It is no surprise that sour beer, fruited beer, and cider have grown in popularity like crazy throughout the craft beer movement. And let me tell you I am here for it. I have never loved beer, but I do love flavors and trying new things. Cue trying Hell or High Watermelon a few years ago and I never looked back. I was shocked that beer could taste so fresh and fruity, almost candy like.
Throughout our trip in Denver we went to a couple great places that had amazing local sour beers and cider. Below are my favorite spots for these tasty drinks as well as a beer I tried that I will never forget!
Black Project Brewing
Black Project is straight magic when it comes to sour/ wild fermented ales. They won a handful awards from GABF(Great American Beer Festival) awards and once you try their liquid you will understand why. My personal favorite is Shadow Factory a sour wheat ale with blackberry and raspberry. If you are ever in Denver and have any interest in trying out some sours, this is the place to check out. Plus the employees sure do know their stuff.
Goed Zurr is the world’s first sour beer bar. They have a two page perfectly curated sour menu. Check this place out to try some sour beers that are normally hard to get your hands on. Also! Not to be forgotten they have the most amazing charcuterie selection!
If you haven’t tried ciders in a few years, or have only tried an Angry Orchard I am begging you please try something like Stem. Cider has come so far and you can find AMAZING cider that does not have added sugar.
Stem’s space is casual and has a lovely patio. We even got lucky enough for a delicious Peruvian food truck to be parked outside!
And Lastly A Beer I Will Never Forget…
I love all things watermelon. One of my favorite things in the world is the Watermelon Sherbet at Whitey’s. It’s sweet and so tart and just magical. Well my friends I had a beer that literally tastes like Whitey’s Watermelon Sherbet. The beer is made by Platt Park and is their Watermelon Sour. Just trust me if you can try this beer do it.
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