Several years ago, somewhere amidst the madness that is the Great American Beer Festival, I got my first glimpse of an awesome product called the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado (BDG2C). I snatched one up and over the years, it’s helped me plan out weekend road trips with my wife and track down breweries all over the state. Over time, the explosion of breweries in the state has taken its toll on my little map. It’s out of date and ready to be retired.
A few weeks ago, the 6th edition of the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado was released and filled the holes in my outdated guide.
If you’re not familiar with the guide, it’s a 39 x 26 inch, color map of the state. Pint glasses dot the map and denote the 168 breweries and brewpubs across Colorado. They’ve done their homework and planned ahead by including many breweries that are going to be opening in the near future, like TRVE and Black Bottle Brewery. If you’re not sure about a brewery, call ahead to make sure they’re open and will have beer flowing when you arrive.
The flip side has a ton of useful information, including breakdowns of different beer styles, a list of CO State Parks and 14ers, drive times between cities, homebrew shops around the state and most importantly, addresses, phone numbers, hours and other details about all those breweries you’ll be checking out. The newly updated map has everything a beer lover in Colorado could ever want.
As if that wasn’t enough to keep you happy, the brains behind the map have also put together an awesome collection of coupons to help you save some money while you drink your way across this great state. The coupon book has exploded since my last map purchase. It’s set up like a check book that’s full of coupons you can redeem for free beer, taster trays, discounts, glassware and more!
There are 44 coupons in total, which are valued at more than $250 and don’t expire until January 1, 2014. Grab one now and you’ve got 18 months to do some serious damage across the state!
Right about now, you’re probably wondering how to get your very own, super snazzy, handy Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado. Head over to their official website and order one online. They’ve got traditional, folded map versions along with rolled maps for $13.95 each. There’s also a laminated, man-cave approved version for $42.95.
If you’re in a hurry and need to have one right now, click HERE for a list of breweries, homebrew shops and liquor stores that have the BDG2C for sale. This is a great map and awesome coupon book that should be in the glove box of any good beer nerd’s ride. Now get out and explore!