Our Beers

Our brewing focuses primarily on ales of Old World Europe with an emphasis on Belgian and French styles. Each beer is carefully crafted to be enjoyed in our taproom, and select beers can be taken home in 32 ounce cans, 16 ounce four-packs or 750ml bombers.

Our current tap list includes the following beers:

  • Dry Hopped IPA
  • P.O.G. Lager (Collaboration with Red Truck Beer Co. Fort Collins)
  • Farmhouse Saison
  • Blood Orange Hard Seltzer
  • Double IPA
  • Porter
  • Strong Ale with Raisins
  • Winter Strong Ale
  • Biere De Garde
  • Belgian Style Quad
  • Belgian Style Dubbel
  • Clay Aged Pilsner (Collaboration with Gilded Goat)
  • Single Hop Pale Ale with Chinook Hops

Currently available in 4-packs:

  • Single Hop Pale Ale with Chinook Hops
  • Double IPA
  • Kölsch

Currently available in bombers:

  • Winter Strong Ale
  • Belgian Style Dubbel


Avant Garde is a French phrase meaning new and unusual or experimental, and it describes the approach that we take when brewing each of our beers on-site.

Drawing inspiration from our travels in Belgium and France, we aim to provide a completely unique, old-world experience. We want to bring the flavors and aesthetics we love back to the Rocky Mountains.

Set in the historic town of Estes Park, Colorado, we invite you to enjoy a beer in our brand-new taproom and relax in our beer garden with an incredible view of the Lumpy Ridge mountain range.

At Avant Garde Aleworks we strive to integrate ancient aging methods and unique twists in order to provide a one-of-a-kind drinking experience. We look forward to seeing you in the taproom and hope that you make Avant Garde a part of your mountain escape.

Taproom Events

January Events

Every Monday: Record Night, 2-9pm - We're breaking out the vinyl every Monday! Bring in a record to be played in the taproom and get half off your first beer!

Every Wednesday: Obscure Cinema 6pm

  • 1/1 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • 1/8 The Thief of Bagdad
  • 1/15 Faust
  • 1/22  The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1/3 First Friday Art Groove, 5-9pm - Catch the shuttle around town as you enjoy the works of local artists and craft beverage makers. Find the official map for this month's route here. Stop by the taproom for 50% off all tasters!

1/3 'For The Love of Craft' Film Screening 6pm - Curious about craft beer? Come see this exclusive screening of 'For The Love of Craft', a short film directed by the Brewers Association, as they interview the people that have forged their own path and challenged the conventions of the brewing industry.

1/6 CLOSED - We will be closed today for a staff event, we apologize for any inconvenience.

1/11 Winter Luau - Come shake off the winter blues in the Avant Garde Taproom this Saturday! We'll be releasing a P.O.G. (passion fruit/orange/guava) Lager that was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Red Truck Beer Company Fort Collins. We'll also be serving up a smoked pig during this Hawaiian-themed party! What could be better than fresh beer and free food? Beer tapped at noon, food served at 3pm.

1/18-1/19 - Estes Park Winter Festival 12-4pm - Come sample local beers with us while enjoying live music and local vendors. Tasting package tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.