3fourths (1537) Boulder, Colorado | October 27, 2004| Updated April 20, 2013
Walked into the small building, pre-fab I think, and there was a couple of guys sitting at the small corner bar with another behind... and I mean small, like something youíd set up in your garage for you and your buddies... in fact thatís what the entire building looked like. I was able to sample all that they have available, and was pretty impressed. Worth a visit to see the operation and talk beer with them.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 7, 2013| Updated October 8, 2013
Visited October 5, 2013 with adneilson and womencantsail.
This is a pretty large setup. I guess it makes sense since they bottle all their beers. The beers are not very good unfortunately so itís confusing that they would expand and still be busy. The tasting room filled up pretty quickly at noon on a Saturday. The people were happy to drink all the house beers they could get their hands on. Some of the beers were alright like the regular doppelbock but some were undrinkable, like the sour doppelbock. The service was friendly and he knew a little bit about the beer but he mostly just told us that everything is good. The building is very nice and could be a great place to hang out if the beer got better. Itís also next door to a bar/restaurant that sells almost exclusively Fort Collins beer.
Third stop of the Ft. Collins brewery tour extravaganza. Small tasting room with a horseshoe shaped bar. Patio seating available outside and a handful of tables around the tasting room. A TV or two with a football game on. There were 15 beers on tap and almost all of them were just terrible. The service was at least friendly. Fair prices, but considering how bad the beers were...
Decent place to grab a few brews off of the beaten path in Ft Collins. It is easy enough to find if you are crawling, otherwise the signage is hidden and you will pass it the first time. Nice staff to tell you about all of their beers with some seasonal brewer select beers to sample as well as the standard offering. Typical tap room for a small micro.
First stop on our own private "Foam on the Range" tour of Ft. Collins, 4/12/06: Very friendly hottie manned the taps and despite her fit appearance, she a damn lot about their beers, other locals and beer in general. We were impressed. The beer was pretty damn good too. Very friendly little joint operating in lieu of the old HC Berger Brewery. Definitely a good stop.
The tasting room is small and quaint but well laid out with a very comfortable patio out front. Bartender was really nice and helpful. My whole reason for my visit was to get my hands on the first two installments in their Out of the Ashes series and beyond that, I was pretty excited about the limited release tap list. They had seven limited beers featuring two smoked beers, a sour beer, a "double pale" and a few other things. Much of Fort Collins beer I donít really care for with the exception of the smoked stuff which they seem to do quite well. I was very happy with the value and quality of the beers that I got on my visit. They have a restaurant adjacent to the taproom, but I did not venture over there.
This is a beautiful and large brewery with some nice spaces for drinking and sampling their beers. Unfortunately...and as others have said...the beers here are not up to the standards of the amazing competition in the region. Nothing here is bad mind you...and this brewery would probably rate much higher in another state with less competition...but here in the area north of Denver...it just doesnít stand out beyond a good looking place.
First time at the new location. Nice tasting room, with seating inside at the bar, at tables or on the patio. View of the brewery from the tasting room. The bartender said they are working on adding a restaurant to the building. The beer is good, service was great. A good stop for sure if your in the area.
My least favorite brewery of my trip to Denver. We got brought here for lunch on the Brewbus. Everyone on my bus ordered great looking meat dishes while I chose Mac Ní Cheese which sounded good. Getting the regular version meant 10$ worth of blandness. Huge portion but tasted like nothing, filling I guess. I was kicking myself as friends ate good looking food. The tasting flight had beers which were average while the atmosphere was of a slick upscale brewpub. The service was ultra-friendly and very good but wasnít enough to salvage my impression I shouldíve gone elsewhere...
Small taproom infront of the brewery. Cozy place to hang out, good service. About 15 taps, beers are pretty good, samplers are available at fair prices. Absolutely worth going to if you are in the area.