Prost Brewing Company

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3.89/5
Based on:
12 Beers
371 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: n/a
Taps: 4
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

2540 19th St
Denver, Colorado, 80211-3910
United States
phone: (303) 729-1175

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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by Domingo:
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4.18/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Guess I'll be the first one to toss up a review of Prost, Denver's homage to south German bierhalls. Luckily I have a ton of experience with German beers and establishments, so hopefully I can offer a little perspective.
A little background, Prost's brewer is Bill Eye, who has become famous for his German beer recipes during his tenure at Dry Dock. In particular, his weissbier and pilsner are famous for being some of the best in the country. On top of that, the brewing equipment at Prost came from a gutted brewery near Bamberg (Hümmer) in Franconia. Their equipment is borderline one-of-a-kind in the US, and for now they're the only place in the country doing double decoction mashing, too. Essentially you have a guy who specializes in German beers making them on arguably some of the best equipment possible for the job. Seems pretty much ideal on paper...let's see where that takes us...
On to the place. When you arrive, you'll notice 5-6 picnic tables outside in a makeshift biergarten. The umbrellas on the table are small so shade is at a premium. When you walk in - that's where Prost shines. It looks a bit like a warehouse outside, but inside it has a nice mix of wood paneling, German/Bavarian/Franconian banners, and skylights that make the pace feel almost like you're outside or in a festival tent. The natural lighting makes the place feel open and lively. On the walls you'll notice plenty of decorations from various German breweries, including the large sign from Hümmer, their lineage brewery. There are 8 large picnic tables (meant to be shared), 3 long high-top tables, and an L-shaped bar. Additionally, they have a room blocked off for parties and even a "stammtisch" or locals table for regulars.
The beers consist of 3 different traditional German items, a "happy accident" and some guest taps due in the near future.
Their feature beer is a Franconian dunkel, which is slightly drier than the more common Munich variety. The recipe for this beer is apparently 100% authentic and came from the Hümmer brewery itself. Personally, I think it's great and it reminds me a lot of a slightly less sweet Löwenbräu dunkel. Lots of people seem to confuse this for a dark wheat beer for some reason. It's a lager, pretty much like a dark helles.
Next is their pilsner, fashioned off of the pils beers further north in the country. It's similar to Jever and has a distinct herbal note in the finish.
The third beer is Bavarian weissbier or hefeweizen (a term almost never used in Germany). This one is darker and heartier than Bill's previous editions and has a bit more of a vanilla cream note. There's a back note I'm not a huge fan of, but some people seem to like it even more. I'd say it reminds me a bit of Schneider Tap 7 for a cross-reference, but it's definitely not a clone.
Their last beer is called Batch 1, and is a version of their weissbier that turned out extra dark and extra malty. It's a bit like a dunkelweizen crossed with a dunkel lager and a kiss of sourness and caramel thrown in. It's not really like anything else, but I didn't mind it at all. It's a unique change of pace in a pretty authentic spot.
Everything is available in traditional glassware or even a 1L mass is you like. Want a final half-pour? You can get a 1/2 price "schnitt" to finish up your trip.
Due as guest taps in the near future are Dad and Dude's Dank IPA, and Crooked Stave Petit Sour, both of which were brewed on premises, too. There's also a listing for a Tivoli Helles, which I have no clue about. I think those should make for great change ups in a place that's sticking to German roots.
While maybe not for serious beer geeks, they also offer the option for mixers like radlers, russ'ns, and diesels, too. You can even add shots of raspberry syrup to the beers or order a cola/orange mix called "spezi" as well.
Service at the bar is good, but table service is a bit hit or miss. Maybe they took that authentic thing a little too far?
The place is fun, authentic, and the guest taps should flesh things out for people who don't geek out over German beers as much as I do, too.
Prost is definitely a place I see myself going back to way too much!

More User Reviews:
Photo of crenegar
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Probably my favorite place to drink beer in Denver, ahhh make that Colorado. Can't stand high IBU/Gravity IPA style beers that lay all over your palate like many of the newb drinkers. Nope....this is a clear alternative, lager the way Zeus meant it to be and some of the best I've had this side of the pond in many years. Prost to the Prost brewers, great job fellas.

Photo of OMBeer
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Parking lot was unorganized and rocky. Entrance off to the side not clearly marked. Was crowded early pm with locals. Line for beer was right thru the center and not very clear. Service was more like a beer line at the game, my altbier was served in proper glass but not very cold. Decor was not very clear for being called Prost. Patio amenities were hastily assembed and lacked style. I wish them success so they can move to a larger facility. Prosit!

Photo of bigotecircus
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Neat place. German bierhall feel to go with the German-inspired list.

