The 21st Century has seen the rise of craft breweries across the globe; it seems the thirsty inhabitants of almost every place you go to have ventured into creating their own beers. Nuances in the flavours of these crafty ales vary dramatically, and while we’re always up for trying something new, there are only a few that we’re up for trying time and time again. One particular corner of the world that has long been gaining a worthy crown in this arena is Denver.
Often lauded as the ‘Napa Valley of Beer’, Colorado’s much-loved Mile High City is, actually, miles above most when it comes to its breweries. The city is home to some of the oldest and largest brewing establishments in the state, producing more beer than any other region in the whole of the US. In fact, they craft over 200 beers every day. So, where to start? From Black Shirt’s malty Colorado Red Ale in the south, to Wynkoop’s Belgorado Belgium-style IPA in Downtown Denver, there are literally hundreds of places to go and beers to try, all scattered across the different neighbourhoods. If you want to sample some of the finest, then we recommend the famous Denver Beer Trail, which will take you behind the scenes at the 20 most celebrated breweries on offer. This trail will lead you to the best of the best in the world of craft beers, zoning in on the most accomplished breweries in town. Call it a taster, if you will.