Trinity Brewing Company

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Trinity Brewing CompanyTrinity Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
42 Beers
1,277 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: 31
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1466 Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907
United States
phone: (719) 634-0029

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Notes:
6 of their own brews on-tap, plus 25 guest taps.

(Place added by: scray24 on 08-23-2008)
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Reviews by fltmedic:
Photo of fltmedic
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is a different experience than most beer room eateries. They bill it as slow food, and that is right on the money. If you are on a mission to shovel down some food and get on to the next thing, this is not the place for you. Now, that being said, if you have some time and want so really thoughtful beers and food, pull up a stool.

Local, organic, artful, delicious food. Portions might be a little on the small side, but each bite is full of flavor. The menu has plenty of options for the veggie, but carnivores won't be left out or disappointed. Kobe beef sliders went over big with my friends.

Brewing gear is highlighted behind the picture windows in the middle of the dining room across from the bar. There are big chairs and couches in the back area for those looking for a homelike atmosphere. The dining tables are small, so you might as well belly up to the bar or sit on the patio and enjoy the evening air.

Service here isn't top notch, but again they expect you to take your time and enjoy the food, drink, and conversation. Don't be surprised if you have to raise your hand to get your check.

The guest taps are plentiful and the house brews are great too. I had a flight of their creations and most were in the decent to good range.

I'll be back, but not until I've hit a bunch of the other Co Springs area breweries first.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jihadFRANK
2.53/5  rDev -37.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

I've never had an enjoyable experience at Trinity. It always takes 20 minutes to get a beer after I arrive. The food is sub par. Service is slow, and nobody is really friendly there. They have a great selection if you enjoy a saison, but the rest of their selection is limited.

Also, recently, the owner went to Twitter and insulted the entire community's intelligence because they ranked 3rd in a beer poll. Totally classless. I spent my last dollar at Trinity over a year ago, and don't regret that decision.

Photo of Yagi1
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of WSUkiwi
1/5  rDev -75.4%

Used to be a big supporter, but after repeated negative posts and comments about the Colorado Springs community I will be taking my business elsewhere.

After coming in 3rd place in a local beer blog's "Best of the Springs" competition (which was voted on by COS community members) Trinity has the following to say on their official Twitter account, "coming in 3rd locally while winning nationally internationally? #hmmm...it's situations like this that pretty much guarantee we will be leaving the springs... I've pretty much accepted the education level of the city."

Furthermore, Trinity blocked anyone who called them out on their a negative view. Thanks, but not thanks. I'll take my business somewhere else, and to Trinity: if you all hate COS so much I suggest you do too.

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.84/5  rDev +19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

The experience depends on your server and what you end up ordering, but all around, this is an excellent brewery. Their specialty seems to be barreled saisons, but venture outside that genre and you'll see that they know what their doing in most every category. They seem to also be regularly experimenting with sours, and this project is progressing nicely. Their recent "Super Juice Solution" is one of the best beers I had in 2014.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of deac83
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%

A: Lively but not too crowded on a Friday before 5pm
Q: Some selections are very good some not as much
S: Had no problem getting an initial sampler, after that could not get the bartender to come back and I was sitting at the bar. Took 15 minutes to get another bartenders attention.
Sel: Ten beers on tap
V: Bombers were on sale for the anniversary ($4) off which actually made them $2 less then at a local beer store.
O: Service quite shaky and that was last impression

Photo of Candyman13
2.76/5  rDev -32%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

I timed my visit to coincide with the brewery's 6th anniversary party, so I think I hit the jackpot as far as the beers.

Trinity broke out a bunch of cellared versions of their beers to serve on tap and these are the beers that are really noteworthy.

A 2011 Passed Stout? Effing Phenomenal (4.5/5). Particularly the wine-like character that gave the brew a different element beyond the oak, chocolate, and other barrel-aged qualities (which were still outstanding and delicious).

Chilly Waters 2013 was good (4/5) but I was a bit confused because I had the beer at Falling Rock Tap House and remembered it having some spice there, but not at the brewery. Either way, a gem of a beer.

Other standouts from the cellar were the Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta wild ale (4.5/5) and the Pappy Legba wild ale (4.5/5). Trinity does a damn good job with sour beers. For the 6th anniversary, I was able to buy a number of these beers at a $4 discount on 750 mL bottles (word is they're doing away with this format of bottle or the artwork or something).

As for the regular Trinity lineup, it was cool to get the generous sampler with about ten core beers all served in mini-snifters and with some delicious cheese. Trinity has this "Kill the pint glass" motto that I appreciate and which are sentiments I share. However, the majority of the beers were very run of the mill. Of the regular line up, the DIPA was fair (3.5/5) as was the Flo IPA (same score). The Farmhouse saison was the best of the lot (4/5), with the rest being 3 out 5s or lower.

Still, the service was good, the sours are great, and oooooh, that mac n' cheese they brought back for the anniversary was out of this world. I got the one with bacon bits and it was divine.

Overall, a great brewery to visit, but I'd suggest skipping a sampler if it's your first visit and go straight to the barrel-aged and sour beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere was ok, hard to tell really since it was a slow weekday afternoon, but it was pleasant enough and amiable to families.

Quality high - plenty of tasty beers, including several cask and a nitro selection, with lots of bottles to go (inc. sours and wilds) and a variety of guest beers too.

Service was fine, no problems there. They aimed to please and gave out samples of their various beers.

Food was good but snack menu was a bit limited and the prices for dinner were a bit higher than average for an establishment of this type.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Trinity Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
91 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.