Photo of Spider_Jerusalem
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Good German beer is hard to come by in hop/sour obsessed Colorado, so Prost was a hugely welcome addition. Their beer is absolutely spot on to the true German originals and they have a nice Disneyesque recreation of an Oktoberfest tent in the tap room. Particularly good choices are the Pils, Kolsch, and Dunkel, plus the higher gravity seasonals. It's in the trendy LoHi district and within walking distance of some excellent restaurants, so it's a nice stop before or after dinner. It's also quite close to Coors Field which can be good or bad depending on your timing.

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Atmosphere - German beer hall meets sports bar?!? TVs are not needed. The place has so much potential, but does not execute it well enough. The outdoor patio is a huge plus, but this is supposed to be a German beer hall.

Quality - award winning German lagers. Done in true form.

Service - depends on the day and the server really.

Selection - 5 beers to choose from the day I went. This is expected from a new brewery, but I guess it would be difficult to do that many German lagers

Value - depends on the beer really.

Overall - this place is going through an interesting transition as the head brewer/ assistant brewer have left. I am interested to see where Prost goes from here.

Photo of jellikit
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A: kind of a fas food deli feel with beer pics on the wall. But, I got the tour of the brewery and that made up for the lack of atmosphere up front. The brew gear is pretty sweet but the bar is cheesy.
Q: great German lagers.
S: fine
Selection: seemed standard for German lagers. But different because of the deviation from the in your face hops that most craft brews are shooting for. Good beer.

Photo of keaton
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

6/16--so it turns out the brewer is gone and opening a new place. There's no reason for us to go back to Denver until that happens. We liked Denver and all but heat and altitude was too much for me--too many of the beers tasted too sweet or unbalanced and that's my palate, not Great Divide's fault. This new place would be a reason to return. Bill Eye--that guy--he's a wonderful brewer. I'm glad he's landing on his feet.



At first I couldn't understand why the scores of some of the other reviewers are so low when the beer is, after all, perfect. The setting is fine, some people like light and bright, some people like dark and gloomy. This is the former. The problem is is that the beer is so perfect that people naturally want perfect food to go with it and it makes them cranky when they don't get any food. Believe me, if they had food to match the beer at this place, it would be unbeatable and everyone would be happy.

The menu is short and sweet, beerwise. Just half a dozen or so of excellent German styles that are clean, crisp and taste wonderful. You really can't ask for much more from a beer. Oh yeah, all that flavor and low ABV's. That's nice, too.

C'mon, how hard is it to boil some brats in beer? You make German beer, give us German food. You can expand into full restaurant mode at your leisure, but give us some potatoes and wurst NOW!

P.S. The low score for selection is low because, well, they don't offer that many beers. It's a fact, not a criticism. They offer enough for their purposes.

Photo of Rayek
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Prost is in a small warehouse located across the highway from Denver's LoDo district. They're out of the way of the LoDo bustle, while still being easy to find.

Inside, Prost has a German beer hall theme going. The space is relatively small and industrial, but they've done a nice job with it. A stone-topped Z-shaped bar with about a dozen seats serves as the room's centerpiece. The rest of the inside seating is made up of long tables. A small patio provides outdoor seating on nice days.

The beer list is rather short. They have four year-round beers, plus rotating seasonals of classic German styles. On my visit, they were unfortunately out of Kolsch, which left me with only their four regulars to choose from. I really appreciated the traditional glassware for each beer.

Prost's staff is very nice, plus they offer frequent brewery tours. On both my visits, the crowd was mellow. Overall, I have to say that I will be back, as their Weiss is one of the best ones I've had.

Photo of JohnnyJam
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75

A little break in the weather and off to Prost. I like German beer so I'm looking forward to this. There is free parking in front of Prost but it's full and we park off to the side in back. That is free, also. We have my pup tagging along and sit outside. There are about four picnic tables there and there is a food truck. Although the tables are wet, most are filled but there is room and we have fun meeting and talking to locals and visitors to Denver.

I have the Weissbeir. It comes in a 22 oz. Hefeweizen glass with a big frothy head. It's fantastic! A couple of locals comment on it's quality, too. I highly recommend it. You have to order your beers at the bar but they are friendly, and willing to talk about Prost.

The inside is set up with picnic tables, too. Wood floors and wood tables that seem perfect on an overcast night. I'm happy with the place. There are probably only 5 beers and they are made at Prost so the selection is not great but I have to recommend it highly for the friendly atmosphere and the wonderful Weissbier.

Photo of msubulldog25
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Visited 6/23/2013, 12:30 - 1:15pm

After a lengthy/filling brunch stop (almost 2 hours) at aptly-named Linger nearby, we drove a few short blocks (could have walked) to Prost. It's a dark-green metal building with a gravel parking lot, terraced picnic bench seating & umbrellas with a nice view of downtown Denver. Inside feels somewhat like a German bierhall, with a pitched ceiling festooned with hanging banners/flags, more bench seating and Bavarian schwag adorning the walls. The bar is a sturdy slab of concrete that zig-zags around two corners; glassware and Prost gear are behind, TVs (tuned to Rockies-Nats game) above, and a cooler full of pre-packaged growlers are nearest the door.

