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Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Crooked Stave Brewery & TaproomCrooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
BEER AVG
4.14/5
Based on:
84 Beers
1,117 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 32
Visits: 206
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3350 Brighton Blvd
The Source
Denver, Colorado, 80216-5021
United States
phone: (720) 508-3292

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @crookedstave

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Place added by: ChadCSU on 03-19-2011

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Reviews: 32 | Visits: 206
Reviews by JamLand:
Photo of JamLand
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I loved my trip to Crooked Stave. I was only in Denver for a short time and it was close to unanimous from local BAs that Crooked Stave was the place to go if you could only go to one of the many great breweries in the Denver area. After trying their beers and thinking most of them were great, I was surprised at how slow it was in the tasting room on a Saturday night. From my tourist perspective, it did not seem like the brewery was in the best Denver neighborhood, but like a lot of small breweries it was located in an industrial park with plenty of parking, which is great for someone new to the area. The tasting room had a typical set up with a small L-shaped bar and about three or four tables. I would think it would get pretty crowded, when they get busy. Both of the guys working the bar when we were there were great! They were very friendly and when we told them we were from Austin, we started sharing stories about the Austin beer and live music scenes. My only complaint was they didn't offer more variety. They had six beers on tap and three beers for sale in bottles. I wished I could have tried more of their stuff, because everything I had was good to great. I highly recommend stopping in here for any BAs visiting the Denver area. (1,254 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of South2NW
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sinzanasti
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MLDucky
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of W_Des
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The Source itself is a pretty neat place with many stores and restaurants in a renovated industrial looking building. Crooked Stave is all the way in the back and contained a good flowing crowd even on a release day for Nightmare on Brett. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and very nice to drink in. The bar tenders were all very attentive and friendly and you can even order food from the restaurants at the Source and have them delivered to Crooked Stave. They had about 14 taps going all some sort of sour or saison. If you are looking for big stouts or IPAs you will be out of luck but what they have chose to focus on, they do it very well. (645 characters)

Photo of R3ason
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Atmosphere - located inside trendy market place, The Source; plenty of indoor seating, no patio and gets a little crowded around the bar. Their niche is certainly sours and they are quite proud of that, with merch all over the place shouting at you that they are all about the sour beers.
Not likely a very kid friendly spot, considering the staff was blasting gangster rap.
Quality - specializing in sours, all their offerings have at least a sour take on a particular style. I've had 10 of their beers and a couple I really enjoyed and a handful were good, not great.
Service - very friendly, engaging and knowledge staff. I noticed a lot of people come in who thought they were coming into a regular craft beer bar and seemed confused by the sour selection, but the staff was cool and patient with the newbies! I don't believe I saw in families in the joint with children, so I'll give them a pass on playing 2-Pac and Snoop!
Selection - I counted 19 on tap, all with the sour twist. Given the location and the amount of people that must randomly wander in, I wonder how many walked out after seeing the all sour selection?
Value - if your a sour beer seeker, this is your place; if you're not, I would still strongly recommend coming in and sampling a few of their offerings, Vielle and Surette, in particular! (1,314 characters)

Photo of chossboss
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My favourite stop in Denver. The Source is an absolutely cool place and CS is at the heart of it. Vibe is cool and service is excellent. On top of that, they had around 15 different CS offerings on tap, which is more variety that you see in most breweries/brew pubs. (269 characters)

Photo of M_chav
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Only complaint is that only 1 guy was working with over 20-25 patrons. Great selection and lots of bottles to go. Over 20 taps and good prices in my opinion. A must visit for the denver are (189 characters)

Photo of Doug537
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of SPBEER
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Bjornberg
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of robgage
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Interesting setup with the taproom in the back of a shared commercial space, in an adaptive reused warehouse; pretty damn progressive but it fits the brewery. Servers were knowledgable, friendly and fast. Great selection of the usual, renowned suspects as well as limited (or infused and/or barrel aged) brews. Great to have choice to buy smaller individual pours. Batch 50, Hop Savant and red wine barrel Nightmare were outstanding. Lots of seating, but no patio, and the non-high-top chairs are pretty small. Also saw a schwasty guy in a Packers jacket fall over (he was fine), so lovely entertainment to boot. Very diverse crowd - good to see! (646 characters)

Photo of ricoslim
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Spreetaper
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Keith_R
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Kylo76
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Kjbober
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sintech
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of polopaul20
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Panama69
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom in Denver, CO
95 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.