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Brewery of the Week: Kokopelli Beer Company
October 28, 2014
For some time now I’ve been exploring the breweries in the southern reaches of the Denver suburbs. While there are still a few that I have yet to try in these areas, I thought it would be appropriate to see what I could find by heading further north this time around. When looking for places that peaked my interest, I wanted someplace that would provide something a little different in our local beer culture that already prides itself on being unique. It didn’t take long to decide on a journey to Westminster to see if Kokopelli Beer Company had beer as interesting as their name.
Just a few sips into my first pint I this place affirmed themselves as a truly great brewery. I started with the Goofstaf Altice, an ale with a well-balanced blend of caramel and malt tones and a subtle sweet aroma that was similar to a freshly baked scone. While I had a few other offerings during my time there, but in particular the Cow Tipper Stout was truly one of the best stouts I have had from a local brewery. This sweet concoction had a Kahlua like quality about it, without being overly heavy or cloying. Had I not been in good company, it would have been easy to have had quite a few more.
In walking through the doors of Kokopelli Brewing I found a place that was dripping with fun and relaxation. Supplemented by the newly hung Halloween decorations, the whole of the taproom had a familial feel about it, due in part to the setup but more importantly this is a result of the staff. I had the opportunity to spend a good deal of time chatting with their head brewer Rick, who couldn’t have been more friendly and welcoming. Between the good beer and good people I now have another reason to make my way to Westminster. If you are in that area go have a few pints and a bite to eat; I’m sure you’ll find it to be worth the journey.