The place had only been open for about 15 minutes when we arrived, so only 2 or 3 tables/stools were occupied. Both my wife and I have an affinity for German beers and so, having never tried Prost's lineup, we opted for the Taster Flight ($6.50) of all 5 drafts: Pils, Weißbier, Dunkel, Alt and (rotating tap) Kölsch. We agreed that Weißbier (chalkboard instructs one to properly pronounce it "vice beer") is excellent, so we ordered a 0.5l glass when finished with the samples. Of the others, Pils and Kölsch were both good, but neither of us cared for the Dunkel or Alt much, at least when compared to some of our favorites.

Service was fine, good pours and friendly. While we sat outside in the shade, one of the women working the bar joined us and chatted about the Prost history (coming up on one year in business), its brewer (Bill Eye) and the Denver beer/food scene. We eventually headed back inside for some cool air-conditioning and were mostly left alone to watch the baseball game.

Overall tab for tasters and a glass of Weißbier = $11.50 = reasonable. I noticed that besides their draft beer, Prost offers some mixes - with cola or schuss or hops, for example - and food from Baker Street Pretzels or from Joe's, a food truck parked out front.

Glad we stopped in. Wish there had been a little more selection, but a good start to our beer adventures in Denver.

Photo of bbristow
3.6/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Located in downtown Denver, the brewery isn't far away from Coors Field. There’s a few televisions in this beer hall and plenty of space. It can get fairly crowded, but there's also an outside area to sit. German beers only. Not a wide selection, but what they have is fair.

Photo of dirtylou
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited Prost about 15 minutes before last call :(

Really nice german lagers/ales - I went for a massive mug of maibock, which certainly put a smile on my face. Nice patio overlooking the city. The interior is a tribute to a bavarian beer hall. Enjoyed playing large-format jenga.

I could have spent a few hours here, but unfortunately closing time was before sunset on Sunday.

Photo of hhee2
2.35/5  rDev -39.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I had the dunkelweiss and needed to add chicory and toffee to make it anywhere near a decent beer. It does not have any taste at all. Literally none. This is super expensive tap water, cheap but worth less than budweiser in my opinion.Yup thats right. The worst of America is better than this stuff. What's with the reviews. Beer is supposed to have taste too.

Reccomendation:

Add hilea hops or an earthy hop and some maple syrup extract. Just do something to make this money well spent instead of the thing that angers me most today.

Any positives:

The color. That is all.

Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Just off the 20th street bridge is a very unassuming brewery located on the other side of the river from downtown Denver.

Prost has an outdoor seating area which overlooks the Denver skyline. It's unfortunately ruined by the oncomming and going traffic that drives by, but not the worst. Inside the place is decorated with many German territorial flags and banners hanging from the rafters. Bench seating is available, a few large barrels that act as tables, and even a few games to play if you want to hang out a bit.

The German style brews here are done real well, and occasionally there will be one or 2 guest taps. Only food is a pretzel which is fine, but there is often a food truck outside which seems to draw plenty of business. The beers are also served in classic German glassware such as tall pilsner glasses and giant bierkrügs. They will even serve Radlers and Diesels here too if you want.

It does have a bit of a German beer hall feel inside, and the brews are first rate. I unfortunately didn't get to see the copper stills they have I heard the tour is quite neat. Easily a place worth stopping by.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

very cool new place getting lots of hype. its got some outside seating, and then a pretty big open new taproom, with light wood picnic tables, very community oriented. always a place to meet new folks. maybe five beers on tap, all german styles, and all impressively good. the weiss and the marzen were both fantastic. service was very friendly and responsive for how busy the place was. it was packed on a friday night. no food around, just beers. a good place to go play cards, they also have a otn of games to play, no televisions, which i appreciate. kind of a loud but comfortable beer hal atmosphere. prices were a little expensive, with a few being near 6 bucks a pint, but thats okay, the beer is exceptional and the place is cool. ill be back soon.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

A German brewery literally moved overseas, the copper tanks can be seen from the beer hall. This place has several things going for it: German beer done right, location, and scenery. Located just 4 blocks from Ale House at Amato's and across I-25 from Denver Beer Co., Prost is a must stop for beer lovers.

While the number of taps is limited to 7, the beers that come out are distinct and unique to Denver. Bill Eye hopped on over from Dry Dock to brew these German style beers and hasn't missed much of a step. I thought the Weisbeer was a bit off, but the dunkel was off the charts good.

Nice seating arrangement with the long tables, and some tables out side with a view of downtown. Service is friendly. Food is via food trucks, or bring your own. A good brewery with good beer

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Prost Brewing Company in Denver, CO
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.