United States > Colorado > Castle Rock
DiarmaidBHK (523) Pennsylvania | October 16, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 9/20
massive room with 20-25 foot ceilings and lots of stone and flat screen tvís. They had 9 beers available and judging by the laminated menu they donít rotate very often. With the exception of the Oktoberfest, the beers were mediocre at best. A lot of their bigger beers flavor faded quickly. I witnessed some horrendous service at bar from a "bartender" who literally knew nothing about the beers. A patron asked her if they had anything like a pilsner or a lager. She hands the guy the laminated sheet and walks away. But this is the wilds of Castle Rock, what else is there out here, so the place was packed. Definitely donít need to make a trip out to this place.
maltdog (71) Colorado | July 26, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
As others have mentioned, a big chain brewpub look. TONS of large groups of 6-10 and families with kids. Since we were only two, we were seated imemdiately at a small table. I was impressed how the staff was really hustling to bus tables and get everyone seated and fed. We had a sampler and surprisingly all eight beers, the usual brewpub styles with cheesy names and served in little snifters, were pretty damn good. Not great, but solid and tastier than those from any chain. My faves were the Hopyard IPA (duh) and the "Old Dutch" American lager (another surprise).The pub grub was also good and filling. Itís not a cozy place, or somewhere you can talk beergeek with the brewer, but overall a whole lot better than I expected.
alesandangling (6) Pueblo, Colorado | April 22, 2011
22 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 3/20
Seems very much like a chain brewpub. I had the bourbon stout, the ipa, and the anniversary ale. The anniversary ale was probably the best, but definitely nothing amazing. The two other were average. I ate the brewery pretzels and they were good. If you live here stop in, but otherwise keep driving to springs or denver.
adnielsen (325) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 8, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Big Rock Bottom-like brewery/restaurant. For the most part, the beers were mediocre. The food was typically American stuff- burgers, Mexican, and steaks and was average. When I visited, they had five beers on tap and another three bottles for to go purchase. I also found a couple others not available here at the neighboring liquor store.
PsionSaint (7) Colorado | July 16, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Entirely average brewpub, both in food and beer. The IPA was good, if nothing special. Had a couple other beers but nothing really stood out. Itís rather large so it can certainly get noisy. Iíd go back if the group picked it but overall, it wouldnít be my choice.
Ratman197 (125) Arvada, Colorado | June 12, 2008
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Large and well lit but reminded me of a chain sportsbar. The service was a bit slow considering I sat at the bar and they wereínt busy. I ordered a taster tray and they were short 1 beer but it was still full price and the bartender wouldínt even give me an extras of one of the beers to make it up. Didínt bother trying the food so I canít say how they are in that department. The selection of beers was average with 6 choices. All mediocre with the exception of there IPA. Nothing special in my opinion.
waolsen (64) Littleton, Colorado | December 1, 2006
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Seems like a chain brewery. Descent atmosphere. Sterile environment though. Food is average. TVís to watch the game. Service is descent. Beers below average. Not worth the trip south.
BeerandBlues2 (458) Hanover, Maryland | April 28, 2006
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Nice building located near The Outlets at Castle Rock. The inside is noisy and you have to walk through the smoking section to get to a non-smoking seat. They had 7 house beers available, none were exceptional. The service could have been a little better. The food is typical American restaurant fare; although, the Cream of Jalapeno soup was very good.
Braudog (655) Hampton, Virginia | June 19, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
Just about a block from Jarre Creek, Iíd recommend Jarre Creek first. They have a long list of mediocre beers here and standard US brewpub fare.
Aubrey (74) Bellingham, Washington | November 4, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Atmosphere is nice, although it can get loud in there when itís busy. And it is a family-oriented place, so at times little ones run to and fro. Selection is nice (at least 6 to 8, if not many more on tap). Quality is good (mostly mainstream styles, average or above average), with some jewels on tap (like Hopyard). Iíve driven 45 minutes to my south just to drink and eat there. I guess that says something about the place.
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