CHEERS TO BEER
If you like beer, you’ll love Golden. In addition to being home to the largest single-site brewery in the world – MillerCoors – Golden is home to six craft beer breweries also offering tours and beer tastings.
Adolph Coors established the brewery in Golden in 1873 on the banks of Clear Creek (originally called Cannonball Creek). The company and the town have grown together for well over a century, and today, Coors Brewery Tour attracts 300,000 visitors each year. The Coors Brewery Tour includes a quick van tour of Golden, including historic downtown, a self-guided tour of the brewery featuring the hoppers and bottling line, and a trip to the hospitality room, where you can sample MillerCoors (including AC Golden) products for free.
The hours for the tour change seasonally, so it’s best to call ahead to make sure they’re open on the day you plan to visit. Plan to spend at least an hour to three hours depending on the wait. Click here for more information about Coors.
Please note: Backpacks or bags of any type (i.e. purses, diaper bags, briefcases, computer bags, etc.) are not permitted in the brewery or on the tour. Strollers are not permitted on the bus or in the brewery. These items should be left at home or in the car as Coors Brewery Tour staff will not check bags. Lockers are NOT provided.
GOLDEN CITY BREWERY
Golden City Brewery is located in the 12th Street historic district.The brewery, often hailed as Golden’s second largest, features six craft beers brewed onsite. The beer garden and taproom serve the award-winning handcrafted ales and lagers. Guests can compete in the monthly cribbage tournament, enjoy live music in the beer garden, or purchase a growler or boomer of the Legendary Red to take home.
CANNONBALL CREEK BREWING COMPANY
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, located in north Golden, features award winning brew masters in a modern décor with a rotating beer menu and seasonal ales that can be enjoyed inside on chilly winter evenings or while soaking up that Colorado sunshine on gorgeous summer days. Cannonball Creek focuses on Belgian ales and experimental ingredients while also offering some of the bigger American styles. Guests discover eats from rotating food trucks or deliciousness delivered from a local restaurant like nearby Bob’s Atomic Burgers.
MOUNTAIN TOAD BREWERY
Mountain Toad Brewery is a small microbrewery specializing in handcrafted fresh beer located on the north end of Washington Avenue in historic downtown Golden. They offer a broad range of styles, including IPA, pale ales, Irish reds and stouts, German kolsch and dunkelweisen as well as a good selection of Belgian wit and saisons. The brewery is an old machine shop that has been restored and transformed into a small brewhouse and taproom, with a beer garden in the adjacent yard that usually boasts a food truck. – See more here.
BARRELS AND BOTTLES BREWERY
Barrels and Bottles Brewery on 12th Street in downtown Golden is a nanobrewpub offering premium-style, hand-crafted beers along with special guest taps, wine by the glass, tapas-style food options. With 24 beer taps and 24 wine taps, Barrels and Bottles is also home to Colorado’s 1st Fusion Beer Tower and offers indoor and outdoor seating just one block from the Coors Brewery Tour.
HOLIDAILY BREWING COMPANY
Holidaily Brewing Company is truly one of a kind. Located just off Highway 93 on Brickyard Circle, it is the only brewery in the state of Colorado which is entirely gluten free. Whether you’re gluten intolerant, have Celiac Disease, or are just curious about how good a gluten-free beer can really taste, Holidaily Brewery is the place for you. Try their flagship beer, Favorite Blonde, in the taproom or locally around Golden.
NEW TERRAIN BREWING COMPANY
New Terrain Brewing Company crafts exploratory beers. Some of their beers are brewed following tradition, while others are manifestations of their curiosity to try things differently. All of their beers reflect the relentless joy that craft brewing brings them, with a precision and passion behind each recipe. Just like them, their beers are constantly evolving. It is a culture of curious & distinct individuals dedicated to the science & craft of small batch, high quality, creative beers. Their motto is not “this is how it is done” but rather, “what if we try this way?” It inspires them to create, to innovate, and to explore new terrain.
Golden is also home to several beer events through the year as well, including the “Knock Your Boots Off Chili Cook Off and Beer Tasting,” where you can sample 150 plus beers and over 50 different red and green chili recipes.