The Great Divide Brewing Company has a brewery and tap room in downtown Denver Lakehouse 17. The guests of this brewery can try any of the beers on tap or in a bottle, as well as the occasional Tap-room-only special release. They also have a bar and packaging facility. Their packaging facility is modern and they have a canning line and a barrel-aged sour beer storage area. Every third Wednesday night, they host Hop Disciple night where interesting discussions about beer and anything that has to do with beer take place.
Denver also a lot beautiful outdoor attractions like the Denver Botanic Gardens. Denver Botanic Gardens spans over twenty-four acres. They have a great variety of gardens and collections that “illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world.” The distinctive gardens define our Western identity and a one-of-a-kind high altitude climate and geography. If you decide to go see Mount Evans, the view is beautiful and there are gorgeous white goats at the top of the mountain as well. They also have guided tours that will drive you up the mountain, but the tours do not include anything out of the vehicle due to park regulations.
For the people that love food, Denver has a lot of different places to eat. Linger used to be a mortuary and they have gurneys and morgue tags as menus. They have generous portions, one-of-a-kind food like food from Turkey and Morocco. Their guests can get a great view of the moon at the rooftop bar and they encourage sharing of dishes because they give their guests small sharing plates with each meal. At Cherry Cricket, you can build your own burger and they have a large beer selection. Osaka Ramen has delicious Ramen for the main course and great tasting donuts for dessert. The guests of Gibby’s Big Backyard can play volleyball on their tournament sized courts, play outdoor Jenga by the fire pit, and enjoy burgers, wings, and beer.
There are also tours that people can take individually or as a group. The Denver Mountain Parks and City Tour Combo will take their tour guests to places such as an open-air outdoor named after red rocks, great looking canyons, and major cultural and historical sites in town. The Small Group Downtown Food Tour provides you with the chance to eat short ribs, gourmet cheese, and mouthwatering ice cream while learning about the city’s rich heritage.
Your tour guide will then take you to Milk and Honey, that serves fusion foods like Asian-inspired fish from Scotland, a Mexican dip using sweet peas instead of avacadoes, and delicious ribs with a sweet marinade. You will also go to Avelina where you can try the homemade soup and to Zoe Ma Ma to try traditional Chinese noodles. Then you will go to the EVOO Marketplace to find genuine olive oils and balsamic vinegar that is aged in a barrel. During the tour, you will hear stories about the city from the Wild West era to the peculiar and unexpected reputation of today. The tales of the local business owners of those who are a big part of the town will interest you and you will also check out the buildings that were made that shows the history of how buildings were made in the past to today. The tour ends at Milkbox Creamery where you can get ice cream in flavors like fluffernutter, salted Oreo, or French toast. The tour will leave you full of food and knowledge about Denver and content as well.