Bristol Brewing Company, Colorado Springs

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Brewery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
In 1994, just as the fledgling craft beer industry was starting to gather steam in Colorado, Mike and Amanda Bristol settled comfortably in the lap of Pikes Peak and started hand-brewing fresh, distinctive ales for the locals in Colorado Springs.

Today, our beers are available on draught and in six packs, four packs, and bombers across the state. And Mike and Amanda have been joined by a cast of characters that make magic happen at Bristol every day. Collectively, we are a family of smart, friendly people who really love beer. We love the glorious flavor. We love the global tradition and history. We love the art and science of brewing. And the pure contentment of enjoying a pint at the end of the day.

In 2013, we moved lock, stock, and barrel into a former elementary school, where we happily ignore school rules by brewing and serving beer in the classrooms, including our onsite pub. Built in 1916, the building’s hardwood floors and brick walls, former gym and student artwork radiate charm and a hip but super-friendly vibe.
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  • Stopped here to try some brews and also enjoy a good meal. YUM! Located inside what used to be the Ivy Wild School, this brewery is very spacious but also feels cozy. The staff were very friendly.....  more »
  • Wanted to visit a local Springs brewery and was happy to see they were the makers of Laughing Lab. They took part of the old school and make their various beers on site plus have two inside seating.....  more »
  • Decent beer, would avoid getting food here. Ordered the Axe and the Oak burger and the adult chicken tenders. Burger was a small patty cooked well even though it was ordered medium rare. Side of fries were soft and chewy. For $15 it was a bit of a disappointment. The breading on the adult chicken tenders looked cooked through but tasted like uncooked flower. Service was hit or miss. Overall left feeling like there were better options of brewpubs in the Colorado springs area. Cool building though.
  • Local Colorado Springs place for years. Been coming here since it was a tiny tasting room next to Blue Star on Tejon and they served you pretzels out of dog bowls. I miss the old place but it was hard to get a spot and needed to be expanded. New digs are nice and way bigger although i miss sitting next to fermentation tanks. Hipsters have taken the place over which is to be expected (it is beer in Colorado and in prime hipster location). Bristol has a shuffleboard table in this location which is my favorite bar game of all so grab the table quick if its available. I know some people who work for them too and they really like working for the company and always pick up my tab which is far too nice but still much appreciated. In short come grab a beer here and enjoy yourself. As Colorado as it gets.

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