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Denver Brewery Tours
Get behind-the-scenes looks at Denver’s thriving beer scene, including the largest single-site brewery in the world, as well as specialty microbreweries. To enrich your experience even further, delve into the fine craft alcohol scene with tours of Denver's distilleries .
Note: Tour times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.
The Biggest Brewery in the World
The coors brewery tour.
The legendary Coors Brewery in nearby Golden can brew up to 22 million barrels and package up to 16 million barrels annually, making it the biggest single-site brewery in the world. The brewery offers guided tours (for a fee), a sampling-only experience (for a smaller fee) or you can just visit the gift shop.
Downtown Denver Brewery Tours
Great divide brewing company.
Great Divide Brewing Company's downtown Brewery and Tap Room is the go-to locale for many of Denver's beer aficionados, where you can sample any of the beers on tap, as well as the occasional Tap Room-only special release. The brewery offers behind-the-scenes tours of both its original Ballpark location and its RiNo Barrel Bar & Packaging Hall .
Beer Walking Tour: LoDo to LoHi
Here's a walking tour that takes you from LoDo (Lower Downtown) to LoHi (Lower Highland), visiting several beer hotspots along the way.
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado's first brewpub opened in 1988 and was founded by a group of young urban pioneers that included John Hickenlooper, who went on to serve as Mayor of Denver for seven years and as the Governor of Colorado for two terms (the first former brewer to be elected as a state governor since Sam Adams in 1794). Today, the Wynkoop Brewing Company is the center of LoDo — Denver's hip historic district where century-old warehouses have been turned into more than 90 bars, brewpubs, restaurants and cafes.
Guided Private Tours
Denver microbrew tour.
Find out why Denver has been dubbed the "Napa Valley of Beer." The Denver Microbrew Tour is a 1.5-mile guided walking tour in downtown Denver's historic LoDo (lower downtown) neighborhood. The tour includes 10 samples at four of downtown's best breweries and tap rooms, including Wynkoop Brewing Company and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery . The guides are bona fide Denver brew aficionados, so you'll come out of this tour knowing more about beer than you ever thought possible. If street art is more your scene, join their RiNo Beer and Graffiti Tour, which winds past colorful murals in the River North Art District (RiNo) on its path to four breweries (and possibly a cidery!).
Aspire Tours' Brews n' Views Tour
Get out into the mountains and sample the best of the Colorado brewing scene with Aspire Tours . On this small-group tour, you'll learn the history of brewing in the area and enjoy stunning views while you visit three breweries in mountain towns (including historic Golden ) on this half-day tour.
Denver Brew Tours
Take a private tour of Denver's best breweries with up to 14 of your closest friends with Denver Brew Tours . What makes this tour different? YOU pick the breweries! Choose from any of the more than 100 local breweries in and around Denver and Boulder, or pick from Denver Brew Tours' list of nearly 50 partner breweries, grouped by region so your can maximize your time. With Denver Brew Tours, you're in control of everything except the driving. Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? The company also offers a walking tour of Denver’s Tennyson Street Cultural District, including tasting flights at three local breweries.
Mile High Bike Tours' Bike & Brew Tour
See some of the city’s best attractions by bicycle, including diverse public art, government buildings, beautiful parks, distinct architecture and all three professional sports arenas. Then, head to RiNo to sample some of Denver’s finest craft beer at a local hotspot on this approximately nine-mile, three-hour, fun-filled excursion.
Wynkoop's architecture is typical of the neighborhood, with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls covered with artwork and big open windows. The second floor of the huge pub has 22 pool tables, multiple dart boards and other bar games. There are always more than a dozen craft beers on tap. The flagship beer (available in cans) is Rail Yard Amber Ale, a smooth amber with the malty flavor of an Oktoberfest lager. For a true Colorado experience, try Patty's Chile Beer, a German-style lager made with chiles and smoked Ancho peppers.
Direction to next stop: Walk west on Wynkoop two blocks to the 16th Street Mall, then turn left and walk seven blocks to Curtis.
Rock Bottom Brewery
Today, Rock Bottom Brewery is a major chain with more than 30 breweries that produce 700 different craft beers that have won over 125 medals. But their brewery in Denver is the "mother ship," the first brewery of the chain when it opened in 1990. Rock Bottom has one of the best locations on the 16th Street Mall, Denver's mile-long pedestrian promenade. There are 41 outdoor patios along the Mall, but the one at Rock Bottom is the largest and one of the most popular. On summer weekends, bands play and hundreds of people gather to sip craft beer on the patio under twinkling lights, as horse-drawn carriages clatter by. The interior of the massive bar is built around towering glass windows displaying the brewing equipment. It can be noisy, crowded and fun, as the bar brings in an attractive crowd of young downtown office workers. For a quieter experience, head to the back bar, which has pool tables and a staff that's both knowledgeable and passionate about craft beer. Rock Bottom features the standard IPAs, Red Ale, White Ale, Dark Ale and a Winter Tartan Ale, as well as the always popular Molly's Titanic Brown Ale. The brewmaster at each pub creates specials, so check what's on the current beer list, and especially look for the hand-pulled cask-conditioned ales in the back room.
Direction to next stop: Catch the free MallRide bus at the corner of 16th and Curtis and take it north to the final stop at the Union Station Light Rail. Walk back to 16th Street and over the Millennium Bridge (easily identifiable by the tall white mast). Continue straight through the Riverfront development and across Commons Park to a second pedestrian bridge over the South Platte River. On the other side of the bridge, walk one block to Platte Street and turn right. Denver Beer Company is on the far side of the street.
