small brewhouse pub, 6-8 taps, both the IPA and black IPA i had were not very good. people were nice, but overall it was kind of a depressing visit and there’s really nothing more important than beer quality, which this place struggles with.
This place is in a small strip mall type of industrial warehouse in a quiet part of town. Took a minute to even find it once in the right complex. Inside is “cozy” (in the small sense) with plenty of charm to it. In addition to the beer they have merchandise and soft pretzels they heat up in the toaster oven behind the counter. I encountered this at several other breweries as well. It sounds like they all get the same pretzels from the same guy but they offer their own twist to it, in this case some cheese dipping sauce. I enjoyed it. The beers were decent but nothing amazing. They did however have 10 taps to choose from. Among those taps were some seasonals and a special tap that changes every week. The people working the bar were pretty nice and over all I had a good time there but if you’re on foot you’ll pretty much have to cab it over here or get dropped off so it’s not an overly convenient stop for a tourist.
A somewhat small place near downtown with a large house selection. The seating spills out into the parking lot where a local food vendor/truck is preparing fresh meals. The beer is solid and the brewer/staff very friendly and helpful. There is an AHA discount too.
Visited mid-afternoon on a Thursday in March. The spot is located more or less under I-25 so lacks a bit in curb appeal. Beautiful sunny day, which made this the perfect place to have a couple of beers in the sun. The set up is a light industrial garage, with a brewery on one side, tasting room on the other. Seating is a bit cramped, but the place oozes character. They had about 7-8 beers on draft, plus they had a food truck outside grilling up steaks. Crowd was very relaxed, and the service was super friendly and helpful. I love places that feel like you are heading out in someone’s garage. I had the Kriek and a Saison, and both beers were solid. Fun visit, would certainly hit this a bunch if I still lived in Denver.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
This is a little tasting room tucked away in a small plaza. They’ve done well with the space with a TV, a small bar and a few tables. A food truck comes on the weekends, otherwise it’s just popcorn. The beer selection covered a good amount of styles with a few rotating that seem to usually be something interesting. I was here on a Tuesday night and a few locals were hanging out enjoying good beer. Pretty cool spot.
Visited on October 6, 2012. Had a flight of 10 beers. Difficult to drive to right now, due to some construction and detour October 1 through 25. Was a radio broadcast and GABF raffle going on this day. Did not eat. Super good service. Got a tour of the brewery when I asked if I could go in and look at it. Nice place, if I lived in Denver I’d go back often for sure.
Smallish place at the end of an industrial park. The inside is roughly divided into three small rooms. A small bar at the back fronts the brewery itself. It look like there’s loads of room back there for expansion, but right now it doesn’t look like there’s tons of equipment. There was an odd dude behind the bar with eye contact issues, but other than that, no complaints about the service. A few large screen TVs hung high on one side of the place. They had four beers on tap when we were there and they’re adding another one each few days. I quite enjoyed their pale ale and the black IPA... the saison could probably use a bit of work, but it’s a decent spot.
I really liked this place. They are mostly just starting and some of the beers had technical issues but these are solvable. What is irreplaceable is the cantina-type, small town Mexico layout, which I found rather appealing in an off-mainstream kind of way.