Top 25 Craft Breweries in Colorado

Notice a hop-filled buzz in the crisp, mountain air? Thousands from around the world will flock to the Mile High City today to kick off the Great American Beer Fest, our nation’s largest celebration of the sudsy stuff. If all this beer-related excitement has you craving, well, more beer, might we suggest heading to one of Colorado’s top 25 craft breweries to cure what “ales” ya?

To create this list, we used Yelp data to rank the top 25 (out of more than 200) breweries in Colorado based on the number of reviews and overall star rating. Whether you prefer your brewskis hoppy, malty, or mouth-puckering sour, there’s sure to be a brew for you on this list! Check out our highlights, then read the full list below. Want to keep track of Colorado’s best brews on the go? We’ve got a handy bookmark collection for that!

Funkwerks, Fort Collins, CO

Rank: 18

Go here for: Saisons, creative barrel-aged small batches, and sour beers

“I am a huge sour beer fan, and Funkwerks reigns supreme for fruity, sour beers. It really is kind of off the beaten path, but I am so glad we stumbled across this place!” – Rachael G

Broken Compass Brewing, Breckenridge, CO

Rank: 1

Go here for: The coconut porter and a dog-friendly tap room

“Their coconut Porter is out of this world.  And none of that fake flavoring. Just pounds and pounds of honest-to-God real and toasted coconut that they add to each batch. If it was the only beer I drank until the day I died, I would be 100% fine with that.” – Amanda G

Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO

Rank: 11

Go here for: The guided brewery tour and dinner with a side of suds

“Oh. My. God. The beer is fantastic, of course, but let’s just talk about the food. Our party of four ordered just about the entire menu. When the food came out, we were sure we’d over-ordered. What felt like sixty seconds later, everything was gone. The chicken wings, the brisket egg roll, the spinach dip, the deviled eggs, pretzel and queso…everything.” – Edward G

Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Denver, CO

Rank: 23

Go here for: Their award-winning Mexican Chocolate Stout

“Seriously good beers. One of the best breweries in Denver. Been here probably ten times. The Mexican Chocolate Stout is my all time favorite.” – Reese D


Top 25 Craft Breweries in Colorado

1 Broken Compass Brewing Breckenridge, CO

2 New Belgium Brewing Fort Collins, CO

3 Rock Cut Brewing Company Estes Park, CO

4 Bruz Beers Denver, CO

5 105 West Brewing Company Castle Rock, CO

6 Odell Brewing Company Fort Collins, CO

7 Launch Pad Brewery Aurora, CO

8 Hideaway Park Brewery Winter Park, CO

9 Bonfire Brewing Eagle, CO

10 Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery Boulder, CO

11 Avery Brewing Boulder, CO

12 Black Shirt Brewing Denver, CO

13 Dry Dock Brewing Co Aurora, CO

14 Mockery Brewing Denver, CO

15 Spangalang Brewery Denver, CO

16 Elevation Beer Co Poncha Springs, CO

17 Little Machine Beer Denver, CO

18 Funkwerks Fort Collins, CO

19 Wild Woods Brewery Boulder, CO

20 Red Leg Brewing Company Colorado Springs, CO

21 Four Noses Brewing Company Broomfield, CO

22 Great Divide Brewing Company Denver, CO

23 Copper Kettle Brewing Company Denver, CO

24 Brewability Denver, CO

25 Fieldhouse Brewing Company Colorado Springs, CO