Best Breweries in Denver & Boulder

America's craft beer capital has some seriously delicious offerings.

1. Cannonball Creek

The best beer you'll ever drink in the parking lot of a 7-11, or anywhere else for that matter.

Read the Cannonball Creek feature in our guide for Denver.

The owner of Cannonball Creek Brewing in Denver, Colorado stands holding his beer for Dirt Road Travels
Cannonball Creek, Denver

2. Avery Brewing

This Colorado craft beer giant hasn’t let success deter them from brewing legendary beers.

Read the Avery Brewing feature in our guide for Boulder.

A view of the beer list and tap lines at Avery Brewing in Boulder, Colorado for Dirt Road Travels
Avery Brewing, Boulder

3. Comrade Brewing

Responsible for driving Colorado’s IPA revolution, and pushing a whole new level of hoppy craft beer nationwide.

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4. Bierstadt Lagerhaus

‍This is the taproom where professional brewers take their friends if they want to brag about the Denver beer scene.

Read the Bierstadt Lagerhaus feature in our guide for Denver.

The blue tile and copper vat at Bierstadt Brewing in Denver, Colorado for Dirt Road Travels
Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Denver

5. Call To Arms

The only brewery that openly celebrates receiving a cease-and-desist letter, and then invites the opposing brewery to collaborate. Known for shaking up the industry with both clever word play and unparalleled beer quality.

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