Trinity Brewing Company

Trinity Brewing CompanyTrinity Brewing Company
Trinity Brewing CompanyTrinity Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1466 Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907
United States

(719) 634-0029 | map

Notes: 6 of their own brews on-tap, plus 25 guest taps.
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youngJsampson from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

My father in law's go to spot. The beer is solid, a very nice collection of in house cellar's and decent food. A great spot if the weather is nice to chill on the patio.

Nov 23, 2018
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solerunner from Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 3

The beer selection was good!! And if you get a change to sit outside you can see the mountains in the distance which is cool if you are from outside the west. The food and service was marginal.

Jul 25, 2018
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Mommala from Colorado

3/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

It is a real shame that the quality of service impacts the experience so much. It is really hit or miss and much more of a miss to be there when they are either way understaffed for the amount of people there, or the staff is so checked out they can't be bothered by you. Beer is good, Food is good (kitchen staff gets props for operating in such a tiny space.) But servers .. I been twice and had excellent service and a great time.. and 4 times where they could have cared less that we were there. The Springs has excellent other options (Cereberus, Nano108, Gold Camp) for example to put up with their attitude.

Jul 14, 2017
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sjdevel from Utah

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Decent vibe here and a comfortable place to meet. Noise level is high enough where you don't feel like you have to whisper, but it isn't too loud either. Great quality beers. Many barrel aged beers (saisons and sours for the most part). Many cellared bottles that can be purchased. 6 hour beers. Many other barrel aged and specialty beers. Decent selection of guest beers. Food is decent. Seems pricey, but some selections are higher end ingredients.

Apr 15, 2017
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Katiekinz from Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Ordered a pre-determined flight of eight very pleasing 4oz glasses of house brews, cheese included. What's not to love? There were several brews on the menu we wanted to try that were unfortunately out, but in place our bomb ass bartender hooked us up with the special release of the day. Chill place, if I lived in town I could see myself frequenting a bar stool.

May 17, 2016
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mynie from Maryland

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

The corner store in a strip mall, right next to a Jersey Mike's. Very easy to overlook from the main road.

Instead, the decor is western hippy crunchy, but that's absolutely par for the course in Colorado and it doesn't come across at all as fake or pretentious. I visited around noon on a Thursday and there was a pretty decent sized crowd made up entirely of white businessmen. The area is comfy and brightly lit and trip hop and chill wave played continually at an unobstrusive volume.

So, basically, while the vibe ain't my regular scene, there was very little about it that was objectionable.

The food is high-end for middlebrow. I got a meat and cheese plate and was very happy with my decision, although it was nothing that I couldn't have gotten in lots of other places.

They have about 10-15 house drafts available, along with another 10 or so high-quality guest drafts.

The beer was quite good. They specialize in saisons, which is usually a bit of a turn off (Foundation used to do that, until they decided they wanted to make money). Unlike the vast majority of American brewers, however, they do saisons quite well. And it's not just that the beers are gimmicky and overloaded with sour bacteria, either: their One Ear is as straightforward as a saison can get, and it was immaculate.

It's hard to call a place a "must visit" in an area as beer rich as Colorado. The Springs alone has several more highly recommended breweries that I didn't have the time to visit. So, from the perspective of an absolute tourist, all I can say is that I was really impressed.

Feb 25, 2016
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truththroughscience from Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Trinity has quality beers, but they are expensive and have awful service. Awful service pops up on several reviews, and I am very surprised that they are completely oblivious to it. I have had sporadic visits to Trinity over 6 years, and without fail, every visit has me waiting a really long time to be served my first drink and my drink stays empty for quite some time before being refilled. I was finally motivated to write this review after I went there to fill a growler this weekend. Great Storm was closed, otherwise, I would have been there. Anyway, I came in and went directly to the bar. There were 4-5 other people sitting at the bar. There were at least 4 employees milling around the bar, but I can't say if they were all responsible for the bar. I stood there for 10 minutes waiting for anyone to acknowledge my presence with an empty growler clearly sitting in front of me on the bar. It was very evident what exactly it was I needed. I shouldn't have waited around so long, but I did because I knew it was finally time to write some reviews.

They were also out of the first in-house beer I ordered, but I know that happens occasionally.

Sep 07, 2015
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Dcbelkot from Washington

3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

WAy overpriced. I understand the plan for having the beer for the glass that it is to be served in ,but the prices are way to eratic. save your money.

May 20, 2015
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backslide311 from Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -28%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75

Service has always been terrible. Their guest selection has gone down hill due to Jason's falling out with Elite Brands. Jason also has damaged his brand by stating that the locals don't know jack about beer. Colorado Springs didn't rate his beer as he expected so he threatened to move to Denver due to it. He's a world class egomaniac.

