Brewpubs in Northern Colorado

Photo from Fort Collins Coloradoan

Photo from Fort Collins Coloradoan

Northern Colorado a hotspot in the national craft beer scene, home to numerous microbreweries and brew pubs. There are so many you could probably throw a rock from one to the other, and more open up every year.

This is a follow up article to an article I wrote in October 2012, called “Microbreweries in Fort Collins.” The difference between a “microbrewery” and a “brewpub” is that a microbrewery is a beer “manufacturer” who sells their product to bars and liquor stores. A brewpub is a restaurant that makes and resells its own beer. These definitions are my own and not official terms, at least that I know of.

Here is a list of brewpubs in Fort Collins and Loveland. While Fort Collins has a well-deserved reputation for its abundance of brewpubs, Loveland has quietly come on as a legitimate brewpub destination. Please let me know if I missed any restaurants that make their own beer and I will gladly add them to the list.

Fort Collins
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
2670 E. Harmony Rd

Black Bottle Brewery
1611 S. College Ave. Ste 1609

Coopersmiths Pub and Brewery
No. 5 Old Town Square

C.B. & Potts
1427 West Elizabeth Street

Gravity 1020
1020 East Lincoln Avenue

Old Colorado Brewing
320 Link Lane

Equinox Brewing
133 Remington

Tap and Handle
1900 East Lincoln

Loveland
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
623 Denver Ave

Loveland Ale Works
118 W 4th St

Opie’s Brewing
411 North Railroad Avenue

Rock Bottom Brewery
6025 Sky Pond Dr