Strange Brewing Company was actually one of the first breweries I visited the first time I was in Denver, right before going to my very first Broncos game. That’s a lot of firsts. But their proximity to Mile High Stadium makes it a great place to enjoy some high quality pre-game bevvies before watching the Broncos beat up on their unworthy opponent.
It’s location could be considered “strange” in and of itself, located in a strip mall in a rarely traveled part of town. It’s taproom could even be considered “strange”, as it’s laid out as 3 separate rooms connected by open doorways with the bar in the middle room. But their beer is anything but “strange”. It’s got a ton of Belgian influence, but not too many traditional Belgian-style ales. Every beer on tap has a touch of uniqueness to it, which is the mark of great craft beer and a hallmark of Denver breweries. Their Cherry Bomb Belgian Stout is a local favorite of mine, and their Farmhouse Ale was one of the first craft Farmhouse Ales that I had during my intro to craft beer (Yes, before Great Divide’s Colette).
The staff is always friendly, and the taproom is fun and lively on most nights, with board games being played and groups sampling large quantities of Strange beer. While just a bit off of the beaten path, Strange Brewing Company is worth seeking out.