Visited on Saturday afternoon of Labor Day weekend. Not crowded at all, and got excellent service from a very friendly bartender, that was talkative but not at all overbearing. The beers were pretty middle of the road--nothing bad, but nothing mind blowing either. This is fine for me, especially of things are reasonably priced, which this place is. Solid place to visit.
In a strip mall style complex. Some outdoor seating, but it’s limited. They seem to have some unique events. The most current example being the coffee cask day. Decent, but nondescript ambiance. Service is patient, helpful, and friendly. Beers are not really good, by and large.
Strip mall brewery, with a semi-inviting interior and friendly service. High quality offerings, with some barrel aged and cask taps, as well. Reasonable prices and usually a few different lagers (usually high quality) available. I don’t visit often due to how far away it is from my home, but I’m always thoroughly happy when I do.
[Update 3 - over the past year or so, this brewery has really shifted it’s focus - they spend an awful lot of time and energy cranking out one-off casks of their beers with crazy adjuncts added to them - additionally, an increasing number of their regular output beers fall into the strong and/or barrel-aged category - this is fine, but it is also what 100 other Colorado breweries are doing - what made me fall in love with them in the first place was the fact that they did NOT do this kind of stuff - that I could go here and be reasonably assured that there would be several well-made lagers and a stellar Hefeweizen on tap - they still make these kinds of beers, but not nearly as often - a lot more porters, stouts and IPAs round out the lineup in addition to the high gravity stuff - again, more like every other brewery in Colorado - the people are still great and the spot is a very comfortable hang out, but the brewing has just kind of disappointed me the past year or so - I just feel like they have strayed from their original vision and given in to trendy shit] [Update 2 - love this place and, more importantly, the people running it - new beer fairly often - never have to worry about poor quality - awesome local hang out Update - they have grown pretty fast here - service is great and they are doing a good job providing a variety of different brews - they seem to run out of stuff quite a bit - a great little spot albeit a bit off the beaten path in town] Disclaimer: my rating is slightly higher than I would rate this place under normal circumstances - I am giving them a little slack because they just opened today - small but homey tasting room on the outskirts of Denver - dark hardwood floors and tables, a few sofas - a few televisions, but the volume was at a reasonable level - cozy - staff was moving slowly, but they were friendly and attentive (I assume they will work out the kinks of this) - beer list had eight beers, but some were not ready yet (again, they just opened, so my selection rating is for the list) - a nice range of styles, shying away from the ho-hum standards like ipas, porters, etc. - focus seems to be German styles (Helles, alt, Roggenbier) with a saison thrown in for good measure (any brewery with a saison on year round is okay in my book) - most beers need a little work, but all display a great deal of potential - prices are fairly standard, 4 dollar pints, 10 dollar growlers - in brief, a promising new start up brewery - a little green on both the brewing and business sides, but they seem like they have the potential to become much better with time.
theisti (888) Kansas | November 22, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited late afternoon on a Thursday. Located in a light industrial business park near Parker and Mississippi. Located next door to the storage center my friend stored all of his crap 15 years ago. Clean and spacious tasting room, tables and an L shaped bar. Good crowd of friendly regulars on hand. Service was prompt and helpful. 7-8 beers on, bottles of Mexican stout and growlers to go. The two beers I had were clean and well made. Weird location, but certainly worth the trip if you are local.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 30, 2013| Updated November 5, 2013
Visited October 9, 2013.
This is a bit out of the way if you’re in Denver, unless you have a car, in which case there are better places around closer to down town. I’m referring to the beer quality but the place is very nice. It was packed while we were there (GABF week) but we got seats at the couches in the corner of the room. Four of us sat at the couches and had a coffee table to put our beers on. The service was understandably slow but friendly nevertheless and we got our flight of everything without too much trouble. There were one or two that were good but the rest didn’t impress me. It got pretty loud in there at one point with so many people there. I’m glad that I got to stop here (thanks for driving broDNeilsen) but I don’t know how much time I’d spend here in the future. I suppose if I knew that they had something on tap that I’d really enjoy I could come back since the place is pretty comfortable and (I think) we all had a good time. No food and prices were reasonable.
rather comfortable little tasting room with a small bar and plenty of high top tables around. we ended up sitting in the corner on the couches with a coffee table sort of set up...interesting. service was incredibly friendly and was pretty quick despite the crowd. they had about 10 beers on tap during our visit. a couple of the beers were quite good, some where not very good at all, and others mediocre. worth a stop.
Nice little space located in an industrial/warehouse type space which probably describes 1/3 of all breweries in this country. They had 7-8 on tap and his could do tasters for $1.50-2.50. It had a comfortable, community type feel and clearly most of the guests were regulars and thethe bartender seemed kind if not a little overrehearsed. I wish I could recommend the lace higher but I found the beers ranging mostly ok with the Mexican Chocolate stout mostly undrinkable.
Copper Kettle has a small, but nice and inviting tasting room in a little plaza. It has a modern, office-building type ambiance. A small bar is up front with a few tables and a couch in the corner. There were 7 beers available with a couple more experimental styles on. I thought the IPA was okay and my buddy got a tequila-barrel, lime pale ale and a bourbon barrel barleywine on cask which I thought were a little more impressive. The bartender was personable and very helpful. There were about 10 patrons here during my visit and with some soft music playing behind the bar, it was almost unnervingly quiet. It seems like they rotate their taps out often and I see many they’ve had in the past that pique my interest. I will likely return.
Concealer (13) Denver, Colorado | February 18, 2013| Updated March 22, 2013
Neat little brewery. It is a nice space and has great employees. The Mexican Chocolate Stout is superb. Check it out.