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Tommyknocker Brewery

Not Rated.
Tommyknocker BreweryTommyknocker Brewery
Based on:
30 Beers
5,182 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1401 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, Colorado, 80452
United States
phone: (303) 567-2688

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Reviews by Mitchster:
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3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Visited here on a brew-crawl across the United States, luckily catching a glimpse of the word "Brewery" out the corner of my eye while traveling down the highway. When I visited, I think they had about 8 beers on tap. I sampled 2 of them and they both tasted like soap. I thought it was the glasses, so I had the waitress make sure the bartender was rinsing them. The next two also tasted like soap, so I mentioned it to the brewer. He tasted some samples and said they tasted normal to him, so I guess that is how they are supposed to taste. My girlfriend also mentioned that they tasted like soap, without me mentioning it first. We got some food which was quite average and overpriced. They offer 12oz bottles, nitros, and kegs out the door, as well as seasonal 6 packs. The waitress was average in her knowledge about their beer. The atmosphere was cozy enough, with lots of colorful mining charicatures on the wall and a few TVs in a dining room seperate from the bar.

More User Reviews:
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3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev +3.1%

I love visiting this place in Idaho Springs, and the restaurant is as good as the beer. Hard to go wrong with a buffalo burrito and a beer, that's for sure. I liked the old style of label and logo more than the new version, but that's how it goes sometimes. As long as they keep the beer good, right? They could stand to try a few new ideas, but the tried and true are generally successful.

Photo of Basoos1
4.5/5  rDev +16%

A must everytime we drive out (or back from) the mountains. Every visit has new seasonals/rotators/etc as well as their long time favorites.

Food's also pretty good

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Stopped into the TK on my way to a wedding in Granby. Maybe it's just on weekends, but parking isn't all that great. However, I won't knock off points b/c I like that it's a small community joint.

Not a small place. You can tell they've crept their way into acquiring and expanding into neighboring structures over the years. Bar/brewery on the right, restaurant on the left. Host/ess station seemed overwhelmed, but got seated fairly quickly for lunch.

There really is not separation between bar and brewing operations, maybe a railing. With 20 some fermenters, they can crank out many beers. I had the Munich Amber and Rye Porter, both were decent and easy drinking. Matched my pulled pork sammy pretty well, although the sammich could have been warm. Big deal, I ate that sum'bitch anyway.

They had been brewing their pumpkin beer for several days in a row now, and I think they are ready to move on. A wheat wine was being experimented as well as a BA saison. Not sure if they will make more of each, but they had some interesting characteristics.

Photo of SkiBeerRepeat
4/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

We have been going to TK for quite some time and it has been an adventure to watch it evolve. The atmosphere is not the typical coziness that I like but it works for a larger brewery. We never sit in the main dinning area only because we like more of the brewpub feel of the bar area. The main dinning area is more quite and has TV's around so you can still catch the game while dinning with the family. Of course it is filled with an assortment of old mining memorabilia and photos. The bar/brewpub area is nice and spacious but is usually packed on the weekends. You can sit in full view of the fermenters and watch the brewers work. The quality of the beer is always consistent with proper temps and carbonation and clean proper glassware. The service is hit or miss depending on how busy they are which is to be expected. One thing I do like is they always have a great seasonal selection as well as their regular beers. The food is something that has become tremendously better in the last year or so. I remember in the past thinking that it was all just mediocre bar food and then they hired a new chef or something. Any thing I have tried on the menu in the last year has been great! here are some of my favorites: Pork Enchiladas, Veggie Nachos, Chipotle Wings, California Sandwich, Rubin sandwich and the fish tacos are all great.

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Tommyknocker Brewery in Idaho Springs, CO
88 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.