High Hops Brewery (Windsor, CO)

If you’re looking for the perfect place to waste away the time and enjoy some really good beer, High Hops is your spot. Located just a left turn off of CO-392 from the west is a brewery/gardening shop full of bright colored picnic tables and metal yard art. On a Tuesday it looks like an older crowd is the regular patron but all were super friendly and willing to strike up a random conversation with you or the bartender. Continue reading High Hops Brewery (Windsor, CO)

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NCBT: Trinity Brewing

Hey Wanderers! I’m detouring down to Colorado Springs again, but I’m pleasantly excited about the breweries I’m finding down there. Plus it is hard to say no to parents willing to buy your “research material,” I am a college student after all. We decided on Trinity Brewing Company because the parents’ friends’ son’s birthday celebration was there; good enough excuse for me! Continue reading NCBT: Trinity Brewing

NCBT Guest Post: Horse & Dragon Brewing Co

(First, Happy Birthday to my fellow drinking buddy, and a Happy Easter as well!)

Hey the Nomad here! First I would like to say a formal hello to all the readers as this is my first guest posting. It is the beginning of spring break here in Fort Collins, so Lo was naturally out of town, but that was not going to stop me from drinking great beer to start my break right! Lo did have to remind me to take notes while I was there but I needed a partner in crime so I brought my trusty dog MoJo who made an appearance in the Grey rock hike post. Continue reading NCBT Guest Post: Horse & Dragon Brewing Co

NCBT: Snowbank Brewing

Back to Fort Collins! It’s surprising what a week or so can do to the weather, so on this snowy day, let’s grab a beer.

Before I begin this post, however, I should probably note that Snowbank Brewing is one of my favorite breweries. I’ve been multiple times for multiple different reasons. Stepping back and reviewing Snowbank was a challenge so I brought my roommate with to give me some good perspective. Continue reading NCBT: Snowbank Brewing

NCBT Detour: Bristol Brewing Company

I apologize for the delayed posting, midterms got the best of me and please forgive me if the writing is not up to par on length. I took the liberty of detouring back down to Colorado Springs and visiting another brewery down there because I was impressed by the last selection in the area. Bristol Brewing Company did not disappoint.

Located on South Cascade avenue, in this super cool location called the Ivywild School sits Bristol Brewing Company. An old elementary school, Ivywild is home to not only Bristol, but a deli, bakery, coffee shop, and food marketplace. The community center appears to have attempted to keep the integrity of the 1916 building and it is beautiful inside with beautiful patios out front. Continue reading NCBT Detour: Bristol Brewing Company

NCBT Detour: Fossil Craft Beer Company

This week I detoured down to Colorado Springs for the weekend, which I was happily surprised to find had over 15 breweries to choose from. The one that drew my attention was Fossil Craft Beer Company located just a couple blocks west of Old Colorado City off of Highway 24. Why? Because dinosaurs are cool. With brews named after Megladons and Tyrannosaurus Rexes, I had to visit.

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NCBT: Old Colorado Brewing Company

Whether it was a really good marketing idea or just perfect coincidence, Old Colorado Brewing Company had its grand opening on Valentine’s Day. The first brewery to open in Wellington, Old Colorado is located off First St in an old grain mill. While not the only resident in the building, it certainly stands alone. The wood paneling and attention to detail give the brewery a worn and welcoming feel with the old truck and trailer license plates bartop and metal tables and chairs. The work gone in to keep the view to the top of the grain elevators overhead as well as the grain battered wall in the back make it easy it sit back and enjoy the room while enjoying a great brew. That is if you aren’t focused on the beer itself! Continue reading NCBT: Old Colorado Brewing Company

NCBT: 1933 Brewing Company

Tucked back behind the REI and Barnes and Noble shopping area on Mason, 1933 Brewing Co was an unknown on my list. It caters more towards the locals between the main area of Fort Collins and Loveland to the south. The end of the prohibition gives this brewery its name and the theme inside is slightly reflective of that with quotes on the wall and some newspaper articles in frames.

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NCBT: Jessup Farm Barrel House

The first stop on my Northern Colorado Brewery Adventure is one of the newer places to appear in the Fort. Located between Prospect and Drake Rd on Timberline, Jessup Farm Barrel House is definitely a recommended spot. From a pair of Funkwerks visionaries, Jessup was created to play with flavors and small batch barrel aged brews.  The Jessup Farm location seems like the perfect spot to have created this brewery due to its tight knit community feel. Continue reading NCBT: Jessup Farm Barrel House

NoCo Brew Tour: An Introduction

NoCo Brew Tour: An Introduction

Colorado is not just spoiled with our amazing hiking trails, ski resorts, quaint little towns, and stunning sunsets. We’re also pretty darn grateful for the over 320 breweries that are scattered all over the state that allow us to be the obnoxious beer snobs of the country.

I spent my 21st birthday at a local place called The Mayor of Old Town that has 100 taps that rotate nearly every week and bring in some pretty interesting brews, from oatmeal coffee stouts to sickly sweet candy corn meads. My introduction to the beer world was vast and slightly overwhelming, yet intriguing. How can one state have so many micro and nano-breweries that can survive? I’m setting off to find out!

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