DCL Brew Tour offers a taste of local community and businesses


By Melissa Anciaux

Douglas County Libraries is excited to present their 2022 Brew Tour, inviting Douglas County residents to connect with the library, each other, and local businesses in the community through September 30. The Brew Tour includes over a dozen craft breweries and cafes, as well as a number of exclusive events at select partner locations and libraries.

Kerri Morgan, DCL’s special events manager, said the Brew Tour aims to reach Douglas County residents where they are.

“Libraries and breweries are more closely aligned than it seems,” Morgan said. “Both are community-driven organizations that also serve as community gathering spaces. They both focus on supporting and growing the local economy, and both encourage customers to bond around a common passion. For libraries, our passion is books; for breweries, it’s beer.

Brew Tour participants can earn prizes and rewards by registering visits to the various participating partner establishments in August and September, and they are automatically entered into the draw for DCL’s grand prize for a good year of brewing, consisting of a high quality stainless steel growler filled twice by each participant. brewery plus free coffee. They can also earn points for prizes by attending exclusive events organized by DCL, such as trivia nights, craft and tasting events, book and author bingo, beer games, and more. .

Attendees gathered for the Harry Potter-themed quiz night on the first stop of the Douglas County Libraries Brew Tour on August 5 at the Highlands Ranch Library. (Hutch Tibbetts, Douglas County Libraries)

To date, the Brew Tour has generated more than 620 unique visits to Douglas County breweries and coffeehouses, according to Morgan. DCL’s first event on August 5 at DCL’s Highlands Ranch brought together nearly 100 guests aged 21 and over to partake in Harry Potter trivia, with Burly Brewing of Castle Rock on hand for craft beers.

Participating in the Brew Tour is a free and fun way to support local businesses and connect with the community. For more information and to register, visit DCL.org/brew-tour. Must be over 21 to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.

Brew Tour event guests enjoyed an evening of fun and refreshments while earning points for prizes. (Hutch Tibbetts, Douglas County Libraries)

Brewing Tour Partners

105 West Brewing Company, Castle Rock

3 Freaks Brewery, Highlands Ranch

Barnett & Son Brewing Co., Parker

Burly Brewing Company, Castle Rock

Crowfoot Valley Cafe, Castle Rock

Downhill Brewing, Parker

Festive Cup Cafe and Shop, Highlands Ranch

Grist Brewing Company, Highlands Ranch

Grist Lounge, Sterling Ranch

Live Dream Brewing Company, Littleton

Lone Tree Brewing Company, Lone Tree

Monk & Mongoose Coffee Co., Lone Tree

Rare by Grist Brewery, Lone Tree

Welcome to the home of the brewery, Parker

Melissa Anciaux is a writer/editor for Douglas County Libraries.

(Top photo: Castle Rock Brewing Tour partner Burly Brewing pours beers at the Highlands Ranch Library on August 5 during the first stop of the Douglas County Libraries Brewing Tour. Hutch Tibbetts, Douglas County Libraries)

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