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Brewery Tours in Fort Collins

Brewery Tours

Fort Collins is the largest producer of beer in Colorado and the state is ranked first in the country in volume produced by breweries (kind of ironic for a town that was "dry" until 1969). Each brewery has its own distinctive style, from one of the world's largest operations to a leader in eco-friendly and sustainable business practices. To get a taste of award-winning lagers, pilsners and ales year-round, take our Foam on the Range Tour, or see below for each individual brewery's contact information.

The annual Colorado Brewers Festival showcases the state of the state's suds on the last weekend in June. The oldest annual brewfest in Colorado, the Old Town event is open solely to Colorado breweries, including our local hosts.

FOAM ON THE RANGE TOUR

From Hwy 14/I-25, head north on I-25 about 5 miles to the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Co. Embark on a comprehensive tour of the Budweiser brewing and bottling process, visit the world-famous Clydesdale horses and pick up some souvenirs in the extensive gift shop.

From there, head back south on I-25 to the Mulberry Street/Highway 14 exit. Turn right on Timberline Road, then left on Lincoln Street. In about a mile and a half, you'll see Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) on your right.

From pilsners to barleywine, Fort Collins Brewery’s wide range of ales and lagers are meant for enjoying with creative food and friends. Here you'll sample a variety of beers, from the Red Banshee to the unusual (and best-selling) Major Tom's American Wheat. Pair your FCB brew with an innovative and hand-crafted meal at Gravity 1020, Fort Collins Brewery's full-service restaurant.

Next stop: the first microbrewery in Fort Collins. Head right on Lincoln Street about 1 mile to Odell Brewing Co., on your right. Home brewer Doug Odell opened his craft brewery in November 1989. In addition to the original 90 Shilling, a rich amber ale, Odell's popular brews include Easy Street Wheat, a Gold Medal Winner at the 2005 Great American Beer Festival; 5 Barrel Pale Ale; Levity Golden Amber and Isolation Ale, available from November to March.

The last stops are all in and around Old Town.

From Odell's head right on Lincoln Street to Jefferson Street and turn right, then take another right onto Linden Street. New Belgium Brewing Co. is north 2 blocks on the right. In 1991, Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan home brewed a version of ales Jeff had sampled while mountain biking in Belgium. The brewery now has a capacity of 150,000 barrels a year and Fat Tire Ale continues to sweep the nation. On top of six regular brews and five "limited" release beers, New Belgium is also known for its environmental stewardship.

From New Belgium head back out to Linden and left (south) to Old Town Square where you can access Patero's Creek Brewing and Equinox Brewing on foot. Patero's Creek, Fort Collins newest brewery is home to local favorites such as Old Town Ale and Car 21. On summer nights you'll find a lively patio and a local food truck is sure to be nearby. Equinox Brewing can be found on Remington across from the parking garage and offers up unique, tasty brews, a beer garden and the best part, you can stop by next door at Hops and Berries and buy the ingredients for your next home brew project. Finish up your tour at CooperSmith's Pub and Brewing for a bite to eat with your brews. CooperSmith's specialty beers such as Albert Damm Bitter and Punjabi India Ale are served in the English tradition, dispensed from "Beer Engines" that draw in nitrogen from the atmosphere to give the beer a nice creamy head.

Closer to the Colorado State University Campus, you'll find C.B & Potts, an award-winning brewpub with great burgers and even better brews. On the west side of the CSU campus, Potts is a favorite on game day.

Anheuser-Busch Tour Center
2351 Busch Drive
(970) 490-4691
(970) 490-4534

Tours: June-Sept: daily 10-4; Oct-May: Thu-Mon 10am-4pm. Discover a time-honored brewing tradition and taste our quality lagers and ales.

Beer & Bike Tours
2414 Stanley Court
(970) 201-1085

“Adventures on Tap"
From our base in Fort Collins we offer a variety of single and multi-day trips. Day tour options include mountain, road or cruiser riding. All of our tours stop at some of the amazing craft breweries in Fort Collins and along the Front Range. Beer & Bike Tours also creates custom tours catering to the needs of small groups, corporate outings, family and friend reunions, and activities for non-cycling partners. Come along for with our local guides and experience Fort Collins at it’s best. -Cheers!

