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Black Bottle Brewery

Not Rated.
Black Bottle BreweryBlack Bottle Brewery
Based on:
57 Beers
191 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 14
Visits: 39
Avg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 40
Bottles: 15
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1611 S College Ave Ste 1609
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525-1074
United States
phone: (970) 493-2337 | map

Place added by: seanma8 on 12-19-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Visits: 39
Reviews by GOGRANDE:
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is cool new spot right around the corner from my house. That bar tenders, manager, and waitresses are very cool. I have been in multiple times since they have opened and got to try a decent amount of their stuff.

Beer- They usually have at least 4 of their own beers on. Seems like a mix of standard and experimental Belgian and American beers. The Belgian stuff is pretty good but not mind blowing. I would say their American styles have impressed me the most. I have seen multiple brett and barrel beers. They definitely are not scared of sours and love treatments which is cool. Other than their beers they have at least 40 taps of guest. Good quality stuff on the wall.

People- like I said everyone is pretty friendly and welcoming. The manager "Shawn" always says hi when I roll in for a taste. They have a brewer too who is always up for a chat over a beer.

Facility- The lay out is like a regular bar or brew pub. They have a good amount of seating inside and a patio as well, plus a full bar. I like their liquor selection too, lots of cool Colorado whiskeys, small distilleries. This brew pub has a kitchen behind the bar and then the brew house in the basement. I got the tour and the brew house was cool, kept really clean and organized. They have some barrels sitting down there too.

Food- I have not tired a lot of the menu cause we try not to spend money on food but I will say I have had the guac and the sliders. The guac was terrible... seemed like it was straight out of the freezer or can. The sliders are epic though, def legit. I love the brisket. Well done, quality snack for sure. Not too cheap though. I like to snag a few when I can.

Overall- Black Bottle is a great new addition to the famous craft beer city of Ft. Collins. I really like spending time their and the best thing is they are a brew pub so they are open till 12am during the week and 2am on the weekend. Plus you can take your non beer geek friends cause they have a full bar.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of siddhartha
3.39/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I hit the BBB on a trip to Fort Fun. I was long overdue for a visit, as I've sampled their wares at various Colorado brewfests and their taps were always ones which warranted a 2nd [or, 3rd] visit. Their pub is no different; at the time of my visit, they had about a dozen+ of their brews on as well as a impressive range of guest taps, some of which were collaborations from brewers rarely seen in Colorado except for the magic weeks of GABF.
I stuck to BBB's pours, as there many I wasn't familiar with and sampled their Hipster IPA, the award winning Friar Chuck Kolsch and a very interesting complex a flavor blast, a sour brown, called Mom, the Meatloaf. Not only can these guys brew great stuff, their sense of humor is forward! If you want further evidence of that, go to their website and sample some of the videos.
The food and service in the pub - as expected - were top drawer. I'll readily return.

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Photo of charleslueg
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dan_K
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

[editing my place review after a 2nd visit]
Vibe- Modern and tasteful, youthful and energetic. Slightly ecclectic without being pretentious. Decent amount of space while still feeling "cozy".

Quality- The beer was good and the food that I tried was pretty good (bacon cheddar fries) but the fries didn't seem very fresh. They served the samples in nice sized glasses and all the BBB beers tasted flavorful and fresh.

Service- prompt and very friendly, and patient with the beer list. They also seemed to know the beers on tap very well, which was a plus.

Slection: They have 40 taps, and in addition to about 10 from BBB they have some really good and interesting beers from local and international places. They had a belgian (from Belgium), Stone, and some East Coast stuff. I just bumped this to a 4.5 because I forgot to mention they have full bar ane even serve wine too. An interesting choice for an up and coming brewery, and a welcome change.

Food: We only tried the cheddar bacon fries, but they were great and also fairly priced.

Overall: this is a great place. Not only are their beers good and interesting, but their taplist is very good. They even list all their current taps on their website which is awesome. The prices were very reasonable and the service was great. Unfortunately this place has a lot of competition, in almost any other city it would be a runaway success. After going a 2nd time and having a GREAT time and having awesome beers I am thinking this is quickly becoming a favorite spot for me in Fort Collins. I shall return.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

finally made it over here, been meaning to for a long time. i was really impressed from top to bottom, starting with the space, comfortable size, not huge in the tap room, but with the brew house in the back it looks like there is room to grow back there. up front its nicely put together, cool art, comfortable seating, and a modern feel to it. they have a ton of taps, i like this model, especially for a smaller operation. maybe eight or ten house beers, and at least another 20 from guests, ranging from colorado to global, pretty cool. the list was well curated and the beers were interesting. for the house beers, all of them that i had were good. i had been a little up and down with these guys, some definitely better than others, but all four i had on my visit here were excellent, especially the count chocula cereal stout. the food was also very good, one of the better meatball subs ive had here in colorado, and the dude working was really nice. he gave me a bunch of samples, told me stories about the place and the beers, and was genuinely enjoyable to chat with. this came in way above my expectations, and i see why they have such a loyal following. this is going to get added to the fort collins rotation for sure!

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Photo of mkrass
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had an oatmeal stout and the sausage platter, and both were delicious. Pretty laid-back vibe. Will definitely go back.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Skagnetti
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of cbcrunch
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Joegashnick
3/5  rDev -28.7%

I've been to BB many many times since they opened- their brews were good, lots of saison style but I have to say I enjoy their guest taps more than their brew most of the time, maybe just not my taste but it's a good local place Kinda tight on seating if the outdoor area isn't useable and it's prime time. The food quality slipped and after some lackluster meals I decided to no longer eat there, and consider it just a tap place now, a few friends had similar experiences. The food at first was really solid, a nice change for the FC area, wish it didn't slip on me, it might have improved again but I've moved on. Staff is good, never a problem.

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of dbriesemeister
4.8/5  rDev +14%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4/5  rDev -5%

A real nice place kinda nested in town, with extremely tasty beers! Lots of stuff on tap, including plenty of their own beers, and a good selection of other breweries too, and bottles to go of both.

One of the many, many, MANY great places in fort collins, must-visit (yeah, there's a LIST!).

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins, CO
92 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.