Mention Golden Colorado anywhere in the world, and people are likely to recognize it as the home of Coors Beer.  Adolph Coors established his brewery here in 1873, attracted by our high quality Rocky Mountain spring water.  The company and the town have grown together for well over a century, and today, the Miller-Coors Brewery tour attracts 250,000 visitors each year.  The Golden facility is the largest single-site brewery in the world.

We also have four craft breweries in Golden.  Keep track of the action at all of our breweries on the Golden Breweries facebook page!


Coors Tour

To take the Coors tour, park at 13th and Ford, in the visitors parking lot, then hop on the van. They’ll take you on a quick loop through the historic downtown, then into the brewery, where you learn some about the history of the brewery, learn about the brewing process, and end in the hospitality room, where you can sample Coors products for free.  The hours for the tour change seasonally, so it's best to call ahead to make sure they're open on the day you plan to visit.

Please note:  they do not allow backpacks, bags, or large purses on the brewery grounds, nor do they have lockers for them, so leave those items at home or in the car!

Learn more about Coors.

Phone:  303-277-2337.

Craft Breweries

After a tour through the largest brewery in the world, you might want to work in a trip to some smaller ones!

Golden City Brewery
920 12th Street
Cannonball Creek Brewing
393 N. Washington Ave.
Barrels & Bottles Brewery
600 12th Street 
Mountain Toad Brewing
900 Washington Ave.

More Beer!

Beer is part of Golden's culture and an integral part of most of our special occasions.  Just a few examples:

  • Golden has our own, home-grown version of TED Talks, called Golden Beer Talks.  Each month, we gather at Windy Saddle Cafe (right under the Welcome Arch) and listen to speakers discuss a variety of topics.  Each month, we serve beer from one of our craft breweries.

  • Our summer First Friday Street Fairs and July's big event, Buffalo Bill Days, are largely supported by the sale of beer, and that beer is often donated by MillerCoors.

  • Every fall the Chamber of Commerce hosts a "Stomp Your Boots Chili Cookoff."  The cookoff includes the opportunity to sample about 150 beers, and the beer is at least as powerful a draw as the chili!

  • The American Mountaineering Museum hosts a monthly party called Thirsty Third Thursday, which always features a microbrew.

  • Golden restaurants often carry limited distribution products, not available outside of the area.  Try a Barmen Pilser, a special brew that takes 7 minutes to pour, due to its creamy foam.


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