The largest single brewery in the world, Coors Brewing Company, is located in downtown Golden. Tours and tastings are offered year-round and are open to guests of all ages as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Explore a live working factory where every phase of the beer-making process is observed.
The tours cost a fee and are self-guided with headsets available. There are learning stations around with pre-recorded descriptions.
Touring the Coors Brewery in Golden
Touring a brewery is a great way to enjoy some fresh beer and learn something new. The Coors Brewing Company offers year-round tours at its brewery in Golden. Parking for the tour is located at 13th and Ford Streets, one block from the brewery. A free shuttle takes you downtown to the Coors factory and the driver usually tells you about the city of Golden on the way.
Types of Brewery Tours
There are two types of tours: self-guided and the “short-tour”. The traditional 30-minute self-guided tour with stations and headsets. You get to enjoy a complimentary sample and three 10 oz beers afterward. During slower months, a live tour is given and they run for about 30 minutes.
You can also go on the “short tour” where you go straight to the tasting room and try three complimentary beers. This is often what the locals do and you are free to partake in this tour daily. Enjoy some of Coors’s classic, seasonal, and even test-market beers. The whole operation lasts 1 – 1.5 hours including the shuttle, tour, and beer tastings. Drinking time may vary.
Address: 13th and Ford St, Golden, CO 80401