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Brewery of the Week: Hogshead Brewery
June 2, 2014
For some time now Hogshead has been at the top of my list of places to try in Denver. This brewery has been such an appealing goal for a myriad of reasons; its nearly perfect reputation among friends whom had already been there, the location in the Highlands, and of course the allure of having proper cask ales in the British tradition. When the opportunity presented itself to make a trek up to the Sloans Lake/Highlands area, I couldn’t pass up the chance to stop by for a few pints.
Breweries in Denver can very often be categorized as trying to be either contemporary and different or nostalgically traditional in their brews. Hogshead falls squarely in the latter category, which is very much a good thing. The brewers here have made it their focus to make traditional English style ales better than anyone else (in this country at least). After having a few pints from the casks, it is clear that they are succeeding in this endeavor. Without question, the East India Porter is the best porter I have had from any brewery in Denver with a taste that borders on addicting. The cask poured Lake Lightning was also a fantastic pint to have on a warm weekend afternoon.
Another draw for Hogshead is its location in one of Denver’s most popular neighborhoods. “Neighborhood” being the key piece of that statement, as the residential surroundings give this brewery the feel of being the local pub (queue the "Cheers" theme). The amount of effort put into renovating the building in which Hogshead resides doesn’t go unnoticed, with a clean comfortable feel throughout. The outdoor area is also a nice feature, although you may be hard pressed to find a seat there on the weekend. When it was time to be on my way, I left Hogshead feeling content and much happier than when I arrived. I would strongly recommend everyone pay them a visit so you can have an equally great beer experience.