Denver Optometrists Drink in the Craft Beer Capital!

The Denver optometrists of Vision Care Specialists love working and living in such a great city. Colorado has so much to offer: the ski slopes, the beautiful mountain vistas, great food and entertainment. But let’s not forget that Denver is the craft beer capital! Our Denver optometrists have put together a list of their favorites, make sure to check them out!

Wynkoop Brewing Company located at 1634 18th St. at Wynkoop (near Coords Field) is one of Denver’s most famous breweries. Founded by the future Denver mayor and eventual Colorado governor, John Hickenlooper, the Wynkoop Brewing Company kicked off the craft brewing explosion that Denver experienced throughout the 90’s. Wynkoop currently has 37 great and diverse brews for you to try!

Great Divide Brewing Company is located at 2201 Arapahoe Street. Known for its slogan “great minds drink alike,” the Great Divide has more than 50 beers on tap and has been a Denver favorite for more than two decades.

Crooked Stave Brewery and Tap Room is now serving 70 beers at its new location at The Source in Northwest Denver at 3350 Brighton Boulevard. Crooked Stave is especially known for its wide selection of sours as well as its exceptional atmosphere.

Black Shirt Brewing Co. is located at 3719 Walnut Street. It tends to have a smaller selection of than some other Denver breweries, but Black Shirt Brewing Co. is known for its down to earth atmosphere, friendly serve, and high quality red ales.

Strange Craft is locate in an industrial strip on Zuni and 13th at 1330 Zuni, Unit M. Don’t let it’s odd location turn you off as they have a delicious and innovative selection of craft brews in a homey atmosphere.  Live music plays every Saturday. Make sure to try the Cherry Kriek.

Denver Beer Co. is located at 1695 Platt Street. With almost 70 beers from which to choose, you’re sure to find the brew for you. In the summer, the beer garden is a huge draw, but the Denver Beer Co. attracts a crowd year-round to try their famous pretzels as well as their large tap selection.

Platt Park Brewing Company is located at 1875 S. Pearl St, in one of Denver’s coolest neighborhoods. Platt Park is a small, dog-friendly brewery that you and your canine friend will be sure to love. Check them out on Facebook or stop by.

Dry Dock Brewing Co. is located at 15120 E. Hampden Ave in Aurora is one of Denver’s most beloved suburban microbrews. Their vanilla porter is rumored to be the best in the state, and Dry Dock has quickly gained fans and brewing awards since its opening in 2005.

Prost Brewing Company located at 2540 19th St is known for its traditional German-style brews and rotating food trucks. Be sure to try the Weiss!

Hogshead Brewery located at 4460 W. 29th Ave is a brewer of fine English ale craft brews. There are over 20 beer options, and a great selection of cask beers for the true English ale lover!

With over 230 breweries in the state, it’s a challenge to keep up.  We’ve done some of the work for you by narrowing the list to our favorites! Also, check out this beer guide for a more complete list of some of Denver’s coolest breweries.

How To Use This Information

With all the greats things to see—and taste!—in Denver, you certainly don’t want to be worried about your vision! To discuss your eye health needs, come and see us! Schedule an appointment today: call 303-991-9600 or schedule online.

What’s your favorite Denver brewery?