Old Mill Brewery & Grill

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

5798 Rapp Street
Littleton, Colorado, 80120
United States

(303) 797-2433 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2005

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Akeah
1.5/5  rDev -48.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 1.5 | food: 1.25

Photo of ScorpyX
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of bulldogg915
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +31.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

a cool ten barrel operation right in the heart of downtown Littleton. its a cool old building, with an expansive restaurant type interior, cute little new bar in the back. maybe 8 beers on, but things are under construction and some staples like the ipa and coconut porter unavailable. games are on about a million televisions for college football, good crowd. I enjoyed the hazelnut brown ale, as well as the passionfruit ale, and found the rye pale and red to be nothing special. the food though is great, ingenious burgers here. I mean, a Rueben burger, with the corned beef right inside the burger, its brilliant. tasty chipotle ketchup on the sweet potato fries too, lovely meal, big menu, nice service, fair prices. a place I will be back to for certain.

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Photo of SudsTerkel
3.8/5  rDev +29.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I stopped by the OMB after a recent bike outing on the South Platte trail, which runs nearby. I have frequented this establishment over its various changes in ownership and management and pleased to report that from a beer standpoint [and, in the end, what else matters?], they're currently putting out quality and well executed brews. That's due to the addition of a new brewer, Kenny who used to work at Breckinridge's operation on Kalamath Street in Denver.

On the day of my visit, I started out with Kenny's IPA, which was a robust, hoppy concoction that was real satisfying all the way down. I also had the Brown Ale, which was a nice balance after the hops blast of the IPA and was right up there in the hierarchy of Brown Ale tradition with Avery's and Boulder. I finished up the Pilsener, that was an ideal refreshing pint for a summer's day.

If you're in the area, a visit to OMB warrants your time.

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Photo of Rayek
3.2/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Hmm.... Old Mill Brewery.

I've been here a couple of times due to online coupon deals. My best take is that it's an OK place to grab a beer if you can get a deal, but not worth seeking out.

Old Mill is in an old mill (hence the name) in the old part of Littleton. It's a great location in a historic building. Inside; however, the place can best be described as a sports bar/restaurant that just happens to brew beer. The brewery is right as you come in the door, but you can't see it from the restaurant.

I have a certain disdain for brewpubs that also serve up the big macros to keep the masses happy. Theoretically, the pub's lighter offerings should appeal to the macro crowd that doesn't want to stray too bar from Bud. That's not the case here. Also, there was nothing on-tap outside of their regular lineup of house beers on both of my visits. Theoretically, one of the draws of a brewpub is that there are new beers to try from time to time.

Service is quick, if not exactly super friendly. The food is typical pub fare and served in enormous quantities. My steak was above average and my girlfriend liked the chicken dish she got.

Overall, I wish this place focused more on being a brewpub than a sports bar. But given the size of the crowd, it seems to work for them. It didn't really work for me.

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Photo of brandon722
2.18/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

I had a "groupon" type deal and decided to hit this place up because it wasn't far from home. Seeing that they brew their own beer and the place is relatively cheap made it attractive. Unfortunately the place did not make up to the savings from the Groupon.

I got a sampler and my overall impression of the beers is: weak. The pilsner and the red were ok, not great. The other beers were watered down and didn't have much taste. The bar is a dive bar with locals "hanging" out. The food was below average, and no happy hour specials allowed with the Groupon. Service was poor. We were swapped around between servers.

The atmosphere is "dark" bar, outdated "old" building, bar, tables and chairs. Difficult parking in rear of building.

The fact that Old Mill has discounted coupons every week tells you exactly what you need to know about this place...it's cheap, stay away.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.14/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Visited on June 3, 2009:

7 brews on tap that were brewed on site along with 10 domestic beer and maybe a dozen bottles, macros.

The place was dead except for a couple locals at the bar. Kind of a weird place, not really weird, just dated. The place looks like it was renovated in the 90's, but just kind of thrown together. There were a couple of no name video games, a pinball machine and an ATM machine within eye sight of the bar. There was maybe room for 20 or so at the bar along with a decent number of tables. You could also see the brewing operations from the bar.

The bartender was friendly and seemed to be knowledgeable about the beers. When I asked what the best beer was, she pointed me to the Colossus IPA. I was a little skeptical and I figured that this was possibly the most popular (as it was pretty much all of the others in the place ordered) vs. the best, but I tried it none-the-less. I would say that it was average at best, but certainly the better of the two that I tried. Additionally, I tried the Mile High Stout and I would say that it was average to slightly below average. The service was reasonably good. The selection of beers that are brewed on site is a little limited (see list below), but both that I tried appeared to be fresh.

I did not try the food, but the beer and atmosphere are certainly inferior, especially when compared to say Bull & Bush Pub (the only other Brew Pub that I have visited in the Denver area at the time of this review). Overall an average place but maybe not a destination.

List of beers brewed on site, per the menu (This was all the information that was listed):

Downtown Littleton Brown
Springtime Wheat
Riverside Red
Rapp St. Lager
Old Mill Pilsner
Mile High Stout
Colossus IPA

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Old Mill Brewery & Grill in Littleton, CO
Brewery rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 28 ratings