Five Denver restaurants that pour beer in their sweets
Beer is a very liquid asset in Colorado, stocked not just behind the bars in local restaurants, but often appearing in the food. As a follow-up to our list of ten Denver restaurants that use beer in their savory dishes, we searched the city's pastry cases for ways in which Denver restaurants get creative with the craft-brew stuff in their desserts.
Here, in no particular order, are five places that hit the beery sweet spot.
5) Hi Rise
2162 Larimer Street
Hi Rise has been a hit in the Ballpark neighborhood with its breakfast sandwiches, freshly baked bread and an ever-changing variety of sweet concoctions. It takes advantage of its close proximity to Great Divide Brewing Company by using that brewery's beers as a major ingredient, whipping up brownies and gingersnaps made with Yeti, a buttery shandy made with Colette, and a shortbread made with Hoegaarden.
4) Euclid Hall
1317 14th Street
Euclid Hall feels like an upscale tavern and riotous beer hall all at once. Its thoughtful beer selection complements a menu filled with favorite comfort foods, everything from layered poutines to housemade sausages. But beer is a key component in one of its great desserts: The car bomb float is made with Guinness ice cream, Bailey's chocolate seltzer and a Jameson caramel shot.
3) Sweet Action Ice Cream
Sweet Action is celebrating its fifth annual Denver Beer Ice Cream Fest right now: Stop in, you'll find patrons hurriedly scooping up pints of Oktoberfest chocolate chip, chocolate double stout swirl, farmhouse ale whiskey peach swirl, Colorado porter apple pie, chai milk stout, Scotch ale Yeti cake, vegan maple pale ale and Rocky Mountain root beer. The beery ice cream is even available in six-packs.