Durango Beer Lovers Weekend Guide

Experience the SIX amazing breweries Durango has to offer. Durango is home to 6 craft beer micro-breweries that have become very popular. Below is a suggested itinerary for experiencing the craft beers of Durango.

Durango has long been known for its incredible scenery, outdoor adventures and historic western charm. Over the last few years, Durango has also become very well known for another of its man-made wonders… the incredible craft beer industry! If you’re looking for fun things to do in Durango, then sampling beer will be one of the first things on your list. If you enjoy high quality micro brewed beer paired with delicious food, then this is the perfect weekend itinerary for you!


Friday

Kick off the weekend at Steamworks Brewing Company in downtown Durango located on East 2nd Avenue. With over 18 medals from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival under their belt, Steamworks is sure to have a beer for everyone’s taste. Steamworks also offers an extensive menu with everything from bar grub and pizzas to hearty salads and steaks. Grab a beer, catch a game and start your weekend of beer tasting at Steamworks.

Head down to the Brew Pub & Kitchen on West College Drive for one of their many handcrafted beers, spirits and select wines. All of their beers are hand crafted in small batches for an original experience at this local brewery.


Saturday

Sleep in or catch the sunrise with a beautiful hike on the Animas City Trail. After your hike, grab some coffee and a muffin at Bread, a local favorite, and plan your day of beer tasting and brewery tours.

There are many ways to get around Durango including taxis and Uber cars. Whatever mode of transportation you choose, be safe and have a designated driver.

Once you have decided your mode of transportation, start your tour at the Animas Brewing Company. They offer a variety of locally crafted beer in a relaxed atmosphere. For lunch, head over to Durango Brewing Company, one of the oldest breweries in Colorado. Dating back to 1886, Durango Brewing Company has grown from a small brewery to a full service taproom with menu selections using locally sourced ingredients. If the season is right, you will find their patio a lovely retreat to sip on one of their many fine hand crafted brews.

A brew tour would not be complete without a trip to Bodo industrial park and a visit to Ska Brewing, a fun, funky brewery popular with locals and visitors. Take a tour, yoga class, hear some music by featured artists and even play trivia at this eclectic taproom and brewery. Be sure to take home some swag from your visit.


Sunday Morning

After a weekend of drinking you’re going to need a solid meal. Carver Brewing Company, Southwest’s Original Brew Pub, has also been awarded “Durango’s Best Breakfast” more times than they can count. Need a little hair of the dog? Well you’re at just the right place! Carver’s Bloody Mary is made from scratch and the best in town. Finish your meal with one of Carver’s tasty brews from their microbrewery that has put them on the map.


Durango Breweries: Tasting Tips