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What’s on Tap: Best Estes Park Brews

image of beer in glasses best Estes Park brews

One thing Coloradans do very well is how to enjoy a good beer after a long hike in the mountains. With Rocky Mountain National Park close by and several Estes Park breweries in town, it is easy to live like a local. Cool off this summer after your hike and enjoy some of the best Estes Park brews in town from these Estes Park breweries.

 

Estes Park Brewery

Since 1993 Estes Park Brewery has been crafting some tasty brews for locals and tourists alike. But Estes Park Brewery isn’t just about beer. Offering a full menu, outdoor dining with a scenic view, pool tables and a beer garden, there is enough entertainment for everyone.

 

What to try:

  • Trail Ridge Red (Redrum Ale)
  • Estes Park Gold
  • Renegade IPA
  • Long’s Peak Raspberry Wheat

 

Rock Cut Brewing Company

The brewery and tasting room at Rock Cut Brewing Company is located at the bottom of Prospect Mountain in downtown Estes Park. With twelve different taps, their focus is on high-quality ingredients, original recipes, and a creative style you won’t find anywhere else.

 

What to try:

  • Quickdraw American Pale Ale
  • Galactic Portal
  • Smoky Brunette
  • Interference IPA

 

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co.

Art and beer collide at Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co. Visitors can enjoy an artfully-crafted beer while admiring colorful murals designed and painted by their in-house artist. Sustainability is another highlight of this brewery. Repurposed from an old gas station, the interior is cozy with a delightful outside patio, perfect for enjoying a cold one after a long hike.

 

What to try:

  • Lumpy Ridge Pale Ale
  • Centennial Smash
  • Thurman’s Stout

 

Estes Park Beer Garden

While not an actual brewery, the Estes Park craft beverage scene comes together at The Barrel. With over 64 rotating taps patrons will be able to sample cold brews from other Colorado craft breweries. The BARREL is your one-stop-shop for all your craft beverages in Estes Park.

 

And if beers aren’t your thing then try:

Dancing Pines Distillery

As a craft distillery, Dancing Pines Distillery creates artisanal small batch spirits. Their line-up includes a straight bourbon whiskey, chai liqueur, gin, and a spiced rum, just to name a few. They have a tasting room both in downtown Estes Park and Breckenridge.

 

Elkins Distilling

As Estes Park’s first legal distillery, Elkins Distilling offers a selected few in their craft beverage line up. Sample their original corn whiskey or classic Colorado whiskey. Or change it up with a sample the Elkins Apple, which is a blend of their white whiskey and organic apple cider from their neighbors down in Palisades.

 

Snowy Peaks Winery

Located in the heart of Estes Park, Snowy Peaks Winery is home-grown Colorado wine at its finest. Sample some of their award-winning, handcrafted wines along with other local Colorado wines at their in-town tasting room.

 

With multiple properties located near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain Resorts is the perfect choice for comfortable and affordable accommodations after a day of hiking and sipping on a few brews. Book your stay with us now and start enjoying all the many things Colorado has to offer. 

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