I enjoyed the tour, although having a pre-recorded tour with a digital playback device is a little off-putting. I would prefer interacting with a human tour guide. There were a good number of Coors employees on hand at various points of the tour, so it is hard to believe that the recorded tour is saving the company much in labor costs. The facility is massive to the say the least. Having to shuttle to and from, rather than simply walk across the street from the parking lot was a bit annoying (I am an avid walker). The tour is fairly standard for a large brewing production facility. Their tasting room is clean and plenty spacious. The 3 free samples are a nice bonus. I was pleased that 3 different A.C. Golden beers were on tap. I was surprised that no Miller or Molson products were on tap (since Coors now owns both!). The gift shop is similar to the tap room -- almost 100% Coors merchandise. Surely they must know that there are some Molson & Miller product fans who might visit Golden? As for Golden itself -- a beautiful town. I highly recommend a visit -- a helpful visitors center, a walkable downtown with a wide array of shops and eateries, and a lovely greenway path beside Clear Creek (which flows right past the brewery and downtown).
Visited in the summer. Parking in a shuttled lot near the brewery. Free self guided tour. Nice history of Coors and the town of Golden set in a beautiful location. Three free samples in the tasting room at the end of the tour. Large gift shop.
It took me over a year to visit Coors, I figured the time is right. This is the largest brewery in the nation, according to our guide. It’s hard to imagine anything larger. The sheer size of the factory is incredible. So, the strong points are that the tour and three beers are free. The facility is in a serene, picturesque mountain setting. Some really fantastic beers are made on the A.C. Golden level, but these beers are not available here, and finding them anywhere is very difficult. I had a great time checking out this industrial marvel and the staff was very accommodating. I didn’t particularly enjoy the beer selectio, however, outside of chuckling and Coors Extra Cold. Man, it was definitely cold.
JK (399) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | October 10, 2014
Ok self guided tour. You get to see a small part what they claim is the largest brewery in the world. Virtually no interaction with staff amd tour is at your own pace with an audio guide. Very long line to get in. Aboit one hour wait. Three decent sized samples. At the end. One time is probably enough bit it was fun.