River North Brewery

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River North BreweryRiver North Brewery
Based on:
29 Beers
668 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 19
Visits: 78
Avg: 4.04
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

Place added by: Prospero on 03-02-2012

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 78
Reviews by boboiatl:
Photo of boboiatl
4.94/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of xzymurgist
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

This is a very small place and worth stopping by given its excellent location. The selection was good, especially considering the size of this brewery. The quality, however was hit and miss, with a mix of above average to to below average beer with nothing really hitting either far end of the spectrum.

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Photo of dmdunaway
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of spoony
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

V-The tasting room is small; just a few booths, a few tables, and a bar that seats maybe 8-10 people. The brewing equipment is mostly hidden in back. There is a small "patio" that is more of an extension of the parking lot than a patio, but its outside. I visited on a Tuesday after work and the place was pretty mellow. Some Radiohead playing (too loudly) and a few small groups chatting. The space feels cramped, but it is serviceable, I guess.

Q-I'm generally a fan of River North beers (I've had a few in bottles before my visit) and the two that I tasted tonight were decent enough. They do nice things with barrel aging, but the base beers I could take or leave.

Ser-The bartender was prompt and friendly. She filled my glasses, but left a little head on there, which is nice. They also use appropriate glassware and the beers were served at the right temperature.

Sel-There were a half-dozen offerings from IPAs to tequila-barrel aged saisons to stouts when I visited. A nice spread of styles. I did not notice any non River North beers on offer.

O-I am ashamed to say that this is my first visit to River North despite living just a few blocks from the place. The small space isn't cozy, just cramped, but otherwise, the place is alright.

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Photo of Dan_K
3.84/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Small and crowded tasting room, really excellent beers, reasonably priced. It felt a little bit understaffed but not too bad. I liked being able to see into the brewing area, looks like they are pretty much bursting at the seams of their current location. They had a good mix of regular beers and one-offs to try.

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Photo of MtnSoup
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of wapcap
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StoneTSR
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of WildDalby18
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Skinrad
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of guildencrantz
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of bigotecircus
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of FutureMan91
2/5  rDev -50.5%

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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Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of mike_dawson
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of DahWag
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of spointon
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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River North Brewery in Denver, CO
90 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.