Great Divide Brewing Company

Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2201 Arapahoe Street
Denver, Colorado, 80205
United States

(303) 296-9460 | map

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jjboesen from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This is the actual brewery; it is a cozy and rustic place that offers a great selection (15 taps) of Great Divide crafts. The bar area is small, but comfortable. It is located just a few blocks north of downtown, and is worth the trip if in the area. There is a taproom in the RINO district as well. (See Review)

Oct 30, 2019
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Luckydog91 from Texas

3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First stop on GABF trip 2018. Had a few beers on the patio then got chased indoors by the rain.

Convenient location and solid beer. Nothing earth shattering but worth a stop.

Sep 20, 2018
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

stopped by the original location for a few beers. Fairly small space, they have a bar and some standing room in the front, and a few high top tables in the back in view of the brew house. Lost of beers on the taplist, a mix of year rounds, limited beers, and one-offs. Bartenders were helpful. Some cool swag for sale as well.

Jun 23, 2018
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DuaneL from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Visited Sep 2017. The Base Camp food truck which was there that day (a Saturday) offered tasty, original fresh food. So crowded couldn't really taste much - also they charge $2 for tastes which always irks me - but all worth it to have Titan on tap! Fun place in the usual funky, fringe neighborhhod where breweries have to be.

Sep 11, 2017
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RyanK252 from California

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Cozy tap room with a bit of a retro vibe, but it totally works. Solid beer options, but definitely focused on the flagship Yeti line and some IPAs, which I'm totally ok with. Fun free tour gives a nice look into how they do what they do.

Aug 17, 2017
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BobbyK_fromARK from Arkansas

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Really enjoyed the Hazy IPA, which was a New England style unfiltered IPA, 6.0, the Pale Ale was non-descript 5.0, but could have been due to my drinking order....the 7.0 Titan IPA was better, but nothing to write home about. My surprise was the 6.2 Strawberry Rhubarb Sour. Generally not a fan of sours, but this was pretty much the best I could hope for, relatively mild, yet tasty. Great outdoor street facing space about a mile from downtown. Enjoy!

May 02, 2017
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ThaneMcC from Germany

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great beer and great, friendly brew pub.
The neighbourhood is totally sketchy, the homeless shelter a few blocks of over is a bit off putting. . . that being said, there's a parking lot directly across the street from the pub. Food trucks are routinely scheduled to be in the area (check the Great Divide website for the schedule) or you can bring your own food/snacks.
Walk in, $3 samplers, $5 full pours of all their greats, and a few new brews. Small gift store for branded stuff.
Staff are friendly and knowledgable - good vibe, small outdoor seating area and you can watch the local flora/fauna of denver.
Great beer, good place - I stop by here whenever I'm in Denver.

Dec 24, 2016
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mdfb79 from New York

4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nice little spot in a good location, they had BA Hibernation on which was very good. Cool vibe and can get tasters, and nice merch and to-go options. A good place but I perferred the selection at the RiNo location.

Nov 17, 2016
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snaotheus from Washington

4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited with my wife and kids after dinner at Yazoo (walking distance, not bad BBQ).

Facility was smaller than I expected (or, looked that way), but they had a lot of large fermenters outside, too. Great Divide makes good beer, so quality was no issue. Selection was fairly small, maybe 8-10 taps. Wasn't too busy. Vibe was pretty good, lots of windows into the brewing facility from the tasting room. Servers were tolerant of my children, other bargoers (and myself) got tired of their noisy antics pretty quickly.

Jun 11, 2016
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Vinithing from Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Do yourself a favor and skip this location and visit their barrell house. This one is in a very sketchy area and we were very uncomfortable sitting in the patio having a beer b

May 23, 2016
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

A must-stop in a town absolutely packed with must-stops. I prefer the OG spot downtown. It just has the vibe. It was so packed I had to stand outside the bathroom door. It was worth it. They make so many of my favorite beers and the ones you've probably had are probably on tap. They had several Yeti's on, so that's what I'd recommend. You'll be sorry if you miss this one.

May 19, 2016
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Went here right after Breckebridge and blew it away! Great hipster vibe with funky music and personable an knowledgeable workers. The interior wasn't great, but the beer made up for it. Bourbon Barrell Yeti!!!!! Could have used more workers.

Nov 13, 2015
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CO-Bloom from Colorado

4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Such a great example of Denver beer. Great location, blocks away from Coors field and a really great tap room that always has a comunal, public house feel (not a bar). Bright with lots of windows and huge tap selection. These guys have a ton of style options as well as a ton of Yeti variations - there were 4 when I was in last! They offer a short brewery tour that is okay, but that is compared to some of the other big CO breweries that offer huge extensive tours. Great Denver brewery.

Oct 01, 2015
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denver10 from New Mexico

3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

A review for their new taproom in the Barrel Room.

