This is a pretty cool hangout in Estes Park. There is a bar downstairs in thd gift shop where you can get growlers filled and free tasters. Upstairs is the restaurant and patio. There are big glass windows which overlook into the brewery. Very fun place and family friendly.
Interesting place. Downstairs was the gift shop which offered free samples of their brews. Upstairs was the dining and bar. Service and prices were decent. As I was driving, couldnít sample too many. The ones I did sample were just average. A herd of elk passing through this part of town greeted us as we left. Interesting place.
Visited October 9, 2012 with two friends. First 4 samples of beer in the gift shop were free, the following were 50 cents each. Also sampled two more beers upstairs by the bar for free, those werenít available in the gift area. Didnít eat. Both service in the gift area and by the bar was great. Amazing view when driving to and from Estes Park, though the town itself and the brewery does feel sort of touristy. If youíre in the area itís worth swinging by this for some samples though.
Taking a trip to Estes Park, this was a no brainer. The building looks a touch run down, but inside itís big with large tvs for watching a game and pool tables. We had nachos, which were decent, but not great. It was fun trying all of their beers for free and then just buying a couple with dinner upstairs. That being said, the beer is very average to mediocre, and unless I see something new to rate, I wonít be seeking an EP beer again. The people were really nice though.
Came here visiting at friend who lives in Estes, lets say it was a quick visit. Tasted a couple beers before we made our way upstairs, and I was already aware this was not the best beer. We had two pints each, only because it was happy hour, and all I could handle was the Raspberry Wheat. The food was all frozen/fried, so it is hard to screw that up. I would only suggest a visit if you are going to Rocky Mountain National Park, and driving past.
adnielsen (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010| Updated December 12, 2013
I had some pretty good pizza here but the kicker was the mediocre to poor beers. The following is simply outstanding: I wanted to taste all of the beers. Downstairs in the gift shop they were free... up ten stairs in the restaurant, it would have cost me over $25 to get a sampler of every beer. Unbelievable. Luckily I went downstairs after lunch and drank the BLAH beers for free. Not recommended unless youíre spending the day in Estes Park and you need to rate some new beers.
Had lunch and some beers. Kind of old looking place. Gift shop and tasting room downstairs and a big open sit down area upstairs. We received good service. Food was good but nothing special, typical road stop/diner food. The beer was alright, but seems like they cater to the masses.
Upstairs seems like someoneís converted attic. Terrible aesthetics and layout. Long bar, typical wait staff with feigned interest in anything you have to ask them. Families, tourist and loud kids all over. Typical pub food. Beer is not great but is much better than the bile you find in their bottles. Only brewpub for miles, worth a few mins of time from the dedicated beer traveler but itís by no means a destination.