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Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

229 Ratings
Ratings: 229
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Active Beers: 73
Beer Ratings: 39,500
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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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Photo of BMMillsy
2.42/5  rDev -43.9%

Stopped in here for a quick beer as I walked around town. Tiny little spot, a bit run down, with one fridge inside. There is a bar when you walk in and some tables behind that. Brewing going on in the back. Service was nonexistent as the guy just talked to the couple next to me at the bar the whole time. There wasn’t a single thing on tap that I couldn’t get on the shelf in Florida. Overall this was one of the more disappointing experiences I have had visiting a brewery I truly enjoy. Honestly not really worth a stop unless you want a tshirt or something. Did not eat. What is the point of this place if you’re not going to do something unique?

BMMillsy, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of MammothTarantula
3/5  rDev -30.4%

MammothTarantula, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

Pdiff100, Oct 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

nashvillefil, Jan 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

James_Bowers, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of codewarrior
3.28/5  rDev -23.9%

Having lived in Denver for a number of months now, it's surprising that I just got around to the Great Divide Tap Room.

The Tap Room is a long, skinny affair, resembling more a lower-east-side hole-in-the-wall than a Denver brewpub (although lacking any of the nuanced quaintness of such a Manhattan haunt). There is a nice patio out front, and the decor is generally pseudo-industrial in the tap room, and genuine industrial everywhere else.

Everything on tap was something I could find regularly in a bottle store. I understand that this is Great Divide, and I live in Denver, but I've become used to having a few brewery only tappers running at pretty much every brewery around these parts. That being said, you can get anything they have on tap for the most part, and they'll crack a bottle for you if they aren't tapping it at the moment. Did slightly better with the bottles (snagging a bunch of Old Ruffian 2009 bottles for the road).

Having said that, the staff was extremely helpful (in spite of the business), knowledgeable about beer (and also about great divide brewing schedules for 2010/2011), and pretty awesome to talk to.

Snagged a growler of Hoss on the way out, so much better fresh. All in all it was a good brewery trip, and great divide beer is hard to beat ... just come to expect a lot at breweries. I'm spoiled out here.

codewarrior, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.37/5  rDev -21.8%

Atmosphere: Nothing to special here. a nice small little area with a few different rooms to drink in. a nice but small patio. Most decorations are showcasing the great divide brand.

Quality: the beers are good but the pub exclusive beer was not the best offering I could have picked. overall, I'd say good to pretty good quality

Service: no problems with service. able to get everything I wanted fairly quick and easy.

Selection: a bit disappointed here. 10-15 taps but I had seen all but 2 in bottles and I am not from a state that gets great divide.

Food: none but a good food truck just outside

Overall: ehhh, I'd assume you can find better places to drink in denver. Unless you are an absolute big time great divide fan, I'd say pass on it unless you have more than enough time to explore the rest the city has to offer.

SportsandJorts, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of StaveHooks
3.45/5  rDev -20%

Went to Great Divide on my birthday for a tour and some tasting. It was very crowded. It was hard to order a beer. There was one guy operating the bar and there 30 people ordering. It's cozy and eclectic. Cool building in downtown Denver. I think they had 5 beers on tap. They had $1 1/2 oz tastings which I thought was kind of steep.The tours seemed very unorganized and rushed. It was a task to get a beer and find a spot to properly review it. Not as big as I thought it would be. It was pretty cool to see a mountain of left-over hops around the dumpster. It would be nice if they had another building for tasting. It was just too hectic and crowded.

StaveHooks, Mar 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Gerred, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

ScorpyX, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

denverick, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

GRG1313, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

capuchinpilates, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

jgiv, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

acurtis, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of utfiero
3.52/5  rDev -18.3%

I frequented Great Divide once or twice daily during last year's GABF for draft beer and growler fills. GD was super crowded, and the bar tenders generally looked at me like I was invisible because they were preoccupied with entertaining their friends. So service was not great, but the beer was good and the growler fills were reasonably priced.

utfiero, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of jeremyn
3.59/5  rDev -16.7%

Went here this afternoon with 3 friends and it was quite crowded.

We snagged a table outside pretty quickly but had to go inside to order. No problem. 4 free samples per person is nice. If you share, you can taste their entire lineup with two people. But that's part of the problem. Only 8 beers at a tap room? Pretty much all of the special releases and seasonals were unavailable. I was disappointed.

The beer we tried was hit or miss. Really poor showing on the two belgian styles we tried (a strong golden and a saison), but that's not really what they're known for. IPAs were solid...so were the imperial stout and barleywine.

Nice vibe, and we had a good time. I was just a little disappointed that I couldn't try some of their harder-to-find beers.

jeremyn, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of champ103
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

champ103, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of stumac
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%

Me and my Corn Dog went there on our Colorado trip. Its awesome looking at it from the outside because it is smack dab in the middle of downtown and one lot is the rather small brewpub and the other lot is this mass amount of giant fermenters and grain mills. Inside was pretty hoppin, lots of peeps, not a lot of room though. Kinda crammed. But very friendly employees, all the regular Great Divide beer offerings were there, plus a couple barrel aged versions in bottles that I couldn't afford on my vacation budget, plus they had the 19th Anniversary on tap. I didn't get any food but I saw them serving tacos. They looked kinda ok, but I'm from Texas so....come on. I've had the best of the best tacos. We sat outside and chatted with some locals. Very good times. I could see that as a quick spot to get outta the sun and grab a quick beer.

stumac, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

nickfl, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

MaximumYuks, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Sparky44, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of csiewert
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Had to stop here while I was in Denver for business, glad I did. We went for a brewery tour, which was neat, albeit fairly short given the size of the brewery. They offer multiple free tours daily, but are limited to about 10 people, and afterward you get 3 free samples. Yes please! The beer selection is decent, but fairly small since they only serve Great Divide beers and the rotation isn't very often it seems. The service was good, but the place, which is very small, gets a little overcrowded and it can be hard to get your beer sometimes. While the place itself doesn't serve food, there is usually a small unique food stand set up outside. When we went there was handmade brick oven pizza's for 10 bucks... they were great. We stayed there so long that we showed up late to our dinner meeting that night. Worth a visit.

csiewert, Jan 14, 2011
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Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
94 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.