Mountain Toad Brewing was founded in Golden, Colorado, and enjoys its namesake nearly as much as its visitors enjoy the brewery's wide range of delicious beer. A giant mural of a toad relaxing with a drink echoes the mood of the crowd partaking on the sunny patio, and sets the tone for the whimsical and delicious time to be had at their brewery. Supporting not only the local beer community but the bicycling community, the brewery is pet friendly, allowing furry family members to join in the fun on the patio; they also have food available for those with an appetite.
Weekly events at the brewery range from ice cream socials to storybook readings; there is truly something for everyone. Partnering with local businesses to provide food and amusement, Mountain Toad Brewing is fully embraced by the community—making not only the beer but the atmosphere excellent here. If you can't make it directly to the pub, a number of local taprooms, restaurants, and shops offer Mountain Toad's fabulous brews to satisfy your craving. And if you fall in love with the brewery, as many have, you can proudly display their logo on a t-shirt, bike jersey, or pint glass to commemorate all of the good times you've had.
Named after one of our local mountain peaks this classic American style Amber ale contains a present malt flavor with slight biscuit notes. We round out the body with Centenntial and Mt. Hood hops to maintain balance. This Amber is mellow and refreshing, perfect for enjoying after a hike or ride on the local trails.
Biere De Mars
Known as Mars to the Romans, the God of war and agriculture lends his name to this farmhouse ale brewed in March. With is low bitterness which emphasizes the malt and subtle notes of honey, this French Red Ale is malty and sweet. French ale yeast creates a clean beer and compliments the malt flavors present in the beer. It is perfectly suited for the transition from the cold months of winter to the fertile days of spring.
The word "stout" used to refer to strong beers way back into the late 1600s. There were stronger, full-bodied versions of porters called "stout porters." The style of stout that comes to mind most often is an Irish Stout. These lower alcohol, dark, full bodied beers are incredibly drinkable. For our version we use rye to add a spicyness in addition to the notes of chocolate and coffee paired with the bitterness of Chinook hops to create a strong, balanced beer.
Mt. Zion IPA
Brewed in the shadow of the mighty Mt. Zion which overlooks Golden, our flagship IPA pulls together the time honored West Coast hop profile of Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe, Warrior, and Amarillo hops. This ale is strong in citrus, pine, and stone fruit flavors.
Born of the leaf of the mighty Pandanus tree, Pandan is used in Southeastern Asian cuisine as a substitute for vanilla. Its subtle flavors pair well with the traditional dark style of beer developed in London whose name is thought to have come from its popularity with street and river porters. With its delicate notes of chocolate, vanilla, and coconut, the aim of this darker ale was to create a porter with subtleties and drinkability not often found within the style.
Betraying its namesake, this red IPA is visible to the naked eye. In the ever-emerging sub-categories of IPA is the red IPA which is often brewed at higher strength and, of course, ruby in color. The trifecta of Chinook, Simcoe, and N. Brewer hops bring pine aroma and flavor to this surprisingly balanced occasional IPA making it perfect in any light.
Binary Belgian Dubbel
As Mountain Toad was founded by engineers with backgrounds in electronics, having a beer named after the binary code of 0's and 1's seemed logical. This malty, brown Belgian Dubbel brewed with candi syrup and crystal malts has a sweet, caramel profile with low hop bitterness and a slight spicy, banana, and dried fruit flavor.
Extra Special Bitter (Esb)
Traditionally an English style of pale ale that varies in color and flavor. Extra Special Bitters are essentially more aggressive and more balanced Bitters, both in alcohol and hop character, but nothing overpowering. Our version of this traditional ale was adapted with the American hops Cascade and Centennial creating a drier, bitter profile. Despite "bitter" being in its name, an ESB is not really all that bitter with the key being balance.
Craft Cream Ale
Cream Ales, spawned from the American light lager style, are brewed as an ale and are sometimes finished with lager yeast. Our version has the addition of corn milled in with the honey malts to create a pleasing mouthfeel. The addition of Crystal hops helps to round out this easy drinking and sessionable ale.
First only brewed in Köln, Germany, this obscure style is now brewed by many American breweries. Fermented at a lower temperature than our other ales to produce a light body, pale color, and crisp finish. Kölsch beer is refreshing and pure. The low ABV makes this the perfect brew to enjoy on a hot Colorado day after a long bike ride.
Pedal On! Pale Ale
An ode to the various styles of cycling found in our great state and community. The Pedal On! was created with a hard day's ride in mind. Pale ales are of British origin but now popular worldwide. The American versions tend to be cleaner and hoppier than their British counterparts and ours is crisp and refreshing with just a touch of hop bitterness provided by El Dorado hops.
White Ranch Wit
Our twist on a Belgian-style wheat ale, brewed with fresh in-house zested lemon, plus coriander and blueberry honey from our local apiary. This ale is crisp and bright, slightly spicy, and has a lemony finish with a hint of berry. Perfectly refreshing on a warm Colorado afternoon.