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Hogshead Brewery

Not Rated.
Hogshead BreweryHogshead Brewery
BA SCORE
89
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 100
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 3
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

4460 W 29th Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80212-3015
United States
phone: (303) 495-3105

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hogsheadbrewery

Notes:
Hours:
Friday: 2pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

(Place added by: Mebuzzard on 07-05-2012)
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

Love this place and its focus on traditional English-style Ales. Really inviting, cozy, and relaxed vibe. Great place to pull up to the bar for a pint or have a session with friends. All wood inside, small bar, with long communal tables, and a front patio. Brewhouse is visible. Beers are damn solid (I think they had around 8 on tap + cask offerings). Service is great (greatly improved vs their early days). Prices are Denver-style (very reasonable).

Highly recommended if you're in the Denver area, but if you can't make it ... keep an eye open for their bees on tap at select bars.

08-22-2014 03:50:21 | More by Todd
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afsdan

Colorado

5/5  rDev +27.9%

08-11-2014 07:53:01 | More by afsdan
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JLeet

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 18:28:59 | More by JLeet
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

07-07-2014 02:39:57 | More by rxthree
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tylerstravis

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-30-2014 02:58:29 | More by tylerstravis
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-25-2014 17:15:58 | More by crobinso
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Domingo

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

I'm trying to get back in the habit of reviewing the places I really like.
Hogshead is an English-themed brewery situationed in a former gas station in the Denver Highlands. While there are lots of places making an English beer or two, Hogshead is one of the few that specializes in it and focuses on authenticity. Steve, the brewer, is a former UK cellerman. His beers at Hogshead strive to recapture that same character with some occasional twists.
Their standard line-up consists of an ESB, a golden ale, a London-style porter, a bitter, a dark mild, an old-style mild (AK), and 1-2 stronger ales like an old ale or barleywine. Taps are typically CO2 delivered, although they keep 1-4 beers on cask as well. Casks can be their normal beers or variants dry hopped with varieties from all over the world.
Beyond the theme, what really sets Hogshead apart is the quality. I've had a LOT of their beers, both on-site and off-site and I've never had any flavor variance, off-flavors, or anything bad to say at all. "Session" beers are all the rage, and Hogshead's old school beers tend to have more flavor than any watered down IPA I've run into. I love being able to have 2-3 pints and not be falling down, but still enjoy big flavors.
There's no food, but you can bring your own or enjoy the occasional food truck. There are Baker's Street Pretzels and chips if you need an emergency snack, though.
Service is solid, although probably their biggest weakness. While quick once you place your order, it does seem like the staff gets distracted easily. At the same time, they're friendly.
The atmosphere is relaxed...even by Denver standards. Everything is chilled out. There are 7-8 tables on the inside and a bunch of picnic tables out front. It can be a hair cramped on a cool weather weekend, but it's sublime in warm weather.
Hogshead has quietly become one of my favorite Denver breweries.

05-21-2014 20:44:32 | More by Domingo
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Griffy

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-10-2014 11:10:51 | More by Griffy
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alexipa

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-13-2014 07:33:08 | More by alexipa
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-08-2014 21:14:40 | More by bulldogg915
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Hogshead Brewery in Denver, CO
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.