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« on: March 01, 2017, 08:13:17 AM »
recommendations?  is it worth dropping the extra money to stay downtown, or is there a better spot?  going to check out a couple Rockies games and a Metallica concert in June.

literally know sweet fuck all about the city.  not really worried about going hiking or all that outdoors stuff.  we've got plenty of mountains and lakes here.  just looking for some food/drink/lodging rec's.

seriously contemplating going with Airbnb or vrbo for lodging. 


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Re: Denver
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 11:19:01 AM »
I've heard that Casey beer shows up sporadically in a handful of the shops there, so keep a lookout.
Haven't been in the last 20 years, so i'm no help otherwise ;D

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Re: Denver
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 12:56:37 PM »
seriously contemplating going with Airbnb or vrbo for lodging. 

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Re: Denver
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 02:57:27 PM »
recommendations?  is it worth dropping the extra money to stay downtown, or is there a better spot?  going to check out a couple Rockies games and a Metallica concert in June.

literally know sweet fuck all about the city.  not really worried about going hiking or all that outdoors stuff.  we've got plenty of mountains and lakes here.  just looking for some food/drink/lodging rec's.

seriously contemplating going with Airbnb or vrbo for lodging. 



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Re: Denver
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 10:09:06 PM »
Hotwire usually has good deals downtown.


I'll be there next month for a long weekend.
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Re: Denver
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 08:46:55 PM »
recommendations?  is it worth dropping the extra money to stay downtown, or is there a better spot?  going to check out a couple Rockies games and a Metallica concert in June.

literally know sweet fuck all about the city.  not really worried about going hiking or all that outdoors stuff.  we've got plenty of mountains and lakes here.  just looking for some food/drink/lodging rec's.

seriously contemplating going with Airbnb or vrbo for lodging.

Careful if you use B Cycle (the bike share program)- Colorado considers bikes "vehicles" for DUI purposes, and I've heard they have been making efforts to pull people over.

Great Divide, Epic, etc. Wynkoop makes one of best pepper beers I've had- it's a jalapeno beer with tons of flavor that I can actually consume a pint of. There are lots of breweries I haven't been to since it's been a few years. Fresh Craft is a nice spot, as is Euclid Hall. And of course, Falling Rock.

Stranahan's is worth a trip and a tour.

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Re: Denver
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 09:04:55 AM »
Careful if you use B Cycle (the bike share program)- Colorado considers bikes "vehicles" for DUI purposes, and I've heard they have been making efforts to pull people over.

wtf

around here you can kinda tell the dudes with DUI's by the time of day and attire worn while riding their bikes. without bikes, how the hell are they supposed to get to happy hour after work  :confused:
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Re: Denver
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 03:27:27 PM »
recommendations?  is it worth dropping the extra money to stay downtown, or is there a better spot?  going to check out a couple Rockies games and a Metallica concert in June.

literally know sweet fuck all about the city.  not really worried about going hiking or all that outdoors stuff.  we've got plenty of mountains and lakes here.  just looking for some food/drink/lodging rec's.

seriously contemplating going with Airbnb or vrbo for lodging.

Careful if you use B Cycle (the bike share program)- Colorado considers bikes "vehicles" for DUI purposes, and I've heard they have been making efforts to pull people over.

Great Divide, Epic, etc. Wynkoop makes one of best pepper beers I've had- it's a jalapeno beer with tons of flavor that I can actually consume a pint of. There are lots of breweries I haven't been to since it's been a few years. Fresh Craft is a nice spot, as is Euclid Hall. And of course, Falling Rock.

Stranahan's is worth a trip and a tour.
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Re: Denver
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2021, 09:33:09 AM »
Bump

Looking at a trip to Denver in early November....gonna be there for a work conference Mon - Wed, so I'll go a few days early, take an extra long weekend there before the conference.  Totally blank slate - need beer and food recommendations.  Also taking suggestions on what neighborhoods to target - I'll probably do an Airbnb.  Ideally places where I won't need a car for a few days.

Also considering a brief side trip to Boulder, if anyone has Boulder-specific recommendations.  Colorado football has a home game and it'd give me an excuse to go to Boulder to check it out.  Haven't really figured out any logistics, whether I'd spend a night in Boulder etc. 

Any help appreciated.
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Re: Denver
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2021, 11:24:21 AM »
Beer-wise, my short to-do list is Bierstadt, TRVE, Black Project, and Goed Zuur. There's this odd brewery called "Grandma's House" which seems to be heavily schtick.

In Boulder, Backcountry Pizza & Taphouse looks promising. https://backcountrypizzaandtaphouse.info

Edit: Also looks like there's a sake maker in Denver, if that interests you at all. Colorado Sake Co.

Edit #2: Primitive is up in Longmont doing spontaneous ales, about 20 min from Boulder. https://primitive.beer
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Re: Denver
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2021, 11:16:29 AM »
Emerge - thank you for the comments, I appreciate it.

I am officially booked.  Will have something like 3 days in Denver and 1.5 in Boulder if anyone has any other beer/food recs.  Staying in Five Points/RiNo in Denver, and just outside of Boulder though Boulder doesn't look like too huge of a city.
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Re: Denver
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2021, 11:21:07 AM »
Emerge - thank you for the comments, I appreciate it.

I am officially booked.  Will have something like 3 days in Denver and 1.5 in Boulder if anyone has any other beer/food recs.  Staying in Five Points/RiNo in Denver, and just outside of Boulder though Boulder doesn't look like too huge of a city.

Sounds like a fun trip! :cheers:
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Re: Denver
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2021, 03:17:13 PM »
One more bump on this thread.  Will be spending 1 days/2 nights in Denver, 2 days/nights in Boulder, and then 4 days / 3 nights in Denver (but for a work conference so will have minimal time for outside activities).

Any must-see beer/food recommendations in Denver/Boulder are welcome.
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Re: Denver
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2021, 04:57:39 PM »
Bierstadt Slow Pour Pils :ale:

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Re: Denver
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2021, 09:33:04 PM »
One more bump on this thread.  Will be spending 1 days/2 nights in Denver, 2 days/nights in Boulder, and then 4 days / 3 nights in Denver (but for a work conference so will have minimal time for outside activities).

Any must-see beer/food recommendations in Denver/Boulder are welcome.

Update? Still there or back already? :popcorn:

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Re: Denver
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2021, 08:48:10 PM »
One more bump on this thread.  Will be spending 1 days/2 nights in Denver, 2 days/nights in Boulder, and then 4 days / 3 nights in Denver (but for a work conference so will have minimal time for outside activities).

Any must-see beer/food recommendations in Denver/Boulder are welcome.

Update? Still there or back already? :popcorn:
How was Denver? :popcorn:

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Re: Denver
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2022, 12:01:21 PM »
Realized I never responded to this.  Trip was pretty good.  Trying to remember the various beer spots I went to.....

10 Barrel Brewing (Denver) - kinda stumbled onto this one while wandering around the first night, never heard of it but it was right across the street from where we ate dinner, ended up closing the place down on a Wednesday.  Nice industrial space, very popular, there was trivia going on, so a solid crowd.  Beers were fine.  Nothing knock your socks off great, but certainly adequate, good sized beer menu with many different style options.

Bierstadt (Denver) - stopped in here before going to a concert.  Place is absolutely massive, huge huge space.  It was pretty much entirely dead at like 7 PM on a Thursday, place can fit hundreds of people and there were maybe 20 people in the place.  Beers were good, but again nothing to really write home about.  Small menu of just a few German styles.  The pilsner was definitely the best of the bunch, but they had a rauchbier that I was impressed with as well.

Avery (Boulder) - I know it's the mega-brewery on this list, but I gotta say, it kicks ass.  Food was great, really cool large outdoor space.  Tons of tap options with a myriad of specialties and one-offs, and a bunch of rarities in the to-go bottle shop.  Maybe the beer highlight of the trip.

Backcountry Pizza and Tap House (Boulder) - convenient location basically a stone's throw from the university campus and football stadium.  Beer selection was fantastic, huge selection, some great stuff.  First time I'd had Pliny on tap in seemingly forever.  Food was just okay, nothing out of the ordinary.  Place was kinda run-down, building has a bit of a run-down exterior and interior was definitely a little beat-up and dated.  I'd recommend it as a half-dive for a few beers but skip the food.

Denver Central Market (Denver) - not a beer spot but I'm throwing it in here because the food was great and it's a unique spot with a bunch of vendors and a really nice craft cocktail bar.

Ratio (Denver) - this or Avery was the beer highlight of the trip.  Hipster little place with a nice little side patio.  Moderate beer menu, maybe 10-12 taps, but everything I had was totally on-point.  King of Carrot Flowers, a French saison with carrot, was probably my favorite beer of the entire trip.

Jagged Mountain (Denver) - didn't really plan on this one, but had a few hours to kill before going to the airport to fly home, and this was walkable from the hotel.  Went in with zero expectations but I was pleasantly surprised.  Not really worth going out of your way for it, but a nice spot downtown with some solid beers and a cool vibe.  Good way to kill an afternoon.
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Re: Denver
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2022, 02:50:08 PM »
 :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Nice writeup, thanks for sharing! Sounds like you hit some quality spots. How was your impression of the town? Was everything cloaked in a smoky haze? :rockzo: :D

I'd heard of Ratio, but know zip besides the name. That carrot saison sounds awesome. Kinda lost track of Avery, good to hear they still got the goods. Always loved Samael's, looks like they haven't made it in a few years.

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Re: Denver
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2022, 04:00:27 PM »
10 Barrell is now owned by AB.

I think AB has left them alone to do their own thing in terms of not touching recipes, new releases, etc.
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Re: Denver
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2022, 08:22:09 PM »
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Nice writeup, thanks for sharing! Sounds like you hit some quality spots. How was your impression of the town? Was everything cloaked in a smoky haze? :rockzo: :D

I'd heard of Ratio, but know zip besides the name. That carrot saison sounds awesome. Kinda lost track of Avery, good to hear they still got the goods. Always loved Samael's, looks like they haven't made it in a few years.
Ratio is probably my favorite "newer" brewery in the Denver area, although, last visit didn't really go that great due to CoVid protocols and sitting outside... I loved it as much for the atmosphere, loud 80s-90s punk and grunge music, as I did for the beer, and sitting outside negated that.
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Re: Denver
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2022, 03:14:16 PM »
Too late now, but for next time:

https://www.liberatidenver.com

Oenobeer and bocce? Yes please :excited:

Edit: Dammit. Closed in 2020. Why do they still have a website? :confused:

Double edit: MobCraft is opening in their space? Wut? :blink: :blink: :blink:

https://www.porchdrinking.com/articles/2021/09/23/mobcraft-beer-opening-in-denvers-former-liberati-space/
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