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Fort Collins Needs Its Own Farmhouse Ale Map

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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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The Forge Publick House

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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.

Cranknstein

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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.

Town Pump

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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.

New Belgium Brewery

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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.

Odell Brewing Company

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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.

Funkwerks

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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.

The MainLine

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This Breckenridge-Wynkoop restaurant has two bars that often have farmhouse ales on tap.

Tap n Handle

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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.

The Colorado Room

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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.

The Mayor of Old Town

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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.

Black Bottle Brewery

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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

The Bar Fort Collins

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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.

Road 34

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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.

Taps Sports Bar and Grill

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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.

High Hops Brewery

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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.

Verboten Brewing

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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.

Grimm Brothers Taproom

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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

The Forge Publick House

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.

Cranknstein

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.

Town Pump

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.

New Belgium Brewery

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.

Odell Brewing Company

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.

Funkwerks

Funkwerks specializes in Belgian styles of beer, and has now one two Great American Beer Festival medals for its flagship saison.

The MainLine

This Breckenridge-Wynkoop restaurant has two bars that often have farmhouse ales on tap.

Tap n Handle

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.

The Colorado Room

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.

The Mayor of Old Town

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.

Black Bottle Brewery

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

The Bar Fort Collins

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.

Road 34

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.

Taps Sports Bar and Grill

Another unlikely lineup of wild ales comes from Taps. This sports bar serves wild ale from Odell, Verboten, and Lost Abbey, among many others.

High Hops Brewery

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.

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Verboten Brewing

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.

Grimm Brothers Taproom

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

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