What happens when you mix Colorado beer culture, an inviting pub feel, and a family team with energy, skill, and dedication? You get Gilded Goat Brewing Company. On a recent afternoon visit, it’s easy to see why the spot is a neighborhood favorite and one of the best breweries in Fort Collins.
1.) The team at Gilded Goat is friendly and knowledgeable. From a warm welcome when you walk in the front door to a thorough introduction of the available beers, the taproom staff is gracious and helpful, reflecting their roots as a family business.
2.) The beer is the perfect blend of art and science. Art provides the unexpected (peppercorns! honey! oranges!); science provides the replicability and continuous quality. In fact, Gilded Goat Brewing has its own quality control lab, which is crucial to their brewing process and ensures that you get a beer that looks, smells, and tastes exactly as the brewer intended. The selection of available beers changes from week to week and from season to season, so there is always something new to try! Check out the up-to-date offering here.
3.) You get VIP treatment with the Mug Club. Join this exclusive loyalty program to have your very own mug residing in the tap room. Mug Club membership comes with a slew of perks and benefits including discounted beer pricing, merchandise deals, and invitations to exclusive events. The goal of the loyalty program is to help build and foster an in-house community with the aim of expanding to help local non-profit organizations and conservation practices.
4.) The atmosphere is inviting and vibrant. The tap room is full of natural daylight and the wooden bar gives the room a feel of old-world beer pub authenticity. This is the perfect place to sit and relax with friends or family over a cold beer. Seating is plentiful, and the Gilded Goat can accommodate groups large or small. They will even rent out their mezzanine space for group events or parties.
5.) You can take beer home! The Gilded Goat has three options for beer to-go: bottles, crowlers (can growlers), and traditional growlers. A selection of limited edition, small batch beers are available in 750 mL bottles. If an on-tap beer is to your liking, ask the staff to fill a crowler or a growler. The crowler is a sanitized aluminum can that is filled with approximately 32 ounces of beer straight from the tap. It’s a perfect option for those who want a 100% recyclable, no mess beverage container. Growlers come in various sizes, are usually made from glass, and are also filled straight from the tap.
The next time you are in the neighborhood, stop by the Gilded Goat Brewing Company tap room at 3500 South College Avenue, #194 in Fort Collins, CO, say hello to the friendly staff, and have a beer!