Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Denver’s Fiction Beer Company

Kerry Hammond is here to tell us about another interesting literary locale & drinking establishment in the Denver area.

When I’m not checking out a new speakeasy, I try to be on the lookout for other cool places to stop by and have a drink. Denver is known for its microbreweries, and even though I’m not a huge beer drinker, I do enjoy a pint once and awhile.

I recently discovered the cutest little brewery that combines beer and books. Fiction Beer Company doesn’t just have book shelves in their seating area, it uses them as a bar as well. There are stacked books lining the entire bar area, crisscrossed at the corners.

The first thing you notice when you arrive is the décor. The tables have quotes from famous writers in them, this one by Hemingway was my favorite. It was hard to get a good photo, but their beer tap handles were book spines. There are book shelves fill of books and games so you can read or play while you drink.

The beer is all inspired by literature. They have three types: The Classics, Mystery & Adventure, and Fantasy & Science –Fiction. On tap during my visit was: A Beer of Very Little Brain, inspired by Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne; Zembla, inspired by Pale Fire by Vladimir Nobokov; and Heart of Hearts, inspired by Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini.

I chatted with our bartender and reminded her of the Sherlock Holmes exhibit that is currently showing at the Museum of Nature and Science. I’m hoping to see an Arthur Conan Doyle inspired beer on their fall line-up.

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