2011: typical american brewpub experience: 6-7 taps and pub food. thankfully no televisions or loud music. fun young crowd. beer quality isn’t anything special but they’re trying and hopefully will improve with time. 2012: they didn’t improve. they got worse. their beer is inexcusably bad and they show no signs of working to improve their quality, instead willing to spend it putting lime leaves and pomegranate in some hefeweizen. they’re packed at happy hour, big surprise. Denver peeps continue to baffle me with their appreciation and support of terrible microbreweries.
Nice location right by the river, in a nice neighborhood, and walkable from down town. This should be a nice place but the service didn’t seem to care about serving me. I didn’t stick around all that long as a result. The atmosphere was enjoyable though so long as you don’t have to order a drink. This seems to be another automotive type business that’s been repurposed into a brewery (like Renegade and Hogshead) which works because they have a lot of windows letting in a lot of light and allowing customers to look outside rather than be confined to the dank dark smoke filled bar. The beers were all at least decent with the Summit Sunrise being my favorite followed by the graham cracker porter. It was interesting that they had two different pumpkin beers on tap.
large warehouse location with quite a few beers on tap. unfortunately, a few chili beers. beer quality on the whole was subpar, but that didn’t stop the place from being packed on a wednesday night. lots of seating inside (high tops and the bar) and outside (picnic tables). service was okay as we just ordered taster trays at the bar. wouldn’t mind coming back for the atmosphere and the ticks, but it’s not a place i’d care to really drink the beer.
This is nice, open air brewery/bar in Denver. While they did not sell food, they did have a food truck offering some pretty good food on a busy Friday night during GABF week. The beers are fresh and are rotating quickly.
Sunday evening in August, this place had a decent crowd despite the place’s somewhat obscure location north of downtown. The bartender was attentive and knowledgeable, and the three beers I tried were all well above average. The open-aired tasting room was a great spot to finish my trip to Denver. Will be back. (Brewery #643)
Visited early evening on a Wednesday. Easy to located on Platte Street, parking is street and is likely quite crowded on weekends. Building itself is big and open, with a large main room that opens up with huge windows to a large street side patio that features long picnic tables. 13 house beers on, variety of styles. They had a big pretzel for food, or a food truck parked out front. Also appeared to be a separate “Barrel Room” with an event happening. Service was solid, fun place.
70 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
I visited on a Wednesday afternoon and the large taproom as well as the large patio were bustling with people. The bartenders were working bar efficiently, which wasn’t too difficult as there were four on staff. I had the rauchbier and their fresh hopped IPA which were both pretty good. A food truck was outside which is always handy to have. But it was labeled authentic Mexican tortas and they were selling Americanized Tex Mex sandwiches, but that is a totally different rant and not relevant to Denver Beer Company. I got a growler of the fresh hop and was happy with that. This was a very solid visit and one of the busier breweries I’ve been to
Big industrial / varehouse kindof building, large outdoor beer garden. Huge bar and a good amount of seating inside. Huge crowd when i visited, whenever it was the superb sunny early marts wheather, the live music or the beer had people coming. 7 beers on tap, good sized samples at 1$ each, decent to good quality. Nice service and pairly priced. Would like to come back a less crowded time.