IDAHO SPRINGS / CENTRAL CITY, COLORADO
Just over the mountainous terrain west of Denver lies one large-scale microbrewery and one rustic brewpub-casino, visited August ‘07. Right off Route 70 in former mining town, Idaho Springs, TOMMYKNOCKER BREWERY resides inside an old warehouse. Cove-like left dining opposes centralized bar and massive brew tanks.
Ate traditional American pub fare alongside tart Tundra Beary and nutty Imperial Nut Brown (reviewed in Beer Index). Afterwards, quaffed malt-spiced floral-honeyed Pick Axe Pale Ale. Take scenic OhMyGod Trail from Central City for awe-inspiring journey.