Copper Kettle Brewing

Copper Kettle Brewing opened in April 2011 on the border of Denver and Aurora, hoping to fill a geographic hole in the metro area's craft-beer scene. But owners Jeremy Gobien and Kristen Kozik had no idea just how thirsty their neighbors would be: Within months, they expanded their brewing capacity by 166 percent. The taphouse itself doesn't serve food, but it is elegantly furnished and keeps menus on hand so patrons can have food delivered to pair with Copper Kettle's ever-rotating list of German- and American-style brews.