One of my favorite things to do in Fort Collins, Colorado is grab a few friends and my dog and go to a local brewery and have a cold beer. Especially if it’s a beautiful day out. Fort Collins is well known for its abundance of local breweries and I’m excited to share what I think are the best breweries in Fort Collins.
If you find yourself visiting Fort Collins, I highly recommend checking out all the breweries on this list and seeing for yourself why they’re so well loved and try their delicious fresh-brewed beer.
The Odell Brewery in Fort Collins has a huge porch area with lots of seating. It’s one of my favorite breweries in Fort Collins mostly due to the outdoor space. They frequently have food trucks outside so you can eat while you enjoy your drinks. They also frequently have live music to enjoy.
The beer they have is always delicious, I personally really like the Peach Stand Rambler which is a peach blonde ale that’s really refreshing when it’s hot out. If you’re not wanting to drink but want to enjoy the atmosphere Odell has, they also offer non-alcoholic drinks as well.
Prost Brewing is a German-style brewery with delicious beer. Prost, which is German for cheers, sources its ingredients from Germany and uses traditional German brewing techniques to make the most authentic German beer possible.
The inside has large wooden tables, board games, corn hole, and overall a very German vibe. Prost Brewing also has a Biergarten which is an outdoor space with long wooden tables. It’s not my favorite outdoor space to have a beer out of all the breweries on this list, but the beer makes it worth a visit and the inside is always a vibe.
New Belgium Brewery
New Belgium Brewery, one of Fort Collins’s most popular breweries, sits at the end of Old Town. This brewery has a huge grass area out front and a couple of tables. There is cornhole to play on the lawn and you can bring a picnic blanket to sit on.
The tables are usually taken on hot summer days and weekends, so if you want to sit outside you’ll have better luck bringing a blanket. You can also sit inside which has a nice atmosphere, but the outside is usually the most popular area to hang out in when the weather is nice.
They also usually have food trucks outside and the beers are tasty. New Belgium also offers tours where you can see exactly how their beer is made. The beer is always delightful and their tap selection is full of classics and seasonal beers.
Maxline Brewing is a brewery located in mid-town Fort Collins. It has great beer and is a great brewery if you are looking to be entertained. This brewery often has live music from local artists along with other events. Be sure to check out their Facebook page before you visit to see what events they have, you might be able to catch a comedy show or puppy yoga. The brewery is a small local business run by a Fort Collins couple and it’s obvious they put a lot of love and thought into the brewery. Not to mention they have really good beer, my favorite is the Coffee Porter.
Jessup Farm Barrel House
The Jessup Farm Barrel House is a hidden gem in Fort Collins that I don’t think enough people know about.
It’s located in a shopping area that’s tucked into a cute neighborhood and the Jessup Farm Barrel House has a different vibe than any other brewery in Fort Collins. Its vibe is more relaxed and a classy sort of boho feel compared to other breweries.
If you are looking for a brewery where you can just chat and hang out with friends, this is a great one to check out. You walk through a room full of barrels of beer before you get to their beautifully decorated tap room.
They also have a beautiful outdoor space where you can enjoy your beer if the weather is nice. This brewery isn’t usually too crowded which I prefer because I know I’ll always be able to find a seat. They have a large array of unique but delicious beers. This is one brewery I highly recommend everyone check out when visiting Fort Collins!
Fort Collins, Colorado is home to a number of great breweries. It’s one of the best ways to spend a hot Saturday afternoon when you’re in Fort Collins! I hope you enjoyed my list of what I think are the best breweries in this beautiful city, cheers!