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New Belgium Brewing Company
is one of the most impressive microbreweries I have ever visited.
The tasting room is beautiful, the beers are delicious and unique, and
the brewery is state of the art. Here is a picture of "yours
having a great time sampling Fort Collins' most famous brews. New
Belgium's many awards are proudly displayed in the background.
Abbey Ale was fruity and rich; the Sour Red Ale was sulfury but close
style; and the Fat Tire Ale was clean, malty, and quaffable. I
all of their products. Sampler trays of their beers and tours of
the brewery are free -- be sure to call ahead for times.
500 Linden Street, ph: 970-221-0524.
H.C. Berger Brewing Company
1900 East Lincoln Ave, ph: 970-493-9044.
Here's a photo of Kerri outside another
that is just down the road from H.C. Berger. ODell's has a small
tasting room and retail shop that offer samples of their refreshing
that are somewhat more light-bodied than those from H.C. Berger and New
Belgium. We took the ODell's Cut-throat Porter with us when we
in the Rocky Mountains later in the week, and it was quite enjoyable.
800 East Lincoln Ave., ph: 970-498-9070.
Coopersmith's is a big, busy brewpub
with a food menu
that shows a great deal of imagination and planning. The veggie
were very tasty, and the service is admirable. However, the day
visited, the beers were a bit uninspired. There were several
to choose from but most of them lacked body and character. On the
other hand, the chili-beer (see the green chili tap handle to the
was "three-alarm," and is definitely for persons with cast-iron tummies.
5 Old Town Square, ph: 970-498-0483.
Old Chicago Beer Bar
For pub grub, pool, and a wide selection
of local beers,
microbrews, and imports, you can't do much better in Fort Collins than
Old Chicago. This is a chain of pubs that are very popular in
If you want to be stuffed, try the yummy veggie stuffed pizza.
147 South College Ave., ph: 970-482-8599.
The Crown Pub
Also on College Avenue (very near Old
Chicago) is a
pleasant bar with an Irish pub feel. The Crown Pub has a nice
of microbrews (including many from New Belgium). They offer bar
tables, and sofas inside and patio dining on the sidewalk.
South College Ave.
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