Crooked Stave @ The Source | Denver, Colorado
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Crooked Stave @ The Source
Excellent based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, Colorado United States 80216 [ print map ]
720 508 3292 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 - 11:00 PM

Mayor: Ratman197 (7) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: Varies

Crooked Stave @ The Source

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Beer Available At Crooked Stave @ The Source (arranged by most recent)
Crooked Stave Surusion 84, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Happy Leaf) (Lemon Ginger) , Anchorage/Crooked Stave Between the Staves 97, Crooked Stave Batch #60 99, Crooked Stave Surette (Tarragon Kombucha) 87, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Cranberry and Spice) 96, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal 99, Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Winter) (Happy Leaf Beet) , Crooked Stave Ferus Fluxus 90, Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Winter) 90, Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison 99, Crooked Stave Colorado Wild Sage 87, Crooked Stave Petite Sour Hibiscus & Cinnamon (Apple/Peach Whiskey) 99, Upslope Ferus Fluxus , Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Happy Leaf) (Rose) , Crooked Stave Origins 99, Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Blue (WWBB) 93, Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Green (WWBG) 98, Crooked Stave WIld Wild Brett Yellow (WWBY) 96, Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett 99
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19 reviews for Crooked Stave @ The Source
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  83%
 Selection  80%
 Food  100%
 Value  70%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (677) Columbus, Ohio | April 2, 2014| Updated April 3, 2014
(Visited 03/2014): Crooked Stave is located in The Source building on Brighton Blvd in the River North Art District of downtown Denver. There is a relatively large parking lot in front of the building.

The Source is a brick building that is a over 100 years old and used to be a foundry. There are restaurants, a butcher, beer store, and a bar among the occupants. Crooked Stave is in the rear of the building. The tap room opens to some tables and a walk up bar in the rear. Brewing equipment is right there in the bar, and with the brick walls it lends itself to a very industrial feel. Behind the bar are a couple coolers with bottles to go and a board listing the beers on tap, as well as some stained glass art.

Crooked Stave had 9 of their beers on tap during my visit. This included Vielle (regular and with cranberry/spice), Colorado Wild Sage, Surette, St. Bretta, Ferus Flexus, Batch #60 and a couple of the Happy Leaf varieties. All of the beers were well-executed and enjoyable. Sample sizes are available for all the beers on draught.

Service at the bar was good. The bartenders were familiar with the available beers and were efficient. Food is not available in the tap room, but it looked like no problem with bringing in meals from the restaurants in The Source.

All in all this is a really cool spot, both the tap room and the surrounding scene at the Source. Couple that with the great beers and this place goes near the top of the list as far as beer spots to hit in Denver on future visits.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
christoph  (11) littleton, Colorado | February 7, 2014
I do prefer the barrel cellar to the source, but the source has really grown on me the new servers are for the most part friendly and quick. every once in a while will see some of the older staff which is nice. Focusing on the beer it self a must visit when in denver
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (550) Denver, Colorado | February 2, 2014
The Source is a large former hardware warehouse that has been transformed into a very hip indoor market of sorts with a few food options, an upscale liquor store and, of course, Crooked Stave in the very back of the building. Crooked Staveís space is open and fairly stark to keep in theme with its neighbors. Stray graffiti and exposed brick reminding visitors this used to be an abandoned warehouse along with thoughtful background music give this space character. I hear a lot of my peers complain about the arrogance of the wait staff here, but Iíve always had good to downright friendly service. The beers are top notch, appealing to beer elitists. Everything is wildly fermented and crafted absolutely excellently. Crooked Stave is, as a result, perhaps the most expensive brewery to visit, but the product is certainly worth it. $7 10 oz. pours are not cheap, but not exorbitant for the style and there is no other brewery offering this type of product on this scale. The beer list is usually brief, but always very high quality and normally something interesting is on. I stop in for a beer or two quite often.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel  (17) Colorado | January 19, 2014
Great beer! Crooked Stave does amazing sours, must try! Located in a very rundown part of town, yet once you go into the building (The Source), it is the most hip place that I have ever been. Itís a shared space with restaurants, cheese shops, wine shops, etc. Very cool place to visit. The brewery is a nice open spot, lots of taps- though most of them are empty. The extremely delicious quality of their beers makes up for the lack of quantity. This is a place that I will definitely return to!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba  (129) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | January 19, 2014
Drove by the place originally not realizing it was located inside The Source. The Source is some type of hipster industrial farmers market built inside an old brick building. I really liked the style of the entire place and the brewery fit the style well with the stainless steel brewing equipment exposed matching the stainless throughout the building. Not many beers on tap, but they were all so fantastic. Great saisons and sours each with a good use of Brett and oak. Service was friendly and attentive. No food offered at the brewery, but there are good food choices elsewhere in the building. Overall a really cool place that Iíd like to visit again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
NielsenRatings  (402) Fort Collins, Colorado | December 12, 2013
First visited the Source during GABF week with brokensail and t0rin0. During that week, it was hard to swing my 2" dick without hitting a dozen beer bros. While it still gets pretty busy, it has been a bit more calm since then. Housed in an old factory or building of some sort, this joint is a total yuppie magnet (which I guess is good and bad). Lots of tap offerings, albeit at pretty high prices (some glasses @ $10 a pour). Enjoy coming here but probably canít afford to get totally white boy wasted here too often. Definitely worth a visit if youíre in town.

Shitters: C-
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters  (66) , Australia | December 5, 2013
Really in an out of the way place. Apparently all the Denver yuppies hang out at the source. High end coffee, high end food, and a high end wine shop there. Yeah I want some French wines. Not. Very clean tap room though. Not real big and a little on the cold side I though. No real ambiance. L shaped bar and some tables. Service was very good and server was very knowledgeable. Quite attentive. Beers were excellent. had Origins, Brett díOr, and two of the saisonís. Good beers. Prices were good but on the higher end of the scale. Liked it but not big on the metallic feel
theisti  (464) Leawood, Kansas | November 22, 2013
Visited on a Wednesday evening. Looks like a haunted factory as you pull up to the dirt parking lot. Inside is a half done feeling renovation, with a large communal room that featured two restaurants, a small market, a butcher shop, a wine and liquor store and in the back right hand corner, the Crooked Stave tasting room (and brewery). The crowd in the tasting room (and The Source at large) was trendy folks for a night out. The layout of the tasting room is an L shaped bar with tables scattered throughout the spare room. 4 beers on draft, about the same number available via bottle. Expensive, though served in beautiful glassware. Service was a tad slow, and the design of the bar led to a crowded ordering spot, even though the place was less than half full. Certainly a nicer room versus the last location, though somehow the vibe and selection seemed far less. If you love Crooked Stave beer, worth hitting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186  (146) North Tonawanda, New York | November 18, 2013
Visited: 10-12-13 (during GABF Week) Ambiance: The new place is ....small? The bar can hold about 12-15 people and there are several tables spread throughout. Half of the space is for patrons, the other half is for several tanks. Service: The bartenders were busy but prompt and took the time to explain the beers when needed. Selection: They had 10 different beers on tap and bottles for sale. PLus, they still had leftover bottles from their Origins release and L Brett dOr release earlier in the week. Value: Better quality beers definitely cost more, par for the course. Overall, a nice place and will definitely return when back in town but still couldnít over how small it was.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer  (14) Oakland, California | October 27, 2013
The Source as a whole is a cool spot; very much a trendy spot right now. Bartenders were attentive but didnít know much about the beer (donít ask questions like what Brett strain). Beer is amazing though as is thefoid at the restaraunts in The Source.

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