Sip Some Autumnal Suds With These 5 Colorado Beers
With more than 400 established breweries, the nation’s fourth-most per capita, Colorado has quickly become a behemoth in craft beer production. From Coors to Cannonball Creek, some of the country’s most historic and innovative breweries can still be found in the Centennial State. In fact, the eco- and beer-friendly aluminum can was even invented right here! This fall, crack open a refreshing can of Colorado history and kick back with a local brew.
These Colorado-Brewed Beers are Full of Fall Flavor
Between the warming flavors of pumpkin spice and a good game of football, many local beer drinkers feel right at home come fall. These Colorado breweries have bottled some of the most nostalgic autumnal tastes, from pie spice to coffee beans. You’ll want to grab a warm blanket and a brew for this one.
Left Hand Brewing’s St. Vrain Tripel Ale, with its high ABV and warm spice flavor, pays homage to your classic Belgian Triple. Locally-grown barley adds a taste of Colorado via subtle malty sweetness. A whopping 9.3% ABV is sure to warm you from inside, and notes of honey, clove, and peppery spice create the perfect fall drinking experience.
Left Hand Brewing is headquartered in Longmont, a burgeoning city situated between Boulder and Loveland. For any beer enthusiasts looking to relocate, the average home price is $421,709. Zillow predicts this figure will rise 6.4% in the next year.
The Nitro Pumpkin Spice Latte combines the warming flavors of cold-pressed coffee beans with your favorite fall spices. Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves play well with a rich, hearty pumpkin taste. Nitrogen pumps up this brew’s velvety texture for a snug sipping experience.
Headquartered in the mountain town it’s named for, Breckenridge Brewery is the third-oldest craft brewery in the state. For those looking for great skiing, gorgeous views, and tasty beer, the average home price in Breckenridge is $774,066. Zillow predicts this figure will rise 6.7% in the next year.
Telluride Brewing’s OktoberFISH is a local take on the Bavarian brews of Oktoberfest. It features a slightly sweet flavor profile with substantial body and smooth drinkability. Flavors of caramel and toasted bread make this Märzen the ideal choice for cooling weather.
Telluride Brewing Company is nestled in the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 8,750 feet. The average home price in its namesake, historic ski town Telluride, is $1,134,148. Zillow predicts this figure will rise 5.7% in the next year.
A long-time seasonal favorite, Hibernation trades typical holiday spices for malty richness and a complex hop profile. Hearty and warming, this beer perfectly punctuates shorter days and colder weather. For a completely cozy experience, try Hibernation with an apple crisp and ginger ice cream.
Great Divide Brewing calls Denver, Colorado’s capital city, home. The average home price in this booming metro is currently $466,601. Zillow predicts that figure will rise 6.4% in the next year.
New Belgium Brewing’s Pumpkin Tart encapsulates all the best of fall. This dark sour was fermented on pumpkins and finished with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. With all the sweet spiciness of your favorite festive pies, you’ll definitely want to sip this beer as you bite into dessert.
New Belgium Brewing is headquartered in Fort Collins, a historic metro in northern Colorado. The average home price in Fort Collins currently sits at $435,747. Zillow predicts this figure will rise 6.4% in the next year.
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