Top 5 Breweries to Visit this Fall 

Just as craft beer drinkers are diversifying, so are their craft beer clubs.Equinox Brewing | Fort Collins

Nestled close to Old Town Square in Fort Collins, Equinox Brewing is a great place to unwind after work or swing by on a Saturday afternoon. Equinox focuses on the social aspect of beer: bringing people together to enjoy a good brew, chat about their lives and listen to local music. You won’t find TV’s here, either. Equinox also has an outdoor beer garden to enjoy the cool fall nights in. Our beer pick? Space Ghost IPA. 

Sparge Brewing | Wellington

The newest brewery to NoCO on our list, Sparge Brewing opened this summer in Wellington. Specializing in sessionable beers, Sparge focuses on brews that are easy drinking for all to enjoy. Named after a rinsing method used in the brewing process, founder Rich Efird went with the name Sparge after falling in love with home brewing and craft beer over a decade ago. We definitely recommend heading to Wellington and trying out this newcomer to town. Our beer pick? Snowy Wit.

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Timnath Beerwerks | Timnath

The first time I rolled over to Timnath from Fort Collins (a flat nine miles from Old Town), I was blown away by the vibe and the amazing beer. Opened November 2018, Timnath Beerwerks is a place you could spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Located in the historic Colorado Feed and Grain building in Timnath, the team behind Timnath Beerwerks did an amazing job persevering the building’s character. Make sure to visit upstairs to see exactly what I mean. Our beer pick? Coffee Schwarz. 

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Mighty River Brewing Company | Windsor

Also new to the scene, Mighty River Brewing Company opened summer 2018. With a goal of “offering an environment away from the stress and obligations of life,” Mighty River is definitely a spot to visit this fall. Whether you’re interested in chilling outside or playing bingo inside, you’ll be happy relaxing and enjoying great beer. Mighty River also has a variety of food trucks several nights a week for you to have a brew and dinner, too. Our beer pick? Hazy River Pale Ale. 

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Wiley Roots Brewing Company | Greeley

Located near our other favorite Greeley brewery, Wiley Roots Brewing Company should definitely be added to your NoCO brewery must-visit list. Founded in the summer of 2013 by Kyle and Miranda Carbaugh, Wiley Roots focuses on mixed-culture, barrel-aged, unique beers. They also have a great taproom that instantly feels like a perfect place to spend a few hours. Our beer pick? Anything ending with slush.

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Laura Smith is a freelance writer, communications professional and events coordinator. Originally from Nebraska, she moved west for more adventures and more stories. When she isn't writing she can be found running, biking, hiking or at a local brewery.

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