The Napa Valley of Beer

Maybe it’s that cool, clear water rolling down them Rocky Mountains at the perfect temperature, or maybe it’s the long, cold winters trapping people in the valleys, but the Denver area has become known as the “Napa Valley of Beer.”

With more than a dozen breweries, and just as many unique pubs, there are many choices to get your beer on!

We chose the Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe. First of all, it has a great name. Second, I love Belgian beer. And finally, they have an extensive list of Belgian beer on tap (at least 60) and in bottles.

We first tried a sampler of four beers on tap. Kimmer drank the dark ones and I drank the lighter, fruiter ones. We then ordered food choices, many inspired by New Orleans – Kimmer selected rabbit stew and I chose a salad to go along with our next round – Pink Blossom ale for my salad that is brewed with pear syrup and honey, and a Brugse Zot Dubbel belgain ale for the stew.

The food was amazing (as good as anything we had in New Orleans) and the beer was just as good. Definitely the stop when you’re in Denver.

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