The Bar at Falling Rock
The Front Door
The brew houseOur final stop on the bus tour was at the new Highland Tap and Burger in the Lower Highlands area of Denver. This place had the look and feel of a well thought out neighboorhood bar. We didn't have much time there, but we were greeted by Dale from Oskar Blues and the head brewer of Odell Brewing company. We got to sample the newest batch of Odell bourbon barrel stout and it was really well made with a clear balance of barrel aging and malt profile. Odell also brought their Myrcenary DIPA that is a well made beer that features lots of tropical fruits int he hop profile. My last sample was the HGH that Oskar Blues brought. HGH stands for home grown hops. This is a big American strong ale made with hops that were grown on the farm at Oskar Blues. This beer had huge hop notes followed by a big malt body to go with it.
I looked over the menu and beer list, and I sure wish I had a place like this as my local. Most of the craft beer was $4 or $5 per pint, the menu looked really good, and you can play bags on the porch. It was my kind of place.