3fourths (1564) Boulder, Colorado | September 19, 2005| Updated August 5, 2012
I’ve visited twice: once for the GABF RateBeer gathering - which was run very well, and another time on the bottling day for Oak Aged Yeti. It’s a somewhat small building with no pub, but they have a few things on draft at a small bar - and they are very kind and hospitable.
There is a larger room with more seating but I sat at the bar since there was room. The service was extremely friendly and they offered me a taste of some homegrown honey (complete with honeycomb) that a customer had brought in. Sadly there wasn’t much on tap that they don’t bottle and distribute nationally but I don’t regret stopping here. I got some Titan DIPA and a taste of some of the seasonal that I wasn’t sure that I had tried before. They have a fridge next to the entrance with a lot of bottles in it. The sign said something about all the large bottles being a certain price which I thought was pretty reasonable for barrel aged Old Ruffian but when I brought 4 bottles to the counter they informed me that they were $27 + tax. No thanks. Actually I took one bottle. Definitely a cool stop to do once to pay homage to the brewery and if you like their beers enough to load up on them, otherwise it probably won’t be a regular hang out for most people.
Small tasting room with lots of bustle. Service was pretentious and horrible. Beers were there own, but nothing interesting. I am a huge fan of thier beers, but this put me off. Prices were very cheap though.
Packed during GABF weekend, not a shocker. Not too much on tap that you wouldn’t see outside of the tasting room, much of it in bottles. Service was quick despite the crowds. Dark and crowded, so kind of hard to get a feel for the decor. Shitters could use an upgrade. Some space outfront on the patio and a small bar ledge around the perimeter of the bar area. Good pricing on the beers, too. Would stop in again during a less crowded time of the year.
Afternoon visit on Monday 04/06/12. Surprised how busy it was, but the bar soon cleared as people headed off on the 3pm tour! L -shaped building with bar as you enter and a larger seating area round the corner where a help yourself water dispenser is situated. Service was friendly and prompt. They were clearly beer geeks and knew their stuff. 12 taps and a fridge full of bottles to take out, which I took full advantage of! They don’t do food but a pizza van visits at the weekends I think. Decent prices for Great Divide goodness you won’t necessarily find elsewhere to easily. I’ll be straight back here on my next visit to Denver.
Great place to stop and get a one-on-one behind the scenes tour of a great brewery. FREE samples of any of their brews, some are draught but they will open a bottle for you. I told James I was visiting from Alabama and really wanted to try the Hibernation but they were out. Much to my surprise he met me out front with a 6-er that he had found stuck in the back of the cooler!
Small tasting room with limited seating, and was very crowded when we visited on an early Monday afternoon. Slightly different taplist to the Barrel Room and not quite as exciting. $2/taster for the regulars, more for some of the special ones. Friendly, quick service despite the business. Worth a stop when in town, but the Barrel Room is a far superior spot.
AWESOME brews and a super friendly and knowledgeable brewer. My wife and I just popped in (April 04) and Bernie gave us a personal beer school. These guys rock.
theisti (884) Kansas | October 1, 2009| Updated September 9, 2014
Visited Friday morning of GABF 2009, ratebeer event. Nice little tasting room, nice selection, nice tour. The brewery itself is coobbled together and has a lot of charm. Place was packed, but I still had some good service. Overall a must stop in Denver.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.