Crooked Stave @ The Source | Denver, Colorado
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Crooked Stave @ The Source
Excellent based on 28 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: Leighton (11) | 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 Vieille Double Dry Hopped 91, Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Pomegranate) , Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Apricot) , Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Winter) 97, Crooked Stave Batch #100 - Wild Wild Brett , Crooked Stave Surette (Rocky Ford Melon) , Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett 99, Crooked Stave Surette (Tarragon Kombucha) 89, Crooked Stave Colorado Wild Sage 93, Crooked Stave Batch #60 99, Crooked Stave/Trois Dames Original Sin , Crooked Stave Passion Party , Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Or 99, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal 99, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Happy Leaf) (Lemon Ginger) 75, Crooked Stave Surusion 93, Crooked Stave Surette (Beet, Cranberry, Lavender Kombucha) , Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Happy Leaf) (Rose) , Crooked Stave Origins 99, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Happy Leaf)
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28 reviews for Crooked Stave @ The Source
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  81%
 Selection  77%
 Food  100%
 Value  71%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO  (81) Colorado Springs, Colorado | August 31, 2014
Visited on a Sunday afternoon. The Source is an overall neat location. Lots more to experience than just Crooked Stave. But the brewery is a nice relaxed, uncrowded space. Small selection of CS beers on draft, either by tasters or full pours. Prices can vary wildly beer to beer. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Overall a good experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0  (142) Denver, Colorado | August 31, 2014
The Source is a hip location in the River North Area. So much so, it brings in the yuppie/hipster type clientele who are looking for good "sour beer" or the beer that is closest to Stella. I definitely prefer the old location because it was truly just beer nerds. However, I digress. The beer is definitely tasty, but Chad charges ridiculous prices ($4 tasters and $10 10 oz pours on some beers) because he knows he can. Definitely worth checking out, but not somewhere I hangout regularly because of how expensive it is.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222  (31) East Greenbush, New York | August 19, 2014
This is a great place in an old repurposed warehouse with some other restaurants and such in there. It is a very nic and chill taproom area and they have 4 or 6 of their beers on tap. Way more handles than beers so hope they add some more soon. Initially I was not a big crooked stave fan as their beers were more funky than sour to me, but the last several I have had have been fantastic sours. I will try to stop in here whenever I am in Denver now. It is a worthwhile stop.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale  (188) Lansing, Kansas | August 1, 2014
Stopped in for a short visit and had a chance to sample three of their selections. Great location (as everyone has mentioned). Did have lunch at a nearby location in the building (was excellent). Service was great and prices were decent. Had bottles to go, no growlers available. Easy to get to off of I-70. Well worth the time to visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77  (16) Georgia | July 21, 2014
Cool place in Denver’s old industrial area. Kind of a hipster mall (coffee, liquor shop, food, butcher, etc). Crooked Stave was tucked in the back in a pretty neat area. Not too much selection (maybe 6 taps and 3 bottles), but of course all of it was fantastic. Service was friendly, but not fast at all even though it was empty when I went. No food, but other places around. Definitely worth a go for the beer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
marcus  (173) Sacramento, California | June 14, 2014
The Source is a pretty cool place in that it houses two great new breweries this being one. Also lots of shops and some food.CS had 8 beers on tap, all very nice sours. The barkeeps will patiently describe all of their beers. Lots of fun.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform  (40) Sweet Home, Oregon | June 4, 2014
Kind of a cool inside mall in an industrial part of Denver. No food available but you can grab a bite from a neighboring restaurant. The beer selection was VERY limited despite the over abundance of empty taps on the wall. They had 3 regular brews, 2 brews mixed with kombucha, and 2 brews (which were also on tap) that were avail in bottle format to take or drink on premises. There was approximately 10 empty taps that are apparently never actually used. The bartender was lacking. She was nice but service was horrible. She disappeared for 15 min and we were left waiting for 10 min to clear the tab, despite there only being 2 other people in the bar. I would hate to see what could happen if it was ever busy. All in all this is a cool place that has potential. More selection is needed and more attentive service would help a lot.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | May 28, 2014
The source is a pretty cool space overall, and the Crooked Stave outpost looks awesome. Very shiny, although not currently used brewhouse and fermenters. A large selection of Crooked Stave beers. Despite all this, I do prefer the intimacy of the bar at their barrel warehouse.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (520) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 20, 2014
Very empty and taps were mostly empty. Service was good, but everything interesting was gone. Great funky location with great food just next door. Could be a good stop, but not much for me.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (725) 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.

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