Each year, Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to reflect on the things we’re grateful for like our loved ones, fresh food, and having somewhere safe to sleep at night. But most importantly, it gives us a chance to express our undying gratitude for Denver’s local craft beer. 

Ah beer… the cause and solution to all of life’s problems. Where would we be without it? Can you imagine all of the late nights, spectacular parties, and bar crawls that would have never happened! Life would be so horribly productive! Thank goodness there’s beer for that!

And in Denver, we have some of the best! Below, we’ve shared some of the Denver beers that we’re most thankful for this holiday season. 


Denver Local Craft Beers to Be Thankful for

The holidays can be rough. First, it’s Thanksgiving, then Christmas comes just a month later, which is followed just a few days later by New Years. There’s so much going on that it’s hard to find time to breathe, much less relax. Thank goodness, there’s something that can help with that… beer!

Head on over to Sam’s No. 3 to try these delicious Denver craft beers! 


Yeti Imperial Stout

No, you’re not imagining things. The Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide is real and it actually tastes that good! So delicious it’s hard to believe, this delectably dark beer features roasty malt flavors along with tantalizing caramel and coffee notes. But be warned, it’s dangerous. With an ABV of 9.5%, this big boy packs a serious punch. 


Titan IPA

Bold hop flavors, earthy bitterness, and a crisp finish make this one a favorite among IPA lovers. Another standout beer from Great Divide, Titan IPA features piney aromas and citrusy hop flavors along with hints of stone fruit. 


Graham Cracker Porter

The Graham Cracker Porter is by and large one of Denver Beer Co.’s most popular brews. Notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, chocolate, and biscuit make this beer taste exactly like your favorite campfire treat.  


Left Hand Nitro

Okay, so it’s not a “Denver” beer technically, but Longmont is just a stone’s throw away. And it’s so darn delicious, it’s worth mentioning here. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and brown sugar are the wonderful flavors that await you in a glass of this scrumptious brew. 


Blue Moon

Blue Moon is a Belgian-style witbier that has a subtle citrus flavor. It was originally called the “Bellyslide Wit” and was created by the Sandlot Brewery in Denver. The story is that the name change occurred later when someone said, “A beer this good only comes around once in a blue moon.”


Visit Sam’s No. 3 Today

Get your fill of Denver’s best local craft beers at Sam’s No. 3! Call today to get directions!