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New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

196 Ratings
Ratings: 196
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 13.33%
Active Beers: 142
Beer Ratings: 57,628
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

500 Linden Street
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524
United States
phone: (970) 221-0524

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @newbelgium

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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by intensify:
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4.72/5  rDev +8.5%

While in Ft.Collins, I usually like to visit both New Belgium and O'Dell. New Belgium has a great atmosphere that is surrounded by a younger crowd. I took my 2 year old son with me along with my fiancée who rarely drinks and she pointed out how friendly the staff was. The bartenders were slammed but always seemed to find me along side the taps when I needed a refill. If they don't have what you're looking for on tap, they have it in bottles neatly tucked away in a clear cooler. All in all I have nothing bad to say about New Belgium's tap room. Friendly staff, decent prices, great service and a hell of good beer.

intensify, Feb 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

yemenmocha, Oct 06, 2014
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2.52/5  rDev -42.1%

Benjbord, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

Enochase04, Sep 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Stacnoey4, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Justdoit1234, Sep 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

rayhead75, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -8%

The craft brewery that started the revolution. They have a solid lineup of all different styles, though many of their recent releases have been a little too hop-centric for my taste. But that's fine, because their year-round offerings have me covered for whatever I'm in the mood for, and I can get their stuff pretty much anywhere. They are doing some more creative things to keep up with the competition, and I'm glad to try their new offerings.

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

wrightst, Sep 23, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -14.5%

Melissa121, Sep 21, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +12.2%

pizzatown, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

sparx1100, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

greg4579, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Four stars because they had Le Terroir and La Folie on tap. These two beers are phenomenal, particularly the latter which I could drink 5 times a day, pour over cereal, throw in a smoothie, dip cookies into, and shower strippers with. It's damn good.

Zero stars to the gal that does the tour check-ins and had a stick up her rear, looked at me and my family with disgust for some unknown reason before even exchanging a word with me. My understanding is this place is employee-owned, so shouldn't you be happy? Shouldn't you have an extra incentive not to have that shitty face when you address me or look disdainfully at my child.

Four stars for the gear they sell here, particularly the hats, which are stylish and very reasonably-priced at $18.

Five stars to the gentleman with hearing aids working behind the bar that was polite, attentive, and helpful and made up for the stuffy tour check-in lady (it occurs to me she's probably tight because that's her title at the brewery).

One thing of note, I asked to taste a few beers before committing and ended up getting $2 sample pours. I'm not sure if they just don't do tastes, or if I just failed to communicate correctly, but either way, $2 for five ounces of La Folie and Le Terroir is well worth it. Of course, bigger pours are available, but hell, it was 11 AM.

As for the tour, if you don't have all day and would like to hit Odell and Funkwerks and any other breweries in Fort Collins, know that they say it will take about an hour and a half, which seriously cuts into your drinking time elsewhere. With this in mind, I skipped the tour (which I was waitlisted on anyway) and chose to avoid further interaction with stick-in-the-mud tour check-in lady.

Also, they have a Rolle Bolle court and a food truck in the outside area, two other nice touches. Plus, there's a ton of bicycle parking.

ONovoMexicano, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

belgbeerdrinker, Sep 09, 2014
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New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO
96 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.