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Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Copper Kettle Brewing CompanyCopper Kettle Brewing Company
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.96%
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 391
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
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

Notes:
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.

(Place added by: FrankenBeerStein on 05-02-2011)
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Reviews by Domingo:
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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

This is a new (as of 4/11) brewpub right where Aurora and Denver meet at Parker and Mississippi.
They have a dozen or so tables, an L-shaped bar and some couches surrounding a coffee table that looks almost like someone’s living room. There are beer lists and decks of cards on every table, and there are several large TV’s as well. Looks like they’re definitely planning ahead as the atmosphere feels very home-like already.
There isn’t any food at the moment, but they do have bowls of pretzels and a cooler of other drink options for those who aren’t necessarily just wanting beers.
The bartender was ironically the head brewer’s mother – and she was great. Very friendly and was admittedly still getting used to the job. We were able to get the background on the place and what went into everything, which was definitely an interesting story.
On to the beers. They seem to be shooting for session styles with an emphasis on German brews at the moment. The night we arrived they had a helles, dunkel, spiced wheat (American-style), altbier, copper pale, and a saison. While the styles weren’t (intentionally) super strict, everything was good. The alt was spot-on, the American spiced wheat was surprisingly good, and while the dunkel was a little non-traditional it was still extra tasty. Everything but the saison was floating in the 5%-5.5% ABV range as well, meaning you don’t have to ration your servings as much. Nothing absolutely blew me away, but at the same time I'd happily take home a growler of anything they had, too.
They also have some more ”extreme” offerings on the way including a Belgo-Roggen and a DIPA, too. That said - I tend to lean toward the session styles and I don't mind the current line-up one bit.
Prices were pretty standard and they offer growler fills and a mug club (free for now) to get larger sized beers at normal price in the future.
The atmosphere is about as good as you could want, and I think they’re dedicated to keeping things going.
As long as they don’t let anything slide – this place likely has a bright future. It’s in a spot that isn’t overrun with other brewpubs and they’re doing the right things.

EDIT: This place keeps getting better. They've added additional (good) beers, they have events planned, and I even think they've made some recipe tweaks for the better already. Plus, there are food trucks here pretty regularly now, too. Did I mention that the Mexican Chocolate Stout might arguably be the best new beer in the Denver area? The CK is easily my favorite of the new breweries in town.
While I tend not to mess with scores, I'm on the verge of actually giving them a bit of a boost. They're doing some REALLY good things right now!

Domingo, May 03, 2011
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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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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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Photo of PolhillS
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

PolhillS, Dec 22, 2013
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Copper Kettle Brewing Company in Denver, CO
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.