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Trinity Brewing Company

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Trinity Brewing CompanyTrinity Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.84/5
Based on:
52 Beers
1,830 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 89
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.08
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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Place added by: scray24 on 08-23-2008

6 of their own brews on-tap, plus 25 guest taps.
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Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Very fun vibe in this place. Foods a little pricey for what you get, but they make up for that with the exceptional guest tap list and there own taps they have. For quality of beer its very well could be the best brewery in C.S
4.5/5
O.B.D91

Photo of tony2beers
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Walking in wasn't sure what to expect as my first indication was that this wasn't my type of vibe (seemed less casual than other taprooms). Then as I examined the tap list a server walked up and spent time with me trying to figure out what to drink first.

I had 3 different servers come up to me to make sure I was being taken care of and each of them gave advice on what beer to try next. I wish service was like this at every brewery I walk into.

Beer selection ranged from sours to ipas to stouts, my favorite was the Sour Threads.

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.13/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Food was great! Beer was so so...and service was weak! Had to flag someone down after sitting down for 10 minutes and grabbing our own menus. Plus the server forgot to enter our food and had to go put it in after being there for 45minutes already.

Photo of infinitebruner
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This seems like a place that knows what it wants to be and is executing it well. We went on a beautiful Saturday in January (seriously) and it was packed at noon, always a good sign. They have a huge variety of their own brews on tap, and though I only tasted a couple, both were excellent. Though also had an incredible guest tap list (Bourbon County, FW 18th Anniversary, etc.), which is ballsy considering they are also selling their own product. Shows confidence in their beers.
Food menu was eclectic and very interesting. Among us, we had sliders, jerk chicken mac and cheese, and some other cool stuff. Would definitely go back just for the food.
Servers knew their product well and made recommendations.
The brewery component is kind of behind walls, so you can't see much of what's going on.

Photo of afsdan
5/5  rDev +22.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I can score this a fucking 5 if I want to.

Photo of jihadFRANK
2.53/5  rDev -38%
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 WSUkiwi
1/5  rDev -75.5%

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.

Photo of TraderReese
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

Photo of deac83
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

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 ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

The place had a urban/hipster feel to it which is OK, and wow the selection. Did a flight and thought their beers were good to great, but not quite yet at the pinnacle of things. Considered buying a few bottles but decided against it for the price... although for the particular styles they weren't too out of order, more so my cellar is getting too big and now I buy for great value. I probably will visit this place again and recommend it to anyone who hasn't been there. Did not try any food, not sure if there is any.

Photo of sholland119
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Following a 6am departure from Albuquerque on a long day of driving to Wyoming, we stopped here for lunch. Trinity sits at the corner of a small shopping center on a fairly busy road, with a good sized outdoor seating area. Inside, the brewhouse is on the left with a J-shaped bar straight ahead and bunch of tables (with a few booths) on the right. Spacious, airy and fairly bright.

Tap list was pretty solid with about 6 taps of house beer and an extensive list of guest taps. We stuck with a selection of house beers, all of which were solid, none of which were terribly memorable. I had the Flo IPA, which was fine.

The food on the other hand was really good. Fresh ingredients, tasty and well prepared. Service was rather flighty and inattentive, but pleasant at least.

Not an outstanding stop but a nice place I'd visit again.

HV

Photo of GRG1313
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Going with the new scoring I can't give this place any "4s" since that would mean "outstanding." However, this place is very good, even excellent. I'd return any time I was in the area. I would likely have given Trinity a 4.25 under the old scoring system.

Unexpectedly, at least for me, this place is located in a newer strip mall and in a newer part of Colorado Springs. There is a nice patio and adequate interior sitting, although during the day on a Saturday finding a table or place to sit was problematic for most partrons.

The tap selection is excellent and the food is very tasty. In fact, the food is superior to many "beer bars" and/or breweries. Perhaps the most fun is the fact that Trinity is available just about nowhere! You can find a bottle maybe in Denver from time to time if you're lucky. You can find it in Colorado Springs at a few places. But, you can actually buy it at the brewery and in a pretty good selection.

Note, prices for the bottles are not cheap. They are among the higher priced "regular" bottles.

This is a must stop if you are in Colorado Springs and are a beer nut.

Photo of alexipa
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This place is pretty neat. The best part of the experience was our bartender, who let us get an insane amount of tasters of some great beers. The guest taps are where it's at, some awesome selections.

