Funkwerks

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BEER AVG
3.82/5
Based on:
36 Beers
391 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 28
Visits: 77
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 6
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1900 E Lincoln Ave Unit B
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-2789
United States
phone: (970) 482-3865

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @funkwerks

Notes:
Place added by: womencantsail on 10-23-2010

Funkwerks is a saison-focused brewery specializing in Belgian-style ales.

Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
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Reviews: 28 | Visits: 77
Photo of johnyeast
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

A must visit in Ft. Collins. Small and intimate. Staff is very nice. Tour of brewery is fairly basic but their beer is fantastic. Tried a holiday spiced saison and tropic king barrel aged with peaches. (203 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Cool little place tucked away on one of the main drags in and out of FC. Looks like a repurposed warehouse style building, with the tasting room right in the front when you walk in. Good sized L-shaped bar, with a ton of high top seating around it, and an outdoor patio with plenty of seating. Plenty of bicycle parking, too. There were 10+ taps, almost exclusively saisons, with one true sour and a couple of the saisons were infused with different things. Pretty niche, but the beer is pretty good. Plenty of swag available, and plenty of beer to go, with a fridge full of bombers, and growlers of your choosing. Worth a stop if you find yourself around the Ft Collins area. (677 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

First off, Funkwerks, come to New Mexico already. Send us your beer. We'll drink lots of it. That's what we do well in New Mexico. I'm not even making that up, we have some of the highest consumption per capita in the US. Y'all can make lots of dinero.

Second, I like this tiny little spot. It's a bit misleading as you pull up, since the place looks like a house from a Brothers Grimm story or like a tiny B&B. Bottom line, it looks small. Inside, yep, it is small. It's a small taproom, but on the Saturday I visited, there were maybe two other people there, so space was not an issue. There seemed to be a small outdoor area too, but I didn't check it out.

The beers here, yes they do include some sours (really more tart than sour, most of their beers), but a better descriptor for this brewery is a Belgian-style brewing company. There were a number of saisons/farmhouse ales on tap when I arrived and I got to try most of them. I forget the price, but for about $10 I got about 5 ounces of four different beers.

Of their year-round offerings, the Saison and Tropic King are both excellent and very approachable. The latter has a big bubblegum aroma and flavor and is on the sweeter, maltier side. These are beers anyone can get down to. Both of these beers were part of my flight and delicious. Both of these beers are in the 4/5 area.

Remi's Rye was a limited or seasonal offering available when I was there and it was great. I was crushed to discover there weren't bottles of this brew for sale in the cooler in the taproom. Remi's Rye was a 4.25/5

Raspberry Provincial I had to pay extra for, but I was happy to and got a half pour for a very reasonable price. I again love this beer, love the light, fruity wine-like character from the raspberries and the agreeable tartness. I would have bought many bottles of this but it was, again, not available in the cooler. Boohoo.

Redemption came though, in the form of Dahlia. This is a big beer, but very drinkable and creamy. I can scarcely recall the details (this was stop three after NB and Odell), but I remember loving it and picking up a bottle (yes, this one was in the cooler). This beer is like a 4.3/5. Just excellent.

I also tried the Sorachi, which as the name suggests (I think!) is brewed, or maybe dry-hopped with Sorachi hops. It was a tasty saison with a different hop profile that I enjoyed. Again, I should have taken notes, but I can assure you it was good. 4/5

Overall, Funkwerks is a great stop, particularly if you're fortunate enough to arrive and have the place all to yourself. The service was friendly (one person behind the bar) and the artwork a nice distraction. There are a few nice shirts and hats for sale and of course, beer to go. (2,732 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

The flight of five was friggin' awesome, each a five ounce pour in a full sized snifter. Raspberry stuff was out of this world!

Service was great, and we rented bikes there too for very cheep out of the library lend program.

Got a four pack of saison to go, reasonably priced.

