Imagine hustling across a room carrying a tractor tire, jumping onto and off of some blocks a foot high a bunch of times, then running out in a line with your CrossFit buddies onto the sidewalk on South Broadway, only to immediately run, sweating like pigs, through a bit of cigarette smoke and in front of bearded hopheads wearing T-shirts that say things like “Call of the Void” in angry lettering.
Imagine, that is, the perfect Denver-in-the-2010s scene.
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The first time I encountered a brewery next to a CrossFit gym, it was Trve Brewing, the first of Denver’s two metal-themed breweries.
Here’s Trve Brewing.
Here’s CrossFit Broadway.
I thought it was a pretty amazing juxtaposition, and probably — hopefully? — unique to Denver. But it didn’t occur to me that it could be something Denver would specialize in until the next time I passed Renegade Brewing.
Here’s Renegade Brewing.
Here’s CrossFit DeCO.
And here they are together.
Amazing. Beautiful, even. They’re close together, too. I had those in my mind and kind of tucked them away, figuring I’d come across another one one day. Well, I didn’t, and being a dad, I’m not really touring the new breweries a lot right now — kind of in a routine, if I’m honest.
So while making plans with a friend who is more reliably up to speed on the beer scene…
But what he didn’t tell me is that there would be two breweries next to a CrossFit gym.
Here’s New Image Brewing.
Here’s Grand Lake Brewing Tavern.
Here’s Prospect CrossFit.
And here’s a photo with two breweries and a CrossFit gym.
Reader-submitted brewery-CrossFit neighbors!
We’ve already been getting reader-submitted locations.
He also said: “If you adjust your search parameters some: Alpine Dog is around the corner from CrossFit Colfax. Blackshirt Brewing is within one block from GenFit and CrossFit Verve. Jagged Mountain Brewing is across the street from YogaPod. Spangalang is right downstairs from Flex Yoga/Barre. LowDown is adjacent to Vital Strength.”
But unfortunately I’m a purist.
I’m also eagerly awaiting further word on this one, from the extremely delightful Kris Browning-Blas:
But there must be more.
Do you know of more places where there are breweries next to CrossFit gyms? I MUST KNOW.
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