New Breweries and Taprooms in Colorado Springs

    The craft beer scene keeps expanding. Here are a few recent additions worth adding to your visit-list as the days and brews grow darker.

    beer glasses from local breweries

    Goat Patch Brewing Co. 

    Head brewer, co-owner and local brewing rock star Darren Baze performs the liquid alchemy and inspired the name with his three-foot-long goat patch beard. Grab a table in the airy taproom, located in the ever-so-cool Lincoln Center, and graze from the food truck du jour. Don’t miss the Session IPA—try to drink just one.
    2727 N. Cascade Ave., goatpatchbrewing.com 

    Oskar Blues Grill & Brew 

    When we heard the craft-beer-in-a-can pioneers of Dale’s Pale Ale were moving in downtown, we nearly wept with joy. The arrival has been impressive—and expansive with a full menu and 48 taps, featuring more obscure Colorado and national beers beyond 12 of their own. Don’t miss the speakeasy downstairs. Bocce, anyone?
    118 N. Tejon St., oskarbluesfooderies.com 

    Tap Traders

    They don’t brew their own, but the 26 rotating taps are heavy on local and Colorado brews. You’ll find a selection of cocktails and a creative German menu. Plus the cool, open setting pays homage to the historic Alexander Film Company that inhabited the space.
    3104 N. Nevada Ave., taptraders.com

    Trails End Taproom 

    The outdoor adventure theme makes this a perfect spot to finish your ride or hike in nearby Red Rock Open Space. Pour your own, and pay by the ounce. Watch for Springs-exclusives from some smaller Colorado breweries in the 40-some taps.
    3103 W. Colorado Ave., trailsendtaproom.com 

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