Lone Tree Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 88
Beer Avg: 3.46
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Domingo:
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A brewery on the south end of town? Nice. Other than Potts and RB, this is really the only major brewery between SW Denver and Parker/Castle Rock.
When you walk in, you’ll find that it’s pretty spacious with a massive L-shaped bar (20 seats?) and about 15 or so tables. There are a few TV’s and a popcorn machine, too. All of the brewing equipment is visible in the back, and it looks like they have plenty of room to expand either the brewing area, the tasting room, or both. Like many other breweries, there’s no food, but you can bring your own or get it delivered.
It reminds me a little of both the older and newer versions of Dry Dock, which is never a bad thing. Not a place you'd probably want to hang out if you weren't having a few beers, but it's a shining beacon compared to the rest of Lone Tree.
They had a whopping 8 beers when I arrived, and one more had just run out. They had a weiss, helles, blonde, pils, alt, Irish red, APA, DIPA, and they just ran out of a stout. Quite the tasting line-up. I went with a sampler of all eight, which is a serious undertaking considering the large samples. I’m picky when it comes to German styles and I didn’t really care for the weiss (it was a bit bland), but the alt and pils were tasty. The helles was hazy and not much to look at, BUT tasted just fine. The blonde didn’t really do it for me, but the Irish red was excellent – one of the best of the season. The two hoppy beers were solid, too. No oniony-dank nonsense that seems to be popular at the moment. The main thing that should be pointed out is that there were no technical issues that plague many new breweries. No diacetyl, DMS, off flavors, etc.
Overall, a pretty nice place in an area that really needed something like this. It was pretty crowded on a random Saturday afternoon and I can imagine it must be a madhouse in the evening.
A smart location and solid beers should spell success for the LTBC. I'm a firm believer that when a new brewery opens with no technical issues then the sky is the limit. That could be the case here.
04-02-2012 14:31:47 | More by Domingo
More User Reviews:
4.26/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
Got out of court unexpectedly early (Arapahoe County, located conveniently next to the Broncos practice facility) and headed over to where I thought the brewery might be. Turned out I was wrong and because I couldn't see the mountains thanks to this damned forest fire, later figured out I was going south on Yosemite when I thought I was going east on Park Meadows Drive, or something, but ultimately figured it out.
I sampled 5 beers, all of which were well made, tasty, and without flaw. I had the Helles, the Belgian Blonde, the Irish Red, the Pale, and the IIPA. I think I read a "meh, nothing special" review here, and I couldn't disagree more strongly. I think it takes a very good brewer to make a good Helles, and if this one was served to you by the guys at Prost, generally accepted to be lager mavens, you wouldn't think anything amiss. The Belgian was right on point, with crisp clean pilsener malt, floral hop presence, and a good Belgian yeasty character. I'm not a fan of Irish Reds butr this one hit the combination of malty, slightly roasty but not overpowering roastiness, and subdued hop presence, withouth the diacetyl which I don't believe is a flaw in this style but which I do not like.
Bartender (Josh), also an assistant brewer, asked which one I liked the best and I told him, I liked everything and I hate to pick a blah choice, but the american pale ale was excellent.
Finally I'm not sure the IIPA qualifies as an IIPA, more like a tweener between an IPA and a double, buit it was also an excellent beer.
I'll admit there wasn't an oak-aged bretted up saison, or a bourbon barrel RIS, in the lot, and if that makes them "meh" then so be it. But these weren't good beers, they were great beers. There's something to be said for competent professionalism amid all the, I guess, inspired amateurism at work in Denver's small micro and nano scene right now.
06-14-2013 23:39:49 | More by southdenverhoo
3.87/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Lone Tree Brewing is located in a small strip-mall at the South end of the Denver Metro area. It's a little tough to find, but worth the effort.
The brewery is pretty simple inside. There's a good sized bar to one side and tables with chairs on the other. A couple of TVs had sports on when I was there. A long half-wall is all that separates the brewing area from the seats.
The weeknight crowd was small, but seemed to pretty loyal. The bartender was quite nice. All in all, this is a nice little tap room.
02-18-2013 20:57:42 | More by Rayek
5/5 rDev +22.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Great new place to just go and have a beer. No food served. Located in convenient Lone Tree. Great atmosphere, young and old mix, open viewing of brewing equipment. 8 different beers brewed on site. Great selection and bar tenders. Food trucks outside. Board lists ABV and IBUs - so you know what you are getting. Lots of new crazy beers popping up all the time. Acres 0 Green Irish Red is great, Mountain Momma Helles is a great light beer with good flavor at the end. The Ariadnes Belgian is very easy drinking as well. I'm almost tempted to try the Toots Oatmeal Stout - wish I liked dark flavored beers.
12-08-2012 01:29:18 | More by brandon722
Lone Tree Brewing Company in Lone Tree, CO
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