorado, I am one of the few who has never left (or plan on leaving) this wonderful state. From hiking, tailgating at a football game, or munching down at my favorite Denver Mexican restaurant, I have cemented myself into the thriving Denver culture. All these can of course be enjoyed while drinking a cool refreshing craft beer. Recently I was introduced to one Denver’s newest craft breweries, 14er Brewing. My reward for climbing a Colorado 14er is to drink a beer at the top from an environmentally friendly crushable can, so just hearing the name immediately caught my attention.
Despite her recent announcement that she’ll be leaving Wynkoop, rest assured, “Bess’s Barrel-Aged Beer Babies” will live on! Back in June, PorchDrinking spoke with brewer Bess Dougherty, recording a PorchCast episode in her “happy place,” Wynkoop Brewing Company’s barrel room. Little did we know a mere 12 hours later Bess and the rest of the Wynkoop family would learn that the brewery would begin scaling back operations to eliminate external distribution AND Bess would soon decide to leave her brewing position at Wynkoop for another opportunity. In light of the latest happenings, we sat down to talk women and beer with her and hear about the latest landmarks in her career path.
The PorchCast has been on a bit of a hiatus since we last sat down with the fellas from Our Mutual Friend Brewery. Episode 21 welcomed on our newest permanent host of the show, Jesse Brookstein of Call to Arms Brewery. For …
In Episode 20 we sat down with Brandon Proff and Jan Chodkowski of Our Mutual Friend Brewery to talk about the amazing strides the brewery has taken since their inception. On this episode the two also touched on the rise …
*Header photo by Kyle Cooper, on behalf of 303 Magazine*
Special thanks to Dustin Hall of The Brewtography Project for capturing such iconic photos of Denver’s beer scene.
2 Days and 2 Nights of Craft Beer In Denver
Welcome to the Mile …
Denver Location: 471 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80204
Capacity: 50 Barrel Brewhouse
Open Date: Friday, February 19, 2016
Hours of Operations: Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm
Denver’s craft beer scene has gained new energy, not from a new upstart brand, but rather from an …
I wanna go where everybody knows your name… perhaps it reads a little too closely to a sitcom cliché, but ever since I moved to Denver I’ve been searching for the brewery version of my Cheers, my McClaren’s, …
New Years Eve can be one of the most memorable nights of the year, but it can also be extremely expensive or douche-tastic. Luckily for beer lovers, many Denver-area craft breweries will host cheaper, more casual parties to ring in the new year. From multiple course dinners and special beer releases to cover-free parties, you’ll be able to find an event that’s just your style.
Here’s our guide to New Years parties to help you make your plans: