Funkwerks Brewery

Mayor: Ratman197 (4) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 3
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ck1  (92) Illinois | June 23, 2017
In Ft Collins off one of those major-ish east-west roads between I-25 and town. Really small indoor space (seats 20 maybe?) but decent outdoor space that they can probably use 6 months out of the year, to probably triple capacity. Super friendly and knowledgeable bartendress that knew a lot of all of the beers and was willing to talk about them. Minor tick down as one person can struggle in that setting at times when there are several people waiting in line. I think was all sours and saisons/farmhouse on tap, but decent selection if you are into that kind of thing. Even if you aren’t it is worth a try--they will find you something you will like. Cool setting, and not far from other places, so absolutely worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Derek881  (73) Denver, Colorado | May 31, 2017
Greatly enjoyed a summer visit to this brewery with a nice and peaceful outdoor seating area along with an indoor bar area. The service was good and the prices were typical for the area. The selection is focused around the types of beers that they brew, so its a little limited by nature, but the beers were fresh and excellent, and perfect for the season. Good place that I would be happy to visit again.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
coachd  (110) Missouri | November 4, 2016
Consists of a smallish house with a local vibe joined by a slick looking barrel room with great privacy. The service was fast and good enough. I have to knock them on their selection. Other than a Quad and a Tripel, all they had was saisons. Very odd and niche. Prices were above average. The saison I had was very good, but I would really have to be in a mood for that particular kind of beer to go there again. They were nice people, but I just don’t understand the high rating.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
marcus  (217) Sacramento, California | August 17, 2016
This brewery/brewpub is located on the outskirts of Fort Collins in a sort of industrial area. There is a short bar and several tables to accommodate beer drinkers. Also a bar food menu that I did not try. Several taps of Funkwerks beer and a couple guest taps. Also quite a few bottles of their better beers are for take out. The barkeep was friendly and knew the beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
pablo951  (112) Chicago, Illinois | May 29, 2016
Great little niche brewery specializing in sours, saisons, and fruity beers. Amazing selection of the aforementioned brews. Good service, small indoor seating medium sized patio. If you want Ila’s, porters or stouts, this is not your place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ben4321  (482) Hoboken, New Jersey | December 16, 2015
Came here fairly close to opening, and at any given point my group of 4 were either the only people or at least half the people in the place. Guys working here were fairly nice though they gave off a mildly dismissive vibe that I can’t 100% explain. Lots of stuff available (maybe in the 12-15 range). They did their samples in a set grouping, so you couldn’t make your own flight. I would have preferred the option of making my own, but this worked okay. I liked most of the beer (rating in the 3.5 up range), but the only one I thought was special was the Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged Tropic King. Some of the others were plenty good though. Really liked their tulips, simple and clean. Makes for a nice visit overall.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
nickd717  (131) San Francisco, California | November 12, 2015
Nice spot in the brewery district of Fort Collins. I’ve got to say the ’biance is quite nice. The beers are decent. I think they’re maybe a little overrated though. Chris Lively once told me most American sours are dog shit, and he’s closer to right than many would like to admit. These aren’t dog shit, but we’re not talking Russian River here. Funny story - my coworker came with me and he doesn’t like fruity stuff. Literally EVERY SINGLE BEER on the menu had fruit notes in its deScription. He asked the server for something non-fruity and the guy was at a loss. So if you’re a fruity kind of guy (or girl), this is your place!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
PRBeer  (677) Parsippany, New Jersey | October 24, 2015
Last stop on a great beer tour day of the FoCo area. I loved the place and the people. The barrel room in the back that’s climate controlled has picnic tables and cool lighting...it is a really neat place to hangout and drink beer. There is also an outdoor area to drink if the weather is accommodating. My friend and I tried 2 flights of 5 beers...and with some sharing got to each try 10 of the 13 available to us that day. Funkwerks is primarily a sour beer house...but they have such a variety of styles and in some cases almost crossovers...I’d say there is something here for everyone...even those that don’t consider themselves sour beer drinkers...and to that I tip my hat...because this style isn’t for everyone...but this is a great place to start. They remind me of what Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium is doing in Asheville, NC.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Frank  (91) Chicago, Illinois | August 24, 2015
This is probably my favorite out of the half dozen or so area brewpubs I visited. It is a cute little taproom w/ loud/simple color schemes and metalwork bars. It basically looks like the office of an internet start-up. This said, it had a bright, sunny feel which I felt was a pleasant change of pace from the stuffy, dark feel a lot of bars and brewpubs seem to strive for. The beer is really good too with samplers available of everything--though I don’t think they had any beer aside from their own. It’s not the cheapest place in town but not out of line by any stretch of imagination. Definitely, if I find myself in the area, this will be first on my list of repeats.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield  (112) Roseville, Minnesota | June 24, 2015
Stopped with my family on my way into Fort Collins; not too hard to find off Hwy 14. Lovely patio and grass for a sunny June day, with games that my kids enjoyed. The beer selection is good, with some interesting taps. The prices weren’t great but weren’t terrible either ($11 for 5 4 oz. specialty taps; $9 for 5 regular ones). The food options are few and didn’t interest us. Not a huge place, and the beers aren’t mind-blowing, but they’re thoughtful and worth a detour.

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