Take a seat outside and enjoy the sunshine at Denver Beer Co.
Denver Beer Company
Denver Beer Company is one of the city's favorite tap rooms — a place that really captures the laid-back feeling of The Mile High City. Located in a former auto garage, on warm days the "walls" of the pub literally roll up, making the whole building open air. There's an outdoor patio with picnic tables next to a space where different food trucks park every day.
Denver Beer serves only delicious homemade pretzels and beer, but you're welcome to bring your own food or purchase food at the rotating food trucks. Dogs are welcome too, and it's a rare day when there aren't at least a few pups at the bar or on the patio. Owners Charlie and Patrick began as home brewers and are dedicated to making the finest and most inventive beers in the city. There are usually a dozen small-batch beers on tap that rotate regularly. Check the chalkboard to see what's available. If Graham Cracker Porter is on tap, make that your choice. It's been described as "a campfire in a glass with notes of vanilla, smoked cedar and mulling spices." This is a neighborhood bar where people stop in after a bike ride or a run. Even Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is a fan — he helped Patrick and Charlie make a pumpkin ale here to kick off Denver Beer Fest in 2012.
Direction to next stop: Turn right from the brewery and in a half block, head west over a third pedestrian bridge, which crosses I-25. Continue up 16th Street as it changes into Tejon Street, then turn right onto Erie Street just past Hirshorn Park. Turn left on 17th Street and walk up one block to your next destination, on your right.
Recess Beer Garden
After crossing the bridge, you've entered LoHi, one of Denver's hippest and fastest-growing neighborhoods. Before you reach your next destination, stop on 16th Street when you see a 30-foot-high milk can. This is the legendary Little Man Ice Cream , where they produce hand-made, small-batch ice cream, created with some of the finest local ingredients. Relax with a triple scoop (we're partial to the Salted Oreo) in their outdoor ice cream garden. For those poor souls who have trouble with milk? They sell a Lactaid pill for 50 cents!
Now, on to the next sip. Recess Beer Garden is a great introduction to this section of town. Although no beer is brewed here, Recess offers 24 beers on tap, including plenty of local and Colorado drafts, along with out-of-state brews, ciders, seltzers, wine, cocktails and kombucha. The staff is beer savvy and will work with you to find the perfect selection, whether it's light, hoppy, malty or complex. Post up in the beer garden with some friends as you play yard games and enjoy everything Denver and Colorado have to offer.
Directions to next stop: Exiting Recess, turn right and then take another immediate right onto 32nd Avenue. Walk two and a half blocks east until you reach a sharp turn in the road — and your next destination.
Avanti F & B
If all this walking has worked up an appetite, end your night with dinner (and another beer) at Avanti F & B , one of Denver's most popular spots for foodies. Inspired by European markets and food-truck roundups, Avanti bills itself as a modern-day food hall, offering up seven different restaurant concepts under one roof. Grab a Neapolitan-style pizza, some TexMex BBQ or a traditional arepa. There are also two large bars — one upstairs and one downstairs — with 20 draft beers on tap, many from local breweries.
Directions to next stop: Return to the Light Rail station the same way you came. From here, you can catch the free shuttle to anywhere on the 16th Street Mall.
Brewery Tours Outside of Denver
Farm house at breckenridge brewery.
Take a tour of the bucolic Breckenridge Brewery facility in Littleton . You'll walk through the whole brewing process and see from start to finish how Breck Brew gets the beer to your bottle. Everything from the 100-barrel brewhouse, to the fermentation hall, to the bottling line...and all with a complimentary beer in your hand! You'll taste and talk about the company's different beers and how they're made. Tours cost $3 and begin and end in the tasting room. We recommend grabbing a meal at the excellent Farm House Restaurant while you're there.
Avery Brewing Company
One of Boulder's most beloved brewers, Avery Brewing Company is rapidly making headway on the national beer scene. Last year the company moved into a new $27 million "dream brewery" in north Boulder, upping both their brewing capacity and tap room seating.
Left Hand Brewing Co.
Located on the banks of Longmont's St. Vrain River, the patio is perfect for relaxation and beer appreciation. Since its founding in 1993, Left Hand 's brews, including its iconic Milk Stout and Sawtooth Ale, have wowed beer connoisseurs, racking up dozens of medals at events like the Great American Beer Festival, the United States Beer Tasting Championships, the Brussels Beer Challenge, the World Beer Cup, the International Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival and more. You can also visit their newest location: Left Hand RiNo . The Denver outpost is a full-service restaurant and bar, with 48 taps (including, of course, Left Hand's award-winning beers), along with wine, sake and cocktails.
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The original Denver Microbrew Tour route, this 2.5 hour guided walking tour delves into scandalous Denver history and delicious craft beers. Visit 4 top craft beer spots, taste 10+ beers along the way.
- Fridays: 3:15 PM
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RiNo Beer and Graffiti (RiNo Arts District)
Craft Beer and Street Art Converge
Explore Denver's hottest new breweries in the hip RiNo Art District, and experience Denver's burgeoning street art scene on this 2.5 hour guided walking tour. Visit 4 breweries & taste 10+ beers / ciders.
- Mon - Thurs: 3:00 PM
- Fridays: 12:15 PM
- Saturdays: 11:45 AM
- Sundays: 12:15 PM
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Taste beers from breweries around the city and make note of your favorites on an excursion with Denver Microbrew Tours.
