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Backcountry Brewery

Backcountry BreweryBackcountry Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 254
Beer Avg: 3.86

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
89
very good

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.12%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

710 Main Street
Frisco, Colorado, 80443
United States
phone: (970) 668-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @backcountrybrew

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Reviews by bditty187:
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bditty187

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I'm going to be honest... I've been to this place twice. Never opened the food menu and I've never opened the beer menu. I know they have a good IPA. Otherwise, I've walked up the stairs to the bar, found a seat and asked the bartender what the seasonal/special release beers are. I've been happy with every offering. My previous visit I enjoyed a barleywine and Imperial Stout. On my most recent visit the Breakfast Stout was really tasty!

On both trips it wasn't busy but the service was been very good. I like the vibe of the place, rustic, lots of wood, great views of the lake and mountains. Backcountry fits the feel/look of Frisco very well and is a great stop.

One of these trips we need to skip Dillon and eat here. I would love to give write a more in-depth review but my stops have been in and out.

They do offer beer to go but no growlers per the bartender, party pigs an 22oz bottles of IPA and a couple others. Good prices.

If you are in the area, please stop. It is worth it!

01-12-2011 19:20:42 | More by bditty187
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PalatePilot

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-03-2014 05:59:46 | More by PalatePilot
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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cam12

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-14-2014 01:09:41 | More by cam12
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ScorpyX

Colorado

3/5  rDev -23.9%

11-22-2013 19:41:56 | More by ScorpyX
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-10-2013 06:07:54 | More by bulldogg915
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Domingo

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -1%
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
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $

really neat place, looks like an old ski lodge with exposed rafters and a big comfortable leather furniture setup and fireplace. lots of windows bright and sunny. empty though on a Thursday afternoon. there were about 8 beers on tap, all of which were passable, a few of which were exceptional. bartender was super nice and very very generous with the samples. we didn't eat, but the food looked pretty solid that other people were eating. a very comfortable place to drink beer. the double ipa was the pick for me, really heady and dank, bitter and big. things were fairly cheap too, priced to move. bombers were only $3.25, and all the beers we had came out to less than 20 bucks. this is a place I will definitely go back to. its not the best beer in the world, but the price is right and the vibe is good. definitely one of our favorite brewery stops along i70 passing through Colorado to Utah.

03-13-2013 17:08:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Stopped in here to visit Alan after a beer fest in Dillon. A cross between deck-house, lodge and cabin feel. High wood ceilings and nice open spaces provides comfort and some privacy. Big leather chairs and couches up front affords some chillaxing time with a nice brew.
They had a handful of beers on tap, and you can purchase bottles, 'pigs', and kegs to go. A couple of separate rooms for dining and a long upper deck/patio.

I had the Lumberjack pizza and it was quite good. Pretty good price and great service, although there weren't many people there for lunch on a sunday.

Beers were nice as always. Had a good time and toured the brewing facility. A must stop in Dillon/Frisco

06-28-2011 05:21:36 | More by Mebuzzard
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89 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.