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Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.84/5
Based on:
56 Beers
16,265 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 79
Visits: 306
rAvg: 4.18
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greatdividebrew

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Reviews: 79 | Visits: 306
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A-I visited on the Saturday afternoon of Memorial Day Weekend and the place was packed. Like standing room only packed. I'm not typically a crowd guy, but everybody was having fun, so I cannot complain. Loud-ish rock'n'roll added to the high energy of the place. The bar area up front is small and the seating area around back is not much bigger. The tasting area has a fun feel in a college sort-of way.

Q-The beers on tap were, not surprisingly, Great Divide, which means that they are good beers, with a few great beers like Yeti and variants of Yeti.

Ser-Despite the crowd, I got a drink quickly and without fuss. The beer was poured into a oversized fluted glass, which appeared clean. The pour was well-done. I did not hang around long enough (and the place was too busy) to get into any in-depth conversations with the bar tenders, but it appeared that they knew their beers.

Sel-If there is a down-side to my visit, it was the selection. There was not a single beer on tap aside from St. Bridget's Porter that is not widely available in Denver. To be fair, they had a lot of their regular lineup available, but I don't go to breweries to taste what I can buy at the store near my house.

V-Beers were six bucks for a full-size pour, which is a bit on the high side.

O-I liked the slightly rowdy feel -- this a bar, damnit, not a morgue! The lack of selection was a bit of a letdown, but I will have to get back when something special is on tap. For those visiting from outside the Great Divide distribution area, this place is worth a visit if only to sip on some Yeti. (1,583 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of tiitomireles
4.93/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of themaj
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bmorebeer888
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tweakin
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great Divide is an awesome Colorado brewery. I've been a couple times now and did the tour once. The service is always great and the vibe is fun. It can get really, really busy though. Even when it is busy the pours still come quick and the staff never gets stressed. Everyone has a good time. Plus, the beer is amazing, obviously. (331 characters)

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Love going to the tap room, and you can never beat whatever seasonal Yeti they have on tap. Their selection has gotten better over the years too. The bar is a little small and cramped, and is only standing room, and the adjecent room is also too small, but other than that, it is always a fun place and a cool place to visit. The food trucks in front are usually mediocre, but I don't care a whole lot about food when I visit breweries anyway. (443 characters)

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is a must visit in Denver. It is very small and tight for space, but has a lot of character. The tap list was big enough but somewhat lacked in terms of quality. No barrel aged offerings except for the the current anniversary ale, which was just average. (262 characters)

Photo of Webbey
3.34/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Loved the beer in this brewery (30 characters)

Photo of R3ason
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Oh man, what a fun taproom. Excellent vibe, among the best service we ever received at a brewery/brewpub, packed but friendly clientele, and of course an excellent selection (with a good representation of styles, for only 16 taps). Wish the pours were a touch cheaper. Didn't eat anything. (289 characters)

Photo of Spreetaper
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RockAZ
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Didn't have food, hope that doesn't skew the overall rating too much, there wasn't a N/A to choose. Anyway, Got their just minutes before they put together a tour followed by a bike streetcar run - hilarious. Loved their Yeti barrel aged on Nitro! Fast, friendly staff with a rockin sense of humor. Overheard one server make an excellent effort to explain wit and wheat beers to someone near me, appreciated his competence. (424 characters)

Photo of Taillon75
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Benjhilmer
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Panama69
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
93 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.