NachlamSie (550) Denver, Colorado | August 24, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Caution is in a tiny space in a warehouse just off the interstate near Aurora. It is difficult to find. There were a few guests here enjoying some beer, which merely due to the location surprised me. They had a very interesting selection and use many unique adjuncts in their beers. I had an Asian spiced lager as well as a chocolate hefeweizen, both of which I thought were pretty good and certainly a little different. The owners are husband and wife and are both passionate, friendly and knowledgable. They have vintage Street Fighter II and Space Invader machines in the corner which are free to play. This is a huge bonus for me.
notalush (318) Denver, Colorado | May 20, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
These folks have been brewing for a bit now, but the taproom itself just opened - medium-sized taproom in an industrial park - difficult to find - on the outskirts of town, in one of those areas where you ask yourself, "am I really still in Denver?" - pretty terrible location, really, with very little around it as far as other businesses and residential areas are concerned - in other words, not a spot that encourages high traffic - basically a converted garage space with a wood bar and a few tables (some of which are fold-out) - just one tiny notch above Wit’s End in the ambience department - five beers on tap this weekend, but tap space for eight - line up is fairly pedestrian (lager, golden, brown, IPA, porter) - their schtick seems to be taking these styles and trying to jazz them up with adjuncts (Asian spices, flowers, honey, etc.) - results are mixed, with most beers falling on the ho-hum end of the spectrum - the operation is owned and staffed by a husband and wife team - both are friendly and clearly passionate about beer - both are very knowledgeable about the Denver beer scene - however, both seem a bit immature and perhaps a bit green on the business side (both of which they will hopefully overcome) - prices are average (5 dollar pints, 8 dollar flights) - they have bought into this weird growler trend where they sell these expensive 1 liter growlers that look like fancy water bottles - they charge 40 EFFING DOLLARS for them - guys, I just want a simple, inexpensive, utilitarian way to bring your beer home - oh well, they’ll probably sell a crap ton of them anyway because people are effing stupid - nothing really exciting about this place, but hopefully they will do well - in the bottom tier of places that have opened this past year, both in location and in quality of product - I may stop in a couple times a year.