What are the best Golden Breweries you absolutely must check out? Well, we’ve done the work to figure that out for you!
We have sampled their brews, spent time in their taprooms and read all the online reviews to come up with our take on the top Golden Breweries to explore this year!
Golden is a city and former gold rush town at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, with a rich history in geology, and more importantly, great beer.
When you think of beer culture in Golden, Colorado, you’ll probably first think of the huge Molson-Coors Brewery in town. What you might not know, however, is that there is bustling craft beer scene brewing up craft beer magic behind the scenes as well. From pale ales, IPA and inventive experimental brews, there is no shortage of suds in Golden.
Golden is also just a short 30-minute drive to Boulder, Colorado where the annual Great American Beer Festival is hosted in October. If you’re a craft beer lover, this event should definitely be on your radar!
What are the top breweries in Golden?
There’s no town quite like Golden, Colorado when it comes to craft breweries. A town full of outdoor patios, some with outdoor activities, others with live music returning week after week, perfect for enjoying a sunny day with a cold beer.
At any of Golden’s breweries, you’ll find a rotating selection of craft beer, made with the highest quality ingredients and care. And if you’re looking for something truly unique, Golden is home to several barrel-aged and small-batch breweries. So whether you’re a beer lover or just looking for a new place to explore, Golden’s breweries are sure to have something for you.
Below, we’ve listed some of the best breweries in Golden, CO, that you simply cannot miss!
How we picked the best Golden Breweries?
With every ‘top breweries’ post that we write, we make sure to do diligent online research to determine who makes it on our list. From reading online reviews and reviewing beer selections, to checking other authority websites and of course, sampling their beers. We do our best to take all the information we collect and give you our opinion of the top breweries in Golden.
However, we know we aren’t perfect and if we’ve missed a Golden brewery that you think should be on this list, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and we’ll do our best to include them!
The Best Golden Breweries
Alright, let’s get to it, shall we? Here’s our list of the top Golden Craft Breweries!
Holidaily Brewing Company
Holidaily Brewing Company is the first ever dedicated and certified gluten-free brewing company in the country! That’s right, 100% gluten-free beer made with gluten-free grains and buckwheat. If you’re skeptical about the taste of gluten-free beer, have no fear, these delicious brews definitely don’t lack flavour and have even won gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival.
Founder Karen Hertz dedicated Holidaily Brewing Company to those who have a Celiac diagnosis, gluten sensitivity or are just trying to cut gluten out of their lifestyle. Through science and tons of research, Karen and her team are bringing great beer to the gluten-free community and we couldn’t be happier!
Customer Review: Excellent beer!! As a beer lover, having gotten a recent gluten allergy diagnosis was pretty devastating. I’m not into seltzers or ciders and felt doomed until HOLIDAILY was recommended by a friend. I love the IPA and the blonde ale. Great to have a local place to support while enjoying the flavors I crave. Cheers!
- Phone: (303) 278-2337
- Address: 801 Brickyard Cir, Golden, CO 80403, United States
- Beers to Try: Favorite Blonde Ale and Riva Stout
- Website: holidailybrewing.com
New Terrain Brewing Company
New Terrain Brewing Company has a huge brewery and wraparound beer garden near North Table Mountain. What better way to end a hike than a cold and delicious craft beer? Their menu of exploratory beers ranges from light and refreshing, bright and bitter, to malty and roasty. Pop in on a Thursday night for live music, or get bendy on Tuesday for a brewery yoga class! If brewery tours are your thing, you can learn all about the magic behind the scenes at New Terrain Brewing Company on Saturdays and Sundays.
Customer Review: Best Brewery in Colorado wide variety of libations. Always friendly staff great food truck rotation. Always make it a priority to visit.
- Phone: (720) 697-7848
- Address: 16401 Table Mountain Pkwy, Golden, CO 80403, United States
- Beers to Try: Suntrip Belgian Wit
- Website: newterrainbrewing.com
Mountain Toad Brewing
Mountain Toad Brewing is a cozy microbrewery located in an old machine shop off Washington Ave. decorated beautifully with murals and art pieces for sale inside. This brewery produces a wide variety of spectacular craft beers and their rotating food trucks let you try different, delicious food every night of the week.
Get cozy next to the fireplace or under the heat lamps in the large beer garden and bring your furry friend because it’s also dog friendly! There are always fun events to look forward to at this craft brewery, from cheese and beer pairings, trivia nights, and live music, it’s never a dull moment at Mountain Toad Brewing.
Customer Review: Awesome beer and fantastic patio – so cozy and quiet. Super chill vibe, we loved the Belgian white beer and the IPAs as well. Definitely worth a return visit!
- Phone: (720) 638-3244
- Address: 900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401, United States
- Beers to Try: Mount Zion IPA
- Website: mountaintoadbrewing.com
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
Cannonball Creek Crewing Company was founded by Golden locals, Jason Stengl and Brian Hutchinson and named after Clear Creek which runs through Golden, formerly known as Cannonball Creek.
Their list of ever-changing unique beers on tap won’t disappoint, giving you something new to try on almost every visit. Many of their beers even won multiple medals at the Great American Beer Festival! Various food trucks also call Cannonball Creek Brewing Company home so there are always lots of food options.
