Best for: Music-loving SSers and roadies
You want cred? Not only does Oskar Blues produce the ubiquitous Dale’s Pale Ale, which the company bills as “the first hand-canned craft ale,” but it’s the only brewery we know of that’s launched their own line of bikes (a killer collection of belt-drive singlespeeds, which they branded REEB—spell it backwards—for good measure). The pub in Lyons is on the local Boulder-St. Vrain Canyon road loop, and rideable from the Hall Ranch trails. The eclectic menu includes hearty pub grub—pulled pork sliders, fried pickles, and crab cake clubs—and there’s good live music, including bluegrass on Tuesday nights.