Colorado is known for it many craft breweries, and Colorado Springs is only adding to the state's reputation as a beer-drinker's nirvana. Kick back with a local beer and enjoy the mountain views at these rad craft breweries!
Located in a former school building that's been converted, Bristol Brewing has the cool atmosphere down pat. They even have some bar games and a nice patio, plus they serve food, which is always a bonus. Red Rocket Pale Ale is delicious, and even though Winter Warlock is a seasonal oatmeal stout, it's worth getting if they have it. The Beehive Honey Wheat is a nice option for the reserved beer-drinker, so there's really something for everyone.
The industrial space, convenient downtown location, and patio and pizza restaurant here all make Iron Bird another great stop on a brewery crawl. Plus, their focus is on cask-aged ales, which really sets them apart from other breweries. Stouts, wits, DIPAs and IPAs are all on tap here, plus there are a few that they have on cask, as well as seasonal offerings and guest taps.
Colorado Mountain Brewery is more of a brewpub. They've got a fun sense of humor (one of their year-round brews is the Unibräu Hefe) and a menu of American bar fare with a Colorado twist (think, venison eggrolls, bison bolognese, duck poutine, and more). Plus, the building is an 1887-era railroad station. These guys are big on Colorado culture and history, of you couldn't tell!
The quirkiest brewery in town has to be Trinity Brewing. The uber-eco-friendly joint, made almost entirely of upcycled materials, fits pretty well with their menu of food, much of which is vegan-friendly, and their totally funky beers. Lots of saisons, Flemish sours, barrel-aged stuff, and tons of out-of-the-box ingredients mean really wild beverages.
This 3-story former hotel is now a brewery/pool hall/restaurant with a bustling, friendly crowd. Part family-friendly sports bar, part modern-day Wild West saloon (once the sun goes down,) they serve up hearty portions of pub grub to soak up their handcrafted brews... which, by the way, they usually have between 10-13 beers on tap. You'll definitely want to go for a flight here!
From funky sours to classic IPAs, there's sure to be a brewery for you, with an atmosphere to match!
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