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Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 67
Beer Ratings: 38,053
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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spoony

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

05-27-2014 00:47:05 | More by spoony
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-13-2014 05:03:25 | More by mmmbeerNY
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charleslueg

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-20-2014 20:18:56 | More by charleslueg
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.37/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | $$

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.

06-18-2014 20:00:19 | More by SportsandJorts
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev 0%
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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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-02-2013 18:14:25 | More by IPAchris
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AWolfAtTheDoor

California

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Had to check this place out while spending a few days in Denver. My party of 3 (only 2 drinkers) got there at about 3PM and somehow found 3 bar stools in the midst of a lot of people waiting for the brewery tour. Once that start about half of the people cleared out, and it was relatively calm until the end of the tour and more people showing up (it was a Friday after all). No food served, but a guy in a truck pulling a mobile wood oven pulls up outside and makes reasonably priced pizzas. Didn't try the food, but it looked yummy. Happy Hour pricing late in the afternoon means $1 off normal prices.

The 4 free tasters are more like 4 free small splashes of beer. Thought that was kind of cheesy, but what are you going to do? Service was slow despite 1 and a 1/2 dedicated pourers, and 1 guy that just seemed to do nothing but bussing. Seemed overkill for a small tap room that doesn't serve food. How hard can it be to bus empty glass ware? The other thing is the single-use bathroom. Lines can get pretty bad as it's just 1 person at a time in the bathroom.

Now to some positive aspects. Beer selection was great and despite their poor services, bar tenders were at least knowledgeable. 3 types of Yeti (Yeti, Oak Aged, Chocolate Oak Aged) along with pretty much everything else you could think of. Grand Cru was on tap and I didn't even know they had a Grand Cru! I just had a sample, but it seemed like it would be a good beer. A bit on the sweet side for my tastes.

Overall worth a visit. They don't take American Express, and don't expect much service unless you're hanging wads of cash out of your zipper.

05-16-2011 20:04:13 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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jbogner

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-04-2014 02:17:37 | More by jbogner
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-03-2014 14:01:40 | More by Knoxrb12
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birchstick

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $

I came to GD after hearing really good things / having a couple of recommendations. I walked into to a really small, crowded brewpub, which is good that it is being supported and bad if you want to try getting numerous drinks. I was hoping for some special, tap-room only brews but was disappointed to find their regular line-up, all of which I can get in St Louis. However, between my brother and I we were able to sample all but one of their beers for free, which was really nice / unexpected. I also did the tour, which was your run-of-the-mill micro tour, but it was cool to see. I would recommend going here if you have time in Denver to kill, but I would rather stay north and go to other breweries.

07-26-2010 01:33:06 | More by birchstick
Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
95 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.