Coors Brewery Tour
in Golden, Colorado
Recommended by: Adolph Coors
A brewery is a place where they make beer. They make it from a plant called hops. Did you know beer came from a plant? I sure didn't! I don't know why some people like beer - I think they don't know it makes you fatter.
The Coors Brewery in Golden, CO offers tours for the entire family. Anyone under the age of 18 is required to be accompanied by an adult. The tour is highly educational. A 30-minute segment is self-paced. Here you see how the malting and brewing processes take place. Then, you see the packaging process. For those over 18 you can top off the self-paced tour is a sampling of Coors products. The Coors and Company gift is nearby, making it ideal for slipping away from the kids for a second to try one of the products you saw brewed!
Coors has been brewing Rocky Mountain perfect since 1873. They are known for legendary taste. The brewery holds a sizeable chunk of the area's history. You can learn how the malting and brewing processes have been tweaked over the years to create new flavors and products.
The brewery didn't always produce beer. In 1916 prohibition hit Colorado. The brewery was under strict orders to drain 561 barrels and production of beer halted. Instead of closing and putting hardworking locals out of work, the brewery began producing malted milk and near-beer.
Tours are filled with interesting and little known facts. You'll see vintage photos and awards. In 1893 Coors was awarded their first award at the Chicago World's Fair. More recently, in 2004 and 2009 Coors was a gold medalist at the Great American Beer Festivals.
The tour also holds fascinating information about Coors history. For example, Adolph Coors created the Coors legend. He was born in Germany and later came to Golden, CO. It's the local Rocky Mountain water that supposedly makes Coors what it is today. The brewery is an unlikely treasure trove of local history. Don't miss seeing this nugget of history!
13th Street, Golden, CO 80401
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|Jacob Tip: If you aren't old enough to try the beer than be sure to try the water! Rocky Mountain water is special. It's some of the cleanest and best water you'll ever taste.|
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