Want to sample some local Colorado-brewed beer on your visit to a Colorado ski area? You’re in luck – Almost every resort in Colorado serves local brews and micro-brews from around the state.
For more information about the local beers and liquors served at each Colorado Ski Country member ski area, we asked: Do you partner with any local breweries or serve local beer on mountain?
Wolf Creek Ski Area supports local brewers and features handcrafted beers from local breweries like 3 Barrel Brewing Company, San Luis Valley Brewing Company, Steamworks Brewing Company, SKA and Great Divide Brewing Company. Several of the local breweries have seasonal, handcrafted brews that are available at Pathfinder Bar and Raven’s Roost; such as the winter lager, Freeze Cat from 3 Barrel Brewing Company.
Winter Park Resort
Winter Park has a partnership with New Belgium Brewing Company, which brews the signature Mary Jane Ale. Winter Park Resort is the only place you can get Mary Jane Ale on draught, but this year New Belgium started canning MJ Ale and selling it in select stores in Denver and Winter Park.
Telluride partners with local breweries including Telluride Brewing Company.
Sunlight partners with a local Carbondale distillery, the Marble Distillery, through the Ski, Swim, Stay package.
Steamboat serves beer from local brewery Butcherknife.
Silverton serves craft beers from the Town of Silverton’s own Avalanche Brewery, as well as from Durango’s Ska Brewery.
Purgatory Resort features local craft beer on draft from Steamworks Brewing, and Ska Brewing at all the resort’s bars and restaurants. Purgatory partners with these breweries to host special events, such as deck parties with Steamworks, and the annual Steamworks Clam Bake on Purgatory Beach, complete with clams, beer and music. Ska Brewing hosts the end of season celebration with a Pond Skim, as well as other festivities. Both breweries participate in other “meet the brewers” events so guests can sample their craft beers and ask questions of the brewers during après ski.
Both the Sunset Bar & Grill as well as the Powderhorn Pub serve a verity of local brewery, winery, and meadery beverages. Both locations serve Palisade Brewing Company & Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s beer. Also served at both locations are Talon Wine Brand beverages. Their locally produced wine and mead (honey wine) are a go-to local favorite. In addition, Powderhorn partners with the Peach Street Distillery located in Palisade, Colorado.
Monarch partners with Elevation Beer Co. and serves several local beers on tap.
Loveland Ski Area
Loveland partners with Tommyknocker Brewery in Idaho Springs, which has been brewing Pine Bough Pale Ale specially for Loveland for over five years. Originally brewed for Loveland’s 75th Anniversary, the Pine Bough Pale Ale is a seasonal pale ale infused with spruce needles from the ski area. Try the Bernese Mountain Brown Ale from Guanella Pass Brewing Company. It’s the official beer and brewery of Parker the Snow Dog.
Eldora’s beer partner is 10 Barrel Brewing which has several locations across the US, including the RiNo district in Denver.
Nearly all the beer Echo sells is from local from Colorado breweries, big and small.
For the 2017-2018 season, Copper partnered with 10 Barrel Brewing Company, which is based in Bend, Oregon. 10 Barrel recently opened a facility in the RiNo neighborhood of Denver and has been brewing beer for the region for over a year, including for the new Ten Mile Tavern at Copper Mountain. In addition to serving 20 beers on tap (from breweries throughout Colorado), Ten Mile serves as the ideal place to sample a flight or enjoy a Colorado favorite while socializing with friends, family and locals.
Cooper serves a variety of local beers including the Irish Stout which is brewed at the Dillon Dam Brewery.
Aspen Snowmass on-mountain locations serve local beer from the Aspen Brewing Company Beer and the Roaring Fork Brewery.
A-Basin serves a lot of Colorado beer, including brews from Avery, Odell, New Belgium, Breckenridge Brewery and more. Sierra Nevada is the official beer partner of Arapahoe Basin. Out of 28 taps, 16 are Colorado microbrews. Out of the 12 that are not CO, 8 are micros from out of state. Three are Coors products.