Whether you're sipping a Fat Tire on the patio at New Belgium, getting a closer look at how beer is made on a brewery tour, or sampling all of the local flavors at a bar in Old Town, Fort Collins definitely has a thriving beer scene. So much so, that it's getting national recognition in USA Today's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards as a top city in that exact category. 

Just over an hour’s drive north of Denver, the city of Fort Collins punches well above its weight when it comes to beer. This city of only 150,000 houses the nationally-renowned heavyweight New Belgium as well as smaller, award-winning breweries such as Odell, Funkwerks and Equinox. College kids and outdoorsy locals welcome the night by sampling the best of the area’s output at a host of beer-focused bars (Tap and Handle, The Mayor of Old Town, The Forge Publick House).

Voting ends at 10 a.m. MST on March 19, so get yours in and get Fort Collins on top! This is the second year that Fort Collins has made the list of nominees, and Denver also made the cut this time around too.

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