Of the Mile High City's many attractions , its craft breweries are likely the most sought-after destinations for beer lovers. To sample Colorado beer, learn how they're made, and enjoy expert commentary from a fun and informative guide, consider signing up for one of Denver 's guided beer tours. Using both traveler opinion and expert insight, U.S. News rounded up six of the best Denver brewery tours.
Note: Many tours will require you have a valid ID to participate, as several of these tours are for participants 21 and older.
Denver Microbrew Tours – LoDo Craft Beer Tour
Price: From $55 Duration: 2 hours
This walking tour takes you through lower downtown Denver, known as LoDo, and the Ballpark neighborhood for stops at four breweries and bars. At each stop, you'll learn the history of the beverage and how it is made, as well as the differences between various kinds of craft beer. You'll enjoy samples – at least 10 beer tastings, all told – at each stop along the 1.5-mile jaunt. Tourgoers love learning about both Denver and the different kinds of beers. They also appreciate the quantity and quality of the tastings.
This tour lasts a little more than two hours and costs approximately $55 per person. The tour runs at 3:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday with an additional tour at noon on Saturday. You'll depart from either Rock Bottom or Wynkoop Brewing Company, depending on the day and time you meet. Denver Microbrew Tours also offers a beer tour of the River North Art District.
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Denver Brew Tours – Walking Tour
Price: From $55 Duration: 2.5 hours
Denver Brew Tours will take you for a walk along Tennyson Street in North Denver to visit several microbreweries, including Berkeley Alley Brewing, Call to Arms Brewing Company, and Emporium Brewing Company. You'll spend about 2.5 hours drinking beer (at each stop, you'll enjoy a tasting flight) and learning from beer-savvy guides. Patrons enjoy this tour, saying the guides are amazing at helping travelers select beer based on their preferences.
Tickets cost approximately $55 per person. Tours depart at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Denver Brew Tours also runs private tours.
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eTuk Ride Denver – Drink Denver Craft Brewery Crawl
Price: From $420 per vehicle Duration: 2.5 hours
Cruise through Denver in an eTuk – a three-wheeled electric vehicle – as you visit three different local breweries that have been curated to suit your taste by your guide. Though you won't tour any brewing facilities on this 2 1/2-hour trip, you will receive one pint at each of the stops. Travelers enjoy riding in the eTuks to get to the different breweries. They also appreciate the tasty beer and experienced guides.
Tours are private and can accommodate up to six tour-takers. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Fees start at $420 per vehicle and includes gratuities, taxes, and pickup and drop-off at select downtown hotels or Union Station . Tours depart daily from Thursday to Tuesday.
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Coors Brewery Tour
Price: From $20 Duration: 1.5 hours
The Coors Brewery has been serving up cold beers right outside Denver in Golden, Colorado, since 1873. The Coors Brewery Tour gives you a 60-minute glimpse into the process of creating Coors products, including the science behind the brewing process. You also have the chance to enjoy three samples after the tour, given in aluminum cups that you can take home as a souvenir. Reviewers find the tour fun and educational, though some note you'll have to plan your outing in advance as reservations are required and tickets sell out fast.
Tours are available Thursday through Sunday from 10:10 a.m. to about 3:40 p.m., though hours are subject to change. Reservations are required and slots open 25 days in advance of the tour date. Keep in mind that if you take a tour you will not be permitted to bring any kind of bag with you into the facility and strollers, pets and outside food and drinks are prohibited. Tour tickets cost $20 per person. You can also do a sampling-only activity for $10 per person.
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Aspire Tours – Brews 'n Views
Price: From $109 Duration: 4 hours
This four-hour tour from Aspire Tours takes you to two separate breweries with a scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains in between. During the tour, you'll drive through Bear Creek Canyon and the Lariat Loop. You'll have time to sample beer at each brewery and Aspire Tours will pay for your first beer or tasting at each stop. Tour-takers enjoy the experience for the beer selection and personable guides.
This tour, which includes transportation, departs Fridays (and select weekend days) at 1 p.m. from Union Station. Fees start at $109 per person. Tours are capped at 13 participants, all of whom must be at least 21. Still thirsty? Aspire Tours also offers a hiking tour in Boulder that includes a stop at a craft brewery.
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WeVenture – Colorado Beer With a Cause
Price: From $99 Duration: 2.5 hours
This 2.5-hour walking tour puts a community-minded spin on your average brew tour: Not only will you sample Colorado beer, but each site you visit produces beer sustainably, promotes equality and supports local charitable causes. In all, you'll visit three or four local sites. Reviews say the guides are top-notch and share plenty of information about Denver.
Fees start at $99 per person and participants must be at least 21. The price includes a drink and snack at each stop. Tours depart Wednesday through Sunday at 4 p.m. WeVenture also operates a cocktail tour of Denver, plus history tours and private outings.
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Psst… 8 Best Brewery Tours in Denver
Denver’s craft beer culture is one of the best in the country, the city of Denver is currently home to over 50 breweries !
Enjoying a drink at a local brewery is a great way to spend the lazy warm evenings. Another great way is to actually tour the breweries. At brewery tours you get to learn how breweries create their craft beers and sample them as well.
If you searching for a unique way to spend your day off, then check out the 8 best brewery tours in Denver.
8 Best Brewery Tours in Denver
Tours are ordered alphabetically
Aspire Tours: Denver RiNo Craft Brewery Tour
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Where: Tour begins at Epic Brewing Company , 3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205 . Tour ends at Black Shirt Brewing Co. , 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205 .
