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Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

101 Ratings
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 10.99%
Active Beers: 73
Beer Ratings: 6,654
Beer Avg: 4.14
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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 by spoony:
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4.26/5  rDev -4.5%

A-This is a tough category to score...the place is tucked away in a small industrial park in northern Denver. It is not terribly inviting from the outside. The tasting room inside is just that, a room, with five lacquered particle board tables and maybe ten barstools at the lacquered particle board bar. Nothing fancy, but it really works because the place is about the beer and not much else, which is refreshing.

Q-I have yet to taste a beer from Crooked Stave that I didn't like. Some are better than others, and you have like to wilds/sours/funkiness, but the beers are all varying degrees of impressive.

Ser-The server was friendly, talkative, and quite knowledgeable about the beers he was pouring. He also poured beers with precision. He sometimes got a little distracted, but he got away with it because on the day I visited, a rainy Sunday afternoon, the place was not terribly crowded.

Sel-If there is a downside to Crooked Stave, it is the lack of variety. The place has six taps and all are Crooked Stave brews, which means they all are some form of sour/wild ale. As I said above, this isn't necessarily a bad thing because the brews are good, but if you don't like sour/brett you're outta luck.

V-The prices at the tasting room are no higher or lower than bottles in distribution around Denver, which is to say that the beer is slightly expensive. Bottles, samples, and tap pours are similarly-priced with all 300-ish ml pours being $5 bucks on the day I visited and half-pour samples (maybe 175 ml) being $3.

O-If you like sour, Crooked Stave is a must-visit. They are moving to a new space in the next month or so, so I guess this review has limited value, but according to the server, not much will change with regard to beer or personnel, which is good.

spoony, Sep 16, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

cfrobrew, Monday at 09:46 PM
Photo of redblacks75
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

redblacks75, Friday at 12:54 PM
Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +12.1%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%

Cool location in "The Source" - a building with this, a liquor store and two restaurants. Had the flagship offerings plus a few variants on tap. Regular pours or smaller tasters for $2 are available.

This was my first stop on my way from the airport and would do again. The beer is amazing and it is a very pleasant area to hang out for a few.

outoffocus, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of coop5280
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%

coop5280, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Sonnysideup
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Sonnysideup, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of tylerstravis
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Obviously having Crooked Stave beers on tap is amazing, but the taproom itself is pretty boring and kind of small. I guess I was expecting more from these guys.

tylerstravis, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

rbrefbeerman, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of CraftEyeDoc
5/5  rDev +12.1%

CraftEyeDoc, Aug 31, 2014
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Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom in Denver, CO
98 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.