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Colorado is wild for wild ale right now. When we polled the experts about where to find funky, sour, and wild ales, they had so many suggestions for the Northern part of the state, we had to give the region its own map.

From breweries focused on Belgian beer like Funkwerks and New Belgium, to underground bars with radical bottle selections from across the globe, here are 17 places to get your farmhouse fix in Fort Collins, Windsor, and Loveland.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Forge Publick House

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232 Walnut St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(831) 332-8060
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Sister bar to two Forges in California, this pub has a laid back vibe that's rarely found off the beach. Here's a wild ale haven, with Belgian styles and sours often on tap, and one of Fort Collins' better bottle lists.

2. Cranknstein

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215 N College Ave, Ste B
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 818-7025
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Not just wild ale (such as New Belgium's La Folie and High Hops' Lady Godiva), but also freshly roasted coffee and bike repairs to boot.

3. Town Pump

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124 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
The Town Pump served the first-ever Fat Tire on draft, and is now a place to find wild ale from local breweries— like New Belgium and Odell— on occasion.

4. New Belgium Brewery

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500 Linden St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 221-0524
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Here's a hub for wild ale and Belgian-style beers, including the lambic Transatlantic Kriek, the sour brown ale La Folie, and the sour dry hopped ale La Terroir.

5. Odell Brewing Company

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800 E Lincoln Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 498-9070
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Last week, this brewery bottled the Fifty Niner, a golden ale that will be Brett bottle conditioned. Another wild ale that they'll release soon is the Friek, which includes various wild yeasts and bacteria.

6. Funkwerks

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1900 E Lincoln Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 482-3865
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Funkwerks specializes in Belgian styles of beer, and has now one two Great American Beer Festival medals for its flagship saison.

7. The MainLine

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125 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
(970) 449-5601
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This Breckenridge-Wynkoop restaurant has two bars that often have farmhouse ales on tap.

8. Tap n Handle

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307 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 484-1116
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This craft beer-obsessed bar has more than 70 beers from across the globe. This bar also hosts one of Fort Collins' best lineups of tap takeovers.

9. The Colorado Room

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642 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
This state-centric restaurant has 6 taps dedicated to local brews. Here you can find the occasional wild ale from New Belgium, Odell, or Black Bottle, among others.

10. The Mayor of Old Town

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632 S Mason St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 682-2410
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Sour and wild ale to has its own section on the ever-changing menu at the 100-tap beer bar. The menu boasts beer-friendly sausages and Belgian-style fries from Common Link.

11. Black Bottle Brewery

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1611 S College Ave Suite 1609
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 493-2337
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Another brewery mastering the art of saison is Black Bottle. Go for the Hopelessly Devoted or the There Goes The Neighborhood. This brewpub also serves rotating taps from other breweries, many of which are often other saisons and farmhouse ales

12. The Bar Fort Collins

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1228 W Elizabeth Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Underground, under-the-radar, and filled with video gamers drinking $1 PBRs, this bar is an unusual suspect for having wild ale available. The Bar, however, just so happens to have one of Fort Collins' best beer lists, with more than 75 labels.

13. Road 34

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1213 W Elizabeth St
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 221-3434
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Here's one of the best places in Fort Collins to find wild ale, and craft beer in general, that you can't find anywhere else in town.

14. Taps Sports Bar and Grill

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165 Boardwalk Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 449-4462
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Another unlikely lineup of wild ales comes from Taps. This sports bar serves wild ale from Odell, Verboten, and Lost Abbey, among many others.

15. High Hops Brewery

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6461 State Highway 392
Windsor, CO 80550
(970) 674-2841
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Hop farm-turned-brewery High Hops focuses on a line of pale ales and IPAs, but recently created the Lady Godiva. Its their Noble One Belgian Quad aged in a whiskey barrel with Brettanomyces.

16. Verboten Brewing

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1550 Taurus Ct
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 988-6333
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One of Northern Colorado's newest breweries is experimenting with fresh ingredients, as well as farmhouse yeast. Go for the Five Second Frencher lemongrass wit and the Between Worlds white IPA.