When: Friday & Saturday from 1pm. Tours are approximately 3 hours long.
Cost: $53. Book your tour online .
Ages: Adults ages 21 years old or older with a valid ID and a signed waiver
Aspire Tours offers a special (walking) Denver RiNo Craft Brewery Tour , where you will visit up to four craft breweries in the RiNo neighborhood in Denver. The tour will allow you to sample & learn about three carefully crafted beers at each brewery (12 total) and enjoy two official brewery tours.
Coors Brewery Tour
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Where: Ford St & 13th St, Golden, CO 80401
When: Special Summer Hours (June 2nd through August 15th, 2016). Open Daily; Monday – Saturday: 10am–4pm Sunday: 12pm–4pm; After August 15th: Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tours are approximately 30 minutes long.
Ages: All ages, Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Samples given to Adults ages 21 or older with a valid ID.
The Coors Brewery Tour takes place in the world’s largest single-site brewery. The brewery tour is a self-paced tour highlighting Coors’ malting, brewing and packaging processes. The tour also features a stop at the “fresh beer room,” where you can sip a cold sample and rest on ice-cube benches in a refrigerated room!
At the end of the tour, you can view old photos, neons, historical beer cans, bottles and memorabilia, and have the opportunity to sample Coors beers.
Denver Brews Cruise Downtown Tour
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Where: Tour departs from Pints Pub, 221 W 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
When: Monday – Friday 5:30pm, Saturday 1pm & 5:30pm. Tours are approximately 4 hours long.
Cost: Drinker Tickets: $55, Non-Drinker Tickets $25. Book your tour online .
Ages: Adults ages 21 or older with a valid ID.
Denver Brews Cruise offers a Downtown Tour , where you will visit three selected breweries, in and around the downtown Denver area, with the first stop being the “Beer 101” stop. The tour guide will give a “Beer 101” tour in the brewing facility explaining beer from the grain mill to the glass all while enjoying a generous amount of selected samples. The tour will then continue on and visit two more breweries, where you can enjoy various beer style samples, facility tours showing different size and dynamic of different breweries.
Great Divide Brewing Co. Brewery & Barrel Bar Tours
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Where: 2 locations – Ballpark: Brewery & Tap Room: 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205 ; RiNo: Barrel Bar & Packaging Wonderland: 1812 35th St, Denver, CO 80216
When: Monday – Friday: 3pm, 4pm & 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm & 6pm. Limited to the first 20 guests to arrive. Tours are approximately 30 minutes long.
Ages: Children 12 and under are not allowed. Children (12–21) must be accompanied by an adult. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Great Divide Brewing Co. offers two different tours at two of their locations: Ballpark Brewery & Tap Room and RiNo: Barrel Bar & Packaging Wonderland. The Ballpark Brewery tour allows you to tour their original brewhouse which produces 16 taps of seasonal and year-round brews. The RiNo Barrel Bar tour allows you to view the packaging facility, canning line, barrel aged and sour beer storage, and new taproom. They also share an outline of their plans for the new brewery, beer garden and restaurant.
Mile High Tap Tours
Breckenridge Brewery. Tour by Mile High Tap Tours. Photograph courtesy of ©Mile High Tap Tours
Where: Pick up from Brew on Broadway, 3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
When: Friday – Sunday (occasional Thursday) Tour times are either: 11:45am, 4:30pm or 6pm (date dependent). Tours are approximately 4 hours long with approximately 1 hour stops at each brewery.
Cost: $47. Book your tour online .
Ages: Adults ages 21 years old or older with a valid ID
Mile High Tap Tours host craft brewery tours at brewery locales near South Broadway and along the Santa Fe corridor. They currently partner with 6 breweries: Breckenridge Brewery , The Brew on Broadway (The BoB) , Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company , Dead Hippie Brewing , Locavore Beer Works and 38 State Brewing Company . Mile High Tap Tour takes you on a 12 passenger tour van where you will visit three out of the six breweries they partner with ( with a guided tour of at least one brewery). Tour package also includes beer tasters and pints.
Prost Brewing Company Brewery & Fermentation Room Tour
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Where: 2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211
When: Daily available times: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm. Tours are approximately 30 minutes long.
Cost: $8. Tours must be scheduled in advance and must include between 8–20 people. Schedule tours online .
Prost Brewing Company is an authentic German Brewery that uses equipment that was brought to Colorado from a village in Bavaria, where it had been used to produce German-style beers since 1963. Prost Brewing offers a brewery and fermentation room tour that takes you behind the scenes of their brewing operation and show you steps of their brewing process. At the end of the tour you will receive a sample of four of their speciality beers to taste as well.
Renegade Brewing Company Brewery Tours
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Where: Yard location, 918 W 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80223
When: 2nd & 4th Saturday each month from 1pm–4pm (last tour will be given at 3:30pm & last call at 3:45pm). Arrive anytime 1pm–3:30pm for a tour.
Cost: Brewery Package $7. No reservations required.
Renegade Brewing Company , the brewery that prides itself with creative brews created in a non-traditional style, hosts brewery tours of its Yard location. The brewery tour package includes a tour of their facility, two 10oz beers and one pint glass to take home.
Wynkoop Brewing Company Brewery Tour
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Where: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202
When: Tuesday – Saturday: 3pm & 4pm. Limited to the first 20 guests to arrive. Tours are approximately 30-40 minutes long.
