Arvada Beer Company
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Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 25
Beer Avg: 3.74
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rsdaugherty:
3.34/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I had 4 different beers at Arvada Beer Co on my middle of the week late lunch visit. The best was just OK. With multiple breweries nearby, I decided to not invest further time here.
Clean place, decent atmosphere, food easily enough available. I may make a trip back, but there will have to be a good reason for that to happen. Just not impressed with their brews at the time of my visit.
02-10-2014 20:20:07 | More by rsdaugherty
More User Reviews:
3.29/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | $
Atmosphere - pretty lame when I was in early and during the work week. Plenty of seating, though the bar is small. Seems like the local place for parents who want to go out for a beer and have the kids with them...which I have no problem with.
Quality - I only tried the Goldline IPA, which was fairly average.
Service - very prompt, but place wasn't too busy. Salty snacks on the house, which is nice, and they allow you to bring in your own food.
Selection - nothing caught my eye except the IPA, which was average.
Value - great happy hour offerings, so worth checking out if in the area.
07-07-2014 20:07:29 | More by DenverHopHead
3.93/5 rDev +12.9%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
I have been going here for 3 years. They were bland and uninspired, until recently. I think I only went because they have a great location. The brewer was fired and, as it was described to me by the bar tender, the owners, who happen to be avid home brewers, took charge of the brewery. Since then, the quality just keeps going up. The beer has flair and is a pleasure to drink. I would recommend a visit. the atmosphere is a little plain and echoes with children’s laughter... sometimes. Very child friendly if that is a plus.
01-15-2014 02:46:08 | More by Gordon_Freeman
3.75/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
A nice little brewery in old town Arvada. We saw a movie then walked up the hill to the beer. That's nice.
Good sized place, quite a bit of seating for a rather newish brewery. A spot opened up at the bar, which is rather small, and proceeded to order the menu. The beer list was nice, about 6 beers on it, maybe 8 with the special releases.
Service was nice, if a bit slow. But, for the most part, I don't care about that part. I'm easy going, no rush. Still, it wasn't slooow. Anywho, I guess there's a restaurant with 'dogs connected to this place, but I didn't know enough at the time to ask.
Solid beers, worth a visit, especially after a movie. Just about a perfect evening. The beers had no flaws and weren't the kind to write your mother about....I guess. Nice place, will go again.
06-19-2013 05:25:53 | More by Mebuzzard
2.82/5 rDev -19%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | $$
It is a neat little brewery with an expensive looking 7 bbl. system. I am not good with screaming kids, so what might be a positive, for some, is a negative for me, but definitely kid friendly. A very generic feeling bar/ tasting room.
If I can say one thing about their beer, it is that it is brewed true to style. However, there is no flare to it. All the beers I found boring and uninspired, though again, impressively, like a text book definition of the beer style. Their water tower wheat was thoroughly enjoyable.
Not my favorite place, but I will be going there again.
05-26-2013 16:47:27 | More by DesolateDave
4.3/5 rDev +23.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $
Ooops...accidentally hit place review...might be my first on BA!
So, the Floyds (owners) used to be in KROC, the Keg Ran Out Club, a Denver-Boulder area homebrewers club. They started Arvada Brewing company along with Dennis who used to be the head brewer for two CB & Potts, restaurant and brewery chain in Colorado.
I respected Dennis for his Elephant double IPA and Quad, amongst others.
ABC has a prime corner in old town Arvada (section of Denver proper) with cool shops.
The place is open with available board games, a modest bar, and a good number of tall or normal tables...child friendly and a fenced in area out front for dogs. Decent people and scenery out the windows. Staff is generally attentive and you can order food from at least 5 restaurants within one block, including Udi's, D Note, Archive Room, a Mexican place, and within 5 blocks a Thai restaurant, and within 10 blocks, Yak & Yeti Brewery and Indian Restaurant...very cool.
So...how's the beer?! Yeah, well it's hit and miss, with some big misses that many will point out, but also with dopplebocks, double IPAs, and wheat wines that are quite worthwhile.
I've been disappointed with many of their beers (e.g. some butterscotch toffee bomb), but others are good enough that I joined their growler of the month club. The double IPA is worth joining but it's irregular, and sometimes there's little exciting to me, but I can usually find something I'll suffer through, and the atmosphere is nice, and here's a big plus...attached is a Belgian style frites place, with Belgian beer and 25 sauces, from Ghost Ranch to Pucker BBQ...very nice. Order your frites and they'll find you in ABC.
So, all in all, this place is not for everyone for many reasons, but is comfy for many for many reasons and therefore, you as the beer hunter (or not) should visit if convenient, esp. if the double IPA is on and that's your style...it is for me. Ayieee!!
04-12-2013 04:39:08 | More by DenverLogan
4/5 rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
been meaning to check this out for awhile. was a great time! its in the cute part of town, and the building is big and loud, well attended on a saturday evening. maybe 8 beers on, the staples and some new treats. i had a barrel aged russian imperial stout called nikolai that was outstanding, and a really solid wheat wine as well. service was very friendly, decently smart about the beer, and the place was a lot of fun. prices were really fair at 4 bucks a pop for beers pushing 10% abv. there were lots of kids in there too, like a good family atmosphere with games and all, a really neat map on the wall of where patrons have visited from was cool to look at as well. its a little out of the way for me, but a place i will certainly be back to. i am surprised only the goldline ipa is listed here on BA, which i think is perhaps the weakest of their offerings. if you are in the area make sure to stop by, it was a great bang for the buck spot.
11-21-2012 21:33:31 | More by StonedTrippin
Arvada Beer Company in Arvada, CO
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