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Golden City Brewery

Map & Directions 12th and Cheyenne streets
Golden, CO 80401
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  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining


Westword's Description

Founded in 1993 by geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant, the Golden City Brewery is a classic mountain town business: the brewery was in a carriage house in the backyard of the couple’s home, while the tasting area was in the living room. Two decades later, Golden’s “second largest brewery” is still in the Sturdavant’s backyard in a residential neighborhood, although the tasting room is now in the carriage house and the brewery includes a small kitchen and an outdoor patio that packs in crowds in the evenings and on weekends. Golden City also has company, as other craft brewers have opened in town, but the business keeps innovating: in 2012, Sarah Henderson took over as head brewer, making her the only woman with that title in the state at the time.

Member Reviews

  • on 03/28/14

    Oldest micro-brewery in Golden, still the best and still the largest. Recent influx of new brewers has led to an awkward transition, which is why 4 stars are given (consistency..). I think they have it figured out and the beers are better than ever.

  • KennyH wrote a review for Golden City Brewery
    on 04/06/10

    Second largest brewery in Golden baby!!!! Can't beat a pitcher of Mad Molly Brown kickin' back eating pretzels & mustard out on the patio soakin up the great weather.

  • AnyaS wrote a review for Golden City Brewery
    on 08/21/08

    This is a hidden treasure of Golden and the Golden City Red beer is fantastic. Go in the afternoon, sit at a picnic bench with friends, sing drinking songs and enjoy the hometown feel of Golden. You may find me there on a Thursday or Friday afternoon.

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  • Evan C. on 10/16/09

    Sample the IPA, one of the best I've had. Make sure you get there early though: last call for pitchers is at 6:00pm and last call is 6:30!

  • Denver Westword on 10/18/11

    Drink a flight from the second largest brewery in Golden.

  • Jason H. on 08/22/10

    You can't go wrong with any of the beers. They're all delicious!

  • Dana E. on 10/18/09

    Try the Hatch Chili Beer (it's seasonal) but the most interesting brew I've ever tasted.

  • Jordan W. on 08/21/13

    I liked their pale ale, red ale and stout. They have an awesome summer berry beer. Small, laid back, and hip.

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