Ages: Adults ages 21 years old or older with a valid ID
Wynkoop Brewing Company was the first brew-pub to open in Colorado back in 1988 at the historic J.S. Brown Mercantile building. Wynkoop Brewing Company offers a brewery tour where you get to view how they brew their beers, ask the staff questions and sample their beers along the way.
Psst… Governor John Hickenlooper was one of the four founders of the Wynkoop Brewing Company back in 1988!
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Denver Beer Tours: 9 Best Brewery Tours That Locals Love
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Looking for the best Denver brewery tour? Or simply want to try some new Colorado craft beer? Then this guide is for you.
As a Colorado native and beer lover, I am picky about my craft beer. With so many microbreweries and types of beer in the state, it can be difficult to choose what to try.
Especially if you have limited time, you will need help narrowing down your options. That’s why I’m breaking down the best Denver tours that include beer that you and your friends will enjoy.
If you’re looking for a great time with great beer in the Centennial State, keep reading. Here are my top picks and what you can expect from each activity.
What are the top Denver brewery tours?
✔️ Craft Beer Tour in LoDo: Best for visiting local breweries
✔️ RiNo Beer & Graffiti Tour: Best for beer & art lovers
✔️ Denver Brews & Views Tour: Best for majestic views & scenic drives
These Denver brew tours, and many more, are shared below with more in-depth details.
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From private tours to new breweries, continue reading to learn about the best craft beer tours the Mile High City has to offer.
1. Craft Beer Tour in Downtown Denver
It’s no secret that Colorado is a popular hub for craft beer, and has been for years. One of the best ways to see what the Denver area has to offer is on this Craft Beer Tour in Downtown Denver .
Join in on this fun and social beer tour with a brew aficionado who will give you a rundown on the history of beer in the city.
The tour is about 2.5 hours long and includes stops at four local breweries with more than 10 beer samples from hops to ale and lagers.
Each Colorado brewery offers a unique variety of tastings so you and your group will not be disappointed.
In between beer tastings you can enjoy a relaxing stroll through Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, hearing stories and learning about the city’s history.
This Denver brewery tour in LoDo includes:
✔️ 10+ beer samples
✔️ 4 stops at local breweries
❌ Food not included
✔️ Souvenir tasting glass
✔️ Beer trivia
And with more than 450 positive reviews , we aren’t the only ones who think this beer tour in Lower Downtown Denver is a must-do.
If you want to learn about the brewing process, different types of microbrews, and enjoy tastings from multiple pubs, check out this Craft Beer Tour in Denver.
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2. RiNo Beer and Art Walking Tour
Speaking of graffiti in Denver, check out this unique Rino Beer and Graffiti Walking Tour .
The River North Art District (RiNo) is one of Denver’s fastest-growing neighborhoods, and along this tour you’ll quickly see why.
Take a break from the crowds on 16th Street Mall and enjoy an art and beer walking tour through RiNo.
Check out colorful street art and unique graffiti along the walls of Denver’s newly repurposed warehouses.
Along the way you and your group can indulge in some hand-picked breweries and cider houses for some delicious craft beer tastings.
This RiNo Denver beer and graffiti tour includes:
✔️ Alcoholic beverages
✔️ Guided 1-mile stroll in RiNo
❌ Snacks & drinks sold separately
✔️ Souvenir sample glass
✔️ Street art & mural viewing
This tour is conducted by the Denver Microbrew Tour company, which has received nearly 1,500 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor. Which is why I think it’s one of the best Denver beer tours on this list.
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3. Denver Brews & Views Tour
Serious beer enthusiasts will love the chance to get out into the mountains and sample some craft beer on this Brews & Views Tour .
This is a perfect activity for a small-group tour as you will learn about the history of brewing and see the beautiful sights of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
What could be better than joining a local guide on this fun 4-hour tour while enjoying some local craft beer and gorgeous scenic views?
This one of the best brewery tours in Denver as it includes a scenic drive past the Denver Union Station and along the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway.
Then it’s a 45-minute stop at a brewery in Golden before heading back to Denver’s Union Station at the end of the tour.
The Denver brews and views tour includes:
✔️ 1st round of beer
✔️ Visit 3 different breweries
❌ Additional drinks not included
✔️ 4-hour driving tour
✔️ Free bottled water
And the best part is that the first beer at every stop is included with your ticket purchase. Any drinks you are interested in after that are an additional cost.
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4. Colorado Beer With a Cause
Experiencing a delicious Colorado beer with friends can be done while supporting great causes thanks to this Colorado Beer with a Cause Tour .
Join a local Denver guide for a 2.5 hour tour all while checking out some of the city’s best breweries and finest craft beer.
You’ll start in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Denver, near the Denver Public Library, with an end point in the RiNo District.
In between you’ll get to know the history of the city and view colorful murals and graffiti from local artists.
If you don’t already know, Denver and the entire state of Colorado, is well-known for beautiful mural art and talented graffiti paintings.
After building up a nice thirst, it’s time to enjoy some excellent craft breweries and local Colorado distilleries.
This Colorado Beer with a Cause tour includes:
✔️ History & local art
❌ Pass by breweries only
✔️ 2.5 hour walking tour
Included with your tour ticket are snacks and alcoholic beverages, plus a private tour thanks to an entertaining Colorado guide.
For this Denver activity you can feel good about enjoying a smooth lager or a hoppy IPA all while giving to a charitable cause.
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5. Wild West Pub Crawl
Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl on this Wild West Pub Crawl in Golden .
