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Great Divide Brewing Company

Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 63
Beer Ratings: 35,001
Beer Avg: 3.8

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

121 Ratings
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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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DrIPA

Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

16 great beers on tap. Small place that fills up quickly on weekends but a weekday night it was a pleasure to sit at the bar and try their samples. They also bottled beer for sale and brewery related swag. Nice place. I plan to go back soon when I'm in Denver.

06-25-2013 17:21:02 | More by DrIPA
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pinnser

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Great Divide was one of the first stops for my wife and I when we moved to CO, and it didn't disappoint. Great atmosphere inside. It can get pretty crowded, especially before a Rockies game, but never so much that you feel overwhelmed. The bartenders are high energy and know their stuff. Of course, they have a great selection of brew. They also have a "good guy" discount. You'll have to figure out how to get that one on your own ;-)

06-06-2013 17:41:38 | More by pinnser
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SidSales

United Kingdom (England)

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $

I first visited this place in 2006 when on holiday from the UK and had a brewery tour. Every time we ever get to Denver we always head for this place as I love Great Divide beers.

My last visit in May saw a few changes from my last visit, the tap room has doubled in size and it seems more beers are on tap.

We tried 4 beers and they were all superb (well they were my first US beers the day after I landed) and we struck up a great conversation with a couple who had a new little baby in the back room. I loved the 19th Anniversary beer.

Service was not great with one of the bar staff being ignorant, in my opinion.

06-03-2013 15:38:18 | More by SidSales
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dirtylou

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$

My first brewery stop in Denver - an oasis in a scorching, dry and dusty downtown Denver. Seems like a pretty small place given the scope of their distribution.

The taproom isnt big and when the bar area is full (and it was), it was really difficult to get through. Service was nonexistent unless you were on the far side of the bar and then transporting your beers to the back room was an adventure as well. Seemed like a fair amount of tourists in the house.

Not really anything unique on tap - the 19th anniversary was as disappointing as all of the previous anniversary beers. I'm glad to check it off the list and do appreciate much of the Great Divide line, but a pretty boring stop.

05-29-2013 02:33:47 | More by dirtylou
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BigbROB

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Great Divide Tap Room is exactly that. A small room, little bigger than before, with taps on the wall. But the beer is good and the service is good. On a nice day make sure to sit out front and watch all the cool kids on their fixed gear bikes. I took a tour there awhile ago, and it was quite personal. Small group got up close and personal with all the people and equipment. Good times. A must stop if you are in Denver.

05-17-2013 14:11:58 | More by BigbROB
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TychoNDC

New York

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $

I had a fantastic time at Great Divide's brewery and taproom in Denver about April 2013. It's a surprisingly small place considering their distribution footprint and the number of different beers they are brewing at any given time. The location is fairly convenient, only a few blocks from Coors Field and a few more from many other bars and restaurants. I went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was pretty packed. The tap room was reasonably small and quite crowded, but they were pumping out a lot of beer. I waited a bit to get a seat and was then able to get some samples. $1 per 4oz (or more generous) pour. With 4 different Yetis on tap, it's impossible not to like that! They had some bombers available as well, and full pours were available for their beers for a reasonable price. They give free tours every 30 minutes or so as well. It's a very laid back, casual experience in which you can walk about the brewery while drinking your beers from the bar. And when you're done you can pop back in the taproom for some more tastings. All in all, it was a real treat from a great brewery. I will definitely return during my next trip to Denver.

05-15-2013 00:44:57 | More by TychoNDC
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Hoppy-Joe

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$

This place has really good brews and many different kinds to choose from. Went on a super busy Saturday and still got beers within reasonable amounts of wait times. Good price on beers as well. And you can beat the 3 oz. samplers for $1 that in which they donate the proceeds of to local nonprofits. My only bad thing to say about this place is that there were no samples giving out on the tour.

03-16-2013 18:54:00 | More by Hoppy-Joe
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Great Divide is located on the corner of a city block without much around it. There is some street parking but no lot.

Once inside, it's a comfortable, relaxing place to have a beer. It seems like an old brick warehouse building but with a good amount of natural light. Lots of windows and nice atmosphere.

The bar has maybe 10-12 chairs so it's fairly intimate. There is a larger seating area around the back of the bar.

Service is very good. The bartenders are more than willing to explain the different beers and make a recommendation.

Great selection of beers from the very light body/flavor to the big full bodied yeti.

Overall a great brewery with a little something for everyone and a nice place to enjoy it.

11-06-2012 03:43:35 | More by GilGarp
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DoubleJ

California

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

With a few hours before my flight, we decided to sneak a peak at Great Divide. As the brewery is located near downtown, we were lucky to find a parking spot on the street less than a block away. Go inisde...this is the tap room? It looks smaller than I thought it would be. We felt like we were packed tight together, even though there is another room behind the bar, where you can serve yourself water (good idea!). A small fridge stocked with Great Divide beers sits by the entry, as do the restrooms. Service at the bar is easy to access despite the small space and crowd during our visit.

15 different beers on-tap, some staples (Yeti, Denver Pale Ale, Titan IPA), others released on a rotating basis (Wolfgang Doppelbock, Belgian Yeti, Nomad Pilsner). All the pours are $6, which is a little more than average for Denver, but at least the beers are good and you are given a chalice to drink from instead of shaker pints. Samples are available for $1 a pop, which are worth it given you seem to get more than a few ounces.

If I hadn't walked into Great Divide already hitting a brick wall with beer consumption, I would have been happy to sample more than just the Fresh Hop Ale. To take my mind off the pain, we joined a tour group and toured the brewery, the presenter being very enthusiastic and already a fan of their beers before he joining their crew. Honestly, I was expecting Great Divide to be bigger, but that doesn't dilute the fact that they make great beer, and the tap room visit gives you the chance to try fresh brews which you may not be able to receive in your area. Highly recommended.

10-20-2012 03:04:11 | More by DoubleJ
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by the taproom one night on my business trip.

Parking was kind of a pain -- it was all sidewalk parking as far as I could tell.

Atmosphere was good - the taproom is pretty small with a few tables, a long bar and then a few more tables outside. The weather was fantastic so I first sat at the bar and then later outside when I had some food from a foodtruck (there's no food available in the taproom). The aromas inside remind me of homebrewing, as the place smells of sweet, bready malts.

I had a pint of a one-off beer, an Oktoberfest style beer that was OK. I then had a flight which was even better - I think I paid $6 for 3 pours. Glassware was nice, with a combination of cervoise glasses or snifters depending on what was ordered.

Service seemed good - the bartender watched for an empty glass and then asked what I needed. Selection was very good, with maybe 12 beers on tap, plus a refrigerated case with bombers, 4-packs, and 6-packs for purchase to go.

I liked the taproom and could see going back on a regular basis if I lived in the area. Recommended you try it out.

09-23-2012 21:29:01 | More by sommersb
Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
94 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.