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River North Brewery

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River North BreweryRiver North Brewery
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
28 Beers
613 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Taps: 4
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

2401 Blake St Ste 1
Denver, Colorado, 80205-2251
United States
phone: (303) 296-2617

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rivernorthbrew

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Place added by: Prospero on 03-02-2012

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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 16
Photo of MtnSoup
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Vibe: Eh. Sort of ho-hum here, but see my notes about the service (which is great). Pretty small space with a good view of the brewing setup. Certainly wouldn't be my first choice of spots to sit and drink beers in this area (or my second or third).
Quality: The beers are pretty tasty here, and any of their barrel-aged beers are borderline great.
Service: Friendly and knowledgeable. Attentive.
Selection: Pretty good; albeit, the times I've been here the beers are pretty similar. Nothing mind-blowing, but solid selections nonetheless for someone who has not been.

Photo of wapcap
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StoneTSR
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This might be my favorite place in Denver to day drink. When the weather is nice and the garage door is open to the taproom, it is the absolute perfect spot for a beer. Just a few blocks from Coors Field, River North is an easy walk from a Rockies game.

The crowd can be pretty thick, even on non-game days, but it's worth it for the beer. Just get their a little early and stake out your high top or spot at the bar and enjoy some really great beers.

The taproom staff is among the most knowledgeable out there for a brewery and there is always something new, different and probably barrel-aged on draft. Plus, barrel-aged bottles are typically available to go as well.

With about 10 beers on draft there is usually something for everyone, even those people who "don't like Belgian beers". They'll at least enjoy White or IPA and beers like Unified Theory and Avarice might even open their minds to the possibilities of what a Belgian-style beer can be.

Photo of WildDalby18
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Skinrad
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of guildencrantz
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of bigotecircus
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of FutureMan91
2/5  rDev -51.6%

Visited on Halloween. Well there was million dollar bodies but nickel brains, at least when it comes to beer. Beer geeks beware the girls know nothing about the beer. I asked for help on barrel aged beer bottles, she said "I'll be back." 20 mins later me and my other beer geek friend left because she didn't come back. Its like dont you want beer geeks buying expensive bottles?! Go to mr b liquor and drink at the hotel/house before you go here. Just bad service that I dont need, especially on vacation from cali

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mike_dawson
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DahWag
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of spointon
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Summer92
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of deac83
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

A: Small space but there was enough room on a Saturday afternoon.
Q: Went with the sampler, ranged from OK to Good, but nothing that stood out
S: Service was good and efficient
Sel: Relative to most places not a lot on tap, especially for the sampler
V: In line with other places in town
O: Enjoyed my time there, but nothing that would put it on the must go back to list

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BobBeach
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -3.1%

I ducked in here on a brewery hop that included Epic, Great Divide, and Jagged Mountain and the beer I had here was easily the most memorable.

I like saisons, for their occasional tartness, the heavy presence of sweet malt, and the zestiness and yeastiness that are usually present. Having the Unified Theory, River North's Saison, I got everything I wanted out of this style of beer. It was excellent. As an added bonus, my pour, which I think was sixteen ounces in the snifter (but maybe 12) only cost me five bucks. That seems to be a rarity in Denver.

Yeah, drinking in Denver is expensive.

But River North didn't break my bank. Plus the beer I had was tremendous.

I only stuck around for one, but I loved it.

I will note that the drinking area of this brewery is tiny, so there are very few seats. It's more of a place to go and enjoy a beer than it is a place to socialize and spend the afternoon. Unless of course you get there super early and beat the crowd.

Anyway, I highly endorse this place as far as the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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River North Brewery in Denver, CO
92 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.