Breckenridge Brewery opened in 1990 in the ski town of Breckenridge, making it the third oldest craft brewery in the state. In 1992 they launched a second brewpub in downtown Denver, then out grew it and moved to the Santa Fe Art District in 1995. When they outgrew that again, they moved to Littleton.
Breck’s mainline of brews includes Vanilla Porter, Avalanche Ale, Breck IPA, Mango Mosaic Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Agave Wheat, Breck Lager and Lucky U IPA. High-tech packaging includes a few nitrogen charged cans, available in the Vanilla Porter and Lucky U IPA.
Breck’s large production brewery in Littleton provides public tours Thursday through Monday at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. There’s a minimal fee of $3, which covers beer samples and a dollar donated to a variety of charities. Non-drinkers and those under 21 can take the tour for free.
Brewery tours begin a healthy pour from a daily tap selection. From the Tour Tasting Room, it leads you through the brewhouse, across the bridge to fermentation, barrel aging and packaging.
Address: 2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton
Season: Year round