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TRVE Brewing Co.

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Based on:
36 Beers
446 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 21
Visits: 59
Avg: 3.95
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

227 Broadway #101
Denver, Colorado, 80203-5940
United States
phone: (303) 351-1021 | map

Place added by: neeb on 02-19-2012

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Reviews: 21 | Visits: 59
Reviews by MilwaukeeCrusher:
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3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Stopped with a friend for a flight. Flavor profiles were satisfactory but mouth feel was a little on the thin watery side. Dug the metal aspects of the place, artwork and of course the music. I am unaware if there was any food available. This place is new, so I might revisit later if new breweries ever stop popping up in Denver.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Moose90
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Visited 12/23/15 evening

V — Really cool place, though we did drive, and walk by it completely before actually finding it, it is cleverly hidden. Inside is dimly lit, not poorly though, there are really cool, huge black and white art pieces up around the room. Long shotgun layout with a few small fermentation tanks in the back, a centrally located skinny bar. Killer sound system for a small bar, playing plenty of metal, its somehow inoffensive and just feels right. The menu is laid out simply and easy to read. Black, on black, on black, just awesome.

Q — Quality was good, all beers were served properly and quickly, kind of grungy on the inside, but not in an off putting way.

S — Service was good, all beers explained well, served quickly and professionally.

S — Selection was fair, 8 taps and two bottle selections were nice, growler fills are not worth it though, no price break for growlers and glassware was extremely overpriced, I wanted a growler to go but I wasn't going to pay $22+ for a 32oz growler this evening.

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Photo of spointon
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Harvest06
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Ej8
3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Dark and gloomy. Pretty small place tucked in between a bunch of other shops on busy street. Hard rock music playing. 8 beers on tap.

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Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best brewery in Denver. Great beer.

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Photo of stevehagy
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Kylo76
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Joey2timer
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Death Metal bar with some awesome beers. Currently they only have around 8 beers on tap at a time, rarely having their sours and stouts available. really good beer tho. one of the best up and coming brewers in Colorado. also if you like metal this is the place to be. They rotate in local art work as well which i think is cool!

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Photo of Kevin_Young
4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MtnSoup
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Vibe: Well, this sort of depends on what your idea of good vibe consists of...even if you're not into Metal (and I'm not), the vibe is lively and fun at TRVE. Sort of dark, so it's a cold-weather stop for me as opposed to a summer one.
Quality: The sours have gotten better and better. My one gripe is that of the IPA's I've had they've varied (sometimes drastically) from visit to visit.
Service: Great. Knowledgeable.
Selection: Pretty varied and good the times I've been in.

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Photo of Nablock
5/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My favorite brewpub. Love going here whenever I am in town. Will, and the other bartenders are the shit. Metal is played at a good sound level at the bar, but you can avoid it by sitting at the big table if that isn't your scene. Fantastic beers. Their sour program is becoming quite good, and you can normally get bottles to go. Highly recommended. If you are a metalhead that is into beer, you better make your way here.

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Photo of WildDalby18
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Deggar
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

great joint; hard death metal and good beer. wish they had more of their sours on tap

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Photo of one800higgins
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

I admittedly only tried two bottled sours while here, because it was late in a long day of brewery hopping. The sours were solid 4's (out of 5). I would certainly happily drink them again, but not at the price they are sold for. The brewery itself just felt like a music club, and the patrons were what you'd expect from a black metal brewery... They all felt like they were trying too hard. While at the bar, I had 4 people ask me about sours in general and about that beer, so I got the vibe that this place is more of a fun spot rather than a beer seeker spot. I appreciate that TRVE is bridging a gap between the craft beer world and the average PBR crowd that they seem to attract.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of tonyrocknroll
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Delicious beers and rad metal atmosphere. Wonderful fresh beers on tap served in real pints for $5! Scorn and NPON are the best pale ales I have had in Colorado. Prehistoric Dog is a wonderful gose for the summertime. Dunwich porter and Stout O))) are great winter warmer beers. My favorite brew pub in the state.

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Photo of spoony
4/5  rDev +1.3%

A-TRVE is long, narrow, and sort of dark (insert dick joke here). I had heard about the metal theme before visiting, but when I visited the place, it was light outside and the music wasn't cranked up too high. That being said, the vibe is not a typical laid-back "brah" type brewery. The walls are black and the music is heavy, but it was on at a mild volume. Anyway, there is a long table up front and a 20-ish seat bar, nothing else. I could see crowding being an issue.

Sel-I know TRVE because of their sours, which have made it into bottles around Denver, but TRVE does more than sours. They offer a full selection of styles from dark and sour to light and wheat. Indeed, there were eight or ten beers on tap when I visited that ran the gamut in terms of style.

Q-I tried the IPA and have previously tried a few different types of sour beers and all have been above average. The dark sour beer, Winter Zephyr, is particularly good.

Ser-The bartender was prompt and the beers were poured correctly in appropriate glasses. I did not chat much with the bartender, but I overheard her talking shop with another customer and she spoke intelligently about the different styles on offer.

V-My pint of IPA was $5 and the tasters were also reasonably priced...$2, I think. This is on the lower side of average for the area.

O-I like my punk rock, but I think metal is stupid, so I have not made TRVE a high priority. Honestly though, the metal feel on the day I visited was pretty mellow and the beers are pretty tasty. If you are in the South Broadway area and looking for a beer, TRVE is worth a stop.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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TRVE Brewing Co. in Denver, CO
89 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.