Beer, Brewing, Brew Pubs & Brewery Tours
If Napa is for wine lovers, the Rocky Mountain Front Range is for beer drinkers. Nowhere else is the malted magic that is beer more appreciated and celebrated in its many forms than in Longmont, Colorado.
That Left Hand Brewery “Red Hand” logo is gaining notoriety around the world. Left Hand Brewery is where you can find great beer. Since 1993, Left Hand Brewery has been creating fine ales and lagers in the classic European traditions. Knowing those rules is knowing how and when to break them, too. Left Hand takes their own approach to many classic styles and offers special seasonal brews and sought-after limited releases. Like it light? Try a Polestar Pilsner. Something darker in your future? How about a Milk Stout? Stop by the brewery for a glass or two, take home a growler, or find them in stores. (Click here for brewery and tour information).
Oskar Blues is the vanguard (or is it canguard?) of the new canned beer revolution. Progenitor of new technology that makes flavorful craft beer available in a can, Oskar Blues’ introduction of their flagship Dale’s Pale Ale changed the game. The result? Great tasting craft beer in an easily recyclable, compact aluminum container. Oskar Blues offerings can be sampled on-tap at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids, The Tasty Weasel Tap Room, CHUBurger, CyclHOPS, or found in cans in many stores nationwide. (Click here for brewery and tour information).
For beer made to be enjoyed in-house, try The Pumphouse, Longmont’s downtown brewpub. Serving a rotating list of beers invented and brewed on-premises, The Pumphouse offers a wide variety of beers in styles from light to dark, and lagers to ales. Indulge your appetite with their delicious menu featuring one-of-a-kind creations and unique takes on classic pub fare. Of course, “in-house” could also mean in your house – so try a half gallon growler of your favorite to-go. (Click here for brewery information).
300 Suns Brewing was really just an idea brought up years ago, that kept surfacing every time a brewery was toured, a GABF was attended, a new craft beer was tasted, a bottle of homebrew was shared on the back deck in the cool summer evening air. It was just a dream and one day (gulp), they worked up the nerve to make it a reality. They wanted to put their time and their work into something that brought joy to others the way those moments brought joy to them. And they wanted to give our community very meaningful ways that they could become part of the shaping of the brewery.
At 300 Suns, they are head over heels in love with Longmont, Colorado and the average of 300 days of sun enjoyed here each year. Nothing pairs better with a beautiful sunny day than a fun, relaxing place to hang out and enjoy a craft beer.
Wibby Brewing started the lager revolution in Longmont, creating tasteful, German-style lagers with an American craft twist. Brewmaster, Ryan Wibby, has created three lagers you can find on tap year ’round: Wibby IPL, Moondoor Dunkel and Lightshine Helles. Seasonal lagers include Doppelspitzen Doppelbock, Hop Rain Pale Lager, Schwibby Schwarzbier, and Double Dunkel. Stop by the brewery at 209 Emery Street or find Wibby on tap at many local restaurants. (Click here for brewery information).
At Großen Bart Brewery the concept is quite simple… make delicious tasting beers! The purest form of outlandish character. If there’s one thing they know, it’s good beer. Ranging from insanely hoppy IPA’s, rich creamy stouts, smokey porters, tangy sours, and pungent Belgian dubbels. Having a wide range of varying opinions is what makes this brewery diverse. You the consumer are guaranteed to find that perfect ale that suits your palette at Großen Bart Brewery! Click here for brewery information).
Longs Peak Pub & Taphouse, the newest Mountain Sun sibling, opened its doors in Longmont September 29th, 2014. Following in true Mountain Sun style, Longs Peak Pub features the same great Mountain Sun menu and 21 finely crafted beers on tap, including more than a dozen Mountain Sun ales. In addition, they’re pouring 7 wines and World Famous Mountain Sun Margaritas on tap. Designed with a spacious patio complete with corn hole, Longs Peak Pub is as great a family destination. Located next to Roosevelt Park, Longs Peak Pub is proud to be a part of the thriving Longmont community. (Click here for brewery information).
Shoes and Brews is a specialty running shoe store with a joint taproom serving 20+ of Colorado’s finest and most unique craft beers. Running and beer have been buddies for a long time. At Shoes and Brews they leverage this friendship to bring an enticing social experience in the form of group runs, the half mile beer price challenge, and new local races to name a few events. The “mullet” analogy has been used to explain the store layout.They’ve got “business” in the front and the party in the back. You can be the judge as to which refers to shoes and which refers to brews. But of course, that does not mean that you need to be a runner to enjoy a brew in the taproom or to be a beer drinker to come in and receive a great shoe, fit for your goals.