Breweries near you in Denver where you can celebrate GABF or, you know, just grab a beer

Denver is home to more than 65 breweries.

A packed patio at Denver Beer Company in Highland. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)highland; brewery; patio; food; night life; restaurant; beer; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite
The Wit Theatre Company performed "Much A Brew About Nothing" at Fiction Beer Company. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Fiction Beer Company. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival kicks off in Denver this week, so for today’s chart of the week, we look at the more than 60 breweries in the Mile High City by neighborhood.

And we found the neighborhoods that remain, mysteriously, brewery-free.

Breweries from across the country face off at the festival in what one brewer called “the Super Bowl of beer.”

In Denver, you don’t have to travel far to find a high quality — and in some cases award-winning — glass of beer. (We’ve also got a list of unofficial events you can attend without GABF tickets.)

Five Points — which includes the RiNo area — has the most breweries with 16 spots, according to state licensing data from Sept. 3. That count includes Epic Brewing Co., Breckenridge Brewing and both Great Divide locations.

Sunnyside is the second most heavily populated area with five breweries.

Denver is home to most of the state’s craft brewers. Even so, more than half of Denver neighborhoods are still without a brewer, according to the data.

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Adrian D. Garcia covers business and trends for Denverite. He's covered business for The Fort Collins Coloradoan and serves as treasurer for the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.