17. Grimm Brothers Taproom

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623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 624-6045
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Grimm exclusively makes German styles of beer with a twist. Go for The Farmer's Wild Daughter, an Oktoberfest beer brewed with Brettanomyces, and The Griffin, brewed with

1. The Forge Publick House

232 Walnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Sister bar to two Forges in California, this pub has a laid back vibe that's rarely found off the beach. Here's a wild ale haven, with Belgian styles and sours often on tap, and one of Fort Collins' better bottle lists.
232 Walnut St
Fort Collins, CO 80524

2. Cranknstein

215 N College Ave, Ste B, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Not just wild ale (such as New Belgium's La Folie and High Hops' Lady Godiva), but also freshly roasted coffee and bike repairs to boot.
215 N College Ave, Ste B
Fort Collins, CO 80524

3. Town Pump

124 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524
The Town Pump served the first-ever Fat Tire on draft, and is now a place to find wild ale from local breweries— like New Belgium and Odell— on occasion.
124 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

4. New Belgium Brewery

500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Here's a hub for wild ale and Belgian-style beers, including the lambic Transatlantic Kriek, the sour brown ale La Folie, and the sour dry hopped ale La Terroir.
500 Linden St
Fort Collins, CO 80524

5. Odell Brewing Company

800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Last week, this brewery bottled the Fifty Niner, a golden ale that will be Brett bottle conditioned. Another wild ale that they'll release soon is the Friek, which includes various wild yeasts and bacteria.
800 E Lincoln Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524

6. Funkwerks

1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Funkwerks specializes in Belgian styles of beer, and has now one two Great American Beer Festival medals for its flagship saison.
1900 E Lincoln Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524

7. The MainLine

125 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
This Breckenridge-Wynkoop restaurant has two bars that often have farmhouse ales on tap.
125 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO

8. Tap n Handle

307 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
This craft beer-obsessed bar has more than 70 beers from across the globe. This bar also hosts one of Fort Collins' best lineups of tap takeovers.
307 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524

9. The Colorado Room

642 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
This state-centric restaurant has 6 taps dedicated to local brews. Here you can find the occasional wild ale from New Belgium, Odell, or Black Bottle, among others.
642 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524

10. The Mayor of Old Town

632 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Sour and wild ale to has its own section on the ever-changing menu at the 100-tap beer bar. The menu boasts beer-friendly sausages and Belgian-style fries from Common Link.
632 S Mason St
Fort Collins, CO 80524

11. Black Bottle Brewery

1611 S College Ave Suite 1609, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Another brewery mastering the art of saison is Black Bottle. Go for the Hopelessly Devoted or the There Goes The Neighborhood. This brewpub also serves rotating taps from other breweries, many of which are often other saisons and farmhouse ales
1611 S College Ave Suite 1609
Fort Collins, CO 80525

12. The Bar Fort Collins

1228 W Elizabeth Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Underground, under-the-radar, and filled with video gamers drinking $1 PBRs, this bar is an unusual suspect for having wild ale available. The Bar, however, just so happens to have one of Fort Collins' best beer lists, with more than 75 labels.
1228 W Elizabeth Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521

13. Road 34

1213 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Here's one of the best places in Fort Collins to find wild ale, and craft beer in general, that you can't find anywhere else in town.
1213 W Elizabeth St
Fort Collins, CO 80526

14. Taps Sports Bar and Grill

165 Boardwalk Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Another unlikely lineup of wild ales comes from Taps. This sports bar serves wild ale from Odell, Verboten, and Lost Abbey, among many others.
165 Boardwalk Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80525

15. High Hops Brewery

6461 State Highway 392, Windsor, CO 80550
Hop farm-turned-brewery High Hops focuses on a line of pale ales and IPAs, but recently created the Lady Godiva. Its their Noble One Belgian Quad aged in a whiskey barrel with Brettanomyces.
6461 State Highway 392
Windsor, CO 80550

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16. Verboten Brewing

1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO 80537
One of Northern Colorado's newest breweries is experimenting with fresh ingredients, as well as farmhouse yeast. Go for the Five Second Frencher lemongrass wit and the Between Worlds white IPA.
1550 Taurus Ct
Loveland, CO 80537

17. Grimm Brothers Taproom

623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537, Loveland, CO 80537
Grimm exclusively makes German styles of beer with a twist. Go for The Farmer's Wild Daughter, an Oktoberfest beer brewed with Brettanomyces, and The Griffin, brewed with
623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537
Loveland, CO 80537

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