Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 268
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mactrail:
4.36/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
We enjoyed a summer evening bike ride to this place. To me, it's a more pleasant beer way to taste beer than 90% of the bars and joints. A neighborhood feel, wide variety of customers, and the owners are both friendly and totally knowledgeable. On the way back from the restroom I watched the two brewers checking a new Schwartzbier with a good old-fashioned hydrometer. The bar itself faces big windows into the brewery. Big windows all along two other walls give the place an airy feel.
The beers cover a wide range of styles, from a light summer beer and low alcohol German beers, to the seldom seen Roggenbier (my favorite) and the intensely spiced Mexican chocolate stout. Tasters are available, and others are served in pints or 10 oz tulips depending on strength.
I hope this is a trend, if people can make money on a modest brewery and create a nicer taproom. The brewer and wife are the nicest people, and I wish them well too.
06-25-2011 04:46:59 | More by mactrail
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3.97/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
12-22-2013 18:47:49 | More by PolhillS
Copper Kettle Brewing Company in Denver, CO
90 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.