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Dillon Dam Brewery

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Dillon Dam BreweryDillon Dam Brewery
BA SCORE
88
very good

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.74%
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 162
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

100 Little Dam Rd.
PO Box 4845
Dillon, Colorado, 80435
United States
phone: (970) 262-7777

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @damgoodbeer

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Reviews by bditty187:
Photo of bditty187
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%

Not sure why it took so many visits before I reviewed this place.

Upon walking in the first thing that strikes me is how similar this looks to a million other brewpubs. The U-shaped bar sits right as you enter, dining areas on both sides, stairs to the left, as well as the brewing equipment. Bathrooms just past the bar on the left as well. TV placed throughout the bar area... you've been here, I'm sure. I am not knocking it, just saying.

The beer list is standard, solid, with safe seasonal offerings (on all but one of my visits). On the latest stop they were out of three beers. I opted for the EPA and it was as average as I recalled. Not bad, just average. We stop at Dillon Dam Brewery because of its location and we like the food. Good burgers, French Dip... you know, solid "upscale" pub grub stuff. No complaints about the food. Just a note... the veggie burger is very good here!

Service... well, generally it is okay. Maybe a tad slow but we've never had any real issues.

Prices, maybe a tad high; prices for their gear are moronically high. Pass.

There really isn't much to say about Dillon Dam Brewery... clean, warm, friendly brewpub with good food and safe beer options. It is a worth wise stop while traveling on I-70.

bditty187, Jan 12, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

KZane, Oct 23, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

I really enjoy coming up here and eating and drinking. Most of their food goes great with the various beers, and they're starting to bottle some of their less frequent releases, so that's a big plus. I wish they'd stick with a few of the most popular ones and make them year-round, but maybe that's coming down the road. It's surely worth a stop when you're in town or passing by on I-70.

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Glennywood, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Jame515, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Moose90, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

capuchinpilates, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

coombski, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Vonerichs
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

One of my favorite and easy access hangout when I'm in Summit County. I almost always stay in Dillon, which makes this close and easy to get to.

Food is above average bar food. Good chili, good burgers, good sandwiches. The beer selection is almost all their own but have a variety of styles to choose from. All if the beers are very good, but none great.

I love the atmosphere. It always has an après ski vibe with the spring break attitude removed. The interior is very clean, open, with a lodge feel. Staff and patrons couldn't be friendlier. Just great people with a positive vibe.

I highly suggest it if you're in the area.

Vonerichs, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of SDean82
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

SDean82, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%

Stopped by for a beer and some good while I was in Dillon. Service was fine, prompt, no complaints. Good was hit and miss, chicken wings were lackluster but the chicken-fried chicken was good. Decent selection if their beers, I think I counted 10 of them and pints were only $2.75 at happy hour. The IPA was just ok. Overall, I might go back if I'm in the area to sample the beers I didn't try but I don't know if if get good or not.

ArrogantB, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

cam12, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ScorpyX, Nov 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

bulldogg915, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%

Probably the highest in elevation I that I sat in a brewery taproom. When inside I went up stairs to go higher. Did a flight and beers were ok to very good. Considered ordering a calzone when the elevation made me feel a little... well fluffy. If in the area this is a good place to stop for craft. I will visit again next time I am in Dillon.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +2.8%

A nice brewery that hones in on the mountain feel. Wood beams, loft, good beer, and a patio

Once inside it doesn't look all that big, it's quite nice sized. Loft upstairs, secluded dining area, horseshoe bar and flat screen tvs.

While their beers weren't all that expensive, the swag is. $24 for a t-shirt and no thanks. Not a big deal, but c'mon. Service was a bit slow. They were busy, but it was an expected busy (on a Dillon event day--bluegrass and brews). Place became full, but not crowded.

For the beers, they were solid and will do the trick. I liked the marzen and brown....and really all of them, with above average ratings. Chili beer was fairly tame.

A must stop in Dillon for sure.

Mebuzzard, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%

neat place not too far off of i70. the place is pretty big, with a huge bar and and sprawling dining room. maybe 8 beers on, and the three I had were all B to B+ quality. service was a little indifferent, but wasn't slow or mean or anything. lots of windows so it was bright and sunny and warm in there, very comfortable. menu was impressive for lunch, and everything coming out looked great. the French onion soup was a hit, and the salad dressings were also homemade and yummy. things were fresh and fast, and the prices were fair. a place I would definitely stop in at again. I wish they bottles some other of their beers though. I think they few that they do are not a good illustration of the quality level they are capable of. don't write them off after a bottle of the extra pale, go in and have a fresh on, its a class better.

StonedTrippin, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of bradybeer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Stop #6

As you head west on Interstate 70 you will eventually run into the ski areas such as Dillon, Frisco, etc.

Located in Dillon not far off of 70 is Dillon Dam Brewing. You can’t miss the extra large green grain silo that marks the brewpub. Let’s face it this is a ski town, though it doesn’t do much for me, the aesthetic is nice. Walking into the brewpub the bar is located directly in front of the door, with seating around the bar. We opted for the patio. We didn’t try a sampler but did have a pint of the ESB and the Pils. We enjoyed both beers as we thought they were on style. By this time we were hungry and split a chopped Greek Salad and a Bison burger-both of which were very good. Service was good.

If you do visit this brewery take the very short self-guided tour of the brewery. Walk up the stairs near the entrance and follow the signage. It is a nice change of pace to get a eagle eye view of a brewery.

bradybeer, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of syrupjoe
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

Came here for the first time while staying in the area. Hadn't heard much about it so I figured it was somewhat of a shot in the dark. Very cool building from the outside, with the grain silo (unsure whether it's active or not) a clear indicator that it's a brewery. The inside is laid out such that you can very easily pull up to the bar for a pint or grab a table and enjoy some food. Great atmosphere - very fast-paced and fun, definitely a family-friendly place. I was pleasantly surprised at how un-touristy it was. Pretty decent beer - the Pale Ale is to die for. George runs a great place and has great people working for him. All of the servers I interacted with were very knowledgeable. Will definitely be coming back here!

syrupjoe, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of StLThrash
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%

Went there this past Friday after a great day of skiing at Copper Mountain. Nice, big, round bar with several tables to the left of the bar and a seating / restaurant area to the right and also an upstairs with more restaurant seating.

The place was absolutely packed. We got there before 5:00 on a Friday and it was already jam-packed. By the time we left at 8:00 there was a line out the door and a wait. We cozied up to a great spot at the bar right next to the tap.

Lots of TV's around the bar to get your sports fix on - that night just happened to be NCAA Basketball.

On to the beer: My buddy and I tried almost all of them. Sweet George's Brown Ale, Extra Pale Ale, Dam Straight Lager, McLuhr's Irish Stout, Porter, Wildernest Wheat and their specialty Neapolitan Porter. I'll review beers separately, but they were all good. My favorites were the EPA, the Brown and the Neapolitan. My only complaint is that they didn't have an IPA as a 'regular'. Manager said they have it throughout the year sometimes. Their EPA was very hoppy and reminiscent of an IPA, but that was my only complaint here. Good selection of beers on tap.

Food: Had wings as an appetizer and they were great. I'm a wing guy and this place had some good wings. 2 good sauces (ranch and bleu cheese) to dip in. Served with celery and carrots. For an entree I had the chicken fried chicken which was fabulous. My buddy had the prime rib which again was great.

If in the area - you have to check it out. During happy hour, they had $2.50 pints! Cheap and good beers, great food, great service, and BONUS! 15% off for homebrewers. The place to go in Summit County!

StLThrash, Mar 13, 2011
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Dillon Dam Brewery in Dillon, CO
88 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.