Freshcraft | Denver, Colorado
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Excellent based on 47 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1530 Blake St, Ste A
Denver, Colorado United States 80202 [ print map ]
303 758 9608 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Fri–Sat: 11am–2:00am, Sun-Thurs 11a-midnight

Mayor: ajnepple (5) | Taps: 26 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At Freshcraft (arranged by most recent)
Trinity 7 Day Golden Sour 89, Wynkoop / Ska Reel Big Stout , Funkwerks Quad 73, Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Hibiscus & Cinnamon) 98, Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Station 26 / Cigar City Snowbird IIPA , Green Flash Hop Odyssey Mosaic Session IPA 92, Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin 85, Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 10.1% (2015) 96, River North Anniversary Ale #3 , Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu 84, New Holland Night Tripper 99, Green Flash Soul Style IPA 96, River North IPA (Belgian IPA) 67, Odell Myrcenary Double India Pale Ale 99, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin 97, Nebraska Reserve Series Barrel Aged HopAnomaly 99, Nebraska India Pale Ale (2011- ) 95, Nebraska Brunette Nut Brown (2010- ) 66, Grimm Brothers Brett Bock 68
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47 reviews for Freshcraft
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  84%
 Selection  83%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  94%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1503) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 13, 2013
Visited October 9, 2013.

This place was packed. No seating, even standing wasn’t easy. They had a lot of good taps going but of course we went with the new beers, which were some Upslope beers (they were doing some event there that night). We got glasses of the rum barrel brown ale and the coffee rum barrel brown ale. The coffee was fine, as it tasted like coffee and not much else, but the “regular” rum brown ale was awful, just awful. I didn’t realize that we could do samples; I just assumed not since they were so busy. I took one sip of the rum brown and wanted to spit it out. I asked the bartender if I could trade it and he said no. He said I could have tried it before committing to a full glass. So I told him it was crap and to dump it, then walked out. I guess I got burned for not being a shameless ticker and asking for a free taste. That combined with how busy it was and I wasn’t all that excited about staying there any longer. I stopped back in the next day with Anders37 and waited in the line for some friends to show up. In the 20 minutes it took them to get there we moved through the line about 8 feet. Never made it inside.

Recap: very busy, they wont swap or refund bad beers, but they have a good tap lineup. Enter at your own risk.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 5/20
3fourths  (1444) Boulder, Colorado | December 28, 2010| Updated July 8, 2012
pedestrian beer list + horrible food (some of the worst I’ve ever had in denver). scroll past.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1087) Orange County, California | November 4, 2013
Made a couple stops here during GABF week, and it was packed both times. Large tap list with lots of special beers available due to the festival. The bar area is quite cramped, particularly when there are hundreds of people trying to drink here. There’s a narrow walkway back to a dining area in the rear, which was slightly better to stand in, but sort of awkward since servers are trying to navigate and people are sitting and eating/drinking. The service is quite good, even with the crowds. Would certainly return, hopefully during a less crowded time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), England | August 6, 2012
Popped in here on at least 3 occasions during a Jun ’12 visit to Denver. Solid selection of bottles (100 or so) and taps (30) largely from local CO craft brewers and some from further afield. Servers were very friendly/knowledgeable and gave me a sample or two without having to ask. Kicked their keg of Pliny on the Saturday night and the bartender gave me 2/3rds of a pint gratis - cheers! Only had snacks (hot and cold) from the food menu - these were good, but also basing my food review on what I could see others eating - it looked great especially the burger. It wasn’t too busy on any of my visits so rated a bit lower on ambience as no real buzz inside.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (803) San Diego, California | August 29, 2011
A nice place in LoDo with a large, diverse selection of beers. The place can get crowded at times, but is worth the stop. Their food is really good. The prices are average.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (798) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 21, 2014
A nice restaraunt with a huge bar in a trendy part of town. Service was very good and they knew beer. Selection was pretty big but nothing particular exciting. Food was upscale bistro food, well done but nothing great. Prices are high, but expected for this type of place. Overall a nice place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (796) Columbus, Ohio | December 23, 2012
(Visited 10/2012 during GABF): Freshcraft is in LoDo on Blake Street not too far from one of the 16th Street shuttle stops.

There is a small patio in front. The interior opens right into the bar area, with standing room on the left and the bar on the right. Beyond that is table seating then a small back bar. A large board behind the bar lists the beers.

Freshcraft features around 20 solid draughts, including brewers like Cigar City, Boulevard, Oskar Blues, SKA and Upslope. Fairly extensive bottle list too.

Service on a packed GABF day was good. The bartenders (both in front and in back) were friendly and knowledgeable about their beers. They were also doing events every day of GABF week (brewery features, rare beer tappings etc).

I did not try any food on my visit.

Overall this is a great beer bar to visit in Denver.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (748) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 23, 2013
Located in downtown Denver near Coors field this place has the feel of a shotgun house with the bar in front, a seating area in the middle, and a big room in the back with a massive projection screen. They had a lot of interesting CO stuff on tap and some solid local and regional craft bottles. The staff was friendly and really knowledgable about beer. The food was decent but the prices were very good considering the neighborhood.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (638) Denver, Colorado | October 29, 2013
This is a top notch beer bar with excellent food. The layout is spacious for the room they’ve got. Exposed brick and wooden furnishings keep things classy. Our bartender was simply great. They have a decent lunch special: buy a certain meal and receive a $2 pint, as well as $1 off appetizers and $4 pints during happy hour. Otherwise, the prices are pretty fair anyway. There were a solid 24 taps spanning a good variety and including a few rarities. This is the first place I’ve seen Fat Head in Colorado. We had the cheese fritters with the Iowa style pork sandwich. The meal was absolutely top notch. The music over the speakers was a good mix of modern stuff and a few R&B songs thrown in for good measure. I approve. I will definitely be back.
theisti  (626) Leawood, Kansas | November 22, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited early evening on a Tuesday for beers with a friend. Long narrow room, with an L shaped bar and tables all the way to the back. Two digital beer boards showcased the impressive selection. Service was prompt, even though they were mobbed pre-Avalanche game. I had a couple glasses of Trinity sour and enjoyed myself. Didn’t eat, though the food I saw coming out looked really tasty. Great spot, though I can imagine this place gets absolutely jammed on busier nights.

82 = ★★★˝ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.

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