This unique tour takes you on a journey through Golden’s historic streets, hitting up some of the city’s most iconic bars and saloons.
As you embark on your Wild West adventure, you’ll be greeted by your knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
The tour makes stops at three local microbreweries, each with its own unique character and selection of drinks.
You’ll have the chance to sample local craft beers, sip on classic cocktails, and even enjoy some old-fashioned sarsaparilla.
You’ll hear an overview of the city’s colorful past and historic tales of the Old West.
You’ll learn about Denver’s gold rush era and how it shaped the city’s culture. Not to mention, you’ll hear tales of notorious outlaws and legendary lawmen who called Denver home.
The Wild West Pub Crawl in Golden includes:
❌ Water & snacks not included
✔️ Golden bandana
✔️ 3 stops at local breweries
As you make your way from bar to bar, you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in some fun Wild West-themed activities.
You might try your hand at a game of horseshoes or test your aim with a game of “shoot the can.” You might even get the chance to learn a classic country line dance!
This Wild West Pub Crawl is perfect for locals and visitors alike who are looking for a fun and unique way to experience Denver’s nightlife.
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6. Downtown Denver Food & Drinks Tour
A guide to the best Denver beer tours isn’t complete without a yummy Downtown Food & Drinks Tour.
Eat and drink your way through Denver’s downtown area on this guided walking tour that allows you to sample 5 of the top restaurants.
In just 3 hours you and your crew will discover award-winning eateries in Denver including pizza, Colorado pork green chili, fresh empanadas and other delights from family-owned shops.
Throughout the afternoon you and your friends can explore the city of Denver on a walking tour while learning about the city’s Wild West days.
Included with the downtown Denver food & drinks tour are:
✔️ 5 food tastings
✔️ 9 stops & local landmarks
❌ Alcoholic drink pairings are extra
✔️ 3-hour guided tour
✔️ Free Denver Dining guide
This tour includes stops at the most popular Denver destinations include, Dairy Block, Denver Union Station, and Milkbox Ice Creamery.
It also includes passing by some popular landmarks like McGregor Square, Wynkoop Brewing Company (aka Denver’s first brewpub), and Cherry Cricket.
Plus, with more than 900 five-star reviews , you can be sure that your experience will be a great one.
If you’re only in Denver for a short visit, then this Downtown Denver Food Tour needs to be on your list.
It’s the best way to get an insider’s look at local dining favorites from food to delicious alcoholic pairings (additional cost).
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7. Denver Terrors Boos & Booze Pub Crawl
It’s no secret that Denver is well-known for ghost stories and paranormal activity.
Many of the city’s wealthiest and elite used to reside on Millionaire’s Row. And some believe they still reside there today.
Join a professional guide on this 2-hour ghost & booze tour through one of Denver’s most haunted neighborhoods.
Listen to authentic ghost stories and accurate portrayals of spooky happenings with a pub crawl twist.
You’ll tour some of Denver’s best bars with yummy food and inventive cocktails.
This tour does not include alcoholic beverages but you can purchase them as you like.
Included with the Denver terrors boos & booze pub crawl:
✔️ Wheelchair accessible
✔️ Ghost stories & tales
❌ Alcoholic drinks not included
✔️ 2-hour guided tour
✔️ 9 local stops & viewings
Sample a craft beer or cocktail and enjoy this unique pub crawl through some of Denver’s most historic landmarks.
With nine different stops at some of the most haunted homes in the city, you’ll be sure to find boos and booze on this fun night out.
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8. Birdwatching and Brewery Tour
Have you ever wanted to combine your love of bird watching and beer? Well now you can with this Private Birdwatching and Brewery Tour in Denver.
Join a Colorado naturalist on a full-day, 8-hour tour that offers the opportunity for birdwatching, wildlife viewing and beer tasting.
It doesn’t get much better than this!
Included with the birdwatching & brewery tour are:
✔️ Taco lunch & snacks
✔️ Private, personalized tour
❌ Alcoholic drinks are extra
✔️ Coffee & tea
✔️ Binoculars or spotting scope
Once your birdwatching and wildlife tour is over you’ll enjoy an afternoon of cold beers at a local brewery.
You’ll have the chance to enjoy some of Colorado’s craft brews after a long day out in nature!
This amazing tour is personalized just for you and your family or group of friends from the At Bird Man Adventures company.
If you need to cancel or change your plans, there is time to do so without losing your money as long as it’s at least 24 hours notice.
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9. Coors Brewery
One of the most famous Denver breweries is the Coors Brewery. Located just 15 miles from downtown Denver in Golden, This iconic brewery is a must-visit.
Coors Brewery offers two main tours ; a full guided tour and a Sampling-Only in the lounge without a tour.
The guided tour starts around $20 per person with rates varying depending on the day or time you book the tour.
You must be at least 21 years old to tour Coors Brewery with a valid ID. Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Infants 3 and under get in for free.
A Coors Brewery tour in Denver includes:
✔️ 3 beer samplings
✔️ Guided 1.5-hour brewery tour
✔️ Take-home branded cups
✔️ Non-alcoholic drinks
Booking a 45-minute Sampling-Only Lounge activity, and not a full brewery tour of Coors, costs around $10.
The brewery tour times are currently only available on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 10am-5pm.
Sampling-Only events are available Thur-Sunday, and does not include a tour of the facilities.
Check out the Coors Brewery website for more details about booking your next tour, directions to the facility, parking, and more.
Is Denver a beer city?
