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Tommyknocker Brewery

Not Rated.
Tommyknocker BreweryTommyknocker Brewery
Based on:
33 Beers
5,490 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 29
Visits: 56
Avg: 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: 29 | Visits: 56
Reviews by Mitchster:
Photo of Mitchster
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of atone315
4.19/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.54/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Copied form my Trip Advisor review.

Stopped in on the way to RMNP to fill up a growler because they are hard to come by in Iowa. After several tasters I went with the Imperial Nut Brown. I was happy they filled a 32 oz growler from another brewery. The atmosphere is a mountain brew pub that has their act together and cares about their customers. While I was ordering the waitress brought my wife some crayons/paper to keep our 3 year old occupied. She even brought some stickers for him that he loved. Road trip win for Tommyknocker! They're a relatively short drive from Denver so check them out.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

was here on saturday with my wife for a late lunch/early dinner
it was peak leaf peeper season and a beautiful day
we live about 40 minutes from idaho springs and come here a few times a year
the town is super touristy but at the same time has some authentic mountain elements and an overall decent vibe....the place was packed when we got there but we were seated in 25 minutes in the bar area which we requested. the vibe is classic brewpub and if you sit in the bar area you are basically right in the brewery itself
i wouldnt sit in the dining room
we had an ipa and a half and the imperial nut brown ale. the ipa was decent although not great, the imperial nut brown was excellent strong brown and smoky!
we had duck wings which were good but greasy, and burgers that were fantastic as well as onion rings
service was absolutely spot on and the crowd was entertaining as well
overall vibe at least in the bar areas was great
quality of beers was solid
service was excellent
they had i think 6 or 7 beers on tap and food selection and quality was great
an overall positive and enjoyable afternoon!

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Photo of BreakingBrew
2.38/5  rDev -38.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of Beastcpa
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of Taillon75
3.84/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of sudski77
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

I've been to this brewery about 4-5 times. The brewery really plays well to the location and love all the natural wood and openness to the brewing equipment, however the seating area is rather small in the bar area. I always order the bison burger med-well - solid choice. The seasonal pumpkin beer is tasty, however some of their beer tastes too flavored. I've never had bad service but nothing outstanding - always sit in the bar area.

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Photo of Blazer22
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of sirhc3034
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Yagi1
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of spark3148857
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.

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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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Tommyknocker Brewery in Idaho Springs, CO
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.