Former Future Brewing Company
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rsdaugherty:
2.86/5 rDev -25.1%
"Soft" opening night on Saturday 2/1/2014. I arrived 30 minutes after the 6pm opening and sadly the Salted Porter was already gone. Opening night brews on tap were the Farmhouse IPA, Wit, Robust Porter; all decent. Some minor service kinks. A long building/bar layout accommodated a packed opening night crowd relatively easily.
I'm happy for the owner(s)/brewer(s)/staff they are finally open, and I look forward to them getting into their groove and putting out more brews!
02-02-2014 21:59:35 | More by rsdaugherty
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +4.7%
A-Former Future is a medium to small-sized brewery located on a re-developing strip of South Broadway. The space is narrow and long with about twelve comfy bar stools and a half-dozen six-top tables up front. The back is open and exposes the brewing equipment. The vibe is upscale for the neighborhood with leather bar stools, exposed wood, fancy light fixtures, and a very cool airplane wing bar. Seriously, the bar looks like a Cessna. The place was pretty mellow when I visited at about 7 pm on a Friday night.
Q-I tried one beer at the bar and brought one home in a growler. The beer I tasted at the bar was a well-built new-style saison and the beer I brought home was a single hop APA. Both were above average, but nothing spectacular. I did not see any guest taps.
Sel--There were eight taps on when I visited with a good spread of flavors and style. All of the beers seemed to have a unique spin on the style, e.g., dark saison.
Ser-The bartender was prompt, courteous, and poured properly. She didn't hesitate or roll her eyes when I asked to fill a growler, either, which is nice. The beers were served in appropriate glassware and the beer was the right temperature.
F-They don't serve food, but they do have pretzels and nuts.
V-My growler fill, taster, and pretzel were 20 bucks. I'd say that is about right for the area.
O-Cool space that has some thought behind it. The beers are above-average, but not spectacular. I would go back because I liked the vibe.
08-17-2014 01:20:03 | More by spoony
4.16/5 rDev +8.9%
Atmosphere - long narrow space with airplane wings for the bar and the most comfortable chairs I have ever been in, not just at a bar. Lots of space and tables with access to the equipment as well. You never know the crowd you are going to find on south Broadway, which is always something to look forward to. This place is just fun to attend and a must for the local scene.
Quality - The beers range in style, but the quality is pretty good for such a small brewery. Cannot wait to see what they do when they start bottling in the coming months!
Service - The place is small, so just it can be busy at times. The waitstaff like to talk with the customers and I enjoy that. It isn't your regular grab and beer and on to the next customer experience. Makes it more personal which I personally enjoy.
Selection - Quite the unique offering and I am enjoying the different styles they are creating. The capacity is small, so some days there are 8 beers other there are 4, but that just means you will have to go back and try them again.
Overall - with lots of barrel aging and sours coming up I think former future will soon need larger equipment to keep up. I think they are quickly coming into their own on South Broadway. Highly looking forward to what they will be offering the Denver beer crowd in the coming months.
07-07-2014 15:56:38 | More by beatenbyjacks
Former Future Brewing Company in Denver, CO
88 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.