Equinox Brewing Company
Active Beers: 61
Beer Ratings: 257
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
4.59/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Currently undergoing much needed expansion, can be very crowded on Friday and Saturday night when live music scheduled. The line can get long, try the window on the north side of the bar. The small outdoor beer garden is a great place to sit and enjoy a enjoy a great beer. Great selection of beers. Try the Space Ghost IPA, one of the best I have ever had. Jason's recipe of dunkel is also a favorite of mine. The pour staff are great. Happy to answer any questions about the beer. Friendly local hangout.
03-05-2014 14:15:43 | More by KaanKant
4.26/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
One of the best, if not the best, micros (in terms of beer quality) I have ever been too. Each beer seems crafted with an extreme amount of care and attention to detail. My only complaint would be they don't seem particularly adventurous in their brews, and usually stick to pretty recognized standards. This may also be one of their strengths though as the several beers that I've had over the last few months from Equinox have been outstanding examples of their respective styles. Can get busy and very cramped on the weekend, but the beers definitely make it worth rubbing elbows. Staff (What up Tyler?) is usually very friendly, but they will ignore you if they're talking to one another which is a little annoying. No food, but sometimes there is a cart outside.
12-10-2013 20:41:07 | More by ZoomanCru
4.14/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
They've won multiple medals at GABF, most recently a Gold for their Night Ryder Munich Dunkel in 2012. Their beers rotate constantly, but everything I've had is exceptional. Every Thursday at noon they tap a new firkin conditioned with a typically unusual ingredient (butterfingers, habaneros, mushrooms) - and it usually goes fast. The Space Ghost IPA is a favorite.
10-31-2013 04:43:31 | More by smk8nig
3.99/5 rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
last stop on the Fort Collins tour
A bit of a dark interior but a nice bright back patio with a number of tables available and an open view back into the brewing facility.
Sampled a number of things, quality just not on par with the big boys in town. This is a distant 3rd on the to-do list. The barrel aged brown was pretty weak and the hoppy offerings varied in quality.
10-20-2013 21:43:32 | More by dirtylou
3.51/5 rDev -17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
went for a beer after stopping in over at hops and berries. had a brown ale. the attisphere was a wonderful relaxed brew pub style in their beer garden. i would deffinately recommend stopping in for a drink or tasting session they had two wonderful setups for tasting trays one with 6 styles and the other with 5.
10-05-2013 21:09:25 | More by Patdonahue0719
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
- Been here twice and had a great time both experiences. Beers are high quality and atmosphere is really great. Although the beer is great it unfortunately stands in the shadow of all the high profile and world class breweries in the area, to which if it were somewhere else it would probably have more notoriety... Sorry.
09-23-2013 02:40:37 | More by twoodward101
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I visited Equinox 07/27/13 while on vacation. This place was initially on my "may visit if time permits" list of places to visit in Ft. Collins, but after speaking with the guys at Rambo's Longhorn Liquor Mart in Estes Park I decided to make it a "must visit" priority. Good recommendation from those guys! Place is very small and frankly, not much to look at. It's a bit dark and drab, but after we sampled some beer it didn't matter anyway. We didn't know about the patio until after we left. There is no food, but that area is loaded with great restaurants. They don't greet you at the door or seat you and they don't serve you at your table - had to figure this out for myself by observation. I noticed they get lots of growler business. They have flights ($8 or $9 I think they were) - a "standard" and a "specialty". My bro-in-law and I got one of each. Every one of the 12 beers were very good to excellent. The styles included a pilsner, dark strong, witbier, altbier, brown ale, Scottish ale, American pale ale, Belgian pale ale, dunkelweizen, IPA, porter, and imperial stout. The beers are presented in recommended sampling order. Flip style guides containing notes for the flights sit at each table - very nice. We also had their Space Ghost IPA which is just fantastic. The place itself is...meh. The beer is excellent. Go here if you want great flavorful brews.
08-01-2013 19:41:10 | More by DelMontiac
3.66/5 rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | $
Went to Equinox after eating at Coopersmith's just as I was advised. It is within walking distance and you will probably have to use the parking structure nearby which cost $2 for the couple od hours that we ate, drank, and shopped. Not bad.
The place is small but there are plenty of booths, tables, and stools at the bar. Take your pick. We sat at a booth in the room adjacent to the bar. I got up and bought my beer at the bar. I guess that's what you do. The bartender was the only one working. Not too busy. I guess we missed the lunch crowd. She was friendly and so were the patrons: all eager to talk about beer. Ft. Collins has some good breweries and that's what brings me here. Everybody was a local and the consensus was that this was their favorite place to drink excellent beer.
I guess I hung out at the bar too long...I didn't bring my dog but I guess that they are dog friendly. There is a little patio on the west side. I had a Zenith IPA. I thought it was very good and I would rate it high and recommend it. Sorry I couldn't stay longer.
The beer selection is their beers, 16 on tap and two that are in casts and have to be pumped out. What? I will have to find out more and go back. They don't have any guest beers or anything else to drink. It's a brewery. I know that. But...almost outstanding.
There is no food here so fill up at Coopersmith's. I recommend this place and "I'll be back". Right now it's off to New Belgium.
07-18-2013 14:24:27 | More by JohnnyJam
3.77/5 rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped here on recommendation. Tried a flight of beers which were good, although I do remember liking their porter best. Place had a homey feel, not too big and not too small (although it could be with a large crowd). I picked up a few bottles of the barley wine and left yet another potential up and comer on the Colorado beer scene. It is worth a stop especially with Coopersmith's not far away.
03-16-2013 00:19:45 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
5/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Great variety. Stouts to light wheats. Firkin Thursday's are always fun. Tappings are at noon and last until the firkin is empty. Patio is nice especially on warm or hot days. Jonas Porter is my fav.
01-08-2013 13:10:18 | More by Emptygrowler
Equinox Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
94 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.