This butcher/deli shop was voted by Ratebeer.com, the top 10 establishments in the world to drink beer where the top 2 places are in Belgium. Yes, this is the beer geeks mecca in Ft. Collins. What's so cool about Choice City is that they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with over 30 taps of excellent beer. Have a hot sandwich, chips, and a pint of beer.
Firestone Walker, Pivo Pils, Pilsner
Epic, 2 yr old Brainless on Cherries, Belgian Strong
Russian River, Pliny the Elder, Dbl IPA
Russian River, Temptation, sour
Avery, Samael, Barley-wine
Shmaltz, Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah, 13th Anniversary Ale
New Belgium, La Folie, sour
New Belgium, La Terrior, sour
Bruery, Bois, Old Ale
Bruery, Autumn Maple Spice
Bruery, Hottenroth, Berliner Weisse
Lost Abbey, Brandy barrel-aged Angel Share, Barley-wine
Odell, 3 yr Bourbon barrel-aged Stout
Odell, 1 yr Deconstruction, Golden Ale
Alesmith, X, Pale Ale
|Russ Robinson, owner/beer enthusiats|
of Choice City Butcher.
104 W. Olive St.
Ft. Collins, Co
Right across the street kiddie corner to Choice City Butcher is a tap house, Tap N Handle. Now you may think that it's weird to have both of these beer establishments so close to each other but it's a great concept. You see, both of them compliment each other in the tapping of beer, so you'll find that they try not to overlap. Tap N Handle has over 70 taps and recently bottle beers so you should be able to find something that tickles the palate. As of this writing Tap N Handle doesn't have a website but here's the telephone number so you can call ahead and check if they have your favorite beer on tap.
During the GABF week, Tap N Handle will also have representatives from various breweries from around the country and will have there selected beers on taps.
Friday, Oct 4- Oskar Blues @6pm
Saturday, Oct 5- Crooked Stave@4pm
Sunday, Oct 6- High Hops @6pm
Goose Island @8pm
Monday, Oct 7-Great Divide, Yeti Sighting @5pm
|Jeff Willis owner of Tap n Handle Tavern|
Tuesday, Oct 8- Green Flash @5pm
Mission @ 9pm with special guest Alesmith
Wednesday, Oct 9- Firestone Walker @5pm
Big Sky @7pm
New Belgium @8pm
Here are some of the beers on tap for GABF week;
Oskar Blues, Grapefruit infused G'Night, Imperial Red Ale
Crooked Stave, Hop Savant, American Pale Ale
High Hop 1 year old aged Noble One, Belgian Quad
Goose Island, Nightstalker, Imperial Stout
Goose Island, Bourbon County Coffee, Stout
Avery Brewing, Demon Series, Mephistophele's, Samael, The Beast, Meph Addict
Green Flash, Green Bullet, Triple IPA
Mission Brewing, Carrack, Imperial Red Ale
Firestone Walker, Parabola, Russian Imperial Stout
And much more, so call ahead
Tap N Handle
307 S. College Ave
Ft. Collins, CO
I recommend not going to the 3 major breweries in the area, these are like going to an amusement park with over crowding and lots of noise. I will though tell you that a really cool place to go for a beer is Equinox Brewing. It's located a little south of the old downtown outdoor mall. Equinox Brewing has a quaint and cozy taproom with an outside patio area. They can have any given time 17 beers on tap with a couple of specialty beers and they also have a traditional English-style beer engine of a cask condition ale.
I hope this helps in your search for beer during the hectic GABF week. Next stop on the tour is Longmont and Niwot.
133 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO