Like children, bottles of beer age quickly, come in bundles of six, and can often be found rolling around in overgrown city lots. Connect with beer while it's still young with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two flights, two bottles of saison ale, and two tulip glasses (a $50 value) at Funkwerks on Brewery Row in Fort Collins.
With the patience and stubbornness of a Trappist monk, the brewmasters at Funkwerks concoct organic saison beers in a fashion that emerged from the Wallonia region of southern Belgium during the 19th century. Owner Gordon Schuck won a gold medal at the 2007 National Home Brew Competition for his Belgian saison, an organic elixir that magically conjures flavors of citrus, ginger, and pepper out of little more than malt, hops, yeast, and water. Each flight of succulent suds covers all five of Funkwerks's original yeast-fermented brews: saison, Casper, white, Maori King, and Belgian Resistance. After soaking up each of the ambrosial libations, have the barkeep refill your glass with the pair of saisons that make your soul giggle the most before taking home two tulip glasses, which give you a more elegant drinking vessel at parties than the usual skull of a vanquished orc.
- Funkwerks is now unveiling a taproom decked out with lightwood trim and metal chairs/countertops, all stationed on Brewery Road in Fort Collins, though nowhere near Kerry Collins, as then they'd be out of stock by 11AM. – Thrillist
- The wild yeast is spicy and very tasty. Peppery and spicy finish. One of the best American Saisons that I’ve ever tasted. – adnielsen, RateBeer
1900 E Lincoln Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524Get Directions