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  • Ingrid & Lou Had A Dream

To Make The World A Jolly Place

Saying Ingrid and Lou Bush have a passion for craft beer is quite the understatement.

Lou, from Watertown, New York and Ingrid, from Houston, Texas, met in Washington DC, but didn’t discover their love of craft beer until they moved to Houston in 2007 and starting hanging out at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. It was love at first sip; Ingrid and Lou have been craft beer devotees ever since.

The Barrel

The Barrel is a Bavarian-Style Beer Garden and Hall focusing on craft beer, spirits and wine in the heart of Estes Park, Colorado. The Barrel offers guests a friendly and social atmosphere where they can catch up with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying the Rocky Mountains and loving some of the best that Colorado has to offer. 

The Barrel’s outside container bar has sixty-four rotating taps and is open May through October. The indoor bar has twenty rotating taps and is open October through May.

While we love food, we just don't make it here. We do, however, have daily rotating Food Trucks onsite 7 days a week May - October and on the weekends during the Winter.  You are, also, more than welcome to bring in your own packed picnic, have food delivered or bring in food from any of the Estes Park restaurants.

The Barrel is Family and Dog Friendly All Year Long.