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Golden City Brewery

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Golden City BreweryGolden City Brewery
BEER AVG
3.86/5
Based on:
17 Beers
125 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 29
Visits: 54
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

920 12th Street
Golden, Colorado, 80401
United States
phone: (303) 279-8092

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Reviews: 29 | Visits: 54
Reviews by Domingo:
Photo of Domingo
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Yet another one of those places that has been around forever, but I had just never made it over to visit.
Located a few streets off of Washington, the main street running through Golden. Looks a bit like a house or corner store that was gutted. Did I mention there's a biergarten? Yup! A lot next to their building is a full fledged biergarten with lots of tables/chairs and even a window to order beers from. I bet that's killer during the summer months.
Inside the tasting room there's a cooler with bottles, lots of misc. snacks, and a big board with all of the taps listed.
There's also some food available (pizza, sausages) but we didn't try any. I like the convenience of that, though.
Since this trip was in late Winter, it was a little too cool for the biregarten and we stayed inside. It's a pretty small area, so I imagine it might be cramped on really cold weekends.
I did a sampler so I could give everything a try. I've had many of their beers here and there, but it's been a little while.
They had a kolsch, alt, oatmeal stout, IPA, English mild brown, and 2 seasonals (Belgian stout, and "Cuvee" Javapeno). Everything was really good...and even the styles that are normally pretty "ho-hum" like kolsch were good, and worthy of a full pint. My wife and I ended up doing pints of the IPA and the English dark mild, but I think we could've ordered any two pints and been happy. Just because you're brewing everyday styles doesn't mean they have to be boring and it's pretty clear GCB knows that.
Prices were normal $4-5, and they do both pitchers and growler fills, too. I didn't see 1/2 pints on the menu, but I did see glassware for them.
Service was quick and we got descriptions of everything while our sampler was being filled.
I like this place and I really am pretty eager to come back in warmer weather so I can enjoy the biergarten.
This place reminds me of the small town breweries I encountered over on the Colorado western slope - and that's a good thing. (1,981 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jacobdunne
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I loved visiting this place! I loved that it is in a residential area. Seeing houses all around you as your sipping a delicious brew on their patio is pretty sweet! (164 characters)

Photo of DrikerGirl
5/5  rDev +29.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing new remodel. I really like the bathrooms and the repurposed bowing alley tables, I think from the old golden bowl. GCB has been here ever since I moved to the state 7 years ago. It is always amazing with excellent beers and a completely unique and unpretentious vibe, which is growing scarse with all the new clone a brewery types popping up all over the state. Check them out, you won't be disappointed. (414 characters)

Photo of ericstites
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

This place is the best. Go kill yourself on one of the many single tracks and then stop here for a sampler. (107 characters)

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of norrisk66
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Great local establishment. We have been coming here for years.

GCB has been around way before craft beers were "Cool"

One occasion many years ago-we were offered a free pitcher for stacking some empty kegs! (209 characters)

Photo of rossracing
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Daniellewallace0306
5/5  rDev +29.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great beer, awesome new atmosphere and the staff is great :) plus new bathrooms. Deserves a high score!! (104 characters)

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tylerstravis
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Mhollerb
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Such a fun outdoor patio brewery in a cool town. (49 characters)

Photo of qchic
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of drewfromboulder
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Really cool outdoor beer garden. Beers were lacking in character and were not poured properly with a lower level of carbonation which is not to my liking. Staff acted like they did not want to be there, very off putting to say the least. (238 characters)

Photo of Todd
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Showed up just before last call. Jason and I were able to sneak in a couple of pints each. Beers were lackluster and flat. Service was the same. Guy behind the bar hated life or something.

The beer garden only and ordering from a door concept was interesting, but not interesting enough to pull me back.

Seems like they're living in the past, back when they actually were the "2nd largest brewing in Golden." (410 characters)

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Golden City Brewery in Golden, CO
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.