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Click on "Guide" menu and a pulldown will give you info on pubs and bottle shops. Alibi, St.Augustine's are the best, London Pub, The Whip, Railway Club and Malone's are all the places to hit on cask nights or as 2nd tier places. Central City is great but an hour out of town on the skytrain. Brewery Creek, Firefly, Darby's and (slightly further afield) 16th St. Liquor are the bottle shops to hit. They all have Facebook groups or can easily be found online.
I don't always piss in a bottle but when I do...I prefer to call it Dos Equis.