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The First Ever Denver Beer Heatmap, February 2014

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With a new Colorado brewery opening about once a week, it's hard to keep up with what's hot in the beer scene. Much like the Denver Heatmap, included in this inaugural Beer Heatmap are venues old and new, in a variety of neighborhoods. These hot spots aren't just breweries, but also beer bars where the savviest of the city's beer geeks go to drink.

South Broadway dominates this list with two breweries and Historian's Ale House, The Bark Bar in the Highlands is thriving, and Boulder's brewpubs get the spotlight.

Have any suggestions? Any vital omissions? Leave 'em in the comments or send 'em down the tipline.


· Updating The Eater Heatmap, February 2014 [EDen]
· Former Future Brewing Company Is Ready to Pour Its Beer on South Broadway [EDen]
· The Cocktail Heatmap: Where to Drink Right Now [EDen]
· The 38 Essential Denver Restaurants, January '14 [EDen]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

The Bark Bar

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It's no surprise that Denver's craft beer drinkers, dog lovers, and caffeine hounds would flock The Bar Bar. These new digs in the Highlands are so popular that they also made Eater's Denver Restaurant Heatmap this month.

Black Shirt Brewing Co.

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Denver loves Black Shirt Brewing. The company has made a splash since its opening inception in 2009, most recently for its new canned line of red-themed beers, like red porter and the red saison.

Epic Brewing Denver

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Epic, the Salt Lake City brewery that set up shop in Denver, is wowing Denver with a larger-than-life facility, with a taproom designed to make you feel as if you're on the inside of a barrel of beer, and 25 Epic beers on tap.

Falling Rock Tap House

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This is one of Denver's classic tap houses, but it never gets old. The 80+ draft list always rotates with an international lineup of beers, and the crowd is always buzzing.

Strange Brewing Company

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After more than a year of legal red tape, Strange Brewing Company— called That Brewery on Zuni in hiatus, during which it won the Chef & Brew Festival in fall of 2013— is getting its name back, with a twist. Stay tuned for its latest rendition.

TRVE Brewing Co.

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Another newer Denver brewery that has lived its hype out is TRVE on South Broadway. Always a sure thing, the brewery rocks heavy medal and serves exceptional barrel-aged and experimental beers.

Historians Ale House

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Another South Broadway location that's buzzing is Historian's Ale House, where more than 40 beers are available on tap, 30 of which are brewed in Colorado. Historian's features a brewery of the month, and a solid pub grub menu.

Former Future Brewing Company

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The thriving South Broadway district has a new brewery that is finally open for business after making smashing appearances at many of Denver's beer festivals over the past few months. Check out Eater's photo gallery of the new brewery.

Caution Lakewood

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Maybe it's the memorable street sign-centric marketing, or the wild beer names, or the zany owners, who were just named one of 5280's Dynamic Duos— whatever the lure, Caution: Brewery has developed a cult following that now travels across town to the company's second location in Lakewood.

Stapleton Tap House

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This beer geek's haven prides itself on only having extremely small-batch beers from Colorado's breweries on tap. That means one-of-a-kind, seasonal, and specialty beers left and right. Worth the trip east.

West Flanders Brewing Company

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West Flanders is in the news not only for its fresh Belgian-style beers, but also for its recent Super Bowl bet with Elysian Brewing Company from Seattle.

Fate Brewing Company

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FATE Brewing conquers the kolsch beer + barbecue, among many other great beverages and menu items. Boulder can't get enough of this brewpub.

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats

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Lucky for Boulder, this garage nanobrewery-turned-brewpub is serving up some of the funkiest beer and ice cream styles in town, not to mention an array of beer dinners for every occasion.

The Bark Bar

It's no surprise that Denver's craft beer drinkers, dog lovers, and caffeine hounds would flock The Bar Bar. These new digs in the Highlands are so popular that they also made Eater's Denver Restaurant Heatmap this month.

Black Shirt Brewing Co.

Denver loves Black Shirt Brewing. The company has made a splash since its opening inception in 2009, most recently for its new canned line of red-themed beers, like red porter and the red saison.

Epic Brewing Denver

Epic, the Salt Lake City brewery that set up shop in Denver, is wowing Denver with a larger-than-life facility, with a taproom designed to make you feel as if you're on the inside of a barrel of beer, and 25 Epic beers on tap.

Falling Rock Tap House

This is one of Denver's classic tap houses, but it never gets old. The 80+ draft list always rotates with an international lineup of beers, and the crowd is always buzzing.

Strange Brewing Company

After more than a year of legal red tape, Strange Brewing Company— called That Brewery on Zuni in hiatus, during which it won the Chef & Brew Festival in fall of 2013— is getting its name back, with a twist. Stay tuned for its latest rendition.

TRVE Brewing Co.

Another newer Denver brewery that has lived its hype out is TRVE on South Broadway. Always a sure thing, the brewery rocks heavy medal and serves exceptional barrel-aged and experimental beers.

Historians Ale House

Another South Broadway location that's buzzing is Historian's Ale House, where more than 40 beers are available on tap, 30 of which are brewed in Colorado. Historian's features a brewery of the month, and a solid pub grub menu.

Former Future Brewing Company

The thriving South Broadway district has a new brewery that is finally open for business after making smashing appearances at many of Denver's beer festivals over the past few months. Check out Eater's photo gallery of the new brewery.

Caution Lakewood

Maybe it's the memorable street sign-centric marketing, or the wild beer names, or the zany owners, who were just named one of 5280's Dynamic Duos— whatever the lure, Caution: Brewery has developed a cult following that now travels across town to the company's second location in Lakewood.

Stapleton Tap House

This beer geek's haven prides itself on only having extremely small-batch beers from Colorado's breweries on tap. That means one-of-a-kind, seasonal, and specialty beers left and right. Worth the trip east.

West Flanders Brewing Company

West Flanders is in the news not only for its fresh Belgian-style beers, but also for its recent Super Bowl bet with Elysian Brewing Company from Seattle.

Fate Brewing Company

FATE Brewing conquers the kolsch beer + barbecue, among many other great beverages and menu items. Boulder can't get enough of this brewpub.

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats

Lucky for Boulder, this garage nanobrewery-turned-brewpub is serving up some of the funkiest beer and ice cream styles in town, not to mention an array of beer dinners for every occasion.

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