When you head to Colorado Springs, Colorado, hunting for a great brew, you cannot imagine your choices. Chances are you are going on a Colorado beer tour. You will have a difficult time choosing the one best for your liking. Why? Because the area hosts more than 20 craft breweries. You might want to try a pint of Switchback Blonde, a Devil’s Head Red Ale, or a Whistle Pig Traditional Wit – no matter what you want, you can be assured you will find it at one of the craft breweries Colorado Springs has to offer. Let’s begin our tour of the best Colorado Springs breweries. The following are some of the finest brews you’ll find in this area.
Rocky Mountain Brewery, 625 Paonia St
Located on the east side of town, you will find various brews available. Management says that Rocky Mountain brews cannot be surpassed. The Colorado Springs brewery is very community-oriented and frequently hosts events like trivia nights and yoga. Management suggests you try a Smoked Hefeweizen (a traditional Bamberg style unfiltered wheat beer) with some Mojo Cuban Pork. Customers discover an exquisite mix of hoppy, lagers, stouts, pale ales, male flavors, and one of a kind creations.
Trinity Brewing Company, 1466 Garden of the Gods Road #184
Located on the west side of town, Trinity promotes up-cycling. Their bar is made of beer bottles that were consumed during construction. The walls are built from reclaimed Kentucky barn wood. This is a must-see brewery. Visit, and you will know why they have won a lot of awards. Be sure to try their Sole Horkey Ale paired with their Colorado Beet Salad.
Nano 108 Brewing Company, 2402 Waynoka Rd
Nano is another of the top breweries in Colorado. It was selected as the “Best New Brewery” in 2014. They have also won awards for their barrel-aged beer. You will not be disappointed with the wide variety of brew they have from which to choose. Management suggests you try a few of their easy-drinking brews, which include Autumn’s Seltzer, Ale of 1812, or their Remedy Last, which is a French Saison pear and cinnamon gruit ale. If you would like a taste of Belgian, try their Chasing Abbey. They have several dark brews; try their A.M. Coffee Break or Mighty Okoye.
Goat Patch Brewing, 2727 N Cascade Ave
Another of the microbreweries in Colorado Springs is this unusually named brewery where you can enjoy a glass or a growler. You can also try their taster box, which allows you to choose four brews of 6 oz. glasses. Aside from their specialties, you might try their Blonde, a Pistachio Nut Brown, or Red Ale. Goat Patch was born with good friends sitting around a kitchen table. After deciding on going into business together, they first agreed on their shared values: balanced brews, community engagement, and adventure. Today they believe they have reached success on each of these levels.
Peaks N Pines Brewery Company, 4005 Tutt Boulevard
Management says you should try at least one of their brews, such as the Switchback Blonde. They serve at least ten to 12 craft beers as well as seasonal beers brewed in house. You might want to try several of them. Peaks N Pines is a casual place to unwind, offering a welcoming staff, and located in the rocky mountain foothills. They say their warm atmosphere will keep you coming back. In the beginning, four beer enthusiasts had dreams of opening a brewery to serve great beer to great people. They believe they have succeeded in both endeavors.
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 E Pikes Peak Ave
This three-story brewery is located in a historic building. It features microbrews. There is also a billiards hall for you pool sharks. If you get hungry, they offer tasty American food. They serve appetizers, salads, and entrees, offering taste and substance. The food prices are reasonable, and the drink prices are even better if you arrive during happy hours. The brewery is proud of the quality that goes into their brews. They say they search for only the finest malted barley, quality hops, select ale, and lager yeasts to blend with the pure Colorado water.
Local Relic, 320 S Weber St
Local Relic offers unique and tasty brews. Some people think their brews appeal particularly to the real beer snobs. They proudly announce that all of their beers on tap were released during the previous two weeks. If you want wine, you can select from 50 different kinds. It is all served by the glass. Amazingly the brewery does not repeat recipes. This means you will be able to drink something new each time you go to the place. They also serve some delicious meals and encourage you to sample their food before placing your order.
Cerberus Brewing Company, 702 W Colorado Ave
This is a low-key brewpub. It offers more than 20 great craft brews on tap. Cerberus offers a pleasant atmosphere, fantastic brews, and the location is great. If you are hungry, they offer a variety of delicious meals. You can choose from vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as regular fare. Guests rave about their pub burger, wings, and the brisket grilled cheese. You can select if you want to eat indoors or outdoors.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 5150 North Nevada Ave
This brewery offers a wide selection of interesting beers. You might try the BJ’s Enchantress Golden Pilsner or their BJ’s Oktoberfest. Others enjoy their BJ’s Jeremiah Red or their BJ’s Hopstorm IPA. Their large selection offers something for every beer lover. BJ’s also offers a full menu including everything from soups and salad, pasta, slow-roasted prime rib to New Orleans Jambalaya. This is the place to go for some great brews and a fantastic meal.
Craft beer is great on its own, but if you pair it with good food, this offers an unforgettable experience. Colorado Springs has many breweries that also provide some excellent meals to make that pairing a pleasurable event.