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Golden City Brewery

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Golden City BreweryGolden City Brewery
BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 240
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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 by champ103:
Photo of champ103
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%

An awesome place to stop and have a beer if in the touristy town of Golden. I love the sign on the street corner. Golden's second largest brewery, in the shadows of one of the behemoths in the beer world. Ultra laid back and chill. The main area is basically a backyard with some picnic tables, and a tiny area inside that can maybe seat 6-7 people. A perfect spot for a few afternoon beers.

The selection is not as extensive as other places can be, but the quality is incredible. The main stays are a kolsh, alt, brown, stout, and IPA. Also a Gose and barleywine were both killed when I was there. Everything is very good to great. The IPA specifically is one of the best I have had anywhere. The Gose and Alt are both very unique styles and done perfectly. The quality here is top notch, all fresh as can be.

The service is very good. The one bartender and owner take care of everything and are very knowledgeable and personable. They gave a round of free beer out to some people that helped a family from the neighborhood find their lost dog. That is great. The food looked really good, but I did not grub. Pizzas, sandwiches, and salads that all look really well made.

Overall, one of my favorite places in the Denver area. All around top notch and well run. I would sit here all day if I could.

champ103, Jun 09, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Jas45678, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

sozz2, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Mhollerb
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Such a fun outdoor patio brewery in a cool town.

Mhollerb, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of qchic
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

qchic, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of drewfromboulder
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

drewfromboulder, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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.

Jason, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Todd
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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."

Todd, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dshansen1184, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of dbriesemeister
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

dbriesemeister, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Punisher
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Punisher, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

rxthree, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

SalukiAlum, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Ashford
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Ashford, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Jakerweezy, May 17, 2014
Photo of condorsim
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

condorsim, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Azeotrope, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

jfcaa193, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

JMBSH, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Gordon_Freeman
4.94/5  rDev +29.7%

I stopped by here on a recommendation from a friend, and was glad I did. They are primarily a beer garden, but with a cozy little indoor area. They gave me a brewery tour and some preview tastes off the tanks. They had a cool brick and copper old style kettle.

The selection of beers was about 10 but they covered every taste I wanted. The kolsch was the single best I ever had! The red is perfect. Stout is great. The brown was also very enjoyable.

There was a food truck selling fantastic organic burritos. I will definitely make my way out there as much as I can.

Gordon_Freeman, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

bulldogg915, Nov 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

attometer00, Oct 27, 2013
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2.73/5  rDev -28.3%

First visited two days ago. Pretty much a hole in the wall. Was impressed with the Stand-Up Double IPA, although the pint glass was dirty and the beer slightly flat - it also could've used some filtration. Returned today and noticed that they were still out of the majority of their standard beers. Waited at the counter for several minutes while the bartender chatted it up with a vendor. When I commented on her attention to a vendor rather than a customer, she just replied that she'd been waiting to order whatever it was for some time.
I know how she felt...obviously, this place values their vendors over their customers.

hannahcc, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%

Not often does Beerfly lead me astray, but aside from the lovely garden/patio, this place was a major dud.

Only 4 beers on tap - the IPA was flat as a pancake and the amber was nothing to write home about.

Food consisted of pretzels and a fiery hot mustard. There was a truck slinging "texorado" bbq but nobody was buying it. Not sure why - looked pretty great.

And to top it off, I understand the "second largest brewery in Golden" is now actually the 4th :(

dirtylou, May 29, 2013
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Golden City Brewery in Golden, CO
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.