Originally Posted by TheElusiveKyleOrton
River North is good, though i wouldn't call them a "new" brewery anymore. They've been there for a few years now.
Strange, Dry Dock, Prost and Great Divide are my go-to's locally. And Crooked Stave is making a BIG push with some of their offerings.
They opened in February or March of 2012, which was about the same time as Hogshead and Prost. I consider that pretty new.
Denver Beer Company opened about this time of year in 2011. I still consider that fairly new, compared to Dry Dock, Great Divide, etc... Their initial beers were not nearly as good as what I've had their this summer. They seem to have got the hang of it now. Especially if you like belgian styles and sours.
Strange and River North are definitely my breweries of choice right now, though Great Divide always impresses with their consistency in delivering a quality beverage. I'm personally not a huge fan of Prost, though they're leaps and bounds better than Denver Beer Co. across the highway.
De Steeg on Tennyson is also putting forth some tasty beverages. Not hard to find a good place for a good beer in this state. Not sure that Weld county has any decent breweries though. Maybe that is why they want to leave... they hate beer.