Slideshow: 8 New Denver Breweries to Visit During GABF

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew
Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew
Just one signature away from opening, Our Mutual Friend (OMF) will be adding a very different element to the Denver beer scene... they're going to do their own malting. Their theory? Making tiny adjustments to the malting process can make big differences in the final beer. Try the Proletariat if you're looking for a simple, no-frills brew that doesn't skimp on taste.

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew: 2810 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205 (map) 720-722-2810; omfmb.com

Black Shirt Brewing Company
Black Shirt Brewing Company
Black Shirt (BSB) just received their Certificate of Occupancy a few weeks ago and are still in their "soft opening" period, but they're shooting to have regular hours come GABF. If you arrive at BSB and order the sampler, you may be a bit confused as all of their beers have one obvious thing in common: they're all red. Dubbed the "Red Ale Project", Owners Chad, Branden, and Carissa have spent years formulating their recipes that take the Red Ale in completely new directions.

Black Shirt Brewing Company: 3719 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80205 (map) 303-993-2799; blackshirtbrewingco.com

Prost Brewing Company
Prost Brewing Company
Prost, a brewery specializing in German-style lagers, opened its doors in the Highlands on August 23rd. Using a 70 barrel all-copper brewhouse imported directly from Germany, Prost will offer three year-round beers including a pilsener, dunkel, and weissbier in addition to a rotating seasonal offering. They've also undertaken the recreation of one of Denver's historic beers, the Tivoli Helles, a beer that hasn't been brewed since 1969.

Prost Brewing Company: 2540 19th Street, Denver, CO 80211 (map) 303-729-1175; prostbrewing.com

Hogshead Brewery
Hogshead Brewery
Although they've been open to the public since July, Hogshead will be throwing their Grand Opening party on October 4th. Specializing in English-style real ales on meant to be served cask, they're currently pouring three beers: an ESB, a porter, and an English Mild.

Hogshead Brewery: 4460 W. 29th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212 (map) 303-495-3105; hogsheadbrewery.com

TRVE Brewing Company
TRVE Brewing Company
TRVE (pronounced "TRUE") opened its doors in the Baker neighborhood of South Denver on July 28th. Upon entering the brewery, it’s easy to see the influences of owner and brewmaster Nick Nunns, an avid metal-head. He is setting out to brew some very different beer, including a Salted Wheat Beer (Prehistoric Dog) and a Smoked Tea Saison (Diotima).

TRVE Brewing Company: 227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO 80203 (map) 303-351-1021; trvebrewing.com

Vine Street Pub & Brewery
Vine Street Pub & Brewery
A sister brewery to Mountain Sun and Southern Sun in Boulder, Vine Street was only a pub until a few months ago. The new brewery is the biggest in the family and will take over brewing the "Big 8" beers. This extra space has allowed the Mountain Sun team to brew more experimental and one-off brews like Vagabond, a lovely IPA with loads of pine and citrus.

Vine Street Pub & Brewery: 1700 Vine Street, Denver, CO 80206 (map) 303-388-2337; mountainsunpub.com