Apr 25, 2015
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Oregonbrewdude91 from Oregon

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Very fun vibe in this place. Foods a little pricey for what you get, but they make up for that with the exceptional guest tap list and there own taps they have. For quality of beer its very well could be the best brewery in C.S

Apr 06, 2015
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tony2beers from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Walking in wasn't sure what to expect as my first indication was that this wasn't my type of vibe (seemed less casual than other taprooms). Then as I examined the tap list a server walked up and spent time with me trying to figure out what to drink first.

I had 3 different servers come up to me to make sure I was being taken care of and each of them gave advice on what beer to try next. I wish service was like this at every brewery I walk into.

Beer selection ranged from sours to ipas to stouts, my favorite was the Sour Threads.

Apr 02, 2015
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Tanktizzo from Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Food was great! Beer was so so...and service was weak! Had to flag someone down after sitting down for 10 minutes and grabbing our own menus. Plus the server forgot to enter our food and had to go put it in after being there for 45minutes already.

Feb 23, 2015
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infinitebruner from Arkansas

4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This seems like a place that knows what it wants to be and is executing it well. We went on a beautiful Saturday in January (seriously) and it was packed at noon, always a good sign. They have a huge variety of their own brews on tap, and though I only tasted a couple, both were excellent. Though also had an incredible guest tap list (Bourbon County, FW 18th Anniversary, etc.), which is ballsy considering they are also selling their own product. Shows confidence in their beers.
Food menu was eclectic and very interesting. Among us, we had sliders, jerk chicken mac and cheese, and some other cool stuff. Would definitely go back just for the food.
Servers knew their product well and made recommendations.
The brewery component is kind of behind walls, so you can't see much of what's going on.

Jan 26, 2015
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jihadFRANK from Colorado

2.53/5  rDev -37.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

I've never had an enjoyable experience at Trinity. It always takes 20 minutes to get a beer after I arrive. The food is sub par. Service is slow, and nobody is really friendly there. They have a great selection if you enjoy a saison, but the rest of their selection is limited.

Also, recently, the owner went to Twitter and insulted the entire community's intelligence because they ranked 3rd in a beer poll. Totally classless. I spent my last dollar at Trinity over a year ago, and don't regret that decision.

Dec 19, 2014
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WSUkiwi from Colorado

1/5  rDev -75.4%

Used to be a big supporter, but after repeated negative posts and comments about the Colorado Springs community I will be taking my business elsewhere.

After coming in 3rd place in a local beer blog's "Best of the Springs" competition (which was voted on by COS community members) Trinity has the following to say on their official Twitter account, "coming in 3rd locally while winning nationally internationally?'s situations like this that pretty much guarantee we will be leaving the springs... I've pretty much accepted the education level of the city."

Furthermore, Trinity blocked anyone who called them out on their a negative view. Thanks, but not thanks. I'll take my business somewhere else, and to Trinity: if you all hate COS so much I suggest you do too.

Dec 10, 2014
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TraderReese from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

The experience depends on your server and what you end up ordering, but all around, this is an excellent brewery. Their specialty seems to be barreled saisons, but venture outside that genre and you'll see that they know what their doing in most every category. They seem to also be regularly experimenting with sours, and this project is progressing nicely. Their recent "Super Juice Solution" is one of the best beers I had in 2014.

Oct 13, 2014
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deac83 from Texas

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

A: Lively but not too crowded on a Friday before 5pm
Q: Some selections are very good some not as much
S: Had no problem getting an initial sampler, after that could not get the bartender to come back and I was sitting at the bar. Took 15 minutes to get another bartenders attention.
Sel: Ten beers on tap
V: Bombers were on sale for the anniversary ($4) off which actually made them $2 less then at a local beer store.
O: Service quite shaky and that was last impression

Sep 24, 2014
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

I timed my visit to coincide with the brewery's 6th anniversary party, so I think I hit the jackpot as far as the beers.

Trinity broke out a bunch of cellared versions of their beers to serve on tap and these are the beers that are really noteworthy.

A 2011 Passed Stout? Effing Phenomenal (4.5/5). Particularly the wine-like character that gave the brew a different element beyond the oak, chocolate, and other barrel-aged qualities (which were still outstanding and delicious).

Chilly Waters 2013 was good (4/5) but I was a bit confused because I had the beer at Falling Rock Tap House and remembered it having some spice there, but not at the brewery. Either way, a gem of a beer.

