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Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
BA SCORE
96
world-class

221 Ratings
Ratings: 221
Reviews: 65
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 Todd
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Todd, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of qcbrewer
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%

Vogt52, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%

This place can get really really loud. I like to drink good beer and when you drink, you tend to get loud but the day I was there I had to scream to talk to my sister standing inches from me. It is not a very big space though they were about to open a new area in the building. The quality is very good and the number of beer styles on tap is excellent and diverse. They had a few 750 bottles available for purchase. The best part were the prices. 4 oz tasters were $1 each and that dollar goes to charity. Being from out of town, I went back and forth from pints to tasters to try and experience the beers i don't see in Jacksonville. Overall, I feel that once it is expanded, the inside will be much nicer, though probably not quieter. The outdoor seating was nice too and seemed like quite a few places to sit considering the small size of the building.

kylehay2004, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of cfrobrew
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

cfrobrew, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of AlexM
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%

Visited May 2013:

Stopped in on a Thursday after work and found the place to be full, but not overly so. I tried to stop in on Monday, but the place closed at some crazy early hour, which I found to be odd, but given its location (still in the downtown area, but off the path for most), I can see why. The place had a good vibe, relaxed, and the bartenders were welcoming, friendly and very knowledgeable about the beer. Each beer that I had was served in a proper pint glass and I think that they were only $5, which to be honest is not that bad. I had both the Nomad and the Rye Hoss, both excellent and I wish that I could get them in Georgia. They must have had 12 taps going that evening. No food options and they don’t take AMEX, but overall, the next time that I stop in Denver, I am stopping in.

PhillyStyle, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -7.2%

taproom on a thursday afternoon around 3pm. packed at the bar and took a little while to get noticed, but the beer was fantastic! belgian yeti lively on tap and a baltic smoked porter. full glasses for 4 bucks each is pretty damn reasonable. really neat big windows through to the brew room so you can watch the workers and check out the barrels etc. (one curious barrel marked "sour - 1/15/2011"... hmmmm). cool to just sit and watch. main complaint was the lousy pop music playing at a high volume. really took away from the vibe, but with all those beers fresh on tap at a decent price, i will be back. parking was also a bit seedy, so that is one minor drawback as well

StonedTrippin, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of LittleDon
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%

Small taproom with all Great Divide beers (and only GD beers) at dirt cheap prices.

With all of the choices of taprooms and beer bars in Denver, you could spend weeks without going to the same one twice. If you enjoy GD beers, this place is a must. While the inside is small, it is comfortable. Bare bones bar and seating on the inside, a few tables outside for the smokers. Service is good and the beer is fresh. Best of all are the $3 pours (between 12 and 16 oz, depending on selection). Worth a return visit.

LittleDon, Sep 13, 2011
Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

williamjbauer, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Sparky44, Dec 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%

Great Divide has some of the cheaper beers of the various breweries that pepper downtown, particularly when you can sample three beers for $3 and receive a generous little pour.

I haven't had the good fortune of visiting the brewery at any time when Yeti variations have been available, but I've found the Peach Grand Cru, St. Bridget's Porter and other gems during my visits. There are always enough good beers on tap, including some of their regulars, to make a visit here worthwhile.

The service can be abrupt, but I've never encountered anyone rude. Plus, most servers, even if unfriendly, will give you as many samples as you request. That's appreciated.

I have seen food trucks outside on every visit as well, so you can readily get some food to pair with the beer.

ONovoMexicano, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

BUNZILLA, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Gagnonsux, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Rayek
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

I've been a regular at the GD Tap Room since last summer and wish I'd started going sooner. It's really a great place to relax and grab a beer after work.

Where to begin? I'll get one thing out of the way first. Food is limited to chips, pretzels and nuts. If you want more, come to one of the monthly beer and cheese pairings, which are a blast.

The room itself is pretty small. There's an L shaped bar that seats perhaps a dozen people. In the far corner are a couple of high tables, and along the exterior wall is a long counter with perhaps another dozen seats. There are small windows behind the bar that look out into the brewery. For special events, they bring in extra tables and set them up inside the brewery itself. On nice days, you can sit outside on the patio.

All the GD beers that are in season are available. There are eight taps, and anything that isn't on the taps that day is available in bottles. There are also occasional Tap Room only releases, and sometimes you can catch something on tap before it's bottled and hits the stores.

Being just down the street from the baseball stadium, things get busy and tight on game days. The rest of the time, it's usually pretty mellow.

One of my favorite things is being able to get up to four tasters for free. If I walk in and don't know what I'm in the mood for, it's nice to be able to line up a few beers and decide which one I want a full pint of.

Pricing is comparable to area brewpubs. Beer prices drop by a dollar during happy hour on week nights. The staff has always been friendly and efficient.

All in all, I feel pretty lucky having the Tap Room as a go to spot to grab a beer after a long day. Here's hoping they never move out of downtown.

Rayek, Jan 31, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

rxthree, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of ndolover
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%

I visited Great Divide during GABF week, so I'm not sure that your observations will be the same.

Located north of the LoDo area, in a wharehouse slightly run down area. However, they have a TON of space to brew and allow customers to roam.

A LARGE tap list of all GDB beers. They also have a fridge of crazy good special release beers just to the right as you enter.

The place smells awesome and I highly reccomend a tour.

It has kind of a industrial feel, but the bartenders are nice and knowledgable. If you are in the Denver area I would reccomend that you stop by.

ndolover, Oct 07, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

EyePeeAyBryan, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

garuda, Oct 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16%

Butchnasty, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

MaximumYuks, Aug 11, 2014
Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
96 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.