The Mile High City has a rich craft beer culture. Dubbed the “Napa Valley of Beer,” the area between Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins is home to some of the nation’s best suds.
The national Brewer’s Association is headquartered just next door in Boulder, and every fall, handcrafted beers, ales, stouts, and porters all make their way to Denver to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The GABF has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest beer festival on the planet and is the ultimate honor for American craft brewers who take home the trophy.
And what’s more, our great brewpubs and microbreweries are all within easy driving distance from one another. From our Denver hub, just hop on I-25 and head north to Fort Collins, take I-70 west toward Golden (for a tour of the Coors Golden Brewery), or take 36 west to Boulder, and you will hit up many of the area’s greatest suds spots.
But put these two things together—the drink and the drive—and you have a possible recipe for disaster. With great beer comes great responsibility, and although many of our local brewpubs and microbreweries have initiated safety programs and encourage responsible drinking, accidents still happen. It is all too easy to think that you are in control enough to drive while a police officer has a different opinion.
Whether you are touring the craft beer culture in the Denver area or enjoying a drink or two with your meal on your night out, whether you are 20-something or enjoying the fruits of the golden years, you are never exempt from a DUI charge. However, this does not mean that you deserve said charge.
It is difficult to know what to do and say when charged with a DUI. It is perhaps more critical that you know what not to do and what not to say. Find out more about how to conduct yourself on the field here. If the field tests result in a DUI charge, contact an experienced DUI defense attorney in Colorado to fight for your rights and help you navigate this scary and confusing situation.