Don’t Kick the Bucket Before You Visit These Bucket List Breweries

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Most people have some sort of a bucket list. You know, places you need to visit, things you need to experience, before you kick the bucket. So what about bucket list breweries? Are those a thing?

Uh…Yeah! And we’ve got an entire conversation about bucket list breweries, travel adventures and more.

But first, we must make this clear, even for traveling beer geeks like us, it really is all about the people and the places. The beer just happens to follow.

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There are fond memories around sharing beers with friends or making new friends or enjoying a good beer after a long day on the slopes or the trails or finding a brew that is a brand new flavor and now a brand new favorite. These bucket list breweries are more than just about the beer. As always, they are about the people and the experiences. 

What are some bucket list breweries we may have missed, or we may not know about? We’d love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments below.

Happy Bucket List Brewery Hunting!

Bucket List Breweries

Honorary Mentions

Oh, the beer we drank.

Stone Xocoveza from Stone Brewing – an Imperial Stout inspired from Mexican hot chocolate. This is a seasonal release from Stone that should not be missed!

Want More?

We were lucky enough to get interviews with Ken Grossman from Sierra Nevada and Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head at GABF 2019. Give ’em a listen.

Learn all about chicha and pulque from Judd Belstock of Dos Luces Brewery in Denver.

Start here on your search for your bucket list breweries.

PRO TIP: When possible, please check ahead anywhere you go. Many places are re-opening, but some may not be. Due to the C-word, you need to be prepared for restrictions and closures. Be flexible.

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Kevin Singel
1 year ago

As a Coloradan, I’d put Elevation Brewing on my short list. It’s in little Poncha Springs between Buena Vista and Salida.