Funkwerks is one of the truly different places, specializing in saisons and Belgians. Absolutely must try. (389 characters)

Photo of GTJayG
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

As a fan of Saisons I dropped in to Funkwerks it's a small unassuming location with seating inside and out. As we don't get their beers in Georgia, I opted for a tasting flight. It was enjoyable to taste a series of beers that are all variations on similar theme.

This was my first visit, but when I'm in Fort Collins again it certainly won't be the last. In a city teaming with beer offerings, Funkwerks is certainly worth a visit. (434 characters)

Photo of Selbyg
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Funkwerks has some great beers! They are where I take all my first time Sasion drinkers and folks that like Belgium beers. They have a nice patio for the summer and a cool selection of art on the walls. If you would like to try something you've never had anywhere else. Swing in and try one of the beers made with Asian teas they are truly unique. (347 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

biked over to funkwerks from odell - a straight shot just a few miles down the road in an industrial area.

funkwerks is pretty bare bones but the backyard is very chill with a number of barstools, a bags set and some grass to spread out in.

beer quality is exceptional - definitely enjoyed everything i had from funkwerks on this most recent trip. To-go bottle selection was maybe 6 or 7 different variations. A must hit in Fort Collins. You can't skip Odell I don't think, but I much prefer Funkwerks. (504 characters)

Photo of qcbrewer
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First time here, and I'm really enjoying it!

Small taproom, constructed out of predominately wood siding, and floors. Small "tin roof" style bar, with 7 stools. (2) 4 top high tops, (1) 3 top high tops, and (3) 2 top high tops. There is an outdoor area with a slew of picnic tables. I do wish however that it were less windy outside, because I'd be out there enjoying the awesome temperature and sunshine.

There's room for 12 beers on their taps, but only 7 on today. Personally I'd recommend their standard Saison if you havent had it before, but having had it, I went with a Nelson Sauvin single hop Saison and it was great - so try a different version of it if possible.

No major food but they do have cheese plates and snacks.

If you're in the area, I strongly recommend stopping in. Fun, small place, with some great beers! (832 characters)

Photo of csmalley
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The taproom had a nice selection of their beers at reasonable price on tap. They also offer a variety of bombers for purchase to take home. They also have a nice patio and grassy area where dogs are welcome. They also have beam bag toss which is fun on a nice day. (264 characters)

Photo of sholland119
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This was a nice first stop in Fort Collins on day two of our cross country trip, especially for the saison drinkers in the crew. Funkwerks is located in a nondescript industrial area on the outskirts of tow, about five minutes from Odell/Fort Collins/New Belgium. There is a small tasting room inside along with some outside seating. It was a hot day so we opted for a high top inside.

We grabbed a standard sampler to start, then each had a couple of smaller pours. The Solenna (dry hopped saison with brett) and the single hop saisons were most interesting to me. I was less impressed with the regular leuven (kind of a diapery berliner weisee) but the raspberry leuven was ok. Biere de garde was just ok for me too.

Grabbed a couple of bottles to go and on to our next stop. A worthy stop.

HV (798 characters)

Photo of bbristow
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

If you like Belgians and funk, then this is the place for you. Beers come in tulip glasses. That includes tasters! A very cool touch so that you get to experience the beer properly. Usually, what they have on tap is available in bottles. Staff is friendly and helpful. Very large outside area while the interior is fairly limited seating wise. Worth a stop if you’re in the area. (381 characters)

Photo of claspada
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Small small tasting room, Crooked Stave's old place I believe. 5 or so bar seats and 4 or so tables, max I recall.

Who cares on the size, all the beer's are phenomenal. Must love Saisons and Brett beers obviously though. They had 6-10 on tap. I did a sampler so I don't recall the exact amount. Many special beers plus their standards.

Bottles to go from a cooler which is great.

Service was courteous and quick. Would go here quite often if I lived in the area. A must hit for sure if you are anywhere close to here. (521 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This is easily one of the most funkiest colored and warm looking breweries I've been to.

