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
Breweries facebook page!
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
Learn more about Coors.
After a tour through
the largest brewery in the world, you might want to work in
a trip to some smaller ones!
Beer is part of
Golden's culture and an integral part of most of our special
occasions. Just a few examples:
has our own, home-grown version of TED Talks, called
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
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!
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.