If great beer starts with pristine water, then it's a pretty safe bet that brewers Jason and Andy know what they're doing. After a stint in the Navy, Jason spent the next 20 years as a chemist analyzing drinking water. Jason and Andy now put that passion to work creating craft beer that boasts the crisp flavors of hops and malts. Their team has worked hard to become a strong local presence, thriving with their neighborhood-friendly vibe. Read on for a sample of the breweries craft beer:
Oncorhynchus T IPA: The vibrant hop flavor in this bold IPA virtually arm-wrestles your senses thanks to the piney aroma of locally sourced Chinook hops. (ABV 6.5%, 71 IBU)
Sugar Magnolia: A classic Belgian wheat beer gets an update for stateside audiences with a blend of local spices that delivers a little more of a kick than the traditional version. (ABV 5.0%, 15 IBU)
Lightnin' Hopkiss: Brewers showcase this double IPA and its full body taste with a nice balance of hops and malt. (ABV 9.0%, 120 IBU)
Heisenberg Green Chile Pale: Paying homage to the home state of Breaking Bad's Walter White, this pale ale borrows the smokey, fire-roasted flavors of New Mexico's Hatch Valley green chilis for a bold taste that scores surprisingly low on the Scoville Scale. (ABV 5.7%)
Real Time Keg Display: Before you head out, be sure to check the Live On Tap display that displays which brews they're serving, and how much is left.
Boggy Draw Brewery gets its name from a remote trail in the San Juan National Forest, a spot that founder Dave "Beef" Miera remembers as the place where his late father took him on his first hunting trip. That trip inspired a lifelong love for nature, as well as an appreciation for a rugged, DIY lifestyle of carpentry and homebrewing. Today, Miera honors his dad's memory with a lineup of delicious handmade beers, served up in an outdoorsy taproom full of knotty pine picnic tables, casks of English-style ale, and good company. Read on to learn more about this Colorado brewery's delicious craftsmanship:
Style: Scottish Style Ale
Tasting Notes: This 80-plus Shilling is medium- to full-bodied, malty and has a subtle smokiness with toffee notes.
Gangster of Love
Style: Cream Ale
Tasting Notes: Thanks to its finishing in gin barrels from Boulder's Vapor distillery, this cream ale is infused with caramel and licorice flavor, as well as a boozy kick.
Lemondrop Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale
Tasting Notes: Tastefully bitter bite of Cascade hops balanced by citrusy lemondrop hops
Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Rock Bottom.
Going gluten-free? Dig a low-fat diet? Rock Bottom has you covered on both fronts.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Rock Bottom's beautiful outdoor seating area.
At Rock Bottom, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Rock Bottom.
Rock Bottom is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Free parking is available right next door.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Rock Bottom's moderately priced fare.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious Rock Bottom.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, Rock Bottom is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
Catch a cold one at Fermaentra or sample a few of their tastiest brews — this Denver brewery is a must-see.
What's a fine brewey without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant.
Need a drink? You're in luck because drinks are available.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Cyclists are in luck. Fermaentra provides bike parking.
Bring the boys and women down to Fermaentra's A+ brewery in Denver.
Visit C.B. and Potts for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Greenwood Village's Greenwood Village.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to C.B. and Potts' happy hour.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in C.B. and Potts' beautiful outdoor seating area.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at C.B. and Potts.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of C.B. and Potts to your next party or event.
The parking options near C.B. and Potts are quick and painless.
At C.B. and Potts, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Meals at C.B. and Potts are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Wake up early to catch a bite of C.B. and Potts' breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than C.B. and Potts.
C.B. and Potts has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
At Ironworks Brewery and Pub, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at Ironworks Brewery and Pub.
For no extra charge, utilize Ironworks Brewery and Pub's free wifi.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Ironworks Brewery and Pub, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at Ironworks Brewery and Pub.
Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby.
Just imagine that first bite into Ironworks Brewery and Pub's delicious pub food, isn't it about time you ordered from them?