In a small industrial section, behind service roads for auto parts shops, is a very green and purple and yellow looking building.

Once inside the place is filled with warmth and lots of bright sun. It is small, but there is attention to detail here. Vintage replica bar counter is 50s boomerang, the chairs are nicely shapped, and the wall is painted a soothing green with circular bright tap handles that showcase their beer.

I haven't tried every single breweries beers in Colorado, but this one was certainly my favorite. Their takes on saisons are really nice and balanced, many bursting with aromas (Passion Fruit Montagne was particularly wonderful on the nose).

The service is very cherrful and solid, and the front staff know their product. Selection is about 10 on tap beers and bottles, with maybe 2 guest taps, but I wouldn't come here to drink anything else but Funkwerks.

Easily my favorite brewery to go drink a beer in, worth a return visit if in the area. (1,065 characters)

Photo of denver10
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A cool little place that is very laid back and chill. A handful of beers on tap; the only two staples being their Saison and Tropic King. The rest rotate, some stay longer than others with their weekly special kegs being around the shortest (duh!). Service is decent; prompt and helpful. The quality of the beer is great, like I have come to expect from FW. If you want a local Belgian styled beer no place in Colorado does it better than these guys. My biggest gripe was that they didn't offer growlers. That said, probably my favorite taproom to hit up here in Fort Collins. (576 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

my favorite of the fort collins stops so far. tiny multicolored tap room with a great outdoor patio. very cozy feel going on. maybe 7 beers on tap, all of them outstanding, and the head brewer on hand to share his latest creation from the back room, which i wont give away, but you will like it. some local cheeses on offer to compliment the beers. sampler was an amazing deal, 7 2/3 full tulips for maybe 9 bucks, sensational. ive always like their beers, and i like them even more after this visit. not to be missed! (518 characters)

Photo of bump8628
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Talk about stiff competition, Funkwerks set up shop in the same town as Odell and New Belgium. But good beer breeds more good beer so let's have a go. Visited on a beautiful sunny weekday afternoon. Small tasting room, but the atmosphere was clean and energetic. The beer was poured by two friendly ladies that were well educated on the beer they were pouring. Friendly and laid back. The flagship Saison and White were nice. Pour was generous into appropriate glassware and prices were fair. A few other sour/funky oddities were also on offer. A nice addition to a great beer town. Sorry Portland and San Diego, Ft. Collins is my beer destination. (648 characters)

Photo of imperialtommy
3.74/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

im new to belgians, or really just havent found any im crazy about, but this place was pretty cool. glad i stopped in. relaxed atmosphere. maybe a little too quiet. i dont think they had any music playing or anything. the girl behind the bar provided a little info, but wasnt too interested in talking beer w us. she spent most of the time on the computer at the oter end of the bar. anyway, i had the funkworks flight. i liked 4 of the 5 really well, but dont think i would want a full pour of any of them. crooked stave only had 2 or 3 available, and the flight was kind of pricey....but i wish i had tried, considering im interested in brett beers. so if youre in FC, def. stop in. (684 characters)

Photo of csiewert
3.95/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Nice little bar attached to the brewery. Usually not crowded so it is a nice relaxed feeling. The beer selection include funkwerks and crooked stave beers and you can get a flight for each brewery, although sometimes the crooked stave selection is limited. If you're not a fan of saisons or wild beers, stay away because that's all they brew. The service was very good while we were there, but there was only one bartender/waitress running the whole place, so if there are more people, it might be a little slow. You can buy the beer on sight from a cooler if you so desire. The food selection is a little sad and overpriced... crackers, nuts and a cheese plate mostly. (669 characters)

Photo of hwwty4
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Stopped by on my latest trip to Fort Collins. If I was going to only hit one beer place in Ft. Collins this was going to be it. Saisons and sours are my favorite styles of beer and I had heard good things. High expectations.

