Renegade Brewing Company
Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 307
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Domingo:
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
A new brewery in the middle of the Santa Fe art district. This area is starting to fill in, so the location is probably a good one for the future. Plenty of street parking and a sign off Santa Fe makes it convenient and easy to find.
Looks like a converted garage. Seems like that's a good plan for a brewery due to the size and ability to gut everything. Within the tasting room there's a normal sized bar with room for a dozen people as well as 10-15 smaller tables. I also always appreciate the beer resting rail, too. Not the biggest place in town, but it's pretty good sized. You can see all of the equipment and kegs via a window to the back and it looks like they have a ton of room. A quick glance at the roof and walls and you can see that they've re-built almost everything in the building. It's a really nice looking place.
They have a pretty large line-up of beers, especially for a newer spot. They had a blonde, rye IPA, amber, Mexican lager with chilis, red, coffee pale, imperial porter, barleywine, and a small batch milk chocolate stout. Oddly enough, I though the normally "boring" styles like the blonde and red were stellar and probably their best although everything was solid. I'm not a huge fan of the recent "dank" trend for IPAs, so that was the only miss for me. Tasters were $1 to $1.50 for a pretty big pour and pints were $4-5. A $4 snifter of a good barleywine is a definite winner. Dare I say it, but they might have taken the "value" title from Funkwerks with such a massive sampler and affordable pints.
Friendly service, too. Like a few other places - the owners are handling everything themselves for now.
Another excellent new brewery with a cool atmosphere and beers worth seeking out. Considering the locale, it can also probably be a good mini-trip along with the Rackhouse, Breckenridge, and Strange which aren't too far.
EDIT: It's worth mentioning that it's VERY easy to get here from the 10th and Osage light rail stop. As a result, you can lump Renegade in with the easy to reach spots from downtown.
EDIT 2: After (roughly) a year, Renegade has actually gotten better. They've launched several "big" seasonals over the last year that have been wonderful and their IIPA (Elevation) is up there with the best around. They've also expanded seating, too.
08-22-2011 14:02:56 | More by Domingo
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
A decent spot overall, but a great spot if its your neighborhood joint (it isn't for me though). I am a sucker for exposed brick and they got that going on there, so bonus points for atmosphere. Quality of the beer is solid, though one of the beers I tried I couldn't finish. That's okay though, everything else I have tried from them has been enjoyable. Can't fault a brewery for trying something and failing, when the fail is the exception. Service was fine, no complaints. Selection decent too, with around 8 or so beers on tap. Priced in line with what the market is. Overall, nice spot.
02-09-2014 03:54:53 | More by denver10
Renegade Brewing Company in Denver, CO
89 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.