Our Favorite Local Breweries!

August 4 is Beer Day and to celebrate, Arapahoe Libraries staff shared some of their favorite local breweries. So get out, support a local business and have a drink! Cheers!

"Blacksky Brewery. They serve beer, they serve pizza, and they name it all after metal bands. Great place with in house brewing and dough making. I'm here as much as my schedule allows. Ask for a 'hot beef injection' drink if you wanna get adventurous. Hot take their tagline "Beer, pizza, metal" is super accurate! My fave combo is the Corpse Paint pizza and a Black Metal Porter." -Jordan G.

"Grandma's House. Channels the grandparent's Midwest basement vibe with an awesome outdoor patio situated in an old building and open to the sky. Lots of arts and crafts events, including needle-point Sundays." -Nicole W.

"Copper Kettle Brewing Company. Three words: Mexican Chocolate Stout. Bonus: it's really really close to The May." -Kathleen R.

"The Dry Dock. Hampden and Chambers. Fun fact, growing up there was a dry dock in front of my house." -Sharon K.

"Raices Brewing and Incantation Brewing, opens a new window (previously Jade Mountain Brewery and Teahouse) [which] is right near Smoky [Hill Library]." -Colin M.

"Jade Mountain Brewing at Buckley and Quincy has great beer and atmosphere and they partner with the BEST food trucks." -Elena C.

"Breckenridge Brewery - love that you can walk along the south Platte, then stop for a beer and some food. Its also a welcoming place to bring your favorite pooch and sit outside to enjoy the sunshine with your favorite beer." -Cindy M.

"Platt Park Brewing! It's located on S Pearl St, which is a super cute neighborhood, is very family (and dog) friendly, serves great food (I highly suggest the BBQ Carnitas nachos), and has options for non-beer drinkers (frozen and hot cocktails) as well as non-alcoholic options. It also doesn't hurt that it's across the street from Park Burger and Sweet Cow ice cream, and next door to the most adorable toy store you ever did see. Highly recommend! Pro tip: If you like sour beers, give their watermelon sour a try, it's fantastic." -Amy G.

"Platt Park Brewery on S. Logan. They bring out their Watermelon Sour every summer and it is amazing!" -Beth M.

"Left Hand! Definitely worth the drive" -Anush B.

"Satire Brewery has a butterscotch beer called 'Butterbeer' and they have delicious unique food, using their family's 100 year old bread recipe!" -Mikaley O.

"Elizabeth Brewing Company! It's a little hole in wall in the tiny town of Elizabeth, the people are friendly, dogs are welcome, and they always have a new beer to try!" -RaineBo T.

"Colorado Mountain Brewery. In addition to craft beers, they have Colorado themed "14er burgers" and appetizers. The San Luis Peak burger is my personal favorite!" -Kara S.

"Brew-Ability in Englewood. They employ adults with disabilities. Great beer, delicious food, and an outstanding mission. What's not to love?!" -Heather L.

"Westfax off of Colfax, right next to Casa Bonita, has a wide variety of different beers and has a lot of experimental beers that are on tap. They also have a mix and match, carry home beer option, so you just don't have to pick one!" -Liz H.

"Launchpad Brewery off of Buckley! They are always trying out new flavors that taste amazing! Friendly environment and they typically have great food trucks too." -Julia S.

"While I truly love so many breweries in Colorado (such as Station 26, Cerebral, New Image, Upslope and New Terrain), WeldWerks Brewing Co. in Greeley stands out above them all. Their motto at WeldWerks is "dialed-in" and their wide array of awards and medals most certainly support that claim. Not to mention, it is simply some of the best beer I've had the pleasure of drinking." -Brandon St.

"Fiction Brewery because the whole place is book themed, even the beers! Two22 Brew [is] near Smoky Hill Library and they have the best Patio Peach beer in the summer." -Tanya P.

What local breweries do you recommend? Let us know in the comments or tag us on social media, @arapahoelibrary.