#113 Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver, Colorado)
Located within an old foundry building-turned-indoor marketplace called The Source, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project has 22 taps filled with a variety of sour beers, wild ales, and saisons. The industrial-chic bar’s sour beers have gained a cult following, and huge crowds come out for the specialty tappings on Tap-it! Tuesday. You won’t find cocktails on the menu here. Sour beer is where the Colorado bar made its name but if that's not your cup of tea, Crooked Stave also brews a variety of non-sours such as their Von Pilsner, IPA, and Coffee Baltic Porter. The Denver taproom features stainless-steel gates, brick walls awash in old graffiti, a custom wood tap tower, stave tap handles, and colorful murals. There’s no food, but the friendly bartenders, overseen by taproom manager Andrew Schroeder, allow customers to carry in food from two restaurants in The Source (Acorn and Comida), and Mondo Market prepares cheese and charcuterie plates and sandwiches for customers.