6 of the Best Breweries You’ll Find West of Denver
Best Breweries West of Denver
Breweries are big in Colorado, and Denver in particular. It feels like you can’t walk more than a block in downtown Denver without running into a brewery. Sometimes though, that’s too much of a good thing. How do you know which breweries to choose? Which ones brew beers that you like?
We’ve got one way to fix that problem: Get out of downtown Denver and head west into Lakewood. Grab your significant other, your family, or your dog and check out these must-see breweries in Lakewood.
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company sits in the heart of Lakewood near West Alameda Drive. This brewery has a lot of ales: Belgian style ale, amber ales, black ales, you name it. One of their most popular beers is the Mountain Livin’ American Pale Ale, a bright, hoppy, and tropical ale. Crazy Mountain even suggests pairing the Mountain Livin’ with Booth Falls Trail, an adventurous and moderately difficult hike in Vail.
Old 121 Brewhouse
Old 121 Brewhouse is just south of Crazy Mountain off Wadsworth. This neighborhood brewery is a cozy hidden gem with regularly rotating taps. Along with seasonal and experimental beers, Old 121 Brewhouse has a few flagship beers that are always available. The Old 121 Honey Brown Ale is an especially tasty brew that ends on coffee-honey notes. Yum.
Great Frontier Brewing Company
Head a little further south and you’ll find Great Frontier Brewing Company near Kendrick Lake Park. This dog-friendly neighborhood brewery specializes in gluten-free beers like the Blonde Annie, a Great American Beer Fest award-winning blonde ale.
WestFax Brewing Company
If you’re closer to the Sloan’s Lake area, WestFax Brewing Company off West Colfax is just a short train ride or bike away. WestFax boasts a great variety of beers that are always changing, from imperial stouts to cream ales to fruit sours and more. The Urban Lumberjack Hazy IPA is a treat, but if you’re not into hops, give the Blootylicious Blueberry Wheat a try.
Joyride Brewing is technically in Edgewater on the northwest side of Sloan’s Lake Park, but we won’t hold it against them. There’s a lot to love at Joyride: a rooftop deck, dog-friendly ground floor, and a pretty view of Sloan’s Lake. Joyride has a few flagship beers to choose from, but the Ice Cutter Kolsch is a smooth, drinkable German beer you can enjoy.
Green Mountain Beer Company
Heading back into town after a day spent outdoors? Stop by Green Mountain Brewery near Morrison Road and South Kipling Parkway. This neighborhood pub specializes in European and American style craft beers. It’s kid-friendly and dog-friendly, and you’ll often find the outdoor seating area packed with people when the weather’s nice. And if you can handle a strong brew, try their Quadrupel, a Belgian quad with notes of fruit and caramel.
The seventh and final brewery on our list is Landlocked Ales, a neighborhood pub near South Wadsworth and 285. There’s always something happening at Landlocked Ales, whether it’s trivia night, fitness boot camp, food trucks, or special holiday events. Plus, they have an inventive beer for everyone’s preferences. The Ghost Porter is an especially tasty vanilla and dark chocolate American Porter.
Why Not Live Closer to the Best Breweries in Lakewood?
The Lakewood area has fantastic breweries that you can enjoy without the hassle of going downtown or driving far away from where you live. And, when you live in a community like West Line Village, you can conveniently take the train to some of these breweries so you don’t have to worry about driving later. That’s what we call a win-win situation!
West Line Village is central not only to the best breweries in Denver West, but classic restaurants in town, like Danny’s Carnation Restaurant, The Taco House, Hits the Spot Diner, and many more. Contact us to learn more about the perks of living in the West Line Village neighborhood!