Late September is when the world focuses on Denver as the center of the beer world. Beer devotees pour into town this week for the Great American Beer Festival . 800 breweries feature 4,000 beers over 3 days on Thursday September 20 at the Denver Convention Center (see the list here).

In fact, this whole week overflows with events celebrating beer culture in Denver and the World. The tenth annual Denver Beer Fest, presented by VISIT DENVER in partnership with the Colorado Brewers Guild, takes place Sept. 14-22, 2018. Check out the schedule here. You can learn about pairing beer with food at this year’s festival at the PAIRED® events . PAIRED® unites independent craft breweries and acclaimed chefs from across the country to celebrate the intricacies and possibilities of pairing beer and food.

All of the breweries whose beer we carry participate in Denver Beer Week and the Great American Beer Fest. This week is an especially good chance for the local Denver and Colorado brewers whose beer we carry everyday to get the recognition they deserve. The tours and tastings scheduled this week makes sampling easily accessible for visitors and residents.

You can zero in on beers and breweries just in the Amendment XXI Wines neighborhood with a self-guided Denver Beer Walking Tour. It is estimated that more than 200 different beers are brewed in Denver every single day, giving The Mile High City its claim as the “Napa Valley of Beer.” With so many choices, where do you take your first sip? Here’s a walking tour that takes you from LoDo (lower downtown) to LoHi (lower Highlands), visiting several beer hotspots along the way. If you want a guided walking tour, check out the Denver Microbrew Tour. It’s a 1.5-mile tour in LoDo that includes 10 samples at four of downtown’s best breweries and tap rooms. Or use the Denver Beer Trail Map to create your own tour of the 15 + breweries within walking distance of our front door.

After you have found your favorites at the Great American Beer Fest and Denver Beer Week events, tours, tastings and pairings, Amendment21Wines will be here every day with craft beers and thoughtfully chosen import and mainstream beers to pair with with our Food selections and Vintage Vinyl .