Beer Week: Family Friendly Breweries

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Kim Posey takes us to some family friendly breweries.

It’s a trend in Colorado.  Family friendly breweries offer a place for Mom, Dad and the kids to hang out together.  At Wonderland Brewing Company in Broomfield you’ll find ping pong, pinball, soccer nets, a basketball court and plenty of board games available to adults or kids.  “We feel welcomed here,” said Cari Schnepp.  She and her husband bring their two daughters, ages 8 and 10.  “The kids can play outside.  We can have a beer.  My husband and I can talk, sometimes we play board games together it’s a nice place to get away from responsibilities for a little while,” Schnepp said.  She believes it’s a good concept, and it’s caught on with her friends.  “I think it’s normal, especially in the suburbs, to have kids in the breweries.”  The Wonderland brewer credits the atmosphere to his boss.  “He has two young kids, and he always wanted to create an environment in the suburbs where people could get a little bit of downtown, but realize at the same time that it’s important to have a place where they can bring their kids and feel comfortable hanging out, and we've tried to maintain the cool with that,”  Joshua Willett said.  Of course he thinks people come for the great beer, but he hopes the family friendly atmosphere will keep them coming back.

Here are a few more family friendly Breweries that were suggested to us:

Grist Brewing Company in Highlands Ranch

Finkel & Garf Craft Beer in Boulder

Two 22 Brew in Aurora.