Beer Man

Ten breweries that will open in metro Denver before the Great American Beer Festival

Diebolt Brewing opened last weekend as Denver's newest small craft brewery, serving up beers and camaraderie in the Sunnyside neighborhood. The brewery plans to hold a grand opening event during the Great American Beer Festival, which returns to town October 10-12, but it will have some company by then when it comes to offering people that new-brewery smell. At least ten other beer-makers plan to open their doors in the Denver metro area by early October -- eight of them within Denver city limits.

It may be difficult to keep them all straight -- especially after you've had a few -- so here's our guide to the next wave of mile-high breweries.

See also: Great American Beer Fest changes policy to accept every brewery in 2014

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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