Took me a bit to realize its located in the old Fort Collins Brewery, which I always thought was a bit of a bear to find. We walked in and every table along with all the seats at the bar will filled. Guess they do a fairly kicking after work business. Luckily, a table soon opened up and we order both flights (Funkwerks and Crooked Stave) along with the 3 or so specialty beers that weren't included in the flights (Cherry Saison and Citra Saison were two of them). Every single beer on the flight I thought were top notch. Really, top notch. Its amazing, when you go to a brewery where you like everything they do. Tropic King, Saison and Witt were all great. The Citra and Cherry Saisons were some of the best I've ever had. My only complaint was they wouldn't fill growlers for me of either. The service was good, promptly got new beers when we needed them. This was a blast. I ended up going back a couple times. This is definitely going to be my second place to go, everytime I'm back. (1,217 characters)

Photo of Yetiman420
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stop #250 on my world brewery tour.

Visited on a Friday around 12:30 the week of GABF. Got the only open table in the small tasting room moments before the Ale Street News bus tour arrived filling the room to capacity.

There were nine beers available. I believe all of them use their house saison yeast with varying malt, hops, adjuncts, and wild yeast.

You have the option of flight 1 or flight 2 in terms of pre built samplers....

Flight 1
Key Lime Rye - rye & barley malt with key lime juice
Saison - flagship saison
Motif - high gravity saison
Hiiscus Resistance - hibiscus added to Resistance

Flight 2
Cochon - Cascade & Centennial, house saison meets APA
Southern Tropic - imperial saison w/ Rakau hops
Chardonnay Barrel Blonde - brett beer
Belgian Resistance - German Munich and Noble Hops

We went with flight 2. While the descriptions are vivid, the actual flavors were very subtle and some of the beers we had difficulty determining the written descriptions.

They had quite a few barrels in the back room and I hope that leads to some Belgian style's with bugs and critters a year or so down the road.

A small, cozy brewery tap room that is right up my alley specializing in Belgians. (1,206 characters)

Photo of JayS2629
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The atomosphere was quaint and cozy with some physchodelic looking paintings that were interesting discussion pieces. Small tables, and not much seating, but a friendly and inviting place. A covered patio with outdoor seating was very nice as well. This used to be Fort Collins Brewery until they outgrew it.

The quality was great. They specialize in saisons, and belgians. Everything was much more subtle than I expected which was a pleasant surprise for me. I enjoyed all of their beers. Nothing was overly sour or out of balance.

The selection was great, especially considering thier size. They had around 10 different beers.

I got some of their cheese and it wasn't near as funky as I expected either coming from somewhere that puts funk in their name. It was, however, delicious, mild, and creamy and complimented the beer.

The cheese was pricey, but reasonable and the beer was very reasonably priced. Great little hangout. (935 characters)

Photo of tippebrewcrew2
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place was a breath of fresh air. This was my 6th brewery I had been to while staying in fort collins on a vacation. I hadn't had time to check beer advocate on it's ratings but went to funkwerks on a whim. This place only makes belgians and saisions with the latter dominating their taps. The service was great. They serve everything in style specific glassware with good lighting and at correct temps. The lady could answer almost all of my annoying questions and was very happy. Everyone around me seemed to be really enjoying themselves and I was fortunate enough to run into a fellow BA there and we soon were dissecting the brews together. You get about a 6-6oz pours for the flight, depending which flight you get and I think it ran about 6 bucks. Can't wait to stop back in! (786 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Stopped by this small brewpub on a recent trip to Fort Collins. A few different locals recommended this place to me and I'm very happy that I decided to check it out.

The place is pretty small with one small room that has a few tables and a small bar with around 8-10 seats. There is also an outside patio area which was really nice this time of year. The walls are painted a light teal color which really lightens the place up in the daytime. There are also a few paintings adorning the walls and a rack for merch. I also spotted a cooler for bottles but unfortunately everything was sold out. Behind the bar there are the tap handles and a large chalkboard with the draft list, growler and merch prices, and snack options. There is also a small hallway that you can walk down which gives you a view of the brewing equipment, bottling line and barrels.

