New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins

Learn about the science behind making beer and see the passion and enthusiasm New Belgium Brewing put into their product. Since its founding in 1991, this microbrewery has grown in popularity. Today it produces well-recognized brands of beer, such as Fat Tire Ale. The brewery showcases the process of making beer during a free, 90-minute tour that includes tasting various types of beer. You can book a tour of the brewery online, but not more than two months in advance. The brewery might be closed for tours on certain days or have shortened visiting hours, so it's best to check the schedule online. With our world travel planner, Fort Collins attractions like New Belgium Brewing can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I've visited and toured many breweries, but was blown away by New Belgium's. First, extremely simple to book a timed reservation via the website for the free tour. Second, in addition to a very intere...  more »
  • Calling all beer lovers! This was an awesome tour filled with New Belgium’s best and staffed with passionate & enthusiastic employees. Loved how dog friendly it was as well. A must see if you love bee...  more »
  • Highly recommend the tour. Austin - our tour guide - was knowledgeable and entertaining. We took the early tour and had a small group. Lots of samples, and of course, the beer is great. The gift shop ...  more »
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  • Great beer, excellent tour, great tap room. Beautiful building and inviting grounds and design. An overall relaxing and enjoyable experience. The one food truck had simple but excellent food. Although, I find, spicy food makes tasting great beer difficult to distinguish subtle flavors. The cask sours were world class. The non-sour Belgians were merely average to above average. Our tour guide, Hannah, was excellent and helped us not only appreciate the beer but also New Belgium's story and what a great company it must be to work for.
  • We drove from Denver to Ft. Collins on the recommendation of our hotel staff; even though it was over an hour drive it was so worth it. The staff is top notch, they are the only employee brewery and their passion comes through in every way shape and form. We didn't know that you needed reservations for the tour and they were kind enough to squeeze us into one. The brew process was explained exceptionally, and in a manner that was easy to understand and fun to learn. After the tour the large tasting room and outdoor seating area is a great environment to enjoy a flight and also full size beers. This company is top notch in everything that they do, from their customer service to their commitment to sustainability and support of other local businesses, they are a company that I will continue to support and encourage others to as well.
  • I have a new found respect for the New Belgium brewing company. Their 90 minute tour is an experience that is entertaining, enlightening, and inspiring. The fact that it is a 100% employee-owned operation, and the amount of resources they invest in renewable energy and their own employees is truly encouraging in a time of big business buying it all the little guys. Not only is their selection of beers superior, but the investment they make in customer loyalty has made them my top favorite Brewery. If you get the opportunity to visit in Fort Collins, Co, or Asheville, NC, do it! It is well worth it!
  • A good place to get a beer (or two! ). Always fun to discover what they have on tap or the new brews that are available in bottles and cans. The staff is friendly and do a good job of keeping up with the volume of the positive, fun loving community that drops by to enjoy the beer and the place itself. It is family and canine friendly and there are often food trucks on site if you want to have some unique local food with the beer. Seltzer water is on tap for those who need something fizzy either between beers or if beer isn't an age or taste appropriate beverage.
  • New Belgium has a terrific space both inside and out including food trucks and games. They have ample staff to keep the brews coming and refuse to accept tips (as the company is employee-owned, "buying the beer is a tip to us" as one barkeep explained). The beer here is cheaper than at most places in Colorado and better quality. The tour is absolutely terrific and well worth the time.
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