Here is the Focus on the Beer list of the top 10 beer spots in the Colorado Springs area. We are starting at #10 and working our way down to #1 in the upcoming weeks. The rest of the Top 10 can be found here. Let us know what you think!
#9 Beer Spot of Colorado Springs: Kinfolks Mountain Shop
Manitou Springs is a beautiful touristy town with very few places to get a hard to find craft beer. Kinfolks is one of those few places although you wouldn’t think it at first. It happens to be a weird combination of Mountain supply store and tap room. So basically, you can get a North Face sleeping bag and a Pint of Left Hand’s milk stout. Not a bad combination at all.
The Beer: Kinfolks Mountain Shop has about 7-8 rotating taps at all times. The beer is usually some of the more interesting fare that Colorado and a few other states have to offer. Usually only a few are from out of state but they are usually the harder to find ales and lagers that you can’t go to a local liquor store to find. On Monday nights the locals typically have a beer tasting of beers brought in to share. It’s not everyday in Colorado where you can be trying some New Glarus seasonals from Wisconsin followed by a rare Cigar City beer from Florida. A truly unique experience!
|Sherry Mutter getting a Monday night beer sampling ready|
The Food: None to speak of but if you ask real nice Sherry might pop you some popcorn.
The Atmosphere: This is where Kinfolks Mountain Shop gains its reputation. Lot’s of live music, professional and open mic nights, wonderful owners (Fred and Sherry), and great patrons who make it an enjoyable experience every time you walk in. There’s definitely a feeling of belonging after you’ve left Kinfolks.
|Owners Fred and Sherry Mutter
Local favorite Grant Sabin
Overall:Kinfolks is a small mountain tap house in a small mountain town. If you really want to meet the locals or feel like a local this is the place to be. Makes a great stop after hiking the Barr Trail too.
Kinfolks Mountain Shop
950 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829