This month’s weather has been a gift from Mother Nature. Usually, March is the snowiest month of the year in Colorado. So far this month we haven’t seen a single flake in the Denver metro area. Instead, we’ve enjoyed temperatures in the mid-70s F. Without a calendar, I would swear it’s actually May. All this warm weather makes us crave a cold beer and backyard barbecue. Fortunately, we knew just where to go to get a fix: Breckenridge Brewery and Bar-B-Que.
Breckenridge Brewery, Bar-B-Que, and Tasting Room
Breckenridge Brewery in Denver is not just a brewery. It’s also their Denver tasting room, so you can taste all your favorite Breckenridge Brewery beers here. They also run a small but tasty barbecue in the tasting room, which is the perfect food to pair with your Breckenridge brews. What’s not to love about this combo?
Let’s Talk ‘Que
First things first let’s talk about this food. Breckenridge Bar-B-Que makes some seriously delicious grub. We’ve eaten here several times, and love the delicious, home-made flavors in everything they serve. The only issue we have with the place is that if we’re not careful, we can eat ourselves into a food coma. To be safe we usually stick to sandwiches. This trip Jeff ordered the barbecue chicken sandwich and I selected the pulled pork sandwich. Both came with potato chips, which could have been upgraded to any number of tempting side dishes. Like mac and cheese. YUM! We should get a medal for somehow limiting ourselves to chips instead of mac and cheese. Just sayin’.
The food came fast and it was fabulous, as we expected. Like any decent barbecue, it was messy and sticky to eat, but that’s no issue for us. Let’s be honest here, it’s not real barbecue if you’re not licking it off your fingers when you’re done. Needless to say, this was the real deal and we scarfed down every delicious, sticky bite.
Next Up, the Breckenridge Brewery Beers
Since we managed to avoid over-stuffing ourselves with food, we were able to try a few different beers during our visit. We started with two beers we’d never had before: the Irish Red Ale and the Regal Pilsner. The Irish Ale was really delicious and well-balanced. The Regal Pilsner was a small-batch seasonal brew that was crisp, with a nice hoppiness didn’t overpower the delicate flavor.
Just when we were finishing up, our awesome server surprised us with a few cans of SummerBright Ale, fresh off the canning line. This summer seasonal is my current favorite Breckenridge Brewery offering. It’s deliciously citrusy and clean, perfect for summer… or March days that feel like summer.
Stop By Denver’s Breckenridge Brewery & Tasting Room
Oh, Breckenridge Brewery… your amazing hospitality made us what to hang out all day. Next time maybe we will stay a bit longer, sample more beers, and give in to our desire for a big plate of barbecue and some mac and cheese. See you there?
Breckenridge Brewery, Tasting Room & Bar-B-Que
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO 80204
If you’re up in the Town of Breckenridge make sure you visit the original Breckenridge Brewery Pub. You can find the info for this place & so many other great places to drink on our Colorado Brewery, Cidery and Distillery Map.