Our Beers

Our brewing focus is 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 or wax-sealed bombers.

Our current taplist includes the following beers:

  • English Style Stout
  • Single Hop Pale Ale
  • French Style Saison
  • West Coast IPA
  • Wee Heavy Scottish Ale
  • Belgian Golden Strong
  • Biere De Garde
  • Belgian Style Quad
  • Belgian Style Dubbel
  • Dry Hopped IPA
  • Festbier (Collab w/ Red Truck Beer Fort Collins)


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

October Events

Wednesday 10/2 - Cinema Night 8-10pm

Saturday 10/5 - Tyler T & Sasha 6-9pm

Monday 10/7 - New Fall Hours Begin!

Wednesday 10/9 - Cinema Night 7-9pm

Saturday 10/12 - Dahlby and Nadine 6-9pm

Wednesday 10/16 - Cinema Night 7-9pm

Thursday 10/17 - CLOSED @ 5pm for a private event

Saturday 10/19 - Steve Denny 6-9pm

Wednesday 10/23 - Cinema Night 7-9pm

Saturday 10/26 - Meat & Potatoes 6-9pm

Thursday 10/31 - Avant Garde Halloween Party!