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Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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Copper Kettle Brewing CompanyCopper Kettle Brewing Company
Based on:
41 Beers
451 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: n/a
Taps: 14
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1338 South Valentia Street, Unit 100
Denver, Colorado, 80247
United States
phone: (720) 443-2522

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @copperkettleden

Place added by: FrankenBeerStein on 05-02-2011

They don't have a kitchen, but a food is available from a food truck vendors on weekends. Guests are allowed to bring in any food, or order for delivery.
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 11
Photo of Skinrad
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Taylorerickson
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of spoony
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

A-Copper Kettles is kinda hidden in suburbia in a strip-mall type shopping center 10 miles southeast of downtown Denver. The seating area is pretty small with maybe ten tables and a bank of couches, as well as a very small bar. The vibe is clean, bright, and mellow. The crowd seems to be mixed in age from 20-somethings to middle-aged and there was a friendly golden retriever that patrolled the seating area. There is a medium size patio in the parking lot.

Sel-The beers on offer were all Copper Kettle and they ranged from bourbon-barrel aged stouts to wheat beers on the day I visited. There were about 10 tap offerings.

Ser-Our waitress was great. She was knowledgeable about the beers on the menu, friendly, prompt, and willing to put up with our indecision as we tried to figure out what bottles to order for take away.

Q-I really like the stouts I have tried from Copper Kettle, but the lighter beers and IPAs are merely middle of the road. All the beers I tasted on the day I visited were poured in proper glasses and served at appropriate temperatures.

V-The Copper Kettle prices were in line or slightly above average for the area.

O-I like the darker Copper Kettle beers a lot and the brewery is pleasant. The stouts and barleywines, in particular, are really good, but I don't live nearby, and I doubt that I'll make the 30-minute drive to visit the brewery that often. That is not to say that the brewery is a bad place to be, but I can get most of the beers in bottles and there is nothing about the brewery that makes me want to drive out to the random location to drink there.

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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of StewShack
5/5  rDev +22.9%

One of my favorite breweries. Tucked away from traffic. Nice patio. They usually have a great food truck. If not, there are places nearby that will deliver food. The beer is fantastic.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Yeti1979
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Skunkdrool
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Atmosphere - With an outdoor patio now open this place gets a new added feature it was missing before. Have heard people describe as Crate and Barrel and the decorations are great and very relaxing. Open window to see some of the brewery as well.

Quality - now that they have been open long enough they have gotten the quality down pat. An upgraded system will test their quality in the next few months

Service - Depends on the day as this place can get swamped and really busy, but they do a good job of knowing all the regulars.

Selection - Varying with cask, nitro, and CO2 this place has really branched out with variety in the last few months.

Overall - if not for the Mexican Chocolate alone this is a must try location. Off the beaten path, but a great place to search out while visiting Denver.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of PolhillS
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

In Denver for a visit and wanted to try a new place. The reviews of their Mexican Chocolate Stout drew to Copper Kettle (it was cold outside). From the outside it looks like a bar, not a brewery tap room. Inside the atmosphere is neighborhood. good neighborhood, with regulars and some family. It's the week before Christmas in Denver.
There is small/medium corner bar with the brewery works visible through a picture window. The floor has tables for two, four, and eight. with a sofa area in another corner. Two large screens with sports (NHL hockey one screen, and NBA basketball on the other). Just across form the bar was a case full of beer mugs from what seemed to be a very appreciative group of regulars who have supported the two year old establishment. A nice environment to have a beer..
I had three beers that evening, the Mexican Chocolate Stout, the Copper Hopper, and the (just tapped) ESB on nitro. All very good beers. All obviously fresh beers. The bartender (maybe part owner) was very hospitable (yes, I was a stranger in town). He gave a little background on the brewery and their beers, and informed of the just tapped ESB. Being alone, the attention was appreciated.
In addition to the three selections mentioned there was two lagers, a black IPA, and Spiced Ale. The Dreaded Brit (an ESB) was to be released the next day. If the ESB that I tested is any indication, the Dreaded Brit should be a quality beer.
There is no food outside of kettle popcorn, but food trucks are scheduled regularly.
Prices for the beer were reasonable at between $4 and $6 a glass, for varying sized pours depending on alcoholic volume and batch size.
All in all a very nice time.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Copper Kettle Brewing Company in Denver, CO
91 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.