Very nice building and taproom, albeit on the small side. If this was a nano brewery that would be appropriate, that its for one of the big boys in the state it seems out of whack a little. I guess they do also have the spot on 19th and Arapahoe, but I read they want this place to be a destination spot and I just don't see how the current set up would allow that, at least once the weather gets crappy and the outdoor seating is no longer an option. All in all, for my experience, I enjoyed the spot. I have never been a huge Great Divide fan and this visit didn't alter my opinion of them. I enjoyed one of the beers I tried, didn't care for the other one. They brew quality beer, I just find that their stuff doesn't always click with me. Service was excellent. Selection was not bad but was a little disappointing all things considered. A brewery of Great Divide's size, I was hoping for a few unique, pilot options. Of the 16 taps, it looked to me like only 2 of the tap lines were of beers that aren't part of their packaged line, a dunkel and a smoked Yeti. Overall, nice place but it fell below my expectations. I expected this to be the Denver equivalent to Odell in Fort Collins and Avery in Boulder, the big local brewery showcasing all they have to offer. Instead it was basic and minimalist. Unless you are a Great Divide fan already, not sure there is much of a draw to this place, personally.

Sep 17, 2015
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tweakin from Colorado

4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great Divide is an awesome Colorado brewery. I've been a couple times now and did the tour once. The service is always great and the vibe is fun. It can get really, really busy though. Even when it is busy the pours still come quick and the staff never gets stressed. Everyone has a good time. Plus, the beer is amazing, obviously.

Aug 10, 2015
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Ricelikesbeer from Colorado

4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Love going to the tap room, and you can never beat whatever seasonal Yeti they have on tap. Their selection has gotten better over the years too. The bar is a little small and cramped, and is only standing room, and the adjecent room is also too small, but other than that, it is always a fun place and a cool place to visit. The food trucks in front are usually mediocre, but I don't care a whole lot about food when I visit breweries anyway.

Jul 30, 2015
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is a must visit in Denver. It is very small and tight for space, but has a lot of character. The tap list was big enough but somewhat lacked in terms of quality. No barrel aged offerings except for the the current anniversary ale, which was just average.

Jul 27, 2015
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PlatonicOtterLuv from Minnesota

4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Oh man, what a fun taproom. Excellent vibe, among the best service we ever received at a brewery/brewpub, packed but friendly clientele, and of course an excellent selection (with a good representation of styles, for only 16 taps). Wish the pours were a touch cheaper. Didn't eat anything.

Jun 12, 2015
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RockAZ from Arizona

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Didn't have food, hope that doesn't skew the overall rating too much, there wasn't a N/A to choose. Anyway, Got their just minutes before they put together a tour followed by a bike streetcar run - hilarious. Loved their Yeti barrel aged on Nitro! Fast, friendly staff with a rockin sense of humor. Overheard one server make an excellent effort to explain wit and wheat beers to someone near me, appreciated his competence.

May 22, 2015
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milwaukee512 from Wisconsin

4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great Divide is usually about the first place I go when in Denver. Small taproom, but a huge selection of incredible beers and a great vibe. It is cool to be able to see the working brewery from the taproom. Staff is very friendly; they are total beer experts but don't come off as snobby like those at many similar places do. No food in the taproom, but there is usually a great food truck directly outside. The patio is a great place to hang out and enjoy a beer in the afternoon. I wish I could visit more often.

Apr 13, 2015
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5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place where you are immediately welcomed amongst a full house of guests. Knowledgeable staff and educational tour shows passion for brewing and commitment of staff to brewery.

Apr 06, 2015
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Redbeard505 from Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Packed house when I was there so it was difficult to get a drink and talk with the Great Divide members. Wish they had more styles of Yeti available on draft.

Jan 29, 2015
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infinitebruner from Arkansas

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Really cool little industrial corner in downtown Denver. Tanks rise up behind the building. Pretty easy to get to. A pretty barebones space, lots of seating and family-friendly, and a good view into the brewery to see what's going on.

Was very pleased with the selection. They have plenty of Great Divide's "standards" along with a few adventurous one-offs. Also a decent but small selection in the fridge to buy and take home.

Jan 26, 2015
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BeerTwigs from New York

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

2nd time in Denver and 2nd time I have stopped in. This place is great. A nice little bar with a good variety of their beers on tap. I really enjoy their beers and their staff is very helpful with what is new and the profiles of the beers. There is almost always a food truck parked outside which is a plus. I would definitely recommend checking this place out. They are reasonably priced and in a good location near downtown. Cheers!

Jan 21, 2015
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Jason_the_Argonaut from Florida

4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I had the pleasure of visiting this brewery while in Colorado. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I am going to Denver again in December and looking foward to going back.

Jan 13, 2015
Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
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