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the best offerings. My first stop was the Prost Brewing Company, where I was encouraged to “drink like a German”. At this family-owned brewery with an authentic Oktoberfes­t vibe, there’s even a food truck serving bratwurst, which go down easy with a pint of Hefeweizen.

Next up is the 14er Brewing Company. Named after the 58 mountains in Colorado that measure more than 14,000ft, it produces unique blends, from Key Lime Pie Cream Ale to its Pina Colada Milkshake IPA.

But for those who really love their beer, the Oakwell Beer Spa, located just outside the Rino district, is an irresistib­le combinatio­n of great beer and relaxation.

After changing into a pair of sliders I entered the taproom area, where I was invited to choose from a range of self-serve beers, ciders and wines.

Then, with glass fully charged, I made my way through to a treatment room. Consisting of an infrared sauna, shower and a small hot tub with bubbles infused with hops and barley, I was immediatel­y relaxed by the chilled vibes.

Even better were the zero-gravity massage chairs, which tilt you into a semi-foetal position before squeezing out the tension from each muscle individual­ly. It left me with that blissful floaty feeling.

This, in fact, turned out to be the perfect state for enjoying some of Denver’s best cuisine.

For the first time ever, the Michelin Guide has recognised restaurant­s in Colorado with some of its highest distinctio­ns in 2023. They include the Bib Gourmand, which is a gong handed out to “affordable”eateries that fit Michelin’s stringent criteria.

One of these is the incredible Tavernetta, an Italian restaurant offering wholesome pastas and European wines. Another is Mister Oso, a Latin American eatery specialisi­ng in tacos. Also not to be missed is Linger – which offers a “torrent of flavours” within the setting of an old mortuary.

Whether you fancy delving into the creative side of city life, doing drinks, dining in style, or delighting in its natural beauty, there’s so much to discover in Denver.

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DELICIOUS Mister Oso knows his tacos ON STAGE The Red Rocks theatre
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BOUTIQUE Maven hotel RELAXING Incredible Oakwell Beer Spa
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GIANTS Elks make some noise

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