Fort Collins is known for being one of the hubs for Craft Beer here in Colorado! If you are in town for a few days and want to try some new beers we have the perfect day planned for you. This day is packed full of delicious beer, mouth-watering food, and a hell of a good time!
*Pro Tip Before The Start of Your Tour!
This self-guided will involve a lot of drinking, so we recommend doing the tour on foot or bike! This will help your group avoid the expense of rides or the disappointed look in your designated drivers eyes!
If you want to save time by not walking, go ahead and rent a bike! We love using a the bike share website called Zagster. It is easy and free to join. Sign up and search for the location off Laureland Mason Street. The first two hours are free on the weekends, and each additional hour is $2. Now with your bike or walking shoes in hand you are ready to start your tour!
11:00 : Choice City Butcher and Deli
As of 2011 Choice City holds the #9 spot for best restaurant beer list in the WORLD! That’s why we have choses Choice City to be your first destination on your fun filled day full of beer. It is essential that you get a hardy brunch to start so that you are able to drink.
Food Pick: The Breakfast Sandwich is a popular pick at Choice City along with the Corn beef hash. If you are interested in trying some meat you might not have a chance to have has often get the hash with the corned buffalo.
Beer Pick: If you’re feeling daring, try Odell’s Green Coyote. It is tangy and sweet, and it will compliment your sandwich perfectly.
1:00: Equinox Brewery
Equinox Brewery is a charming beer garden in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, with live music on Fridays
and Saturdays. Equinox has 15-18 rotating taps that vary greatly in flavor to keep a fresh a seasonal selection.
Beer Pick: With the rotating taps we recommend getting a flight of beer so that you can sample several different kinds and not miss out on one with an insane flavor profile. Craft beer is full of unique flavors that you will not want to miss out on.
3:00 PM: Mainline Ale House
Mainline is a bar and restaurant located right down the street from equinox on the Main Street in Old Town. Main Street has been a vibrant part of the city since 1867 when Old Town was established.
Mainline has the “happiest of happy hours” with deals like $1.50 off all Breckenridge beers, as well as certain wines and other drinks. Mainline also has delicious food if you are feeling hungry before your visit to New Belgium.
Food Pick: We recommend the Avalanche Amber! This burger is fan favorite and contains 50% beef and 50% pork.
Beer Pick: Try any of the beers from the Breckenridge or Wynkoop Brewery! These are some of the guys who started it all.
5:00: New Belgium Brewery
New Belgium Brewery is one of Fort Collins favorite breweries with a beautiful outdoor area that is usually filled with dogs. New Belgium has daily food trucks and offers tours! If you are wanting to go on a tour make sure to book it in advance because they fill up quickly!
Beer Pick: Try New Belgium’s famous sour the La Folie. This is a wood aged sour brown that will leave you wanting more.
We hope you enjoy your day filled with food, beer, and tons of fun. be safe and never drink and drive! Alcohol accounts for 29% of traffic deaths, and there are so many better options to keep you and everyone around you safe.