Customer Review: Exceptional beer, great brew team, great staff. Love this place!!!!
- Phone: (303) 278-0111
- Address: 393 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80403, United States
- Beers to Try: Mindbender IPA
- Website: cannonballcreekbrewing.com
Golden City Brewery
Golden City Brewery is the second largest brewery in Golden, Colorado and has over 25 years of experience brewing great beer. What started out as a passion project in the sunroom of their house has now grown into a very successful business. Golden City Brewery is a unique brewery that is actually still located inside their house, with the backyard acting as a beer garden. In addition to their great beer on tap, they also of a selection of ciders and wine made on-site.
Customer Review: Great brewery with plenty of outdoor seating. Dog friendly on patio and a reliably good food truck option. Worth a visit!
- Phone: (303) 279-8092
- Address: 920 12th St Building 2, Golden, CO 80401, United States
- Beers to Try: Legendary Red Ale and Tegridy Pale Ale
- Website: gcbrewery.com
Barrels & Bottles Brewery
Barrels & Bottles Brewery prides itself on having good beer, good wine, and good company. They now have two locations, the OG in the historic downtown Golden, and the newer location at B&B at Camp George West.
The downtown Golden location features 24 beers on tap, most of which are brewed on site but they also feature a few other breweries on their guest taps. If you’re into creative cocktails you must try the famous Barrels & Bottles wine slushies to see what the hype is all about!
Customer Review: Amazing selection of beer and wine! They also switch it up often so there’s always something new to try. The pretzel with cheese is fantastic as well! Cool spot with a cool vibe.
- Phone: (720) 328-3643
- Address: 600 12th St #160, Golden, CO 80401, United States
- Beers to Try: Orange Creamsicle Blonde Ale
- Website: barrelsbottles.com/
Over Yonder Brewing
Over Yonder Brewing Company is a family-run brewery located in Southwest Golden near the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. They produce high quality, unique craft beers and have an ever-rotating lineup that anyone will love. Since they’re so close to the amphitheater, they also offer a shuttle service to any Red Rocks show, making them the perfect before (and after) stop! Catch live music, art markets, and many other events when you head over yonder to Over Yonder Brewing Company.
Customer Review: This place is the BEST! The beers are delicious, the staff is fantastic and the owners are amazing! Closest brewery to Red Rocks too.
- Phone: (303) 278-0399
- Address: 18455 W Colfax Ave #103, Golden, CO 80401, United States
- Beers to Try: Window Appointment Pale Ale and Orange Whip Milkshake IPA
- Website: overyonderbrewing.com/
Coda Brewing Company
Coda Brewing Company was founded by a former yeast microbiologist and research scientist. Every beer that comes out of this beer laboratory is a masterpiece, and though they’re newer to the Golden craft beer scene, they’re growing very quickly. Keeping the science theme going, flight boards at Coda Brewing Company are served in small beakers so you’ll really feel like you’re in the lab!
It wouldn’t be science without constant experimentation, and that’s what you get with their experimental elixirs. These one-off creations are only made one keg at a time and are usually gone within a few days, so keep an eye on the tap list and visit often!
Customer Review: Scientifically fantastic beers! And the quality is due to the scientific perfection of the fermentation process afforded to these brewskis! If you care about well prepared beers, this is the place for you! It’s out-of-the-way but it’s an Easley stop on the way home. Do yourself a favor and try it out!
- Phone: (303) 600-8591
- Address: 15965 S Golden Rd c2, Golden, CO 80401, United States
- Beers to Try: Microdose Hazy IPA
- Website: codabrewing.com
OHM Brewing Company
OHM Brewing Company is a family-run nano brewery that started on the kitchen stove with a dad and his sons. They’ve chosen to stick to a smaller brewing system because it allows them to brew more often and experiment with different flavours and styles, depending on their community’s preferences. They’ve partnered with OutPost Food Truck which stays within their fenced-in patio, serving up tacos, sandwiches, and snacks.
Customer Review: Love their patio! Plus there are so many beers to chose from. Monthly date night.
- Phone: (720) 535-4279
- Address: 1921 Youngfield St #210, Golden, CO 80401, United States
- Beers to Try: Prickly Pear Kolsch and OhmMeal Stout
- Website: ohmbrewingcompany.com
Coors Brewery Tour
If you’re in Golden, CO, you have to check out the Coors Brewery Tour at least once. Coors beer was originally founded by Adolph Coors in 1873 and has grown to be the largest single-site brewery in the world. The Coors Brewery Tour is a great way to learn about the history and passion behind the Coors brewery while sampling all that they have to offer.
While you’re there, check out the local AC Golden craft brewery, serving up small-batch beers in the big house.
Customer Review: Great tour through the brewery! You get three “samples” which are 75% filled cups that you get to keep. You get to try some local beers from AC golden that are only sold in colorado
- Phone: (303) 277-2337
- Address: 502 14th St, Golden, CO 80401, United States
- Beers to Try: OC Golden Juicy Tropical IPA
- Website: coorsbrewerytour.com/
Enjoy the best breweries in Golden!
Make sure to go and check out Golden’s best craft breweries, grab a locally brewed pint (or 2) and support your local brewers!
If we’ve missed a brewery on our list that you think should be added, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and why you think it should be added to our list of the top breweries in Golden!