Visited on a Thursday morning around 10 AM. Located just blocks from Coors Field, this place it located in an older building that you wouldnít know was a brewery unless you knew it beforehand. There was a lot of construction on the inside, however the staff apologized for the mess and gave us some samples on the way. Our tour guide Riley (the head bottler) really knew his stuff, and was a cool guy all the way, offering us refills on our samples several times during the tour. They gave us several samples, and even the brewer came down and chatted with us for awhile. They could not have been cooler guys. They also had a lot of really sweet merchandise for sale, along with free stickers, coasters, and bottle openers. They donít give regular tours, so if you stop by between the hours of 8AM-5PM, stop by if you want to have some excellent, flavorful beers.
Has a small tasting room in front of the brewery.Very fresh, clean and well lit. The service has always been fast, friendly and knowledgable whenever Iíve been there. They have a good beer selection including some one off beers made for the tasting room only. Definatly worth checking out!
A spartan tap room to be sure, but itís attached to the brewery so there is an unparalleled freshness factor here. Friendly staff, a quick tour of the production facilities, and an obvious devotion to the craft of brewing lend lots of character to the operation. Four free tasters, good merchandising products for sale, and a chance to try the oak-aged, unbottled beers before they hit store shelves. Great Divide is a must-see on a tour of the Denver beer scene. One criticism is the food. Iím not expecting a gourmet experience, but after tasting a few 8-10 percent beers, a little palate cleanser is nice. The two food choices, beer nuts and spiced kettle potato chips, are both palate-killers.
Nice tasting room with several of the GD beers available. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Enjoyed OA Yeti on tap while there - good stuff. Also had Great Divide shirts, glasses, etc for purchase.
tasting room is cozy(read small bar with a few tables) but the folks are still as cool as always. was told that cask would be on thursdays. will wait and see what devcelopes before i add it to the description. it was cool to have a place to sit and chill and watch people bottle the oajk yeti while i drank a bottle of oak yeti, and oak ruffian, and oak whatever else i can get my hands on. worthy of a stop, and the glassware is fíing amazing. damn fine job.
Went here on Friday, September 29th, in the morning around 10am. Came in and were warmly welcomed. Started off with an oaked aged Hibernation and went on a tour of the brewery. Came back and talked with the guide while drinking Samurai and oak aged Yeti. Got some merchandise and hung out for a while and had a few more beers. They are opening a sampling room in the front, we found out and are set to expand some more. Great place, great beers and great people!
Stopped here on Thursday before the first session of the GABF. Really cool employees, very willing to talk about their beers and beer in general. They made just about all their beer available to try, and their beer is some of the best Iíve had. Although this is a production brewery, they had a pretty cool tasting area, and made some good cheeses availabe for tasting along with the beer.
The guys on the tour told me exactly what I was interested in knowing. All the B.S. was left to the side. The employees took the time to "skip" work and discuss the brewery operations, etc. Very cool. A bit loud with the operations. Looks like they were building some sort of store in the front. 2 brews I hadnít had before.
I like their beers but am not always blown away. Not to say that I havenít had some superior beed from here. What did blow me away was how hard this crew worked to servea crowd that was twice the ize expected. Just amazing. Kindness and attention to pleasing just shone through all they did.