When the Arvada Beer Company — Arvada Colorado’s original craft brewery — shuttered in early 2016, many worried what would become of the local beer scene. Just a year and a half later, those fears are already a distant memory.
There are now four Arvada breweries pouring the craft brews that residents of this northwest Denver suburb just can’t seem to get enough of. All four are making a name for themselves and growing fast. And there’s another new brewery opening in 2017 that’s expected to be on par with the others.
Whether you’re a beer nerd or just like a fun place to grab a drink, you’ll want to give these Arvada breweries a visit while the scene is peaking this year.
Top Arvada Breweries in 2017
New Image Brewing Co.
5622 Yukon St, Arvada, CO 80002
New Image serves up quality craft brews, unique cocktails, and an eclectic menu of food. It’s set in a casual, industrial-inspired space that has a hip design but is still inviting.
The mixed table seating is one of the features that give New Image an open, friendly vibe that makes patrons feel at home. It’s easy to mix with new people, play board games with friends, and try some beers that you’re not going to get at your average bar.
5535 W 56th Ave., Suite 107, Arvada, CO 80002
Two local homebrewing hobbyists turned professional in 2013 when Odyssey Beerwerks opened. With a taproom with tons of quality microbrews on tap, an impressive lineup of live music, and some fantastic food trucks options parked outside, Odyssey has become the brewery that every homebrewer dreams of opening.
It’s a happening place that still focuses on serving up great beers. Here’s a sampling of the seasonal, rotational, year-round, and special release brews you might find on any given night: Clan Warrior Scotch Ale, Ghost Drifter Pale Ale, Axiom Belgian Red IPA, Seething Cauldron Stout, No Safe Harbor (a Baltic Porter), Phantom Oatmeal Stout, and the Rum Barrel Aged Olde Ale.
Some Place Else Brewery
6425 W 52nd Ave., Unit 6/6B, Arvada, CO 80002
If you can’t resist the combination of classic arcade games, pinball machines, and special craft brews, Some Place Else Brewery is the place for you.
The tap room has a smaller, more intimate vibe than the other brewpubs on this list, but doesn’t detract from the fun. For a nano pub, it’s got plenty of variety to offer the discerning beer drinker. Alpine Loop Amber, Darth Saison, Citrus IPS, and Kinda Like Grapefruit IPA are few of the popular year-round and rotating beers. There’s also usually a couple seasonal items on tap that are worth checking out.
Denver Beer Company (Arvada)
5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80002
Like it’s sister location in Denver, The Denver Beer Company’s Arvada location focuses on putting out flavorful craft beers to suit a variety of tastes. There’s an emphasis on quality, fresh ingredients.
It’s hard to argue with the location of this brewery. Located on Olde Wadsworth in Olde Town Arvada, there’s a great atmosphere that lends itself to the craft brew scene.
It’s a seven-barrel brew house that has the resources to pump out great quality and pretty solid variety. Ten taps rotate heavily according to the season, and of course feature lots of exclusive brews you won’t find anywhere else.
House favorites include the Incredible Pedal IPA, the Graham Cracker Porter, and the fruity Princess Yum Yum.
What’s Your Favorite?
Do you have a favorite Arvada brewery or craft brew that you think others should try? Leave a comment and let us know about it!