Best Brew Tours: New Belgium

I'm going to be visiting some old college friends in the great state of Colorado in the coming weeks and am looking for something I know everyone will enjoy doing. Help?

Mar 18, 2013
Outside Magazine
new belgium brewery brewing colorado beer

New Belgium Brewing.    Photo: betsyweber/Flickr


What started in 1989 as a small, seat-of-the-pants operation in Fort Collins has since gone corporate, but the quality of New Belgium’s craft beers, like Fat Tire, has never wavered. You can probably credit its owners, including every employee who has worked there for more than a year. The 90-minute tour through its expansive facilities, called the Liquid Center, is well worth taking for the generous samplings alone, even though you need to reserve free tickets a couple of weeks in advance.