Considering Denver’s prominence in America’s beer industry, and considering that we’ve got a bus perfectly capable of hauling a bunch of beer drinkers around Denver, it only makes sense for us to offer a brewery tour, right?
Banjo Billy’s Denver Brewery Tour Package
- 4 Breweries
- 3 Pints of Beer
- 3 Hours of brewery tours, insider info on Denver’s brewing scene, and more
- Total cost? Just $40
The Banjo Billy Denver Brewery Tour includes visits to the following breweries:
- Wynkoop Brewing Company
- Breckenridge Brewery
- Strange Brewing Company
- Prost Brewing
Learn more about each of these brewers below.
The Tour Details
- We begin with an OPTIONAL tour at the Wynkoop Brewing Company at 5:15 pm
- The bus will depart Wynkoop at 6:00 pm and we’ll head over to our first stop, which will be Breckenridge Brewery for a tour and a pint of beer. We’re touring the location on Kalamath so we can see the brewing operations.
- At 7:00 pm the bus will take you to Strange Brewing Company or the Prost Brewery for a free tour and a pint of beer.
- At 8:00 pm we’ll head to our last brewery tour and our last pint, which we’ll get at either Strange Brewing Company or the Prost Brewery (they’ll alternate tour times between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. every other month).
- The bus will leave our last brewery at 9:00 pm, and we’ll have you back at Wynkoop by 9:15pm.
The Wynkoop Brewing Company is located at the corner of 18th and Wynkoop (1634 18th Street). Be sure to arrive a few minutes before 5:15pm so the tour can begin on time.Buy Tickets Now
Learn More About the Breweries on Our Tour
Wynkoop Brewing Company – As Colorado’s first brewpub as well as one of Lower Downtown’s (LoDo) most important businesses, the Wynkoop Brewing Company is a part of Denver history. Founded in 1988 by a group of entrepreneurs that include current Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, the Wynkoop Brewing Company is recognized for critically acclaimed small-batch beers, high quality food & service, and the city’s best pool hall. Learn more at www.wynkoop.com.
Breckenridge Brewery – Breckenridge Brewery founder Richard Squire was your typical ski bum – with one significant difference. He had a knack for making extraordinary home brews. From those humble beginnings in 1990, Breckenridge Brewery has worked hard to create balanced, approachable and interesting hand-crafted beers, and is now one of Colorado’s best know craft brewers. Learn more at www.breckbrew.com.
Strange Brewing Company - Strange Brewing Company is the realization of a dream shared by two out-of-work IT Techs, John Fletcher and Tim Myers. Two avid homebrewers, John and Tim had worked together at the Rocky Mountain News before that newspaper closed in February, 2009. Suddenly unemployed, they needed a Plan B. So with their combined retirement savings, Tim’s and John’s homebrew recipes, and Tim’s 20-gallon homebrew equipment, they set out to open Strange Brew. Since opening on May 19th, 2010, as a one-barrel microbrewery, Strange Brewing Company has won numerous awards, including a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Learn more at www.strangebrewingco.com.
Prost Brewing Co- The Brewery was made by the Ziemann GmbH in 1963. It was installed at the Bucher Bräu in the German city of Grafenau and used there until 1984. In 1984 it was overhauled and sold to Brauerei Hümmer of Breitengüßbach, Germany, a village in the Franconian region of Bavaria.
Learn more at www.prostbrewing.com.Buy Tickets Now
Why Denver Is Considered the Capital City of America’s Brewing Industry
Denver has frequently been referred to as “the Napa valley of beer,” as the city of Denver (and the state of Colorado) are at the center of America’s brewing industry. There are more than 100 microbreweries in Colorado, the vast majority of which are within Denver’s city limits. Denver is also host to the world-famous Great American Beer Festival, an annual event that brings the top brewers in the country to Denver every fall. Finally, large brewers Miller-Coors and Anheuser Busch both have substantial operations in Colorado, with the Miller-Coors brewery on the Western edge of Denver said to be the largest brewery in the world.