When brewers get together for the annual Colorado Brewers' Festival in each June there are normally over 70 different breweries represented from around the state. That number continues to grow each year too. To say beer drinkers are spoiled in Colorado and especially Northern Colorado is an understatement. What is you favorite local brewery?

There is about to be another brewery in our neck of the woods as well. Black Bottle Brewery will open at at 1605 S. College Ave. next to El Monte Grill & Lounge, with a $17,000 40 tap draft system that will offer five Black Bottle beers to start, along with other breweries’ beers.

The anticipation for the brewery’s opening was highlighted at this year’s Gnarly Barley Brewfest where Black Bottle took second place for the People’s Choice Brewery and lines to sample its beer far exceeded any other brewery.

The breweries' owner hopes to be open for business by the end of October.