I'm not big on Colorado brewed beers. I don't know what it is, but their taste just doesn't agree with me all that much. But there is one brewery that I think is better than some others and that's the Breckenridge Brewery.
But let me clarify that - I only like one of their beers.
The Breckenridge Brewery began in the 80's in the ski town of Breckenridge, CO by local ski-bum, part-time homebrewer Richard Squire. He opened the Breckenridge Brewery and Pub in 1990, the first and only brew pub operating in Breckenridge. As the popularity of his beer grew, Squire opened a second location in downtown Denver in 1992.
Breckenridge opened their own bottling facility in 1996 as part of the Breckenridge Brewery and BBQ. They went from brewing about 3,000 barrels of beer annually to over 30,000 barrels. Breckenridge Brewery distributes in 15 states throughout the Midwest and mountain states. They also distribute in Texas, Louisiana and Virginia.
About the only beer they make that I will drink is their Trademark Pale Ale. Though it's not the best pale ale that I've tasted, it's full flavored and hoppy with a nice little dry bite at the finish. I'd put it in my top ten of pale ales, but it is way down the list from the Summit Extra Pale Ale, the Boulevard Pale Ale and the Bell's Pale Ale.
Breckenridge Brewery also makes an Oatmeal Stout that I don't particularly care for. And they also make the Avalanche Ale - not quite as flavorful as their pale ale, and it doesn't have much "pizazz" to the taste. I have also tried their Christmas Ale, too, but it's much to heavy for me and the chocolate taste I get from it doesn't thrill me.
Like I said, I'm not keen on many of the Colorado beers, but I will drink a Breckenridge Trademark Pale Ale from time to time. It's not the best, but it's drinkable.