Bristol Brewing Company – Colorado Springs Brewery Review

Bristol Brewery Colorado Springs

In my to quest to fill my body with the greatest beer that Colorado has to offer, I found myself deep in the heart of Colorado Springs at the Bristol Brewing Company. Their humble location serves as a traditional tap room rather than a brewpub. It doesn’t offer any food to pair with their great beer, but once you’ve tied on a couple pints they do provide you with a dog bowl full of pretzels! While the bar is quite small and the space isn’t the best to bring a large group, the staff is friendly and make you feel comfortable trying their variety of delicious beers. If you’re looking for a place to go sit and learn a bit about beer rather than a full-on dining and drinking experience, the Bristol Brewing Company tap room is a great place to be.

Growlers at Bristol Brewery

The Beers

This family owned brewery first made a name for themselves with their flagship Laughing Lab Scottish Ale. It’s won nine scottish ale medals since 1994 making it the most decorated beer from the state of Colorado at the Great American Beer Festival (if you enjoy good beer and have not attended this Denver based beer festival, you MUST!). The staff was extremely generous with providing us with samples of all the different brews before he made his decision on which pint to enjoy. Now it may have been due to the cold weather, but one beer that stuck out was the Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout, which won a GABF medal in 1998. This delicious barly malt and oatmeal brew is best enjoyed on nitrogen tap to make it extra creamy. Whether you love stouts or you’ve never really understood the appeal of dark beer, this one will make your palate happy and give you a warm feeling inside. While the tap room isn’t anything special, the beer is great and you can always grab a growler to go and enjoy their beer in the comfort of your own home. Here’s the list of beers Bristol Brewing Company currently have on tap. For another awesome brewery in the Colorado Springs area check out Trinity Brewing Company!

The Location

Bristol Brewing Company is located just off I-25 on S Tejon Street in Southern Colorado Springs. The map below will provide you with accurate directions to go enjoy their great beer.