Comrade Brewing Company

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Comrade Brewing CompanyComrade Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.12/5
Based on:
19 Beers
216 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

7667 E Iliff Ave #F
Denver, Colorado, 80231
United States
phone: (720) 748-0700

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @comradebrewing

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(Place added by: dauss on 04-11-2014)
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Reviews by spoony:
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4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A-Comrade is located in a strip mall among some auto repair shops in suburban, SE Denver. The large garage doors up front at Comrade remind you that not long ago, this place was also an auto shop of some sort. The space is large and there are a number of large, community type tables that are mostly full when I visit. Inside, the decor is typical craft brewing...that is, a mixture of industrial-looking concrete, stainless brewing gear, and rustic wood furniture. I don't mean this as a knock on Comrade, but there is nothing special about the atmosphere.

Q-The beers are all Comrade and both that I tried were quite tasty. They were also served at the correct temperature and my growler was filled with care.

Ser-The servers were friendly, prompt, and willing to answer questions about the beers they were pouring. Also, as noted above, they poured a good pint and filled my growler properly.

Sel-I counted eleven beers on tap. The selection was on the light side of the color and flavor spectrum, which is to be expected since I visited on July 27. Still, I was pleased that they offered an English Mild style and a berliner weiss, which is more than the typical IPA and wheat beer for summer drinking that most places offer, although they did offer two different IPAs.

V-My pint of an English Mild was only $4, which is cheaper than most places. The growler fill, including the growler glass, was also cheaper than I expected. Not bad at all.

O-Tasty beers with a bland atmosphere.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Joe232384
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Supurb brewery! The guys there are too notch, really care about their raft and their customers. We sampled a few and all were great. The standouts were the Superpower iPA and Superdamp IPA. We were on a beer trip and by the end we all agreed they both were top 10 with Superdamp being top 3.
The brewery itself is beautiful with a great look. Tons of space and prices are very fair for a pint or for samples.
After hitting up many breweries in the Denver area, this was the best. So if you're in Denver this place is a must!

Photo of hoppyconway
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Great location, only a few miles from both 25 and 225. Ample seating, friendly service. All of the beers are superb, my favorites are the DEFCON Red and Koffee Kream. The Koffee Kream is the best coffee beer I've had, phenomenal aroma and huge coffee up front but falls off with a milky sweetness. Of course the Superpower IPA is one of the best IPAs I've ever tasted. Hoppy, balanced and looks fantastic. A must find!!

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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1/5  rDev -76.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of deac83
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%

A: Lively crowd for a Thursday night. Relaxed plenty of room.
Q: Went through a sampling of 10 of their beers. All of them could stand up to most of the more famous beers in the area with 4-5 of them on the exceptional side.
S: Very friendly. Bar tender was happy to share his knowledge.
Sel: At least 10 on tap and I didn't try them all
V: Only had the samplers but given the quality of the beer, you are getting a good beer for your cash
O: Visited 12 breweries over and extended Labor Day weekend, from Colo Springs to Boulder, and Comrade rose to the top of the list. Great beer with variety that made sure you knew you were drinking different beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.36/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Atmosphere - first off, I've only been in during odd hours, so I've never seen the joint when it's busy. Surprisingly large for a tasting room that doesn't offer food, beyond occasional food trucks. Plenty of tables and seating at the bar.
Quality - I've only had two of their beers, but both were outstanding (Superpower and Crotch Grabber!)!
Service - again, off hours, so my experience is likely different to those coming in during busy hours. Friendly, engaging beer tenders who will talk a little beer with you!
Selection - I believe they have four year round brews and about 6 or so additional taps of seasonals, one-offs and collaborations.
Value - love the location near Cherry Creek bike trail, really like the Superpower & Crotch Grabber (sweet name!), but the $6/pint price tag is too steep.

Photo of themill
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Very modern, very large unit in a auto shop strip-mall setting (used to be an auto garage). Huge space, tall ceilings, big garage doors, it can get a little loud if crowded but nice and spacious... you're not running in to anyone in here due to size problems!

Two bars/serving areas for when they're very busy, growlers to go if needed, and plenty of staff working. Fantastic lineup of beers, my favorites have been the Black IPA, Superpower IPA and the coffee cream stout - all top notch though and I love the variety they offer (the hefe that's on right now is great and the firkins they tap each week are awesome too). If you wanna watch TV while drinking though this is not the place for you - one TV off to the side and the only time I've seen it on was during the World Cup this past month, doubt it'll be on normally.

I'm not sure when StonedTrippin went in and why he thought that David/"dauss" was rude, but that's never been the case for me - he showed me around the place when I went to the BA "preview" before they opened and I've personally seen him showing plenty of people around the grounds and out engaging with people. Maybe you met him on a bad day? Bummer though cause the guy couldn't be nicer!

Fantastic space right near my home, plenty of room to grow, and VERY high quality beers already - Comrade is brewing like they've been operating for 5 years already. I can see them being one of the great "solid" breweries in town that does everything well and some things amazing (Dry Dock, Great Divide, places like that).

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3.41/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

this new spot is enormous, way out east, but seems to have a pretty corner market, as it was absolutely packed on a thursday afternoon. big high ceilings and garage doors, not unlike a million other taprooms in that regard. maybe used to be a mechanic place. weird layout though, you walk into an almost lobby area, where there is a bar you can order from, but no bar stools to sit down at. there are televisions with the beer list, a little too high tech for me, and they make it looks too mod. the brewhouse is visible from there, absolutely gorgeous too, brand new and 15 or 20 barrels in size. tons of beers on, maybe ten, all just interesting enough. we enjoyed a lemongrass wheat, but the star of the show was the cream stout vanilla bean firkin, which was both unexpected and delicious. sprawling taproom space that gets real loud and could benefit from some acoustic treatments. the beers were all pretty decent, nothing repulsive, and a food truck out front kept the hunger at bay. my main problem with this place was the guy in charge, smug and cocky, albeit probably too busy to chat, but genuinely disinterested in talking beer, which seems odd for a new brewery owner/brewer/manager, whatever he is. another rich kid getting richer off the booming beer scene? maybe, but i dont want to go that far yet, maybe he simply was overwhelmed by his workload and couldnt take the time, but he seemed like a jerk nevertheless. very off putting. the rest of the staff seemed overworked as well. the other thing that weirded me out, was the military themes of the beers. very army and regimented, clever and witty yes, but also unrelaxing and puzzling. nothing communist about it despite the logo, wish there was. this is a place i will have to check out again after they have more time to get it all together. it has a lot of promise, but also probably needs some tweaks to be up there with the better taprooms in the denver area. B grade overall for me.

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Comrade Brewing Company in Denver, CO
94 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.