Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 292
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Yes, yes...I should probably be tarred and feathered for not making it up here sooner. As a long-time fan of the beers, it's been on my list for a long time. I've stopped reviewing, but will make an exception since I should have been up here in 2009.
Located right off of HWY9, it's easy to reach from either direction (Breckenridge or I70) and is right on the corner of Main street. The restaurant/bar is on the second floor and brewing operations are on the first.
The first thing you'll notice is that the place is massive. High ceilings, a large bar area, a big dining room, a patio, and a special "fireside lounge" area for events. It's designed to look like a ski lodge, which is pretty fitting.
For food, they do burgers, pizza, and baskets of tacos and fish. Of the four of us, we went for a couple different kinds of fish and a burger. All were great and the fried fish were breaded with the house wheat and pils beers. Normally I'd shrug that off, but the breading was wonderful.
What about the beers, right? Backcountry makes year-round version of a a pale ale (which is bordering on an IPA), wheat, pils, amber, and porter. All are great, and even if you think you've had those styles - try them. They're industry benchmarks. Seasonally they also had a mild breakfast stout, a weizenbock, a berliner, and they had a little bit of maerzen left. These will feed into your inner geek while still staying 100% true to style and hanging with the best examples of those beers, too. As a German beer aficionado, the weizenbock and maerzen both spoke to me like few versions do. Finally, they offer 12oz bottles, party pigs, and multi-packs to go.
If you're anywhere near Frisco, this is where you need to go.
10-26-2013 14:31:48 | More by Domingo
3.9/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Stopped by the brewery to get some pizza and beer after a day hiking 14'ers. The beer hit the spot of course and they had a couple special taps in addition to their regular lineup. We ordered a pesto pizza and I was pretty underwhelmed by it despite being starved. Service was good and the prices were very reasonable. I would definitely stop by for beers but I might think twice about ordering a pizza again.
10-02-2013 01:51:54 | More by ArrogantB
Backcountry Brewery in Frisco, CO
89 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.