Denver Beer Co.
Active Beers: 74
Beer Ratings: 220
Beer Avg: 3.61
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
3.58/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
I would keep coming back for the graham cracker porter. I wish I would have tried more, but I did also have samples of the lime wheat (which I didn't care for at all) and the scotch on scotch (very good). The pricing was awesome, and even though they were packed I didn't wait long. The limited staff was on their shit. I wish they distributed.
08-22-2013 04:18:56 | More by Kenzie
1.93/5 rDev -49.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.75 | $$
Denver Beer Co. is a converted auto repair garage. There is a patio in the front (beer garden) with picnic tables and a few umbrellas. It's dog friendly and several people had their pooches sitting and enjoying the beautiful early evening Denver weather. The inside is smaller than it seems: a few tables for two or four and some bar stools. You have to go to the bar to get a beer. The only service I saw was a woman picking up glasses and cleaning tables after someone left.
The selection of beers is small: five or six I think. We sat outside and my friend got a couple of beers and I got something from the food truck. Well, the food from the truck was good but the beer wasn't. They apparently don't care about the quality of the beer here.
We got the Incredible Petal IPA and the beer was flat. We asked the woman bussing tables if anyone said anything about the bad Incredible Petal IPA. She said, "We've been having problems with it." When I told the bartender that the Incredible Petal was flat he said the same thing, "We've been having problems with it." Then he walked away.
I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone who likes a good beer.
07-28-2013 04:30:20 | More by JohnnyJam
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Open garage doors, board games, lots of seating, dogs allowed, large patio with hops plants.... What about the atmosphere can you not love about this place? I wish they had a more consistent beer list. Do not get me wrong I love experimentation, but with more than 8 taps I think you should have a few beers that are always there. They brought back their GABF winning Graham Cracker Porter and have Kaffir Lime Wheat on tap during the summer, but most of the beers rotate too frequently.
The blessing and curse of DBC is their location. With so much foot traffic they often sell through beers in no time. However, this typically means they need to put beers on tap that definitely need more time just to keep up with demand.
Overall I would suggest people should visit this place while visiting Denver or to enjoy the sun on a nice weekend.
07-26-2013 19:56:52 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.71/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
As far as a place to hang out, this is one of the best that Denver has to offer. Based in an old auto body repair shop, the space is just really striking. It’s all open air during the summer and boasts a great beer garden area. The brewery even has board games if you care to partake. Not any food other than warm pretzels. The beers are fairly average, but the venue makes it well worth a visit.
06-26-2013 01:52:35 | More by bbristow
4.06/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Pretty big place that looks like it could have been some type of garage prior to being transformed into the brewery. Competely opened front of building when I was there so the sitting area inside and outdoor beer garden meshed together, lots of seating and all needed as the place was packed. The place allows dogs too which is awesome and earns them a few extra brownie points from me. A nice selection of around 10 or so beers on tap, nice variety of styles to choose from. I was pretty happy with everything I tried, there was just one dud and the stuff I liked more than made up for it. Service was fair, sometimes better than others but it was busy so that is a likely cause. The biggest complaint was that they had no interest in explaining their beers. You had to ask specifically about each individual beer and they just gave a standard monotone answer, I think it would have worked a lot better if they simply had a beer menu hanging around that provided those explanations. Overall, some nice beer, a really cool environment. Worth a visit for sure.
05-26-2013 15:25:02 | More by denver10
4.98/5 rDev +31.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
This place is a great addition to Denver. The location is great, and the building is pretty cool. The beers are pretty good. They have a few different beers than your normal IPA, PA, Stout. I had a pineapple beer that was quite refreshing. When I was there they had an excellent food truck outside making some fancy food for reasonable prices. They also had a bluegrass band playing that was excellent. Besides Falling Rock this is my favorite beer destination in Denver.
05-17-2013 14:43:51 | More by BigbROB
4/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped here to meet a BA as part of my reverse beer haul expedition. Only had a pint or two so don't put too much credence in the quality, although I was happy with what I had. The place did have a nice atmosphere, with a large open door allowing fresh air to come in. Outdoor seating was available as well. Yet another brewery in Denver with many more to come. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.
03-16-2013 03:48:40 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
the best thing about this place is its beer, and thats maybe how it should be. its a pretty generic type of place in denver these days, garage doors opening to an outside seating area, high wood tables and stools around, some christmas lights, a big wrap around wooden bar, board games, young professionals etc etc etc. the beer is great though, especialy the two beers on right now that feature the nelson sauvin hops. delicious and surprising. service didnt seem to give a crap, but i just got my beers from the bar from equally dispassionate attendants. whatever, the beers were good and fairly priced. ill be back at some point.
11-02-2012 17:31:39 | More by StonedTrippin
2.8/5 rDev -26.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I love the concept of a brewery with a tasting room and a rotating cast of food trucks outside. But I'm not a big fan of having no regular lineup of beers. It seems weird to me that they don't have at least two or three beers that they keep on tap all the time.
It's hard to judge the consistency of a brewery's beers when the lineup is completely different every time I visit. I've been there three times and have yet to have a beer that made me wish I could try it again, though, so perhaps it doesn't matter after all.
The service at the bar is indifferent at best, too, which gets really old, really fast. I'll stick with Wit's End, Strange Brewing, and Copper Kettle.
06-10-2012 18:15:53 | More by Rodekill
4.78/5 rDev +26.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $
A perfect beer garden atmosphere. You can sit inside or outside depending on your desire. The patio is large and usually very open especially in the cold. There are some heater that can be turned on. Just ask one of the employees and they will assist. The dog friendly atmosphere is a breath of fresh air and one of the main reasons I will continue to drive the distance to go. The beers are on a constant rotation, it's always a treasure to see what new brews they have made and whats in store. The food trucks are always delicious as well, another enjoyable feature I look forward too when at DBC. I have never had a bad beer from them. Maybe one I haven't liked, not due to quality but palette. Its fairly obvious when you get there if you want a beer go to the bar. They are usually busy and if you want something go up and get it. The bar staff is always friendly and many of them remembered my name after only a few times. Selection is always good like I said earlier. A nice rotation of beers. Beers are typical prices for a beer garden both for 10oz higher gravity beers and growlers. The owner have hung around many times later at night and have always been willing to talk about their beers and selections. Unlike some other beer gardens around. Did I mention they are dog friendly . Them and Renegade are the only two beer gardens around allowing dogs on leash inside. I hear the Tavern Uptown allows dogs on leash on the patio area, although I have not been there myself. For all of you dog owners out there keep letting more dog owners know so they can rate and chime in about the pleasure of such an experience. There have been some haters on here and other sites not happy about the dogs. Probably cause the dogs they have can't be taken to a public place anyways due to misbehavior.
01-15-2012 08:40:40 | More by brewdenver
Denver Beer Co. in Denver, CO
87 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.