Last week we spent a lazy Sunday afternoon north of downtown Denver searching for some fun and some great craft beer. Our first stop was at Broken Shovels Farm, which we wrote about last week. All that time hanging out with the barnyard animals made us thirsty, so after the farm we decided to visit two craft breweries that we hadn’t previously visited: Creede Brewing Company and Beer By Design. Our first stop was to Creede Brewing Company, just a few miles from the farm. We knew nothing about Creede Brewing when we set forth their way, so we were eager to learn all about them.
Creede Brewing Company was full of surprises. The first big surprise for us was when we realized that Creede Brewing Company wasn’t in Creede, Colorado. If not for Yelp we may not have noticed that afternoon that the brewery was in North Denver, sandwiched somewhat between Commerce City and Thornton. The brewery’s name pays tribute to the historic City of Creede, located in southwest Colorado in the Rio Grande National Forest. Creede is one of those old western towns that saw a boom during the silver mining days of the late 1800’s. The history of Creede is full of stories of the wild, wild west….