Tivoli Brewing Company

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Welcome to Tivoli

Tivoli Brewing Company is the oldest brewery in Colorado. We’re located in Downtown Denver on the Auraria campus- right where we’ve always been.

Great History:
Tivoli Brewing Company began selling beer in 1859 to miners and newly settled Coloradans. Tivoli rapidly grew into the largest beer producer west of the Missouri River, surviving through Prohibition and beyond. Our rich and complicated history is deeply embedded in Denver’s beer culture.

Great Beer, Great Quality:
Now, Tivoli seeks to make history again. We celebrate our past by painstakingly recreating original recipes so today’s drinkers can taste the 1800’s. We also enlist in the future by creating our own unique recipes and collaborating with students in MSU Denver’s Brewing program. Our uniquely joint focus on past, present, and future lets Tivoli Brewing be the best company we can be.

Historic Taphouse:
Enjoy your pint in the old Tivoli brewhouse built in 1864. Whether it’s a historic brew or something new from Tivoli Distributing Company’s portfolio, the 52-tap menu is sure to have a beer for everyone’s taste. We offer in-depth tours of our facility that cover over 150 years of brewing history in Colorado. If history doesn’t interest you, look to the future on our biergarten with the best view of Denver’s evolving skyline or ask about our work with MSU’s beer education program.

Brewery Tours

Join us for an interesting and informative tour of Colorado’s oldest, most historic brewery! Tours are offered every Friday at 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 5 pm, and they last 45 minutes to an hour. Tours are limited to groups of 15 or less and while spots may be available day of, we recommend you call the tap house at (720) 458-5885 to reserve your place ahead of time or to book a private group tour.





Purchase a lifetime membership with the MSU DENVER MUG CLUB and you will receive a custom MSU Denver Mug Club mug, discounts on any Tivoli beer at the Tap House and much more, as well as the satisfaction of supporting alumni relations programs and student scholarships!

Click the Mug Club button for details!

Beer Industry Education Program:
Education is one of our major focuses, and we’re always looking for new ways to teach our community. Our location on the Auraria Campus gives students in Metropolitan State University of Denver’s brewing program a one-of-a-kind learning experience. In turn, Tivoli Brewing gains access to a wealth of passionate and knowledgeable beer enthusiasts. We work closely with the program to give these future brewers a chance to work hands-on in our state-of-the-art facility. Students can even take on internships with Tivoli Brewing to gain experience and take the first steps into their careers.

Tivoli brewers have also designed a sensory analysis panel to teach about flavor and aroma profiles, off flavors, and other aesthetics of beer. These classes will be available to anyone willing to learn- not just students of the brewing program.

Tivoli Brewing will always be working to expand our educational outreach, so continue checking in to see what we can offer you (besides delicious beer).

Corey and Debbie Marshall


We are determined to invest in the future. That’s why we are dedicated to the health and success of our local community.  We are focused on many efforts to improve the lives our city’s underprivileged or those in need as well as bolster the historic and Arts communities of Colorado. We support these foundations and more:

Food for Thought





Good Wood Club





Fallen Heroes Project





Denver Children’s Home





Gilpin County Arts





Kid’s Mobility Network