Colorado day trip: Fort Collins

Pedal to your next pint in this scenic college town

Cheryl Meyers

3 more spots to brake for beer

The Fort Collins Brewery

Cruise up for brewery tours offered hourly (1–5 p.m.) on Saturdays. The tasting room stays open until 7 p.m. for both samples and pints. Don’t miss the Rocky Mountain IPA and the Retro Red ale. Closed Sun; free; 1900 E. Lincoln Ave., Ste. B

Odell Brewing Company

About a half-mile from New Belgium, Odell is another Fort Collins classic with tours (1, 2, and 3 p.m.). Show up a half-hour early since they don’t take reservations. Or swing by the taproom for a taste of 90 Shilling, Easy Street Wheat, or the summer-season brew, St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale. Closed Sun; free; 800 E. Lincoln Ave.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Find out how they make Budweiser at this sprawling operation about 4 miles from downtown. It’s not as quaint as the others, but the tour (departing every 45 minutes) includes a visit to the Clydesdale horses. Free; 2351 Busch Dr.

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