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Equinox Brewing Company

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Equinox Brewing CompanyEquinox Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.79/5
Based on:
65 Beers
270 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.72%
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

133 Remington Street
Fort Collins, Colorado
United States
phone: (970) 430-6489

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @equinoxbrewing

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: johnyeast on 05-21-2010)
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Reviews by Domingo:
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3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Pretty interesting place right in the middle of downtown Ft. Collins...literally only about 50 yards from Coopersmith's and connected to the homebrew shop, Hops & Berries.
When you walk in, instead of a beer tasting room, you feel like you're in a coffee shop. The walls are a pretty odd pastel green, there are lots of small tables, and the bar is tucked into the back corner. Interesting deviation from pretty much any other tasting room I've ever been in.
My wife and I grabbed the sampler, which offers a healthy mix of styles: pale/golden, brown, ESB, weizen, IPA, and porter. All of them had a solid amount of substance and I'd say the brown and porter were personal favorites. They're definitely pretty liberal with their hops and I'd say they remind me a tiny bit of Odell's pilot beers. No big beers or anything off the wall to be had, but no issues either. No matter where your tastes lie, I think you'd be pretty happy. If anything, the beers might taste a hair too universal, but they're still excellently crafted.
Prices were low and yup, the infamous 1/2 pint (which I really like) is here.
There's a fair amount of room, a railing for standing on crowded days, and the staff was friendly.
While there's nothing revolutionary about Equinox, the atmosphere is very different from any of the other places in town and I can imagine it might be a pretty relaxed place to hang out instead of doing the circuit of breweries in Ft. Collins. If anything it reminds me a little of the Colorado Boy out in Ridgway.
Not the first place I'd hit in town, but the location is a good one and it's different enough to be a great fit.

EDIT: A future visit revealed a much larger line-up of beers and they now have 10 or more taps. However I'm still a tiny bit underwhelmed. There are no issues with any of the beers, but none of them really gave me much reason to revisit it. I don't know how to explain it, but they just seem to lack pizazz.

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Great spot in Fort Collins, and worth a drive if you are in the Denver metro area for anything. Two entrances/exits, and the space is like two hallways, one twice as long as the other. The first one, on the left, walks you past some wooden bar seating as you make your way to the main bar, which wraps around into the second hallway/space. Long, cement poured bar. Slick. All the way out back, there is patio seating. Also, there is a small stage on the right hand side for live music. There is also some table seating here and there. Very bright and clean all the way through. Great spot. Beer to go in multiple growler forms...standard glass 64 oz, double lined metal and ceramic 64 oz that will remain cold 24 hours, and a plastic growler at 83ish oz. Great staff, great beer, all in a great town. Awesome place.

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Bartender is yet another of my future ex-wives, I'm SO in love! She knew more about beer than virtually all my guy friends. Don't think this is a purely male dominated sport!

Beer was exceptional in every way. Clientele was also exceptional, in that I met a lot of really cool (albeit tree-hugging hippee type) people in this place. Certainly would be irresponsible of me to NOT recommend this place when you come through Ft Collins tho. The super-dry IPAs are half the fun!

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4.59/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Equinox Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
95 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.