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.

Our current tap list includes the following beers:

  • Double IPA
  • Porter
  • Strong Ale with Raisins
  • German Style Kölsch
  • Winter Strong Ale
  • West Coast IPA
  • Biere De Garde
  • Belgian Style Quad
  • Belgian Style Dubbel
  • Dry Hopped IPA
  • Clay Aged Pilsner (Collaboration with Gilded Goat)
  • Single Hop Pale Ale with Chinook Hops

About

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

December Events

12/1 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!

12/4 Obscure Cinema: The Cabinet of Cr. Caligari (1920), 7pm - Come see the film that some critics have called "the first true horror film".

12/6 First Friday Art Groove, 5pm - 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.

12/9 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!

12/11 Obscure Cinema: The Golem (1920), 7pm - What happens when the Golem that was built to protect a city from impending doom comes to life? Find out at Obscure Cinema night at Avant Garde.