The Brewers Association has released its list of the 50 Great American Beer Bars, and a beer bar in Longmont made the cut.

There are plenty of great beer bars in Colorado, but the one that more than 7,000 readers of -- the Brewers Association's website -- believed to be one of the 50 greatest beer bars in the country, is a bit of a surprise. But a welcome one, nonetheless! SAMPLES in Longmont was the Colorado winner. View the full list of beer bars. [caption id="attachment_34025" align="aligncenter" width="960"]beer bars Courtesy of SAMPLES[/caption] With its 28-tap bar and over 40 cans and bottles to choose from, SAMPLES is one of Colorado's premiere beer bars. Which makes sense, seeing as it was visited by Guy Fieri and the Food Network crew a few months ago. You can read about the episode featuring the bar here. [caption id="attachment_34024" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]beer bars Founders Mark and Carmen Sample with Guy Fieri (Courtesy of SAMPLES)[/caption]
But what really makes SAMPLES stand out from the remainder of the competition is its Beerquator Challenge. That's right, you heard me ... Beerquator Challenge. It's exactly as it sounds: a beer drinking challenge! Try to guess all 20 beers on tap, and if you get them all right, you win $500. Simple, right? Wrong. No one has managed to win yet, but who knows? You could be the first one to win it all! And there's only one way to find out ... SAMPLES is located at 370 Main St. in Longmont, Colorado. For hours and any additional information, please visit its website. Have you been to SAMPLES before? Have you tried the Beerquator Challenge? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and let's get the conversation started. Cheers!

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