Aspen Craft Beer Guide: Beer Worth Traveling for
With craft beer being a staple in Aspen, we want to ensure that your beer-tasting experience in Aspen is unparalleled. From award-winning ales, lagers, malts and more let us guide you through the award-winning selection of beers in Aspen.
If you’re looking for world-class beer that embodies our mountain-lifestyle, look no further than Aspen Brewing Company. Aspen Brewing Company has created award-winning beer that can be found throughout Colorado and enjoyed at their local tap room in the heart of downtown Aspen. Our favorites? This Season’s Blond- a pale ale with wheat and honey malt flavor paired with bright floral and citrus hop flavors. Another fan favorite is the Brown Bearale, a sweet and chocolaty brew named after the bears that can be found in Aspen during the summertime.
HOPS Culture in Aspen brings you some of the best craft beers from around the world. They have a state of the art 30-line draft system and over 200 bottles & cans. The team members are not only friendly and knowledgeable but will also help you choose the perfect beer to enjoy on their outside patio. We recommend ordering some of their delicious pretzel bites as you enjoy the Chimay Cinq Cents Triple- a classic Belgian Triple with notes of straw and citrus.
Aspen’s oldest historic restaurant & bar, Red Onion, has remained Aspen’s popular local pub since 1852. The selection of craft beer also remains local and is largely made up of Colorado and local spirits. Grab some friends, check out their live music, and grab a glass of one of the local drafts in an Aspen routine that’s been happening for over 120 years.
Highlands Alehouse is not only a favorite après location but also a premier spot for craft beers in Aspen. The ski-in, ski-out establishment features 16 beers on tap and 60 bottle and cans- not to mention their selection of 75 whiskies. The Alehouse is the place to be for skier and people watching while you refresh with a local beer. Sit on the patio during a bluebird day with their made-from-scratch pizza and a delicious Aspen IPA.
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