Denver is a craft beer mecca and includes viewings of both larger breweries as well as micro-brewery tours. So there really is something for everyone!
After all, Denver is known as the “Napa Valley of Beer” attracting thousands of beer enthusiasts from all over the country.
It’s home to the Great American Beer Festival and hosts many other major beer festivals all year long.
Not all Denver brewery tours are the same, so I hope this helped you narrow down the options and give you some new ideas for tours to try.
If you’re looking for the best brewery tours in Colorado, these activities in Denver do not disappoint.
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7 Best Brewery Tours in Denver, CO
Are you an avid beer drinker who is looking to explore the craft beer scene in Denver? Look no further! Denver has a thriving craft brewery scene, and there are plenty of brewery tours that let you experience the city’s best breweries.
From guided tours to self-guided experiences, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, these are some of the best brewery tours in Denver.
For those looking for a more comprehensive experience, guided tours offer insight into each brewery’s history and brewing processes. You can learn about the nuances of craft beer from knowledgeable guides who will lead you through each step and provide recommendations on what to try at each location.
Plus, these tours often include samples along with snacks and food pairings at each stop. It’s an ideal way to get an in-depth look at each brewery while trying out new beers.
For those looking for something more independent and relaxed, self-guided brewery crawls are another great option. This type of tour lets you choose your own route so that you can visit as many breweries as possible in one day or spread them out over multiple days depending on your preference.
You can also go at your own pace without having to keep up with a guide or group schedule — perfect for those who prefer a less structured experience!
1. Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse
Oozing with charm and character, the Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse offers a unique experience for visitors. Located in the heart of downtown Ironton, this small-batch distillery is perfect for those looking to learn about whiskey production and enjoy a delicious cocktail.
The tour is led by knowledgeable and friendly guides who provide an informative and entertaining look into the distilling process from malting to bottling.
The tour includes a tasting of several different whiskeys as well as some food options like curry chicken sliders, fish dip, and house-made potatoes. For just $10 per person, you get a great tour of the facility plus three free drinks at the end! They also offer more exclusive VIP tours which include extra tastings, special cocktails, discounts on purchases, and more.
The bar lounge is cozy with plenty of seating options inside or out. Here you can enjoy whiskey-based cocktails crafted by skilled bartenders while waiting for your tour to start or after it's finished.
The drinks are well worth it! There's also a gift shop stocked with merchandise so you can take home something special to remember your visit.
If you're looking for an educational yet fun activity in Ironton then look no further than the Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse!
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2. Bruz Off Fax
Housed in a historic building, "Bruz Off Fax" is a brewery tour that offers an unforgettable experience.
From the knowledgeable bartenders to the cozy atmosphere, this tour has something for everyone.
The indoor bar area and outdoor patio provide plenty of seating options for patrons to enjoy their beer selection.
The staff is friendly and helpful, making sure each patron has an enjoyable experience. Plus, they allow dogs in which makes it even better. The beer hall also allows patrons to bring their own food, so they can tailor their food selection to the beers they choose.
Bruz Off Fax offers a variety of microbrews that will please any palate – from Belgian-style beers to IPAs and more.
The taproom also features a two-level design that adds beauty and sophistication to the place.
Additionally, prices are very reasonable for what's offered – especially considering the quality of beer served here!
Overall, Bruz Off Fax is definitely worth visiting for those who want a great brewery tour experience with excellent beer selections. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting with friendly staff members always ready to help out or answer questions about their product line. It's also great for those who want to bring their own food along too!
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3. River North Brewery
A hidden gem in the RiNo neighborhood, River North Brewery offers a wonderful experience for craft beer lovers. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, perfect for an afternoon of sampling the 12-15 beers on tap.
The bartenders are knowledgeable and accommodating, offering guidance based on your personal tastes. Prices are reasonable and pour sizes vary from small to large depending on what you're looking for.
The variety of beers available is impressive, ranging from light to strong styles. For those who prefer lighter brews, there's a great selection of lagers and wheat ales; if dark beers are more your thing, River North has plenty to offer in that department too.
Kim and Patrick are friendly hosts who know their stuff when it comes to beer – they can provide insight into each style so that you can make an informed decision about what to try.
Aside from the quality brews served up at River North Brewery, visitors also have access to board games and occasional food trucks parked outside – making it a fun spot for groups or solo drinkers alike!
With its industrial-chic vibe and laid-back attitude, this brewery is a must-visit spot in Denver's craft beer scene.
4. Blue Moon Brewing Company
Walking into the Blue Moon Brewing Company, you are immediately met with a modern industrial atmosphere. The entire place is spacious, with large barrel-like booths and open tubes in the seating area.
The brewery itself is visible from the front end of the building, giving you an insight into how they make their beer.
The self-guided tour is great for those who don't have enough time to do a full tour, but still want to learn about the brewing process.
There's also plenty of merchandise available for purchase. And if that wasn't enough, there's a great selection of board games to choose from!
Food options are decent here too, though there isn't much for vegans or vegetarians – something that could be improved upon in future visits.
Beers on tap also change regularly so there's always something new to try! The staff was friendly and attentive throughout our visit and overall it was an enjoyable experience.
If you're looking for a fun night out with friends or just want to learn more about beer-making, then Blue Moon Brewing Company should definitely be on your list!
With its spacious setting and unique seating options, it makes for an interesting evening out while still offering plenty of beers on tap as well as food options – just wish they had more vegan dishes!