I didn't eat anything here but what was available sounded good. They don't really offer a menu per se, just some snacks like chocolate or nuts but they did have an interesting sounding cheese plate that I would try if I ever get a chance to go back.

This place is pretty small so there was only one person working there but the service was excellent. When I arrived the place was pretty empty and the woman Laura who was behind the bar was very welcoming and friendly. She was very knowledgeable about the beers and the saison style and answered all of my annoying questions. The place became more crowded as the afternoon went on but she handled it without any problems.

Although they mainly focus on saisons, they had a great variety and also a few other options. They offer two different flights, full glasses, half glasses and growler fills. I really appreciated this because I wanted to try a bunch of different beers but didn't want to have to drink eight full glasses. The flights were the best deal I have ever seen. $8 for four glasses which turned out to be their regular tulip filled up about a third of the way. They offered a light version for the traditional saisons, session, white beers and a darker version for more malt forward beers. While I was there I was able to try a session beer, a wild apricot saison, their flagship saison, an imperial hoppy saison, a witbier, two other German and Belgian styled beers and some crazy collaboration beer between 9 local Fort Collins breweries. I really enjoyed everything I had and would rank them from good to excellent.

Overall, I loved this place and wished I lived closer. The friendly service, quaint laid back atmosphere and great beer make this a great beer destination. I highly recommend it to anyone in the area. (2,643 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

In the old Fort Collins Brewery building, this is a small place that can seat about 40 stuffed. An L-shaped small bar is where we plopped down. Friendly service and a clear beer menu. The selection is ok, given that they really only serve specialty Wallonian influenced beers.

I got the flight sampler of six beers for $8, and wow what a deal. Throw in some cheese and crackers for $8 more and you have yourself a nice little experience. The tulip glasses were about 1/3 full and provided a nice presentation. We (well, I) chatted with the nice bartender about punk rock and concerts.

The beers were good and if you're a Belgian style of beer type of person, this place is for you. These really aren't my thing, but I will have to stop in here every time I'm in the Fort. Nice place, great beer and people. (810 characters)

Photo of StoneTSR
3.4/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

We had an odd trip to Funkwerks. We had a Groupon, which fro $25 got both my girlfriend and I a full flight of all six beers they had on tap, a really great looking tulip glass with the FW logo on it and a couple of bombers to go. Overall, a great deal.

However, about 30 minutes after we arrived a large bus pulled up and dropped off a bachelor party, so it immediately went from quiet, comfortable afternoon to wild and crazy mid-bachelor party. Granted, this is not the breweries fault, but when one middle-aged, overweight guy decided to take his shirt off, and three other dudes followed his lead it really killed the atmosphere. Again, not the fault of the brewery, however, nothing was done about it. The bar and wait staff just looked disgusted and allowed it to continue, which was quite irritating.

The quality of the beer was good, although, with only Belgian-style brews, I was not sampling my favorite types of beer. The portions, however, were very generous and a few of the beers I will seek out to try again upon moving to Boulder in the summer. The Saison in particular was good.

Our table service was outstanding, minus the lack of control that our waitress and the bartenders had over the pack of over-the-hill former frat boys. Otherwise, she was attentive and informative, something I appreciate in a brewery's waitstaff. I can not stand going to a brewery and having some cute college chick deliver a tray full of beer samples and then not have any ability to discuss any of it. I am here to LEARN and experience, not to look. There are Hooters and strip clubs everywhere, I don't need that at my brewery.

The selection was somewhat minimal, which is to be expected from a new, small brewery. The line up that they do offer, however, was clearly crafted with care.

No Food. (1,801 characters)

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Funkwerks in Fort Collins, CO
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.