Walking up the street the brewery was unmistakable with a mural of two psychedelic rainbow colored people reaching over the doorway to join hand. The interior had high ceilings and a definite local bar/brewery vibe. The bartenders/staff were friendly and knew their brews giving me a nice rundown on them and once I let my interest be known I got shown the brewery in back and had a nice chat with them and customers about the Denver scene. A really chill experience, I loved the vibe here and the solid brews with a good amount of variety were icing on the cake.
Visited here first night of the GABF after Falling Rock...on the recommendation of one of the managers there. Iím glad we took his advice. It was a warm night and sitting outside was perfect. Whatís more...one of the owners was playing guitar outside to no one in particular...so we stepped in for no one. It wasnít crowded because the evening session of the GABF hadnít let out yet and most everyone else seemed to be at the Falling Rock...lucky for us. Awhile later another owner sat down and talked to us for a bit. He ended up giving my friend and I a couple of bottles of their beer...one of which was a very cool blueberry. Beers that night included 4 GABF entries...the PR3 Brett Saison, the American Wild Ale, the 24FPS Golden Sour, and a beer that ended up winning a medal...the Cherry Gose Salty Sour. Iím surprised the reviews are so low...maybe we just hit it right that night...or maybe Coloradans are getting jaded with all the great beer they are surrounded with. Either way...I definitely recommend a visit here when in Denver.
Visited: 9/26/15...Ambiance comes off as a total hipster joint...pun intended. It was the only place in Colorado that I visited this weekend that everyone was burning at. The had a U shaped bar that can seat about a dozen people, some long stand up tables and a decent sized patio. The place is alright, nothing out of the ordinary. Service was okay, the bartenders were friendly and somewhat attentive. The selection was alright, they had several sours on tap plus your normal array of styles. They were celebrating big when they took a medal at GABF for their Gose, which was alright. The value of the place isnt ou of hand, about par for the area. Overall, I would visit again because they keep late hours but not something you would totally seek out first.
RiNo location in a single story stucco building. The design is comfortable and seems like garage brewery run by audiophile book collectors, if that makes sense. The Brown Ale was okay (3.4) and the Saison quite poor (2.5). I did the ambiance and Iíd probably drop in regularly if I were in the neighborhood and the beer proved consistently good. For now, itís probably worth a re-try every year or so to see if quality has improved.
(Visited 06/2014): Our Mutual Friend is located north of Downtown on Larimer Street between 28th and 29th. Not too far of a walk from Epic. Street parking is available in the vicinity.
The outside of the building is pretty nondescript, with an off white color and brown door that has their logo on it. Inside, the walls are different gray tones with a wood-topped bar in the rear. Hanging strings of light from the ceiling, and behind the bar is a book shelf with different knickknacks, glassware and the taps in the center and a small board above them listing the beers. There is a patio out back.
The tap room only had 3 beers available on my visit, 2 Brown Ales and a Blonde Ale. The beers were pretty average. There are also a couple bottled beers available.
Service on a quiet weekday evening at the bar was good. The bartender was knowledgeable and friendly.
OMF does not serve food but a food truck was stationed outside.
Overall the lack of variety and quality are knocks against this place but the chill setting and staff make up for it somewhat.
Smaller sized tap room on Larimer, less than a mile NE from Coors field. They had 7 beers on tap when I was there, I enjoyed the brown, winter warmer and rauchbier but the others were poor to OK. Kind of a weird crowd for a brewery, but otherwise typical ambiance. Service was fine.
Total hipster joint near Lodo that totally caters to the hipsters and yuppies. Beer quality is pathetic. I guess they do their own malting which seems idiotic when they canít even getting the brewing portion down. The atmosphere is nice.
walked here from Epic. small tasting room with a couple of picnic tables outside. just a few patrons inside. eight beers on tap. the service here was quite good and friendly. a bit of a hipster vibe. not much from the outside that letís you know thereís a brewery here. though the place itself is just fine, the beers here are awful at best. just about all of them had horrible, horrible off flavors and were plainly unpleasant to drink.
We walked here from the Epic tap room since itís only a couple blocks away. From the outside you wouldnít even know it was a brewery. There is a small sign above the door but no logos or information that I could find. On the inside itís kind of plain but otherwise comfortable. The server was nice and set us up with a flight for the group. Itís a shame that the beers are so bad. And I do mean bad. With most of the beer you canít even tell what style it is. Others are just plain offensive. I would not come back here, unless I had some assurance that the beers had improved quite a bit. The area isnít real pretty either. Itís in a run down looking neighborhood that sits right up against the industrial area that Epic is in.