Black Bottle Brewery
1611 S. College Ave. Ste 1609
(970) 493-2337

A new brewery from Ft. Collins native "Captain Nook", who chose to follow his passion and taste buds to brew craft beer that rocks. Look for IPAs, Lagers, Belgian, Scottish and English Ales. Expect the unexpected from this brewery, they don't follow guidelines, they brew what they want, they're rebels. Open Daily 11am-midnight

CB & Potts Restaurant & Brewery
1415 W. Elizabeth Street
(970) 221-1139
(970) 484-1846

C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery has been a Colorado front range tradition since 1974. Featuring quality food, award winning beverages and medal winning craft brewed ales and lagers in a casual family friendly atmosphere.

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing and Billiards
5 Old Town Square
(970) 498-0483

Coopersmith's, located in the heart of Old Town Square, is the epicenter for all that happens in downtown Fort Collins. Enjoy one of our hand crafted Ales, but most importantly, just enjoy!

Craft Brewery Tours by Magic Bus Tours
(970) 420-0662

Thirsty? Join our fully guided Craft Brewery Tours by painted limo bus, by bike, or on foot! Get a behind the scenes look at the beer making process with private tours and tastings at the best breweries in Fort Collins. Enjoy dozens of craft beers and loads of brew trivia while discovering the origins and anecdotes behind the Fort Collins craft brew scene. For complete tour information and to Get Tickets visit www.TheMagicBusTours.com or call 970-420-0662. Have Fun, Know More, and Explore with a Magic Bus Tour!

Equinox Brewing
133 Remington Street
(970) 484-1368

Enjoy a pint or sample tray in our Tap House or Beer Garden. Open daily at noon.

Fort Collins Brewery Guide
PO Box 270966
(970) 444-2833

The Fort Collins Brewery Guide is an online resource dedicated to showcasing the breweries and tap rooms in Northern Colorado. The website includes maps, listings, events and other helpful information.

Fort Collins Brewery/ Gravity 1020
1020 E Lincoln Ave
(970) 472-1499
(970) 472-1520

A Tasting room, tours, gift shop, events room and now Gravity Ten Twenty, a full service restaurant and bar inside The Fort Collins Brewery. From your table at Gravity you can enjoy a pint and watch the packaging of local favorites like Chocolate Stout and MajorTomʼs Pomegranate Wheat.

Fort Collins Tours
Suite 238,19 Old Town Square
(970) 372-1445

Fort Collins Tours offers guided walking tours in and underneath Old Town Fort Collins. To learn more about our year round Brewery Tours, Ghost Tours, Gourmet Tours, Historic Walking Tours, Private Tours,etc. Please visit our website at www.fortcollinstours.com.

Freedom's Edge Brewing Company
224 Linden Street
(970) 493-1494

We are a family owned & operated small batch micro-brewery that is committed to making fresh, quality handcrafted beer.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
124 Racquette Drive
(970) 631-8038

Come meet the H&D family and sample our current #freshtastycraft beers on tap, or enjoy our beers around town with friends. Tasting room open 12-6 daily; brewery tours available on request.

New Belgium Brewing Company, Inc.
500 Linden Street
(970) 221-0524

Stop by and meet some of our employee owners. We're here Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 7pm. Guided tours are available by making a reservation online at www.newbelgium.com or stop in and grab a Fat Tire Ale.

Odell Brewing Company
800 E. Lincoln Avenue
(970) 498-9070
(970) 498-0706

Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which they distribute by sourcing local raw materials, and through their charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. The brewery’s tap room is open seven days a week and offers limited release pilot brews, live music on Wednesdays, and daily tours.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co
242 N. College Ave., Unit B
(970) 484-7222
We are Fort Collins' newest craft brewery, bringing easy drinking takes on lesser-known beer styles to the table. Enjoy our cozy Old Town location and taproom with patio. Cheers!
SuperShuttle
4414 E. Harmony Rd, Ste. 200
(970) 225-4838
(970) 223-5088

17 daily airport shuttles offered between Denver Int’l Airport and Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, & Windsor. SuperShuttle also offers Hops & Shops Brewery Shuttle in the Fort Collins area (by reservation only), mini-bus and motor coach shuttles for either airport or non-airport group transportation and chauffeured town car/SUV service. For booking 17 daily shuttles, call 800-258-3826 or www.supershuttle.com/dia. For all other services, call 970-225-4838.

Yellow Cab Taxi
4414 E Harmony Rd., Suite 200
(970) 224-2222

Yellow Cab is the taxi provider in Ft. Collins, Loveland and Greeley. Please call 970-224-2222 about 15 minutes before you want to be picked up in Ft. Collins or about 30-45 minutes in advance for other cities. Earth friendly taxis and wheelchair taxis available. Download the zTrip app on your phone to order a taxi through your mobile.