Best Brewery in Estes Park

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With Colorado quickly becoming the craft beer capitol of the world, it is no doubt that Estes Park has some top notch mountain brewery options. So if some day you find yourself standing at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains, here are the best options for a microbrew:

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3. Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company

Located in a re-purposed gas station just a few minutes from downtown on US HWY 7 (Peak to Peak Scenic Byway), the Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company is a simple stop that is brewing great beer. With custom artwork that lines the tasting room walls, the LRBC really has that small town feel. Growlers available.  Check out their revolving menu first hand.

Try: Ogg’s FM Altbier (5% ABV), and LRBC Stout (6.8% ABV)


2. Estes Park Brewery

Touting it’s famous free samples, the Estes Park Brewery is the original brewery in town. Opened since 1994, and bottling since ’95 these mountain themed beers have withstood the test of time. Serving a full food menu, Estes Park Brewery is the only option on our list that can help with your hunger.  Visit for a cold draft, or 6-pack to go.

Try: Longs Peak Raspberry Wheat (4.2% ABV), Staggering Elk Lager (4.8% ABV) and Estes Park Gold (4.2% ABV)


1. Rock Cut Brewing Company

In our top spot is Rock Cut, which also happens to be the newest brewery in Estes Park. This brew house located in a discreet strip mall a few blocks (walking distance) from downtown. The bar alone here is impressive. A custom wooden slat bar frames the setting for some pretty great beer and bottomless pretzels.  Experimenting in brew styles popularized all over the world, their 8-12 tap selection is ever changing. Though Rock Cut Brewing Company does not serve food, they encourage you to bring your own, or order in. Growlers available.  Learn More.

Try: Altbier Amber (5.1% ABV), and American IPA (7.4% ABV)

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Though not breweries themselves, The Wapiti Pub and The Rock Inn earn an honorable mentions for bars that feature lots of local craft brew options in Estes Park.