Friday, January 15, 2016

I is for IronWorks Brewery and Pub

You may remember that as I was composing the list of Denver breweries to visit, it struck me that most of the letters of the alphabet were covered by the beginning letters of the brewery names.

I started with A ... A is for Alpine Dog Brewing Company

Next up was B ... B is for Baere Brewing Company

After B comes C ... C is for Comrade Brewing Company

Are you recognizing a pattern here? ... D is for Draw, Boggy (I took a little artistic licence to change Boggy Draw into Draw, Boggy)

And then, of course, E ... E is for Epic Brewing Company

After E, I predictably went to F ... F is for Factotum Brewhouse

And for G? What did I pick for G? G is for Great Frontier Brewing

You probably know that after G comes the letter H. And ... H is for Hogshead Brewery 

If you know your alphabet, you can easily figure out that next in my list is the Letter I.

Ironworks was established in 1990, making them the oldest brewery in Lakewood, CO.

Right on the home page of their website, Iron Works proclaims ...
"Ironworks makes arguably the best beers in the galaxy."
-Eric Diehl, Ironworks Head Brewer, 2015
To be very honest, based on the couple of beers I had there,I would have to disagree with that quote. We had just come from Hogshead Brewery (as in H is for), and I would pick just about all of the beers I sampled there over either of the beers I had at Ironworks.

But, Ironworks, unlike most of the Denver Area Breweries I've been visiting has a full menu of food.

The food menu is typical bar food ... fries, onion rings, burgers, sandwiches, chicken tenders, etc ...

This is the perfect place to visit if you like the pub atmosphere, want a meal, and want to hang out watching a game or play some pool or throw some darts.

It is ...
"A true neighborhood bar with all the personality and character that makes for a relaxing and fun atmosphere."
Unlike your typical "dive bar", though, they make their own (pretty decent) beer.

My wife keeps telling me she wishes more of these places I want to visit served food, so she was pretty glad that I dragged her to this place.

Come by and visit ... they are at
12354 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Their Phone number and email are:
(303) 985-5818
You can also check them out on facebook:

Next up in my little alphabet journey of breweries is "J". At the moment ... I'm thinking


Let me know in the comments below if you have another suggestion for "J". Or, really, any local breweries you think I should try. If you know of breweries that start with any of the letters K, N, Q, U, W, X, or Y, I am especially interested in hearing those suggestions

Keep an eye on Sheppy's Blog: A to Z ...

That way you can see all the breweries I come up with...

And .. as usual ... Go Blackhawks!

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