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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Not Rated.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer ProjectCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
BEER AVG
4.1/5
Based on:
91 Beers
9,709 Hads
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 37
Visits: 226
Avg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3350 Brighton Blvd
Taproom at The Source
Denver, Colorado, 80216-5021
United States
phone: (720) 508-3292 | map
www.crookedstave.com

Notes:
Place added by: ChadCSU on 03-19-2011

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

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Reviews: 37 | Visits: 226
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dicers
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of chiefbender
3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of erk0607
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Roybert
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of siddhartha
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of HoppyHachey
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

I love going down to The Source which is where this part of Crooked Staves Brewery resides. A fun and lively space that has a number of cool shops and restaurants complimenting the brewery. I love their beer and the experimental style they approach it with. I did want to inform beer enthusiasts that are visiting, Crooked Stave deals almost strictly in Saison/Farmhouse Ales. So if you're not down with the funk I'm sure there's some warm pilsner at a nearby liquor store you can drink in your hotel room.
But I suggest you sit down.

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Photo of Delaneyira
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BenGap
4.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Located in The Source with a bunch if other establishments, it gives it a bit of a cool hole in the wall vibe in a midst of things going on. Plenty of seating and nice selection of their great beers on tap, 13 total today, with a cooler for to go bottle sales with another 15 varieties, albeit some are repeats from the tap selection. Decent prices and great atmosphere. Food available among the other market shops that can be brought in. A must stop for fans of brett when in Denver.

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Photo of Doublicious
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of J1moyer
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome brewery in the Source!

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Photo of flexabull
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Located inside "The Source" which is an old brick warehouse that's been converted into a kind of hipster indoor mall. There are restaurants, bars, a bakery, deli, coffee shop, liquor store, and the Crooked Stave tap house. I liked the place, and thought it was a good use for the old building.

Quality is really good. I've had a dud or two in bottles from them in the past, but the two I tried on this visit were both excellent.

Service was fine, I don't remember anything bad, good, or memorable about it.

Selection was about 14 taps, it's all pretty much sours, but most people know that coming in. They also had lots of bottles.

Must stop in Denver if you are fan of the sour/Belgian style. Plus I thought the Source itself was a pretty cool place to check out too.

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Photo of rye726
2.8/5  rDev -35.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Come on Chad, why are your beers at this place so expensive? It's cheaper for me to go to any liquor store on the Front Range and buy it by the bottle. I mean $12 for a 10oz glass? That's ridiculous!

You're a great brewer and I love your stuff but I might as well just pull my pants down next time I go in. Two beers and a $30 bill after tip. WTF?

You're saving on bottling and distribution costs. Beers at the brewery should be cheaper than from a liquor store.

Lucky there's plenty of hipster yuppies in Denver that can afford to drop $100 a visit I guess.

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Photo of vivalabailey
4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of atone315
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cutsw
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Really unique spot. Industrial meets awesome, meets farm to face type of location1

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Yasu
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of lightman1
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This is in an old industrial building, turned into a mall. Lots of small shops and restaurants. The building is really cool, with thick brick walls and large steel beams in the ceiling. They specialize in sour style beer and they are very good. Service was a little slow but the staff was friendly. They only offer their own beer, so the selection is pretty narrow. If you like sour beer this is well worth the time to visit.

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

Photo of Sinzanasti
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MLDucky
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of W_Des
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in Denver, CO
95 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.