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Rockyard Brewing

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18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.8%
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 250
Beer Avg: 3.46
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

880 West Castleton Road
Castle Rock, Colorado, 80104
United States
phone: (303) 814-9273

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Reviews by Mitchster:
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3.65/5  rDev +2.5%

I was travelling with a friend and saw this place on a whim, so decided to stop by. The atmosphere is quite average, although the place is pretty big from the inside with high ceilings. The booths are deep and comfy and allow for comfortable conversation. Our service was pretty decent. It seemed the waier forgot about us towards the end of the meal, but then we noticed he just got hit with a large table. The food was decent enough...we had the steak and chicken fajitas which was good, but average. The beer selection was average as well with 6 of their beers on tap. I had the sampler which consisted of (6) 6oz brews for $6. The beer was uniformly good, slightly better than average. The light lager and wildcat wheat were the best, and the IPA was pretty bad, not very drinkable. I would come here again if it was convienant but I wouldn't necessarily seek it out.

Mitchster, Sep 20, 2006
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crobinso, Dec 15, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +23%

A - Awesome atmosphere! Tons of TVs in the bar... It's always full of people, but you can always get a table!

Q - Quality always seems to be high... Brews are consistent and of high quality. Brew pubs like this are very hard to come by, the only other place in the state that's better would be Oskar Blues.

S - Never have had bad service, this is me and my dad's go-to place for lunch, it's consistently good.

S - Great brew selections, there is always around eight brews to choose from and i've never had a bad brew, by the way, i've visited over a dozen times...

F - Onion rings and Jalapeno soup are to die for... But, You can never go wrong with a burger or the Club and Soup combo...

Solid and consistent. A great meeting place or place to relax enjoy a brew and a game.

Cheers!

chugalug06, Apr 24, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -0.3%

Went on 3/9 with a buddy on our way to our ski trip.

A - Definitely more of a restaurant feel then a brewpub or brewery. Atmoshphere was so-so. We cozied up to the bar to watch some basketball and to be able to talk to the bartender about the beers. Not lively at all - pretty quiet, cozy, family feel.

Q - Beers were so-so. I tried 3 of them - the IPA (good), Red Ale (flat), stout (so-so). The IPA was actually pretty good. Nice floral and citrus notes. Nice head that left lacing. The Red Ale had no head, little carbonation and tasted flat. Stout was similar. Not too impressed. Food was good which brought up the score to a 3.5.

S - Good service, nothing outstanding. Bartender was semi-friendly, kinda drab.

S - Not a great selection of beer in my opinion. Nice selection of food. Just so-so.

F - Food was the highlight here. We got an appetizer sampler that was good and I got the green chile burrito with rice / beans. Fantastic. My buddy got the enchiladas which he loved too. Good food here.

V - Not too pricy. Come for the food, have an IPA and you'll be happy...

Would I go back? With all of the other great choices in Colorado, probably not.

StLThrash, Mar 13, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +2%

This is one of those random brewpubs I'd been meaning to stop by for years. Unless you live in Castle Rock or travel between Denver and Co. Springs, it's easy to forget about it.
The facility looks like a big barn with wood paneling. Pretty strange as it blurs the line between a pretty nice place and a really casual place. In think it might be because the floor isn't carpeted? I dunno. A big bar stretches across the middle of the restaurant which seems to separate the table and booth areas.
A quick glance at the menu shows that they cover a lot of bases. Burgers, grilled meat, BBQ, pasta, and even Mexican food. Luckily there aren't too many items on there or I'd fear that they were stretched too thin.
Service was solid. We got our drink orders in right away, refils were prompt, and the food was quick, too.
We ordered two burgers with different toppings and couldn't have been happier with the results. They were grilled just right, they were big, and the toppings were fresh. The fries were terrific, too. The nachos that were shuffling about looked appetizing as well.
What about the beer, right? I started with the Poacher's Pale Ale which was a fresh hop ale. While nothing earth shattering, it was good. My wife got the bourbon barrel stout, which had a ton of flavor, but wasn't overwhelmingly boozy at only 6%. I finished with the red, which was a pretty typical example of the style. Again, nothing amazing, but no real flaws either. I guess their Double Eagle Wheat is a big award winner, but I'm not a big fan of the style.
The food was good, the beers were solid, and I like that they've also been selling mini-kegs of their beer at the restaurant and around town. It's a good idea.

If you're in the area or passing through - give the Rockyard a shot. This is probably a good place to take people who are new to the idea of craft beer. They're brewing styles that are approachable without being dumbded down.

EDIT: In the last year or so I've noticed that their beers have gotten better/bolder and they're starting to do smaller batches and bottle more, too. I think like a lot of places they're embracing the beer geek community a bit more.

Domingo, Dec 04, 2009
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Went here this past weekend with a few buddies and was impressed.

Atmosphere was nice and a bit on the upscale side. More of a nice restaurant than a brewing co. or a bar.

Quality of food and beer was good. I had the amber, IPA and stout and all tasted very good IMO.

Our server was quick on refills and making sure we were all happy.

Selection is awesome. They have all styles of beers, which is sure to please any beer drinker. Food selection was insane. Menu was huge with offerings from typical pub-grub to seafood. Prices were about average.

Overall a cool hangout with a nice location right off the freeway.

riored4v, Sep 29, 2008
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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%

Nice Atmosphere. Quality is pretty good. I would like to see some HDTV's in this place. They do have a projector screen, but HD would make this place ROCK!!!!

Service was nice waitress took very good care of us.

Selection is enormous, their is a ton of different types of foods to eat. From Burgers to Burritos.

Food is great I had a bacon cheddar burger which was enormous. I would also recommend the onion rings.

Value for 3 of us with the big $18 app. 6 quality beers and food. $77 plus tip.

I would recommend this place, plus $3 brews during sports home games. And they are still pints!!!!

andreasmwatt, Jul 09, 2008
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Rockyard Brewing in Castle Rock, CO
84 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.