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Trinity Brewing Company

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Trinity Brewing CompanyTrinity Brewing Company
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

71 Ratings
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.11%
Active Beers: 57
Beer Ratings: 1,552
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 31
Bottles: 0
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 woodychandler:
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3.23/5  rDev -21.6%

Transcribed from notes dated F, 25 Sept 2009.

What was I doing here and how did I get here?, those who know me might ask. It was an hour south of Denver and I was on a bus trip with Ale Street News as part of their annual GABF foray. It was our first stop of the day and a picture was taken here with the mountains in the background that was later published.

Disembarking, I saw that it was on the corner of a small strip mall with an outdoor patio area to the right of the entryway. Entering, the short "J"-shaped bar was mere steps inside of the door. A rack of distressed wood (driftwood?) to the left of the bar displayed growlers. Similar distressed-wood constructions framed the chalkboards, which used colored chalk to detail available beers, specials, and other miscellany. The bar top was a colorful stained glass-like amalgam composite with corrugated aluminum as the front. Aft of the bar was the cooler followed by the modest kitchen. To the right of the bar were a series of high stainless steel tables bolted into the wall overlooking the brewery. A plaque noted that the windows came from a real estate salvage yard. Frankly, the whole place had a very industrial/recycled feel, including exposed ducting, ceiling fans and the bare concrete floor. Further aft, on the left side were the lavs and on the right side was a garage door opening for more open-air seating past a lounge area filled with sofas and comfy chairs. Against the back wall were several racks for storage and aging of their barrel-aged beers. Overall, it was a pleasant experience, but nothing, including food or beer, was so mind blowing that I would have felt as though I had missed out by not having visited.

Beer: Six (6) including Sunna Wit, Chi Golden Speciale, FLOIPA (also on N2), Farmhouse Saison, Soul Horkey Ale, and Awaken Stout (also on N2).

woodychandler, Aug 21, 2010
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M_chav, Yesterday at 02:26 AM
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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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SDRedDevil, Oct 06, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -12.6%

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

deac83, Sep 24, 2014
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Candyman13, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

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Trinity Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
92 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.