Colorado Bar

But rye deserves better. With it’s floral notes, spicy first pass across the palette and perfumed aroma, rye’s complexities mean it’s never dull.

In a whiskey scene increasingly populated with dorm-room dreck filled with cinnamon or honey or apples, rye stands out as a truly different sort of whiskey. That built-in complexity has rye not only gaining in popularity among cocktail aficionados, but among distillers who realize that those layers of flavor offer them a chance to get a little weird.

The 11th Annual Hops for Habitat event benefiting Aurora’s Plains Conservation Center has become not just a place to get a taste of great craft brews, but the sole event in Aurora that brings just about every craft brewer in the southeast metro area to one place.