Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
BA SCORE
3.87/5
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49,718 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:
77
Reviews:
17,629
Ratings:
49,718
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.28/5
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
378
pDev:
9.81%
 
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Photo of bradybeer
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5

This is a must visit when in Denver, but try to avoid Rockies game days and 4-5pm ish.

Located a short walk to Coors Field Great Divide was a brewery we were really looking forward to visiting, since we tried our first Yeti Imperial Stout.

Walking in to the tap room you almost literally run into the bar. There were about 15 beers on tap and since it was firkin Friday there was another bonus beer. My wife and I tried; Hercules Double IPA, and an oaked version, Titan IPA, Claymore Scotch Ale, and Wolfgang Dopplebock. We would have liked to try samplers of several more, but because it was packed we had pints of the above beers. With the exception of the oaked Hercules, which my wife didn’t care for as much because of the strong oak flavor, we really enjoyed the beer.

Behind the bar is another room that has tables and stools, but was also packed. We didn’t buy any food from the pizza truck outside, but we did see the pies and they looked great.

The service was bad, yeah it was busy, but it was bad. For example, three bar tenders were working, but all three were helping the half a bar nearest to the door (which wasn’t even as busy as the other side). So if you were on the other side of the bar you might as well been in Colorado Springs.

Would love to go back but a less crushed time.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of spoony
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A-I visited on the Saturday afternoon of Memorial Day Weekend and the place was packed. Like standing room only packed. I'm not typically a crowd guy, but everybody was having fun, so I cannot complain. Loud-ish rock'n'roll added to the high energy of the place. The bar area up front is small and the seating area around back is not much bigger. The tasting area has a fun feel in a college sort-of way.

Q-The beers on tap were, not surprisingly, Great Divide, which means that they are good beers, with a few great beers like Yeti and variants of Yeti.

Ser-Despite the crowd, I got a drink quickly and without fuss. The beer was poured into a oversized fluted glass, which appeared clean. The pour was well-done. I did not hang around long enough (and the place was too busy) to get into any in-depth conversations with the bar tenders, but it appeared that they knew their beers.

Sel-If there is a down-side to my visit, it was the selection. There was not a single beer on tap aside from St. Bridget's Porter that is not widely available in Denver. To be fair, they had a lot of their regular lineup available, but I don't go to breweries to taste what I can buy at the store near my house.

V-Beers were six bucks for a full-size pour, which is a bit on the high side.

O-I liked the slightly rowdy feel -- this a bar, damnit, not a morgue! The lack of selection was a bit of a letdown, but I will have to get back when something special is on tap. For those visiting from outside the Great Divide distribution area, this place is worth a visit if only to sip on some Yeti.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of LittleDon
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Small taproom with all Great Divide beers (and only GD beers) at dirt cheap prices.

With all of the choices of taprooms and beer bars in Denver, you could spend weeks without going to the same one twice. If you enjoy GD beers, this place is a must. While the inside is small, it is comfortable. Bare bones bar and seating on the inside, a few tables outside for the smokers. Service is good and the beer is fresh. Best of all are the $3 pours (between 12 and 16 oz, depending on selection). Worth a return visit.

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Photo of Danielr26
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of AlexM
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of zotzot
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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 cfrobrew
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Domingo
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Durge
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of IPAchris
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of timlyon
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of denver10
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of jakemn91
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 49,718 ratings
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