Freshcraft | Denver, Colorado
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Freshcraft
Excellent based on 37 ratings
Type: Restaurant

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

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Hours: FriĖSat: 11amĖ2:00am, Sun-Thurs 11a-midnight


Mayor: ajnepple (7) | Taps: 26 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At Freshcraft (arranged by most recent)
Trinity Seven Day Sour Vert Gueuze 79, Cigar City 5 Beers for 5 Years - American-Style Barley Wine 69, Alaskan Pilot Series: JalapeŮo Imperial IPA 89, Telluride / Marble Fish and Tedís Excellent Collaboration , Westbrook Gose 97, Firestone Walker Walkers Reserve 97, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad 98, Bristol Old No. 23 Barley Wine 94, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Chocolate Ale 95, Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence 96, Grand Teton Trout Hop Black IPA 95, Elysian Idiot Sauvin IPA 96, Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA 91, Trinity Farmhouse De Lon , Great Divide Sour Puss , River North Whiskey Barrel Aged Avarice 94, Oskar Blues Ten FIDY (Makerís Mark Barrel) 98, River North Anniversary Ale #1 90, Russian River Supplication 100, Funkwerks Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad 90
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37 reviews for Freshcraft
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  82%
 Selection  83%
 Food  79%
 Value  75%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
markwise  (165) North of Tampa, Florida | July 12, 2012
Went in on a random Tuesday afternoon for a snack and a few beers. Long and narrow place that seemed to have more seating in the back. It was quiet in the bar area and the service was pretty attentive, although the waitress seemed to know very little about the beer, as the bartender walked over to confirm our order. Still, they were the only place around town that had the Crooked Stave Petit Sour on draft and there were a couple other beers that were only here and nowhere else I saw. I would definitely go back here as the food was very good and paired well with the beer. Happy hour made the beer prices better (so I am remembering) and it was a good experience overall.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (324) Sunnyvale, California | March 2, 2014
Long, skinny place with a nice bar up front and restaurant seating in back. Quite a nice taplist, bottle list on the other hand is fairly pedestrian. Staff is helpful and know what they are talking about. Prices are reasonable. Didnít try the food, but i would like to at some point.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple  (82) Clear Creek, Colorado | February 14, 2014| Updated February 20, 2014
Good location in LoDo near 16th St. Mall and the Pepsi Center. Nice beer bar ambience, pretty typical. The service is good and the staff is knowledgeable. They have a pretty good selection of about 25 rotating taps and a good bottle list. Definitely worth a visit if youíre in the area.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (464) Leawood, Kansas | November 22, 2013
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. Didnít 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
kermis  (132) The Hague, Netherlands | November 9, 2013
Great place, become my favorite in Denver during GABF week. A great tap selection, some real nice bottles and good food. All combined with friendly service and a good atmosphere. Definitely stop here!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (756) 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. Thereís 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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (550) Denver, Colorado | October 29, 2013
This is a top notch beer bar with excellent food. The layout is spacious for the room theyíve 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 Iíve 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 13, 2013
Visited October 9, 2013.

This place was packed. No seating, even standing wasnít 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 ďregularĒ rum brown ale was awful, just awful. I didnít 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 wasnít 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover  (54) Den Haag, Netherlands | October 13, 2013| Updated October 19, 2013
Visited a few times on my Denver trip. Nice ambience going on and great, friendly service. Really caring staff and willing to go the extra mile for you. I killed time here while i was waiting for my flight and had a great time by myself. Good selection, no rarities or anything special, just a very nice place to go to when in Denver.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk  (128) The Hague, Netherlands | October 9, 2013
Visited during GABF week 2013. There are 25+ craft beers on tap plus plenty of bottles and cans. Itís big on food but drinking here without eating is just fine. They serve a flight of four beers and even give you a printed note in case your forget which one is which. The staff are super friendly and helpful unlike the Falling Rock up the road. There is plenty to keep any beer drinker happy here.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan  (156) McLean, Virginia | October 8, 2013
Decent draft selection, dominated by Colorado micros. Serve flights, which makes for economical tasting. Food was okay.

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