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Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 67
Beer Ratings: 38,047
Beer Avg: 3.79

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
95
world-class

174 Ratings
Ratings: 174
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
$$ - 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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champ103

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

07-24-2010 00:29:49 | More by champ103
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-26-2013 19:33:31 | More by bulldogg915
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

I've been here many times, and didn't even know it was on BA. But I guess it is a beer bar...
Small one at that, but a nice destination if you want good beer, a variety, and a friendly service. The crowd is always nice. Of course, they're beer lovers, why would they not be nice? Nothing else is served here but GD beers. I think the place holds about 25-30 inside, with a strip of tables outside.
Staff is always nice and friendly. Beers are poured in appropriate glasses and they do brewery tours quite regularly.
Parking used to be free just behind them, but I think it's changed since. I usually walk there, so I haven't paid much attention.
No food (that I know of) there. Occasionally they'll have a release party and provide some munchies.

EDIT: They've added more taps for a total of 16. Their expansion continues...

02-23-2010 21:46:21 | More by Mebuzzard
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-23-2014 20:17:53 | More by nickfl
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bradybeer

California

3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is a must visit when in Denver, but try to avoid Rockies game days and 4-5pm ish.

Located a short walk to Coors Field Great Divide was a brewery we were really looking forward to visiting, since we tried our first Yeti Imperial Stout.

Walking in to the tap room you almost literally run into the bar. There were about 15 beers on tap and since it was firkin Friday there was another bonus beer. My wife and I tried; Hercules Double IPA, and an oaked version, Titan IPA, Claymore Scotch Ale, and Wolfgang Dopplebock. We would have liked to try samplers of several more, but because it was packed we had pints of the above beers. With the exception of the oaked Hercules, which my wife didn’t care for as much because of the strong oak flavor, we really enjoyed the beer.

Behind the bar is another room that has tables and stools, but was also packed. We didn’t buy any food from the pizza truck outside, but we did see the pies and they looked great.

The service was bad, yeah it was busy, but it was bad. For example, three bar tenders were working, but all three were helping the half a bar nearest to the door (which wasn’t even as busy as the other side). So if you were on the other side of the bar you might as well been in Colorado Springs.

Would love to go back but a less crushed time.

07-26-2012 14:28:20 | More by bradybeer
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-18-2013 15:25:02 | More by claspada
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-12-2013 16:38:56 | More by jaydoc
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

11-02-2013 14:12:18 | More by GRG1313
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

10-18-2013 13:01:51 | More by djrn2
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11%

11-28-2013 16:30:15 | More by qcbrewer
Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
95 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.