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Wynkoop Brewing Company, Denver
John Hickenlooper, the current Colorado governor, founded Wynkoop back in 1988 as part of his efforts to revitalize the LoDo neighborhood. It’s kept its cool even in the wake of the local brewery boom. An improv comedy theater in the basement and 22 billiards tables upstairs are crowd-pleasing features, but Wynkoop also caters to the “Hoppy Yogis.” They turn up on Monday nights for yoga followed by tastings and tours. Wynkoop even makes a special beer in support of National Yoga month. The standard roster includes ColoRojo, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, and Cowtown Milk Stout. Afternoon tours are available Tuesdays through Saturdays.