The time has come to put together your bar package for your wedding. In Colorado, booze is a big deal, and not only our beer. There are plentiful micro-breweries in even the smallest of Colorado towns so the challenge becomes how to choose your favorite brewery, and then a couple of your favorite beers to grab some kegs or growlers of. Here are just a few of my most loved adult beverages to consume.
Diebolt Brewery is a father and son owned brewery that makes an array of different craft beers to please many palates. My personal favorite of theirs is ‘Sunnyside Wheat.’ Prost Brewery is another locally loved brewery that features all German beers, but still many options to please the whole crowd if you got a keg to serve.
Colorado wine is a little bit more tricky, but there are a few that make it work really well. Sprinting ahead for me in regard to reds is Rykers Cellars. The owner, Ryker, learned all about winemaking in California and has brought his wealth of knowledge to Colorado for us to enjoy. Another insanely popular local winery is Infinite Monkey Theorem that boasts their ‘back alley wine making.’ They have three different kinds of sparkling canned wine, yes canned. And it’s absolutely delicious. They do also have an array of other amazing wines for your guests, the more standard red or white to choose from.
Now let’s talk vodka (my personal favorite)! One well liked local vodka is Spring44 out of Loveland, Colorado. It’s not too spendy and still amazing quality. Perfect for combining with your favorite mixers at the bar for a truly hand crafted cocktail. Breckenridge Distillery (not the brewery) also has some tasty vodka, obviously made out of Breckenridge, Colorado. Breckenridge Distillery also makes a killer bourbon everyone will love and Spring44 also distills a gin that would make a great addition to any bar. Also worth noting, Breckenridge Distillery is the highest-altitude registered distillery in the world at 9,600 feet.
If you’re planning on or know that you will have some rowdy guests, you should definitely add one or all three of State 38 Distilling’s tequilas. They are out of Golden, Colorado and make blanco, reposado and anejo tequila. Although it’s far away in Crested Butte, Montanya makes a delicious rum that would definitely dazzle your guests mixed with rum or even alone. They were founded in 2008 so have been around longer than some other distillers and have only recently relocated to Crested Butte so they could expand!
Every distiller, brewer and winemaker here in Colorado takes great pride in their craft and I’m sure they would be insanely excited to have your wedding bar stocked with their goods. Many caterers or bar staffing companies even offer a “Colorado Bar” package for you to choose from for your wedding. Overall, there are many breweries, winemakers and distillers in Colorado so if you’re truly uncertain and local or visiting Colorado, grab your love and make a day of it. Sit down and play a game and hit up whatever food truck is parked out front, and sip away! Soak up the sunshine, mountain views and the booze. After all, that’s why we all love it here.
The Local Colorado Full Bar
In a perfect world for my party bar here’s what I would hand pick to serve my guests: Spring44 Vodka, Spring44 Gin, Montanya Rum, State 38 Tequila, Breckenridge Bourbon, Diebolt Brewery Kegs, Red wine from Rykers Cellars, White wine from Infinite Monkey Theorem
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