JK (373) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | October 22, 2015| Updated September 26, 2016
Visited during GABF 2015. It was a warm day in Denver and hot outside on the patio. Small place indoors, the building looks like it was a garage or warehouse. Some random art on the walls. A few interesting beers including a rauch, which the bartender felt the need to correct me on pronounciation to add the s sound. Still, solid place and a lot bettter than some of the other breweries i went to during the week.
(Visited 03/2014): Renegade is located on West 9th near downtown. Street parking is available in the surrounding blocks.
The interior of the brick building opens to an open space with tables past the entrance and a zig-zag shaped bar along the rear that has different colored wood.. Brick walls and red paint, and a large windowed garage door which makes the place feel very open. Wooden rafters complete the look. There are a couple large chalkboards behind the bar listing the beers available on draught.
Renegade had 8 beers on tap on my visit, including a Blond, IPA, Brown Ale, English Coffee Ale, APA, and 2 Imperial Stouts (one with curry). and a Triple IPA. The beers were all decent, with a couple standouts. A sampler flight is available as well.
Service at the bar on a relatively busy weekend evening was good. The bartender was friendly and attentive throughout the visit.
Renegade does not serve food.
Overall this is a pretty solid brewery in the downtown Denver area.
I stopped here early on a Tuesday evening, it wasn’t too busy, but filled up quickly. Nice ambiance and the service was great. Only 8 beers on tap, 3 of which I already had. I would recommend Hammer & Sickle, Imperial Sunday Morning and Conspirator. Tasters were $1-$2, I think I had 5 for $7.50. 32 oz growlers available, which is a plus for me. I will definitely be back.
Visited on 10/12/12. GABF Week. (Stop #3 of the day)
A: Nice place, open space, bar can hold about 12 patrons, plenty of tables surrounding, nice brick walls and roll up front garage doors for when the weather is nicer.
Q: Decent quality beers, very drinkable, nothing that will blow you away but wont disappoint you either.
S: Bartender was prompt, attentive and friendly...not overly knowledgeable about the beers but knew the bascs to get by.
S: 8 beers on tap that covered the various styles but nothing out of the ordinary either.
V: 5 bucks per pint, which is par for the area of Denver.
Overall, they do not serve food but there was a food truck parked out front of it. A nice stop if you are bouncng from place to place...have only been open for a little over a year but not doing anything really out there, very safe beers.
This is a cool, modern brewery located in the Santa Fe art neighborhood. Street parking was not too hard to find one block over. The tasting room has a spacious, utilitarian feel with large bay doors. Food trucks frequent here. The bartender was extra helpful and friendly. Eight taps were available ranging from IIPA to impy stout to a pepper amber to a Belgian strong andmore. The Elevation IIPA was nothing short of excellent. Beer is available to go in cans and growlers as well. This is a quality brewery stop in a hip but low key neighborhood.
I arrived after a long hike from Strange Brewing through a very dark industrial part of town and was worried that I was too late but even though it was just about closing time they were open for business and had a lot of customers. I think this is an old firehouse or possibly a garage since they had large roll up doors. The beers were decent all around and the atmosphere was very friendly. They have a number of board games available for anyone to play and on certain days they organize larger games for everyone (including Connect 4). The bathrooms are ridiculously large for a single occupant. I feel like they should put in a couple of stalls. The service is very friendly though I didn’t interact with them all that much; just enough to get a flight. Looking forward to any special beers they have on during GABF.