Tickets to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) sold out this year at an alarming rate. Within just one hour, every single ticket was sold. If you happened to miss out on buying your ticket or have one and would like to get an up close and personal look at the Colorado craft brew scene, check out our number of bike and brew tours that allow you to experience the fall beauty of Colorado and taste local craft brews, all from the seat of a bike.
With over 50 breweries located in Denver alone, there is some serious fun to be had touring the best craft breweries Denver has to offer. Our Denver Bike & Brews Guided Day Tour offers two different tours, Ball Park and LoHi, and you’ll experience a uniquely different side of Denver on each.
Beautifully restored old architecture, killer craft breweries, astounding ethnic restaurants, and a perfect view of the downtown Denver Skyline make the LoHi area of Denver a must see part of town. You’ll taste craft brews from Ale House at Amato’s, Prost, and Denver Beer Company. And it only gets better from there. The next stop is at Avanti, a collective eatery housing seven different restaurant concepts in one. On the rooftop deck of Avanti, you’ll find an unmatched view of the Denver skyline.
Our ballpark tour visits the heart of downtown Denver, where Victorian storefronts and old warehouses have been transformed into some of Denver’s trendiest lofts, eateries, and breweries. Brewery stops include the Jagged Mountain Brewery, the Breckenridge Brewery, and even the Wynkoop Brewery, which was founded by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Lastly, you’ll visit the beautifully restored Union Station which is home to a number of unique restaurants and bars.
Experience the impressive fall landscape on our Summit County Colorado Bike & Brews Guided Day Tour. Choose from two different options of touring the best breweries in Breckenridge and Frisco or the best of Dillon and Silverthorne. Either way, you’ll get a proper taste of Colorado’s vibrant craft-brewing scene.
Breckenridge & Frisco
The first stop on our Breckenridge & Frisco tour is a brewery you might be familiar with. Known for six Great American Beer Festival gold and silver awards, the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco crafts some of the finest brews in town. Next up is a stop at the Broken Compass Brewing Company, one of Breckenridge’s newest breweries. And finally, we’ll follow up with a stop at the Breckenridge Brewery, Colorado’s third oldest Brewery. They offer a broad selection of seasonal favorite brews that offer something for everyone. Don’t want to cycle to Frisco? We’ll substitute a stop at the Breckenridge Distillery for a taste of Colorado’s finest vodka, bourbon, and rum.
Dillion & Silverthorne
Established in 1997, our first stop is Pug Ryan’s, offering up an assortment of brews to satisfy the most discriminating hophead. We recommend trying the Morningwood Wheat, a lightly filtered, easy-to-drink beer and a local’s favorite. We’ll then pedal on over to Dillon Dam Brewery, the largest brewpub in the Colorado Rockies. There are up to 13 Dam beers on tap, including seasonal, session and BIG BOLD beer! Last stop: The Bakers’ Brewery. The bakery & brewpub feature a selection of session beers designed for those new to the microbrew scene, along with bold beers for the microbrew connoisseur.
Tap into epic cycling and get a taste of Colorado’s thriving beer and distillery scene. The Glenwood Springs & Carbondale Bike & Brews Guided Day Tour offers unmatched scenery and panoramic views of the Roaring Fork Valley. Get a flavor of the region and soak up the suds in Colorado beer country!
We’ll hit the road, pedaling along the Rio Grande Trail, old train tracks turned to a bike path, and head for the Marble Distilling Company, where you’ll taste handcrafted spirits with “true Colorado flavor.” Continue on to the Roaring Fork Beer Company to taste seasonally inspired beers, described as “fresh & approachable.” Each season, the brewery rolls out 2-3 new beers, from barrel-aged Imperial Stouts to light and refreshing Saison.
Our last stop will be at Carbondale Beer Works, a neighborhood brewpub with full-bodied, flavorful beers, locally sourced bar fare, and live music on the patio.
Boulder is home to numerous craft breweries, and you’ll visit some of the best on our guided Boulder Bike & Brews Day Tour. Cruise along traffic-free paths, learn the nuances of different craft beers and sample some world-class brews. Taste your way through Boulder’s craft beer scene! The first stop on our tour is Twisted Pine Brewery. Their motto? “Stay Twisted!” Enjoy the homey atmosphere of their tasting room while sampling a seasonal favorite. We’ll then bike over to Upslope Brewery where you’ll enjoy delicious ales in a laid-back atmosphere. Finally, we’ll pedal to Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s first microbrewery.
Whether you have your tickets to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) or not, we offer plenty of options that allow you to explore the thriving craft brew scene here in Colorado. Give us a call and find out why your next brewery tour experience should be from the seat of a bike.