Stopped in here on a Sunday afternoon. Modern looking ambience, ok beers and pretty good food (at the restaurant next door called Gravity 1020). Had a flight of four beers but I don’t remember the price. They have a nice patio if that’s your thing.
FCB make a few unique beers that most of the other breweries don’t, which is great because it always keeps me coming back to see what’s new. They already have an impressive and delicious selection of brews, but building on that earns my respect and devoted patronage. The taproom is a bit small, but it’s rarely crowed. It’s definitely a good place to enjoy an afternoon beer as you watch the sun go down.
This place spent millions and built this new beautiful building but it hasn’t fixed their beer! FCB brews are still the worst in the area. This is proof That non beer drinkers shouldn’t make beer!
They need to make all these chocolate brews to cover the nasty flavor of their beers. We know the west coast loves their beer- that’s only due to east coast folks not realizing FCB isn’t part of AB.
jcnielsen (319) Charlotte, North Carolina | October 5, 2012| Updated January 9, 2014
I’ve stopped by the taproom a couple of times since it moved from the old place (where Funkwerks now is). I’ve never been a huge fan of the beers at Fort Collins Brewery, especially in comparison to New Belgium and Odell (and now Funkwerks). But the taproom is pretty nice. They usually have their normal line-up of beers and a couple additional ones in the sampler tray. I haven’t been to the restaurant, so I can’t comment on the food. Overall, I would say its worth a stop in Fort Collins (but I would hit New Belgium, Odell, and Funkwerks first).
stopped by the taproom and had a tour - did not eat at their restaurant. nice big brewery with space to grow. basic beers on tap with a couple seasonals / limited items. bottles to go. learned they pasteurize their beer - hmmm?
Small taproom infront of the brewery. Cozy place to hang out, good service. About 15 taps, beers are pretty good, samplers are available at fair prices. Absolutely worth going to if you are in the area.
Ft. Collins Brewery was my third stop on the wonderful whirlwind of Ft. Collins’ breweries. Tucked somewhere below O’Dell and New Belgium in my mental hierarchy of beloved brewers, I saw FCB as a sort of respite from the more exciting breweries. Indeed, everything about the visit felt “smaller” and “humbler” than either New Belgium or O’Dell, but it was a pleasant half hour, and not without its surprises. The taproom is quite small, with a nice porch where a bear sized dog was rolling about with a mauled dog toy, and very friendly staff. We ordered the sampler with there rarer beers and found them pleasing, but comparatively disappointing. I offer one exception – the wheat wine was perhaps the most exciting beer of the day, which says something when you’ve trialed 24 beers in a single day. Everybody was friendly, the shwag was tasteful, and a large window lets you get a good gander at the guts of the brewery, even if you didn’t show up at the right time for a tour. Compared to New Belgium or O’Dell, FCB doesn’t quite have a feel or a character to it. It’s sort of there and making good beer. While the drinks are good I can’t complain, but there is a certain spice that New Belgium’s environmental stewardship and O’Dell’s dedication to experimentation adds to their respective brews which FCB lacks.
First time at the new location. Nice tasting room, with seating inside at the bar, at tables or on the patio. View of the brewery from the tasting room. The bartender said they are working on adding a restaurant to the building. The beer is good, service was great. A good stop for sure if your in the area.