Colorado Has Always Been Known for Its Libations – Now, Learn More During This Exhibit

More than just a tale of ale, Beer Here! Brewing the New West is a story of Colorado—told over a few beers. Learn about the state’s brewing history – all the way from pre-Prohibition to now – at History Colorado Center on Friday, September 13th.

During the Gold Rush, saloons weren’t just saloons. They were post offices, restaurants, hotels, and social clubs. But then Colorado banned alcohol—four years before Prohibition hit the rest of the country. By the 1970s, beer was big business again—really big business. Now, homebrewers have gone pro and it seems like there’s a brewery on every corner.

All of this making you thirsty for more? If so, come explore our state’s brewing past, present, and future at History Colorado Center. See beer-brewing equipment from then to now, a massive bottle-breaker from Prohibition days, the nation’s first aluminum beer cans, and a wealth of other artifacts from our state’s hoppy history. Visit nineteenth-century saloons, Prohibition-era “drugstores,” and the kitchen that brewed up the modern craft beer industry.

History Colorado creates a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. History Colorado is the trusted leader in helping people understand what it means to be a Coloradan—by sharing powerful stories, honoring our state’s treasured memories, and creating vibrant communities.

A river of beer flows through Colorado’s past at History Colorado Center’s latest exhibit, Beer Here! Brewing the New West. Beer Here! is generously supported by lead sponsors Ball Corporation and Coors Brewing Company. Be sure to check it out before it closes to the public in 2020! Get your tickets today at!

It’s always fun to experience something new! At Apex 5510 Apartments in Boulder, Colorado, we love to keep you up-to-date about exciting events happening in the neighborhood and greater community. We hope you make plans to attend this event today!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, September 13, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80203

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