Pushing your lungs, muscles, and legs across hundreds, possibly thousands of miles of trail and road can bring upon some serious exercise – induced cravings.  Well, I don’t know about you, but often times these cravings don’t always turn out to be for food, but rather drink.  If you are like me, then you are in luck! Elevation Beer Co. has their brewery and tasting room located in Poncha Springs, directly off of the Tour Divide route on County Road 120, and a short detour away from the Colorado Trail as well as a multitude of surrounding classic Colorado singletrack. Whether you are just out for a day ride, or are touring on a longer route such as the Colorado Trail, the Elevation Beer Co. has a warm and welcoming tasting room for you to rest your legs and enjoy a truly craft beer.  The brewing began in the winter of 2012 when 4 friends got together to make their dreams come true. photo 3 Elevation Beer Co. has perfected 12 main brews (year round and seasonal), most of which you can taste at their tasting room.  The beer is categorized by series: Blue, Black, Double Black, and the Brewers Playground.  The Blue Series consists of their two every day beer varietals which prove to be bold and flavorful – First Cast IPA and the Little Mo’ Porter.  The Black Series holds their larger beers such as Belgian quadruples to Double IPA’s. The Double Black Series is home to their most complex barrel aged beers which will tickle your love for unique craft beers. The Brewers Playground is exclusive to their one-of-a-kind brews of all styles, such as their famous 8 Second Kolsch, summer seasonal 7437 Double IPA and the Brown’s Canyon India Style Brown Ale. photo 2 I know your mouth is watering by now – so, next time you are on a ride, finishing a ride, or just looking for a solid tap room in central Colorado, stop in at Elevation Beer Co. in Poncha Springs.  Their hours are Monday-Friday 2pm-8pm and Saturday- Sunday 12pm-8pm. Brewery tours are available by appointment on Saturday’s at 3pm & 5pm. Be sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with their event schedule.  

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