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Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
58 Beers
45,814 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 82
Visits: 326
Avg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2201 Arapahoe Street
Denver, Colorado, 80205
United States
phone: (303) 296-9460 | map
greatdivide.com

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Reviews: 82 | Visits: 326
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I finally had a chance to visit Great Divide after a week in Denver. When I first walk in I am a little unimpressed. A very small patio outside, with a very small and cramped bar inside. No air conditioning. Very hot and crowded. Then I remind myself that I am at a brewery, not a bar. Then I remind myself that everyone here is here for really good craft beer. I get to talking to the patrons and the bartenders. After thinking about it, everything is cool. The service was attentive, and knowledgeable. Overall a very good atmosphere.

There was a decent selection, but there was nothing out of the ordinary. I can get everything at the tap room either in a beer store/bar in Denver, and most everything in Houston. Not that what they had on tap was bad, just predictable. On tap was Belgican, Hades, Titan IPA, Hercules, Hoss, Samurai, Pils, and the Claymore Scotch Ale. Along with some of there bottled anniversary beer and some of their RIS's. There were a few tours when I visited as well.

Overall, a very good brewery. Not one of my favorites, but still very enjoyable. A place you have ti visit if you are in downtown Denver.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chiefbender
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of erk0607
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of KYoung86
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Gobzilla
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of j-rod18
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of siddhartha
3.34/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MLDucky
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of BenGap
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Doublicious
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Bob_Rhoades
4.13/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Disco_4479
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Went here right after Breckebridge and blew it away! Great hipster vibe with funky music and personable an knowledgeable workers. The interior wasn't great, but the beer made up for it. Bourbon Barrell Yeti!!!!! Could have used more workers.

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Photo of Domvan
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of ADG2995
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of halo3one
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of cutsw
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Nice and assessable! Always love drinking beers at the source!

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Photo of CO-Bloom
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Such a great example of Denver beer. Great location, blocks away from Coors field and a really great tap room that always has a comunal, public house feel (not a bar). Bright with lots of windows and huge tap selection. These guys have a ton of style options as well as a ton of Yeti variations - there were 4 when I was in last! They offer a short brewery tour that is okay, but that is compared to some of the other big CO breweries that offer huge extensive tours. Great Denver brewery.

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Photo of denver10
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

A review for their new taproom in the Barrel Room.

Very nice building and taproom, albeit on the small side. If this was a nano brewery that would be appropriate, that its for one of the big boys in the state it seems out of whack a little. I guess they do also have the spot on 19th and Arapahoe, but I read they want this place to be a destination spot and I just don't see how the current set up would allow that, at least once the weather gets crappy and the outdoor seating is no longer an option. All in all, for my experience, I enjoyed the spot. I have never been a huge Great Divide fan and this visit didn't alter my opinion of them. I enjoyed one of the beers I tried, didn't care for the other one. They brew quality beer, I just find that their stuff doesn't always click with me. Service was excellent. Selection was not bad but was a little disappointing all things considered. A brewery of Great Divide's size, I was hoping for a few unique, pilot options. Of the 16 taps, it looked to me like only 2 of the tap lines were of beers that aren't part of their packaged line, a dunkel and a smoked Yeti. Overall, nice place but it fell below my expectations. I expected this to be the Denver equivalent to Odell in Fort Collins and Avery in Boulder, the big local brewery showcasing all they have to offer. Instead it was basic and minimalist. Unless you are a Great Divide fan already, not sure there is much of a draw to this place, personally.

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Photo of tiitomireles
4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of themaj
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

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Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
93 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.