The building and decor just felt like random hipster bar xxx. It didn't do it for me. Their house beers were very bland and forgettable overall. I would be back however, just for the service and guest taps.

Photo of JLOcolorado
4.82/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Very lovely place. It seems to be the spot in COS to hit up if you want so real creative brews. The people are fantastic and love the vibe in this place. Some of the customers were a little bit on the rough edgy side but hey it takes all kinds. Great place to visit if you want to try something new that is sure to take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride!! I will be back again and again for sure. The staff is also fantastic. Couldn't ask for more.

Photo of mklever42
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Atmosphere: Great looking place. Very rustic and unique. I love the patio. Just wish they had some more tables because they are so popular now, but that isn't a bad thing for them by any means.

Quality: All of their beers and food are top notch.

Service: A little on the slow side. Friendly as all get out, but just a little slow due to the amount of people they are serving.

Selection: They always have a massive selection of beers on tap and usually have their bottles for sale. Great selection of great quality beers and they usually have Pliny on tap.

Food: Not your typical bar food, but way better. The menu is very creative and delicious.

Value: Yeah, the bottles and food are pricey. It's a tough pill to swallow spending $35 for The Flavor or $25 for OH!Face, but I do it anyway because their beers are that good. I will still buy their beers, just not as much as I would like to.

I read the reviews on some of their beers and have no idea why they are so low. Everyone I have traded their beers to have had their minds blown away and their beers keep getting better and better. I would put Trinity's saisons up against anyone.

Photo of WynnO
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A Grand Slam! While passing through one night on vacation I was only able to spend about 90 minutes here due to their closing at 9 PM (bummer, but it was a school night).

Three pitches:
1) Saison central! While they offer a broad range of styles I chose to drink three of their Saisons. ALL were exceptional. Seriously, these guys know how to brew. One of these was brewed in honor of Dany Prignon and his famous Fantome brewery (they touted having a relationship with the man). While it was not a Fantome, of which I have had several, it was a fine tribute. Base hit!

2) Food. While some reviewers give a somewhat neutral to negative vibe on this joint’s menu, I thought it was fabulous. Their fare is eclectic, but all four of the small dishes I shared were really tasty and accompany their beers quite well. Let down your prejudices and try something you’ve never had. I doubt you will be disappointed. We have two men on base now.

3) Guest taps, location, service, and price. You will see a lot of regional selections represented, which I like very much. How one would ever find time to drink one I don’t know, unless you lived near there. How can you beat this?: Outside seating with a view of Pike’s Peak. OK, I didn’t get to enjoy this because the seats were all taken, but still, what a view going in and out of the place! Service was nominal; not bad, not off the charts. The gal who served me was nice, “somewhat” knowledgeable about their beers, and came around often enough to keep my water glass full. A bar seat would no doubt be the place to be. The prices? I would say average to good. Nothing on the dinner menu is going to make you wince although you will probably need to order two items instead of one to make a meal. Beer prices are unexciting---neither too high or low enough to notice. Well by George, we have bases loaded.

Me personally? I hope to go back here sometime and spend 2 – 3 hours enjoying their beers. A better scenario would be a 4-day work trip in CO Springs so I could hit it every night. Even so, I doubt I would make a large dent in their list of offerings.

This place is a Grand Slam IMHO---definitely worth consuming some space on your calendar.

Photo of beergoot
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This is a small but grand little brewery.

Besides brewing their own tasty brews, they have an awesome collection of guest beers on tap. As for their brews, they're pretty top-notch. They seem to really like experimenting with farmhouse ales and have come up with some real winners over the years. I'm more of a traditional beer style guy, but have really enjoyed their more adventurous offerings.

The food is okay, but don't expect your 'normal' brew pub fare. they lean more towards vegan styled offerings, but no matter, it's usually tasty.

The atmosphere is intimate. There's a relatively small seating availability, so it can get crowded. But what really says a lot about this place is that it usually has a fair number of people, even during mid-afternoon time frame.

Another plus is their 10% discount for human-powered transportation. Walk, run, bike, skateboard your way to the place, and they'll knock 10% off your entire bill. My experience has been that you may have to remind the person who's handling your tab, but that's a minor ding for an otherwise great discount incentive.

