A bartender pouring beer at one of the four breweries in Estes Park, CO

Arguably, Colorado has the richest craft beer scene in the country. While craft breweries exploded all over the country the past decade or so, Colorado’s craft beer roots date back to the 80s. If you’re a beer enthusiast, you have to get out to Colorado to sample some of the best craft brews out there. On your trip, be sure to visit Estes Park, CO, home to several great breweries. Let’s take a look at the best breweries in Estes Park, CO.

The Best Breweries in Estes Park, CO

Four breweries call Estes Park, CO, home, and they are all worth seeing. However, if you’re on a time crunch, you might have to make some difficult decisions on which to visit. The team at Black Canyon Inn has compiled a guide on all of the breweries in Estes Park, CO, so you can decide which spots best fit your taste.

Estes Park Brewery

Established in 1994, Estes Park Brewery has been a hotspot for tasty brews and food for decades. At Estes Park Brewery, you’ll find a selection of 12 craft beers on tap to sip on. Their variety of brews range from easy-drinking wheat beers to hoppy IPAs. Pair your beer with something to eat; Estes Park Brewery has a food menu that includes pizza, burgers, and sandwiches.

Rock Cut Brewing Company

Just a short two-minute drive away from Estes Park Brewery, you’ll find Rock Cut Brewing Company. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Rock Cut Brewing Company could be the place for you. While they offer familiar styles, like pilsners, ambers, and hazy IPAs, they also have several styles you may not expect, like Scottish ales or barrel-aged cocktail-inspired ales. 

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company

If you enjoy fido’s company, consider a stop at Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company, they have a beautiful dog-friendly patio for you and your pooch to enjoy. As for their beer, many tend to skew on the fruitier side of the spectrum. With that in mind, if you like sours or fruit beer, this is your brewery. Of course, they have lagers, IPAs, and porters as well. If you or someone in your party isn’t a big beer fan, they also have seltzer on tap. 

Avant Garde Aleworks

Last but certainly not least of the Estes Park, CO, breweries is Avant Garde Aleworks. This brewery checks all of the boxes: cool building, great atmosphere, and of course, delicious handcrafted ales. Try their saisons; it’s a style that isn’t commonly found in breweries, but they have several on their tap list. They also offer several double IPAs, another rare treat. Check their event calendar before stopping in; they typically have several exciting events a week.

Estes Park, CO, Lodging

You can stay near all of these great breweries in Estes Park, CO, when you book a vacation rental with Black Canyon Inn. Our scenic Estes Park, CO, condo rentals come with one to three bedrooms, and we also have a rustic cabin available for rent as well. For more information, give us a call at 970-586-8113.