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5. Great Divide Barrel Bar
Brimming with craft beer and good vibes, the Great Divide Barrel Bar is a must-visit spot in Denver. The brewery offers an excellent selection of over a dozen in-house brews, with varieties ranging from light lagers to dark stouts.
The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed, making it a great place to hang out and sample some unique flavors.
The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, always eager to answer questions or recommend the perfect beer for you. Plus, they offer free tours of their packaging facility so you can get an inside look at how their beers are made!
On top of that, all proceeds from the bar go towards local nonprofit organizations – so you can feel good about your purchases here.
The food truck service also adds to the experience; you can bring your own food or have some delicious snacks from the truck parked outside.
If you’re looking for a great night out with friends, this is definitely the place to be! With Mockery as neighbors, there’s plenty of opportunity for fun before or after visiting Great Divide Barrel Bar.
6. Tivoli Brewing Company
Paying a visit to the Tivoli Brewing Company is an experience that should not be missed. Located in Denver, Colorado, this brewery offers a unique and enjoyable experience for people of all ages. The building itself has an active brewery from which you can order any of their Tivoli label brews.
The selection of beer is expansive, with 18 different beers on tap and more than 50 Colorado draft beers available. There are also plenty of TVs to watch games if you want to catch up on the latest sports news.
The food selection at this brewery is limited but what they do have is delicious! They offer street-inspired food creations which can be paired with any number of beers for a unique taste experience.
The wait staff here are friendly and attentive, quickly bringing out drinks and refills as needed. Prices are also very reasonable compared to other small breweries around town so it's definitely worth checking out!
The atmosphere at Tivoli Brewing Company is lively yet relaxed. It's busy enough that there's always something going on but still laid back enough that you can sit back and enjoy your time here without feeling overwhelmed by the crowds.
With its modern yet historic feel, this brewery provides visitors with a memorable experience every time they visit – definitely one worth checking out!
7. Wynkoop Brewing
Sitting at the heart of the city, Wynkoop Brewing is a great place to visit for beer enthusiasts. With its free brewery tours Tues-Sat at 3 pm and 4 pm, Wynkoop offers an immersive experience in craft beer making.
The tour guide is knowledgeable and passionate about beer, making it entertaining for everyone. The atmosphere inside is welcoming and inviting; there's plenty of seating and a pool hall to enjoy in between tastings.
The food selection is varied with New American pub grub available, all made from fresh ingredients. Drinks are reasonably priced too!
The staff is friendly and helpful throughout the visit, offering insight into each variety of beer that's brewed onsite.
Tastings are generously offered so visitors can sample as much as they want before deciding what to buy.
Overall, Wynkoop Brewing provides an enjoyable experience for those looking to explore the craft of beer making while enjoying good food and drinks in an inviting environment.
Highly recommended when touring the city or just looking for a place to chill out!
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Editor Picks: The Best Denver Brewery tours
Denver, Colorado is a true beer city. With so many breweries and home-grown brews to sample, the best way to tap into the local scene is on a guided tour.
For those who love a good beer, it’d be remiss not to take a brewery tour during a trip to the capital city of Colorado. Close to 100 breweries can be found in Denver alone, but if you head out into the Mile High City’s greater metropolitan area, you’ll find dozens more. These tours often combine sightseeing to give you the best of both worlds, after all, the culture and natural surroundings are both things well worth raising a toast to. Here are four of the best brewery tours in and around Denver.
Three-Hour Brewery Walking Tour
North Denver’s Sunnyside and Highland (aka LoHi) neighborhoods are two of the city’s trendiest places right now. And no cool urban area is really worth its salt without its own microbrewery or two. This three-hour walking tour takes in three different spots, where you’ll get the chance to try a variety of craft beers, each with its own unique spin, such as German Weissbier and, at one spot, whatever global selection is currently on their rotating taps. During your walks between breweries, you’ll learn more about the city’s brewing industry. This tour runs once a day from Tues–Sun. From $49 per person.
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Craft Beer Tour in Lower Downtown Denver
The Lower Downtown district of Denver, colloquially known as LoDo, has some of the best craft breweries and bars in the city. On this two-and-a-half-hour tour you’ll be trying at least ten free beer samples at four breweries with a local guide and beer aficionado. Learn all about the neighborhood and get to know your fellow tour-mates along the way. You’ll be able to witness the brewing process and sample a variety of microbrew styles that result from it. You’ll also receive a souvenir tasting glass to take home. Tours run Fri–Sun. From $53 per person.
Book at Viator.com
Boulder Hike and Beer with a local guide
For anybody looking to combine a spot of the great outdoors with their pint, this trip to Boulder, a lovely city located northwest of Denver, is a great shout. Nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills, this tour takes you out to the incredible granite slab peaks known as the Flatirons. You’ll get the chance to explore a fairly simple three-mile trail near the Flatirons before heading to Pearl Street in central Boulder for a complementary beer. The tour includes all transport to and from Denver, runs twice a day, from Fri–Sun, and lasts around four hours. From $79 per person.
Brews and Views
Another small city sandwiched between Denver and the Rocky Mountains in Golden. Like Boulder, Golden has its own thriving brewing scene and this tour aims to explore what all the fuss is about. You’ll get a chance to drive through old mining towns and along the Lariat Loop, a scenic drive just outside of Golden (your guide will be behind the wheel so that you can drink beer), stopping at breweries along the way. The first beer at each stop is included, although you’re free to buy another for the road. It’s a great pairing of beer and views over four hours. Tours run Fri–Sun. From $99 per person.
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