Visited on a Thursday afternoon right after opening. The bar was beginning to fill up even though they had just opened and it took a minute to flag down a bartender. Ordered a sampler and tried beer after beer without finding anything special. I was especially looking forward to a beer calling itself a graham cracker porter, but I got no graham crackers at all. Bar tender could muddle his way through a beer conversation, but did not seem interested in talking. A bit of a hike from downtown and overall a place with a real hipster vibe.
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 ďBarrel RoomĒ with an event happening. Service was solid, fun place.
70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Sunday evening in August, this place had a decent crowd despite the placeís 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)
This place has a good selection of beers for a brewery, but none of them really blow me away! Fortunately for them, they have one of the best locations in Denver! Unfortunately that means itís always busy! Staff is friendly and the ambiance is great. Another great place to hang out on a nice sunny Colorado afternoon!
large warehouse location with quite a few beers on tap. unfortunately, a few chili beers. beer quality on the whole was subpar, but that didnít 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. wouldnít mind coming back for the atmosphere and the ticks, but itís not a place iíd care to really drink the beer.
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 wasnít 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 Iíve been to
Itís hard to beat the ambiance here with a huge patio and a pretty big space inside which is open in the summer. The beer selection is fine but none of the beers really grab me. Itís always a dilemma because I love to hang out here but I know that Iím in for mediocre beers.