Ugly outdated looking building from the outside but inside is much better. 1st floor has free beer samples and a gift shop. 2nd floor has restaurant, pool tables, arcade games and a small balcony which should be much bigger. Like most places in estes the view out there is good. They really play it safe with their beer but the 3 I tried were good if unimaginative. The food is above average, menu is also very safe. I highly recommend the chili cheese fries. This would be a good place to bring people who are not completely into craft beer. Very popular because it is the only brewery in estes that serves food.
Odd, I never said anything when I went through here years ago, fine, no time like the right time. Service and food were better than the beer, but the beer wasn’t crap, just wasn’t top tier. Pretty clean place. Paraphernalia was down stairs. FYI: watch out for the wandering deer outside - one walked right up to my truck and ate the apples in the back, lil bastard! But anyways, well, decent little place. Value was as expected for the area.
This is a pretty cool hangout in Estes Park. There is a bar downstairs in thd gift shop where you can get growlers filled and free tasters. Upstairs is the restaurant and patio. There are big glass windows which overlook into the brewery. Very fun place and family friendly.
Interesting place. Downstairs was the gift shop which offered free samples of their brews. Upstairs was the dining and bar. Service and prices were decent. As I was driving, couldn’t sample too many. The ones I did sample were just average. A herd of elk passing through this part of town greeted us as we left. Interesting place.
Visited October 9, 2012 with two friends. First 4 samples of beer in the gift shop were free, the following were 50 cents each. Also sampled two more beers upstairs by the bar for free, those weren’t available in the gift area. Didn’t eat. Both service in the gift area and by the bar was great. Amazing view when driving to and from Estes Park, though the town itself and the brewery does feel sort of touristy. If you’re in the area it’s worth swinging by this for some samples though.
Taking a trip to Estes Park, this was a no brainer. The building looks a touch run down, but inside it’s big with large tvs for watching a game and pool tables. We had nachos, which were decent, but not great. It was fun trying all of their beers for free and then just buying a couple with dinner upstairs. That being said, the beer is very average to mediocre, and unless I see something new to rate, I won’t be seeking an EP beer again. The people were really nice though.
Came here visiting at friend who lives in Estes, lets say it was a quick visit. Tasted a couple beers before we made our way upstairs, and I was already aware this was not the best beer. We had two pints each, only because it was happy hour, and all I could handle was the Raspberry Wheat. The food was all frozen/fried, so it is hard to screw that up. I would only suggest a visit if you are going to Rocky Mountain National Park, and driving past.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010| Updated December 12, 2013
I had some pretty good pizza here but the kicker was the mediocre to poor beers. The following is simply outstanding: I wanted to taste all of the beers. Downstairs in the gift shop they were free... up ten stairs in the restaurant, it would have cost me over $25 to get a sampler of every beer. Unbelievable. Luckily I went downstairs after lunch and drank the BLAH beers for free. Not recommended unless you’re spending the day in Estes Park and you need to rate some new beers.