Taking a brewery tour is a great way to bolster a bottle-cap collection, learn facts about beer making, or tickle hops until they weep tears of pale ale. Ferment, and thus expand, horizons with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a five- to seven-stop brewery tour from Front Range Brew Tours (a $128 value).
Front Range Brew Tours totes barley aficionados on illuminating and informal voyages to notable craft breweries. Expeditions take off from 17th and Wynkoop Streets in Denver before ambling in a party bus, limo, or van toward Fort Collins, with stops at local beer-making labs along the way. Examine the foam-bearded brew masters working their magic in hoppy hot spots such as New Belgium Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Co., and Oskar Blues Brewery. Each stop outfits 10 to 25 tour takers with a sample flight or a half pint of sudsy sippables, ideal for wetting whistles and esophagi in equal measure. Brewery tours begin promptly, ensuring minimal wait times. Afterward, newly minted ale experts will return to the initial Denver meeting point with knowledge and newly formed best friendships in tow. The number of stops can vary according to traffic and weather conditions, as well as customers' desire to spend more time at individual stops. Tours depart at 10 a.m. Thursday–Saturday, excluding holidays and Ragnarök.
17th St & Wynkoop St
Denver, Colorado 80202