Massive US micro selection, seemed like they had everything available in the foothills. Belgian selection needs work. Huge store, very busy on a Saturday night. Prices okay to expensive. Some hidden gems months after other stores sell out.
Visited mid-morning on a Saturday on our way up to the mountains. Conveniently located and easy to find off I-70. Large liquor store with a large selection of wine, beer and spirits. The beer is located on the right hand side of the store, and there is a large selection of local and national craft available cold and warm. I was impressed by the range of Colorado beers, certainly the best I had seen in a store (to be fair it has been a few years since I have visited other top Colorado stores). Service was friendly and extremely helpful, particularly in the wine section where I was looking for Willamette Pinot Noirs. Only quibble is they didn’t have much of a single selection, so if you are only looking for ticks this may not be the best spot. When I lived in Denver (9 years ago), Applejack was a regular stop for me for wine, had never really paid attention to their beer selection, so it was fun to visit.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
This is a massive and insanely busy liquor superstore. It’s crowded and the near-endless beer selection makes it an undertaking to shop here. It’s certainly worth it though. Most anything rare and exciting that comes to the Denver metro market makes its way to Applejack. Tons and tons of CO beers are available. The place is so busy that it seems the rotation of stock is good.
Stopped by here on the way up to the Rockies to pick up a few local beverages. Had several coolers full of local micros and various import offerings. Nice selection of moderately priced bombers which I picked up a few of. Lacking in any real singles selection which would have been nice considering the literally hundreds of different local six packs they had. Still found about a dozen or so to round out my supply for the rest of the week. All of the Colorado brewers seemed to represented well here. Note - they accepted credit cards when I was here - noted that a few reviews said they did not.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010| Updated January 13, 2011
I used to love Applejack’s but I’ve come to realize despite the huge selection, they tend to not get anything too exciting. Don’t get me wrong, the huge selection is sweet but I’d like to see some more Belgian and Scandinavian brews.
Iphonephan (415) Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia | March 13, 2013| Updated March 14, 2013
I remember coming to this place in the 70’s to buy Anchor Steam and Guiness. The beer selection has improved -- alot! Nothing rare but a great selection of Colorado and Utah berrs, with a decent selection of beers from Belgium, Denmark and elsewhere. Big drawback compared to some of the big retilers - they don’t sell indidual 12 oz bottles.
Great place to stop off of I-70 when heading from Denver to the mountains. Huge selection, maybe doesn’t have rare stuff that other places have, but definitely nothing to complain about.
ajnepple (180) Lakewood, Colorado | April 30, 2014| Updated November 17, 2015
I stopped in here for the first time recently. The selection is pretty good, a little better than Evergreen/Conifer collective stores (where I used to live). I picked up a Serpents Stout and a few Trinity 375’s. Mostly US micro stuff, not a ton of imports. I will probably stop here occasionally based on its convenient location right off of I-70. Update: more imports, more legit, best store on this side of town.
POSITIVES: Applejack is right off I-70 (Exit 264, south of I-70), west of Denver and on the way to the mountains, just before Golden ... microbrew selection is pretty decent (and it’s the only place where I’ve found Golden City’s beers) ... great selection of liquor and wine, also, by the way... most of the beer is kept cold ... and prices are reasonable. NEGATIVE: They don’t accept credit cards, which is kind of irritating ... and it can be pretty busy in there sometimes (granted, they are efficient).