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Prost Brewing Company

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Prost Brewing CompanyProst Brewing Company
BA SCORE
88
very good

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 297
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: 4
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @prostbrewing

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(Place added by: dauss on 08-07-2012)
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Reviews by Domingo:
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4.18/5  rDev +8%

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!

Domingo, Aug 27, 2012
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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.

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birchstick, May 21, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

beatenbyjacks, Apr 15, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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4.07/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

keaton, Sep 19, 2013
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Prost Brewing Company in Denver, CO
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.