River North Brewery
Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 325
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 4 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
3.86/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I was here for River North's "Empty the Cellar" party during GABF week. I'm really glad I came.
Because this was a special event, the brewery was packed. By some miracle, we eventually scored a table, but it was a really nice day, so I didn't mind standing around outside. The beers on-tap rotated throughout the day. Basically, once a keg of one rare beer was empty, they replaced it with a different beer. River North's regular lineup was also pouring. If I had one niggle, it would be that even the regular lineup doesn't contain what I would call a Session beer. Their lightest offering is near 6.5% ABV. This is definitely more of a big beer place.
I will be back next time I'm in LoDo.
11-09-2013 22:10:53 | More by Rayek
3.89/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Having come back a few times I am glad to see River North grow and improve. This is still a very small tap room, especially since you can see how much brew space they have. Even with the addition of a patio it is small. Local food trucks almost daily is a plus. Don't come expecting to have a few pints. Many beers are high abv, which is great, but at the same time I would like to occasionally have more than 1-2. Great little place with a growing barrel system.
08-03-2013 01:14:32 | More by beatenbyjacks
4.82/5 rDev +20.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This is probably my favorite taproom and brewery to visit. The atmosphere is laid back and casual. The beer drinkers range from college students working professionals to artists that call the River North district home. The decor is a great mixture of modern industrial with the warm feel of custom wood bar and tables. The patio gets great afternoon sun and as great sunset views of the mountains. The quality of the beer is superb probably from the brewmasters engineering background and pride for quality control. I remember when they first opened and there were only 3 people tending bar and as they have grown so has the staff. Everyone they have working there is very friendly and is willing to talk about their beer other peoples beer and a load of other topics. They don't serve their own food but usually have a good selection of food trucks on any given night. When it comes to selection they have a large one, the thing is that they are all belgium or Belgium hybrids. So this is a fantastic place for the Belgium beer lover or those wanting something more than the standard Wheat, IPA, Amber and Stout of most breweries.
07-20-2013 18:20:48 | More by SkiBeerRepeat
3.93/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Open air space with some big beers on tap. Nothing under 6% when I was there. Nice venue and helpful staff. Not too far from downtown in an up and coming area. If you’re looking for something sessionable, look elsewhere. You'll only find big beers here.
06-26-2013 01:47:42 | More by bbristow
3.59/5 rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A small seating area for a place that looks fairly large. It's an odd shape, like a Z. Bar is L shaped with a few seats. Larger table is in the left hand corner with smaller ones closer and on the right. Small space, which makes it less comfortable and cramped.
Service is nice if a little crowded at times. Selection is sporadic, but usually a solid lineup that carries some brews not available in stores.
Overall a nice place to stop in and try some beers, but probably couldn't make an outing out of it. Good thing the location is pretty great.
06-05-2013 05:44:20 | More by Mebuzzard
4.53/5 rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $
A buddy and I stopped in after a Rockies game last week.
This is a must-stop.
Excellent service, even though things were starting to get busy after the game.
Beertenders knew their stuff and were willing to discuss.
Very down to earth bartender, not sure of his name (beard...that should narrow it down!)
Some big and interesting beers but only tried two.
Great vibe with a garage door type opening which is always welcoming, to me at least.
Very open, lots of fresh air.
05-27-2013 23:02:54 | More by mastodonj
4.38/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $
Visited River North on the week I was in Denver for GABF on a recomendation by a local beer nerd. The tap room was mid size (given the size of the brewery), but it was busy that night so we ended up with standing tables in the actual brewery. awesome.
No food was available, however there were a few food cart vendors in the area and they were cool with bringing it in. To drink I had a flight of three wit beers. One aged in wine barrells one in whiskey and the other straight up. It was a nice change of pace from the imperial *this* and 100+ IBU *that* tons of flavor and a cool idea.
05-18-2013 03:33:30 | More by guityler83
4.24/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Unfortunately had a minimal amount of time to spend here, but I am glad that I made the effort. Nice vibe with an urban minimalist tone. Very nice service (they knew I was under a bit of a time constraint and helped make sure I made the most of my time). Overall, a nice stop and a place I will definitely have at the top of my list when back in Denver. I anticipate hearing chatter about this brewery in the future. Something here reminds me of Funky Buddha, before they had that maple bacon porter, or whatever it was that got them on the map.
02-17-2013 20:37:40 | More by RblWthACoz
4.94/5 rDev +23.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
My wife and I have been in Denver before-falling rock,great divide etc.which we enjoy.I saw river north -less than 5 min walk from coors field-on this website.
Long story short this is a must stop for beer lovers .The beers were all bold in flavor and style and our plans changed for the evening (sorry great divide) as we stayed here and enjoyed every min. of it.My wife is a flight attendent and we fly around the country alot checking out beers and interesting places.No question that we will return here and no hesitation in recommending it.
12-05-2012 14:39:05 | More by boboiatl
4.14/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
River North Brewery is on Blake St. (same as FreshCraft and Falling Rock) but further northeast. It's fairly close to the Rockies ballpark.
Located in an old industrial building, a large glass garage door rolls up making it feel very open and bright. Inside it's a small angled bar with a few wooden tables surrounding it. Behind the bar is a giant window allowing visitors to view the brewery behind in action. I wasn't able to go in but it was quite an impressive space with high vaulted ceilings over large stainless tanks.
I sat down and ordered a beer at the bar. Service was prompt and friendly.
They had a good selection of beers, all theirs, with maybe 10 tap handles. Pints, 10oz pours, and tasters were available as well as growlers to go.
Overall a very comfortable place to have a beer and I wish them continued success.
11-30-2012 15:29:49 | More by GilGarp
River North Brewery in Denver, CO
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.