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Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
49,592 Ratings
Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2201 Arapahoe Street
Denver, Colorado, 80205
United States

(303) 296-9460 | map
greatdivide.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
75
Reviews:
17,602
Ratings:
49,592
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.28/5
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
377
pDev:
9.81%
 
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Photo of BMMillsy
2.42/5  rDev -43.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 1.75

Stopped in here for a quick beer as I walked around town. Tiny little spot, a bit run down, with one fridge inside. There is a bar when you walk in and some tables behind that. Brewing going on in the back. Service was nonexistent as the guy just talked to the couple next to me at the bar the whole time. There wasn’t a single thing on tap that I couldn’t get on the shelf in Florida. Overall this was one of the more disappointing experiences I have had visiting a brewery I truly enjoy. Honestly not really worth a stop unless you want a tshirt or something. Did not eat. What is the point of this place if you’re not going to do something unique?

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Photo of MammothTarantula
3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of James_Bowers
3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of slats14
3.18/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Photo of codewarrior
3.28/5  rDev -23.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Having lived in Denver for a number of months now, it's surprising that I just got around to the Great Divide Tap Room.

The Tap Room is a long, skinny affair, resembling more a lower-east-side hole-in-the-wall than a Denver brewpub (although lacking any of the nuanced quaintness of such a Manhattan haunt). There is a nice patio out front, and the decor is generally pseudo-industrial in the tap room, and genuine industrial everywhere else.

Everything on tap was something I could find regularly in a bottle store. I understand that this is Great Divide, and I live in Denver, but I've become used to having a few brewery only tappers running at pretty much every brewery around these parts. That being said, you can get anything they have on tap for the most part, and they'll crack a bottle for you if they aren't tapping it at the moment. Did slightly better with the bottles (snagging a bunch of Old Ruffian 2009 bottles for the road).

Having said that, the staff was extremely helpful (in spite of the business), knowledgeable about beer (and also about great divide brewing schedules for 2010/2011), and pretty awesome to talk to.

Snagged a growler of Hoss on the way out, so much better fresh. All in all it was a good brewery trip, and great divide beer is hard to beat ... just come to expect a lot at breweries. I'm spoiled out here.

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Photo of siddhartha
3.34/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Webbey
3.34/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Redbeard505
3.35/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

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Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.35/5  rDev -21.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.37/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Atmosphere: Nothing to special here. a nice small little area with a few different rooms to drink in. a nice but small patio. Most decorations are showcasing the great divide brand.

Quality: the beers are good but the pub exclusive beer was not the best offering I could have picked. overall, I'd say good to pretty good quality

Service: no problems with service. able to get everything I wanted fairly quick and easy.

Selection: a bit disappointed here. 10-15 taps but I had seen all but 2 in bottles and I am not from a state that gets great divide.

Food: none but a good food truck just outside

Overall: ehhh, I'd assume you can find better places to drink in denver. Unless you are an absolute big time great divide fan, I'd say pass on it unless you have more than enough time to explore the rest the city has to offer.

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Photo of suckaj
3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of StaveHooks
3.45/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Went to Great Divide on my birthday for a tour and some tasting. It was very crowded. It was hard to order a beer. There was one guy operating the bar and there 30 people ordering. It's cozy and eclectic. Cool building in downtown Denver. I think they had 5 beers on tap. They had $1 1/2 oz tastings which I thought was kind of steep.The tours seemed very unorganized and rushed. It was a task to get a beer and find a spot to properly review it. Not as big as I thought it would be. It was pretty cool to see a mountain of left-over hops around the dumpster. It would be nice if they had another building for tasting. It was just too hectic and crowded.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 49,592 ratings
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