Great Divide Brewing Company
Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 34,027
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 56 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by nickd717:
4/5 rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
Nice little tasting room located very close to downtown Denver. I visited during GABF 2009 when it was super-packed, but I can't hold that against the place because I'm sure that's not how it usually is. The place is pretty small though, so it doesn't take a lot of people to crowd it. At least when I was there, there was a little outdoor area with some chairs and tables set up. I can't say I'm a HUGE fan of Great Divide's beers - they're a bit overrated in my opinion with the exception of the Yetis and a few others - but this is a good place to visit if you're in town for GABF or something else. The tap selection is decent, but not quite as good as I had hoped. I think there was only one Yeti on tap: the standard one. Some bottles available, but not a huge range. Nothing out of season. Brewery tour is all right, pretty similar to other tours. People working there seemed nice, and service is good. I'll probably be back the next time I make it to GABF. Reasonable pricing, samples available.
02-19-2010 18:08:00 | More by nickd717
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4.26/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped here early on a Saturday afternoon and the place was packed. Having been a fan of GD beers for quite awhile now, I was pretty excited to check the place out.
At first glance the ambience was pretty unremarkable, but there was plenty of energy with a packed room of 20 to 30 somethings. In fact, it was body-to-body full. There is also an outdoor section, but at about the width of a sidewalk, doesn't alleviate much of the indoor crowding. The bartenders were great - responsive and competent despite the crowds. In fact, I would say some of the best I can remember in my many brewery/brewpub visits.
Otherwise, the beer selection was good - I didn't see anything in the way of one-off taproom only type beers, but 6-8 Great Divide beers on tap is a very good thing no matter which they happen to be. As a whole, it was a good beer drinking experience, but would have been much improved had there been adequate room to stand, let alone sit. Given the downtown location, I'd expect they would look to gain more space, but then again, my experience was limited to a single visit.
02-20-2014 05:20:30 | More by GeezLynn
Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
94 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.