Reader: Who comes to Colorado and decides their brewery tour of choice is Coors?

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Friends on their way from New York to Grand Lake stopped in Denver last week, and we sent them on our recommended 2014 tourism circuit Thursday morning: what we call the Tumbleweed tour, a quick hit in the 1600 block of Wazee Street where you can see the old West at Rockmount Ranch Wear and the new West of recreational marijuana across the street at LoDo Wellness, then on to Red Rocks for a short hike. From there, they decided to stop at the Coors Brewery -- one of the top ten tourist traps in Denver, according to Yahoo -- where the line for the tour was two hours long. They decided not to wait: a good decision, according to a few readers.

See also:
The ten worst Denver tourist traps, according to Yahoo -- and why they're (mostly) wrong

Says Derp:

The Coors tour has become really lame. The hour-long waits for the tour bus, the replacement of entertaining tour guides with stupid hand-held recorded Coors propaganda, the $20 keychains in the gift shop... no, thanks. It was once a great tour. Now, not so much.

Adds Jenny:

Who comes to CO and decides their brewery tour of choice is.....Coors???? Yes, Golden is awesome, but really, there are so many (hundreds?) other brewery tours around that give a lot more (and better) beer on tours. If Denver doesn't do it for you on the beer front, come to Fort Collins -- we'll hook you up!
What beer tours would you recommend for a tourist? And how about dining destinations? That same Yahoo list puts Casa Bonita as the top tourist trap in Denver. if you want to give a guest a true taste of Denver's dining scene, what do you recommend?


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Coors Brewery

13th and Ford streets, Golden, CO

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Jason Winston Wright
Jason Winston Wright

I drink craft beer, don't buy Coors but wouldn't say no to one at a friends house, would do the tour and have a few at the end....nobody cares.

Steve Kessler
Steve Kessler

I like the fact that you can tell coors you want the short tour and they take you straight to the bar..then you get your 3 free beers and hit some bars afterwards...found 75 cent pints last time

Jo Se Ph
Jo Se Ph

Yea Michael this ones a special kind of stupid

Peter Strange Yumi
Peter Strange Yumi

lots of folks are interested in large scale industrial processes and learning about how that is done. I am a denver native and I am interested in doing a tour of coors myself..

Jay Cismaru
Jay Cismaru

Just went there yesterday super long line but oh my gosh the beer tasted so good that I can never drink it out of a can again

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

Go see it. Free beer then visit Tom's atomic burgers

Michael Roque
Michael Roque

You hate beer, yet decided to go to a brewery tour. A tour that teaches you how beer is made. You're literally surrounded by beer.

Septimius Prime
Septimius Prime

What is up with spoiled asshole tourista American brats who think it's up to everyone else to ensure their entertainment levels are up to what they're ued to wherever it is they come from? Step outside your comfort zone or just stay the fuck home!

Kev Markis
Kev Markis

Holy shit, it's a free brewery tour where you get free beer, who gives a sheeeet

Marcus Rose
Marcus Rose

That tour was the WORST!!!! The best part was the gift shop....I despise Beer!

Luis Posada
Luis Posada

I live here and I've done the tour like 20 times. This is a real part of Colorado history.

Rockpile Ranter
Rockpile Ranter

Shitty tour, then at the end the worst beer in Colorado. Sounds eh..not so fun.

Kacy Thompson
Kacy Thompson

Try the better breweries and beers in Fort Collins!

Alexandra Lesha Reeves Jones
Alexandra Lesha Reeves Jones

You can basically drink cheap in Golden they have really nice other micro brews besides Coors. Mountain toad, and canyon ball. But the Mines kids have there own Coors Mixes try kilians with batch 19 mix. Its a beautiful town. And more to do then drink.

Chris Allen
Chris Allen

It used to be very detailed and you got a really good (guided) look at how they run such a massive operation. Now you only get see a self-guided corner of the facility.

Michele Glover
Michele Glover

One would have to include Stranahan's Colrado Whiskey

Wade Kresak
Wade Kresak

Cheapskates who have seen Smoky and the Bandit. ONCE!

Tyler Travis
Tyler Travis

It's cool, but avoid the rotten water they try to get you to drink at the end of the tour.

Steven M Palmer
Steven M Palmer

Yep, just slip off to the right at the elevators and hit the hospitality room without the tour.

Jacob Stookey
Jacob Stookey

Reader: Who comes to Facebook and decides their article of choice is Westoword? Not this guy, I'm truly bored. Unliked

Alex Turner
Alex Turner

Def worth seeing the largest brewery in the states.

Jeremy Evans
Jeremy Evans

Not horrible at all I'd say. If your new to town. Otherwise yes we've all been there.

Ben Djbeng Maestas
Ben Djbeng Maestas

ask for the short tour, get your wristband, up the elevator. You get 3 free beers and leave. all in under an hour. ;)

Troy Miller
Troy Miller

Ugh, I've done my last Coors tour for visitors. The worst tour known to man!

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