More than just craft beer, Aurora’s makers of cider, spirits and wine can give your next event a delicious dose of Colorado flavor.
Colorado knows craft beer, but it certainly doesn’t stop there. Especially when you’re meeting in Aurora. This friendly city is filled with breweries and tasting rooms that offer the flavors of the Rocky Mountains in a glass, plus welcoming spaces with a casual atmosphere perfect for events both large and small. Ready to treat your team to ice-cold brews, fizzy ciders, craft cocktails or a glass of local wine? Here are some places that should make your short list.
Dry Dock Brewing Company
No trip to Aurora is complete without trying Dry Dock’s award-winning Apricot Blonde Ale. Their North Dock production facility can host parties of up to 350 guests, with an impressive 40-barrel brewhouse as your backdrop, plus an 18-hole disc golf course and indoor cornhole to keep your attendees in high spirits. Or opt for the original South Dock location, which boasts an intimate taproom and a cozy fireplace area complete with a shuffleboard. You can also give your group some hands-on fun with a private homebrewing class in The Brew Hut.
The Infinite Monkey Theorum
Tucked away on the third floor of Stanely Marketplace is the Aurora outpost of this eclectic urban winery based in Denver’s RiNo Art District. Perfect for executive meetings during tradeshows and post-conference celebrations, the swanky former Stanely Aviation break room turned hip hideout overlooks both the marketplace and incredible mountain views. Their top-notch selection of deliciously accessible wines made from grapes harvested from the Western Slope of Colorado are available in bottles, cans and growlers to savor both in-house or to-go.
Haykin Family Cider Tasting Room
Just five minutes from Stanely Marketplace, this award-winning small batch cidery is ideal for intimate gatherings. Husband-and-wife team Daniel and Talia Haykin produce ciders that are reminiscent of sparkling wine, thanks to their tiny bubbles and varying levels of sweetness. Arrange for a private tasting session so your group can experience the difference between each seasonal varietal in a sleek and modern setting.
Invite your attendees to unleash their inner bartender during a private cocktail creation class at Leopold Bros. distillery. Each of their two dozen unique spirits is made with fresh, all-natural ingredients using centuries-old techniques in a sustainable, zero-waste facility. You can also book the distillery’s stylish tasting room for a private tasting or team-building event.