bakers1The Bakers’ Brewery
531 Silverthorne Lane
Silverthorne, Colorado
970-468-0170
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Visited on July 1, 2015

The first of 11 breweries I dropped by during my week-long visit to Colorado, The Bakers’ Brewery was also probably the newest. I discovered only afterword that they’d only been serving their own beer for a month or so at most. Perhaps that’s why they only had four varieties to choose from, rather than the dozen every other stop was featuring.

In any case, I don’t have anything bad to say about the place. It’s kind of an unusual spot – it’s a stand-alone structure that looks like it could have been a Perkins or Bob Evans or something in a former life. But they’ve done a good job transforming the interior into more of a hip spot with reclaimed wood, copper furnishings and the like.bakers2

The menu seemed pretty solid. They had plenty of dishes that sounded interesting, definitely going above and beyond the standard bar fare. Being our first stop after having gotten up to fly at 2:00 am local time, my wife and I decided we could stand to have a nibble.

We had a “Bleu Belly” – a slab of house braised pork belly placed on a thick cut toasted baguette, bleu cheese crumbles drizzled with wild honey on a field of arugula. And yes, it was delicious.

bakers3The four homemade beers they had on tap included a brown, a rye pale, a wheat and an IPA. While none were outstanding, each was equally drinkable in it’s own right. I wouldn’t turn my nose up at any of them.

If this is the smallest, youngest spot that the mountains of Colorado had to offer, we were in for a great trip.

Location: 17
Food:18
Beer:16
Service: 18
Overall: 17
Total: 86

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