Discover Colorado Springs’ Craft Beverage Scene

Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region are home to an array of local breweries, distilleries, wineries and even a few cideries. Pair a pint glass with a gorgeous regional trail to experience all that this beautiful city has to offer.

The key to becoming a brew guru is through extensive knowledge of the craft and tasting it for yourself. Colorado Springs is the ideal environment for learning all things brewed from certified industry experts at more than 30 craft breweries and countless local coffee shops. You too can become a beverage aficionado as you sip, swirl and savor top Colorado Springs craft beverages.

Discover the hand-crafted goodness of the region's beverage scene at 14 local stops offering a number of ways to sip, savor and grab some swag with this free Crafts + Drafts Passport.

Stop in Fossil Brewing Company for small-batch brews before or after the beauty found in Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Their house-made ginger ale is also refreshing after seeing the beautiful rock formations similar to those in Garden of the Gods Park. Hop on two wheels to ride the New Santa Fe regional trail (click for trail closure information) before grabbing some hops at Ivywild School's Bristol Brewing Company.

Colorado Mountain Brewery's north location is close to the U.S. Air Force Academy grounds with various trail options. Other favorite taps include Pikes Peak Brewing Company and Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. Here's a full list of regional breweries by location.

Unscrew the lid on the region's delicious moonshine. 3 Hundred Days of Shine is an ode to the annual days of sun seen in the region. Paired with endless blue skies and a trek on the popular Mount Herman Trail makes for the perfect Monument, CO day. Other area hot spots include a speak-easy style gin distillery and a few whiskey stops.

Ascend America's Mountain on the popular Barr Trail. Relax and celebrate the trip with a bite at the Wines of Colorado and a nearby tour and tasting at the Winery at Pikes Peak, both owned by the same family with a passion for Colorado produced wines.

Head south to explore the grounds of the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City. Tastings are offered seven days a week. Nearby Shelf Road and the Garden Park Fossil areas are popular spots for outdoor recreation.

Let our java masters start you on the path to espresso enlightenment. Taste your way through a variety of coffees, from robust and earthy undertones to sweet and floral notes. Our local coffee roasters take time to hand-select their beans before delivering them to various shops where they are freshly ground to perfection. The difference between a perfectly roasted coffee bean and a burned batch can be a matter of seconds or degrees. It takes years of training to become a roasting sensei with the ability to “read” the beans and make decisions with split-second timing. 

Find your inner zen in one of our many cozy coffee shops with intimate, relaxing settings before a busy day of sightseeing and activities. If you’re looking for ambiance that stimulates inspiration, we have numerous locations with modern settings and accommodations that spark creativity while you sip on a fresh roast.

Established in 1916, this elementary school was transformed in 2012 to Ivywild, a local hot spot for all things coffee and beer. Taste artisanal coffee at The Principal’s Office and walk down the hall to Bristol Brewing Company to enjoy an award-winning ale.

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Colorado Craft Tours

Colorado Craft Tours

Join us on guided craft beer and spirits tours, taking you from backroom brewery tours to food and beer pairings. Climb on our tour bus and…

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Fossil Craft Beer Company

Fossil Craft Beer Company

In honor of the Patron Saint of Beer, we are participating in the Feast of Saint Arnold on Saturday, June 11. Stop by before June 7, buy our…

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Bristol Brewing Company

Bristol Brewing Company

The quality and flavor of the beer drive everything at Bristol. With over two decades of brewing expertise behind us, we continue to explore…

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Colorado Mountain Brewery - Interquest

Colorado Mountain Brewery - Interquest

Craft beer is serious business, and our years of brewing experience have shaped our unique beers and original ales to mean serious Colorado…

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3 Hundred Days of Shine Distilling

3 Hundred Days of Shine Distilling

Come on down and sip some shine with us! Meet our Distiller, take a tour of our operation and taste the best sippin' 'shine this side of the…

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Winery at Pikes Peak, The

Winery at Pikes Peak, The

Located off the Ute Pass, close to the Pikes Peak Highway this is one location you must stop to check out. Enjoy our tasting room with…

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Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, The

Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, The

We proudly invite you visit our fine winery located in Canon City, Colorado. For the past 11 years, our winery has attracted visitors from…

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Story Coffee Company

Story Coffee Company

We choose our coffee because coffees have a story to tell, and that story is amazing!

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Loyal Coffee

Loyal Coffee

Loyal Coffee is a barista owned and operated specialty coffee shop dedicated to creating a full five senses experience for our guests through…

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Humble Coffee - Eastside

Humble Coffee - Eastside

Drive-Thru or Walk-Up for our Local Coffee - 2 Locations

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Wild Goose Meeting House, The

Wild Goose Meeting House, The

Try our freshly prepared salads, fun nacho options, cheese boards, sandwiches and quesadillas prepared on the Wild Goose Panini grill, and more!

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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

Our second floor billiards hall is the oldest in Colorado Springs, and features a full-service bar, 10 tournament-style billiard tables, HD…

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Pikes Peak Brewing Company

Pikes Peak Brewing Company

AWARD-WINNING HAND-CRAFTED ALES, GREAT FOOD, FUN & MUSIC! At Pikes Peak Brewing Co., we strive to create a relaxing place for the community…

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Peaks N Pines Brewing Co

Peaks N Pines Brewing Co

Peaks N Pines Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Colorado Springs serving at least 8-10 craft beers. We offer in a casual place to…

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