Photo of agirlandherpen
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I came to Colorado Springs from South Carolina, and one of the first things I wanted to do was try some local beers. I was told that this was the place to go. At the foot of the Garden of the Gods, I am sure that they get a lot of business. I visited late afternoon (2-3pm) on a weekday, so it was slow. Perfect for someone wanting to take their time with their food and beer.

The place is modestly sized, with a nice selection of 2, 4, and 6 tops with a long stretching bar. The menu was quite nice. It is full of vegetarian options if that is your thing. The selection of beer is equally impressive; their taps feature their own brews as well as some 'guest' brews (namely: a lot of Colorado beer). Given that I visited in December, there was a lot of seasonal winter beer to choose from.

The service was good, but I think it had a lot to do with the time I arrived. As it got closer to 5pm...the population of the bar went up, service went down. However, I liked my waitress/waiter, and they offered up several selections of beers and food, as well as some on the house samples. I went with a flight, which at $9 for 6 pours was not bad at all. I did find their pint and bottle prices to be a bit pricy...but that might be because I'm from South Carolina. A pint of their in-house beer was between $5-8. A growler of their double ipa was around $38, while the bottles were between $16-28.

Despite the price, I felt that it was a good deal...especially for the flight. I will come back, maybe to stop in for a Slap Your Mammy.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

this place is aweomse. phenomenal beers, unique styles, tons of variety. theyve got some on cask (including a great ipa), some seasonals (inluding am imperial pumpkin), and some for the ladies (a kiwifruit witbier). great service providing endless free samples of beers. outrageuos food menu too, i had some lamb sliders with local bluecheese and an ipa mustard. really excellent. also had a great list of guest beers from around the country. had a dogfish 120 on tap, which was a nice treat. the place was on the expensive side, but for a chilly autumn monday night, it was just fine with me. i will undoubtedly be back here. they have a ton of neat events as well which feature their beers, local music, and inspired cuisine. worth a trip from denver any day!

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 5

If you are looking for a great place to go and have a beer this is it. The brewery has at least 5 of their own amazing bees on tap and up to 25 guest beers on tap that come from all over the world.

The place is always packed after 5 so get there early if you want to find a seat. The staff is very knowledgeable about the beer and are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have.

All the food is awesome and you can get Vegan, Vegetarian and organic food.

Overall I would recommend this pub to anyone who ever gets the chance to visit Colorado Springs.

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

After touring the Garden of the Gods this made for a great afternoon stop to rehydrate. The pub is at the end of a strip mall that's just off the road and is easy to miss. The feel off the place is a mountain bar. There's a lot of woodwork around the windows and doors with corregated metal in various places. There's lots of brewania signage and stickers. There's planty of taps that showcase what the brewpub makes and lots of other good picks, a kinda screwball variety but it's fun even just to read. The food menu is kinda small and has some items that run from pretentious to ecentric, like the bacon/caramel cheesecake with bacon sauce and the sliders with a choice of kobe or lamb.
The staff is quick to get your order in, but I wonder about their personal hygene. This place is a blast. So long as I don't get hepatitis from the granolies congregating there it's a definite repeat stop.

Photo of fltmedic
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Photo of corby112
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by this brewpub after a trip to the Garden of the Gods and Pike's Peak.

This is a quaint little brewpub that has very laid back feel. Basically one large room with a long bar and around 15-20 tables for dining. Pretty well lit which was nice with another back room with some couches and a small window that looked n on the brewing equipment. Upon walking in there is a small section for merch. They have a few pieces of glassware and a bunch of t-shirts. Everything was a bit expensive, especially the 750s! I went expecting to walk away with multiple bottle but didn't leave with any because the average price was $22 per.

Our bartender was friendly and knowledgeable and after ordering a flight gave me a few free samples of the beers that weren't included. They have a good selection of their own experimental beers(with the above mentioned bottles available) as well as a nice selection of guests taps. As many if not more quality guest taps available. Also, the flight came with a small serving of cheeses.

We only ordered the hummus plate but t was really good. A big serving that came with plenty of pita, tomato, cucumbers and olives.

To be honest, most of their beers sound better than they actually taste. A lot of cool experimental ideas but not many of them pulled off too well. Just too many odd ingredients meshed together. A few of the beers were pretty good but most of them weren't terribly impressive. That being said, would still go back because this was a laid back fun place to hang out and drink some beers, especially on the patio out front in nice weather.

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Trinity Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
91 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.