Crafts and Drafts: A Free Passport for Pleasing Your Palate


Quench Your Thirst with Colorado Springs App

By Tomas Bernal

Most Coloradans don’t need an incentive to drink beer but drinking great beer at a discount is a godsend. 

The 2019 Visit Colorado Springs Crafts and Drafts Passport was recently released and includes a variety of beverages. Now in its third generation the passport is a web based-app that allows patrons a variety of discounts to different beers, spirits, wines and coffee at craft outlets throughout the Colorado Springs area. 

The Springs is home to some of Colorado’s best craft producers. With more than 20 different participants in the Colorado Springs area, the Crafts and Drafts passport provides redeemable discounts from staples like Bristol Brewing Co., Fossil Craft Beer Co., The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, and Axe and the Oak Whiskey House. 

“The Whiskey House offers an amazing atmosphere to try some of our exclusive cocktails, delicious food and connect with friends,” according to Axe and Oak’s website. 

The passport also includes special discounts to a few lesser known gems like Colorado Gold Distillery and Switchback Coffee Roasters.

The passport is valuable to both the beverage aficionado and the amateur. Some examples of the benefits include 50 percent off samples and buy one, get one on cocktails and beers. Check out the passport site to determine offers at specific locations.

Hosting the second most breweries per state, at nearly 400, Colorado continues to be the capitol of craft beer. An economic impact of just over $3 billion, craft beer is as Colorado as the adjacent mountains. The spirits scene is also on the rise.

Chelsy Offutt, director of communications for Visit Colorado Springs says, “People are becoming more aware and excited for the Pikes Peak region’s craft beverage scene.”