Beer Man

Three (And Possibly Six) New Breweries Will Open in Denver in November

November is shaping up to be a huge month for brewery openings in Denver, as at least three -- and possibly up to six -- new beer makers get ready to pour. Mockery Brewing, Alpine Dog and Fermaentra Brewing have all set opening dates, while Zephyr Brewing, Goldspot and Declaration Brewing are aiming for late this month or early next month.

These openings will solidify 2014 as the biggest year for new breweries in Denver in recent history. At least a dozen have gone into business within the city limits since January, bringing the total to forty (depending on how you are counting). In addition, Joyride Brewing opened in Edgewater, just a few feet from Denver's border.

When these six turn on the lights, we'll be at 46, and there may be at least one more before the year is out, which would give us 47. And that doesn't include the suburbs: look for Locavore Beer Works in Littleton and Grossen Bart Brewing in Longmont to open in November as well. Here's a rundown of what's to come.

See also: Mockery Brewing Opens Friday in River North's Burgeoning Brewery District

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