Surrounded by the posh Broadmore area, the sketchy South Nevada district, and Motor City, is the taproom for Bristol Brewing Company and Black Fox Brewing. Bristol Brewing is the oldest brewery in Colorado Springs, and it has done a great job of distributing its beer to the Colorado Springs area. Even the occasional beer drinker in Colorado Springs could probably name Laughing Lab as a beer they’ve tried.
The Beer: Bristol Brewing does a great job of creating a consistent beer that appeals to the masses and beer geeks alike. Laughing Lab Scottish Ale is their flagship beer that has won nine medals at the GABF over the years. It’s always on tap along with their other year round beers including Red Rocket Pale Ale, Beehive Honey Wheat, Mass Transit Amber Ale, and Compass IPA. They usually have a couple seasonals on tap as well like Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout, Old No. 23 Barley Wine, Yellow Kite Pils, and Cheyenn Canon Pinon Nut Ale. It’s a great place to bring a friend who may not be familiar with the craft beer scene because their beer is not overly aggressive or too experimental. They stay pretty close to beer style guidelines.
|Photo taken from Bristol|