SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field
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Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 61
Beer Avg: 3.52
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by benito:
2.53/5 rDev -30.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 1.5 | $$$$
I had wanted to visit the SandLot for a long time--its reputation as a perennial GABF medalist intrigued me, and I had heard that their selection of German-style beers was impressive. Maybe it's too early in the baseball season, or GABF week is too far off, but the SandLot left me about as underwhelmed as any brewpub ever has.
The brewpub, as others have mentioned, is inside Coors Field, and from what I can tell, it is only open to ticketholders (whenever I've driven past during a non-game time, it has been closed). The decor is standard "American brewpub" motif with exposed brick, views onto the brewing area, and a long wooden bar. Baseball photos abound, though, interestingly, it's not Rockies-specific.
They only had four house beers on tap--Slugger Stout, Right Field Red (an Irish red, not an American amber), a brown, and a pale ale--as well as Coors, Coors Light, and Blue Moon. At $6.75 a pop, I was glad that I had only spent $12 on my ticket; the beers would have otherwise burned a hole in my wallet. The red was my favorite of the four brews, with the brown not far behind. The stout and pale were unbalanced and too doughy in flavor. The food is just as expensive as the beer--these are stadium prices after all, and their BBQ sandwiches aren't much to speak of. You're better off eating before or after the game at one of the hundreds of cheaper, better restaurants around LoDo.
The best part of the SandLot is that you can leave the bar, take your beer, and watch the ballgame. Coors Field is beautiful, and since I'll return to see the Rockies play, I will (despite myself or maybe because I'll be a captive) drop in to the SandLot again. Hopefully, they'll live up to their reputation and defy my expectations when that day comes to pass.
05-13-2007 16:18:06 | More by benito
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3.79/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
right in the ballpark, this brewery first gave rise to blue moon, and has just decided to open up daily regardless of baseball. they have maybe four blue moon beers, and six or seven sandlot beers, all were light lager types, for the most part that is. there was a rauchbier too. I liked the weizen octoberfest, but did not care at all for the basil based brew. the place is huge, beautiful inside, but I was the only one there on a Wednesday evening, very odd. I could see this being fun with live music or something, but something was also missing from the vibe, maybe just people, I don't know. they won some medals this year at great American beer festival so I wanted to check it out. its not anywhere near the coolest of the downtown breweries, but worth a stop in if you are in the neighborhood. awesome for game day.
11-14-2013 22:53:04 | More by StonedTrippin
SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field in Denver, CO
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.