2014 | The 7 Best Taprooms in Denver

The Beer: The folks at Former Future are all about going out with the old and in with the new (or maybe the other way around?). Head-honch James Howat is a former homebrewer who's using his "science background" to re-create recipes from the 1800s (a New World cream ale, a chocolate milk stout, a single-strain yeast saison, etc.). They're currently operating with five beers on tap, but plan on holding four core beers and four rotating seasonal suds in the imminent future.

The Vibe: You may notice the bar you’re resting your elbows on is made from polished, reclaimed Cessna airplane wings. Now that you’ve noticed, get your elbows off the table!

The Value: Moderately priced pours.