Other standouts from the cellar were the Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta wild ale (4.5/5) and the Pappy Legba wild ale (4.5/5). Trinity does a damn good job with sour beers. For the 6th anniversary, I was able to buy a number of these beers at a $4 discount on 750 mL bottles (word is they're doing away with this format of bottle or the artwork or something).

As for the regular Trinity lineup, it was cool to get the generous sampler with about ten core beers all served in mini-snifters and with some delicious cheese. Trinity has this "Kill the pint glass" motto that I appreciate and which are sentiments I share. However, the majority of the beers were very run of the mill. Of the regular line up, the DIPA was fair (3.5/5) as was the Flo IPA (same score). The Farmhouse saison was the best of the lot (4/5), with the rest being 3 out 5s or lower.

Still, the service was good, the sours are great, and oooooh, that mac n' cheese they brought back for the anniversary was out of this world. I got the one with bacon bits and it was divine.

Overall, a great brewery to visit, but I'd suggest skipping a sampler if it's your first visit and go straight to the barrel-aged and sour beers.

Sep 11, 2014
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere was ok, hard to tell really since it was a slow weekday afternoon, but it was pleasant enough and amiable to families.

Quality high - plenty of tasty beers, including several cask and a nitro selection, with lots of bottles to go (inc. sours and wilds) and a variety of guest beers too.

Service was fine, no problems there. They aimed to please and gave out samples of their various beers.

Food was good but snack menu was a bit limited and the prices for dinner were a bit higher than average for an establishment of this type.

Aug 09, 2014
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MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

The place had a urban/hipster feel to it which is OK, and wow the selection. Did a flight and thought their beers were good to great, but not quite yet at the pinnacle of things. Considered buying a few bottles but decided against it for the price... although for the particular styles they weren't too out of order, more so my cellar is getting too big and now I buy for great value. I probably will visit this place again and recommend it to anyone who hasn't been there. Did not try any food, not sure if there is any.

Mar 14, 2014
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sholland119 from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Following a 6am departure from Albuquerque on a long day of driving to Wyoming, we stopped here for lunch. Trinity sits at the corner of a small shopping center on a fairly busy road, with a good sized outdoor seating area. Inside, the brewhouse is on the left with a J-shaped bar straight ahead and bunch of tables (with a few booths) on the right. Spacious, airy and fairly bright.

Tap list was pretty solid with about 6 taps of house beer and an extensive list of guest taps. We stuck with a selection of house beers, all of which were solid, none of which were terribly memorable. I had the Flo IPA, which was fine.

The food on the other hand was really good. Fresh ingredients, tasty and well prepared. Service was rather flighty and inattentive, but pleasant at least.

Not an outstanding stop but a nice place I'd visit again.


Jul 15, 2013
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GRG1313 from California

3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Going with the new scoring I can't give this place any "4s" since that would mean "outstanding." However, this place is very good, even excellent. I'd return any time I was in the area. I would likely have given Trinity a 4.25 under the old scoring system.

Unexpectedly, at least for me, this place is located in a newer strip mall and in a newer part of Colorado Springs. There is a nice patio and adequate interior sitting, although during the day on a Saturday finding a table or place to sit was problematic for most partrons.

The tap selection is excellent and the food is very tasty. In fact, the food is superior to many "beer bars" and/or breweries. Perhaps the most fun is the fact that Trinity is available just about nowhere! You can find a bottle maybe in Denver from time to time if you're lucky. You can find it in Colorado Springs at a few places. But, you can actually buy it at the brewery and in a pretty good selection.

Note, prices for the bottles are not cheap. They are among the higher priced "regular" bottles.

This is a must stop if you are in Colorado Springs and are a beer nut.

Jul 12, 2013
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alexipa from Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This place is pretty neat. The best part of the experience was our bartender, who let us get an insane amount of tasters of some great beers. The guest taps are where it's at, some awesome selections.

The building and decor just felt like random hipster bar xxx. It didn't do it for me. Their house beers were very bland and forgettable overall. I would be back however, just for the service and guest taps.

May 06, 2013
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JLOcolorado from Colorado

4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Very lovely place. It seems to be the spot in COS to hit up if you want so real creative brews. The people are fantastic and love the vibe in this place. Some of the customers were a little bit on the rough edgy side but hey it takes all kinds. Great place to visit if you want to try something new that is sure to take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride!! I will be back again and again for sure. The staff is also fantastic. Couldn't ask for more.

Apr 06, 2013
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mklever42 from Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Atmosphere: Great looking place. Very rustic and unique. I love the patio. Just wish they had some more tables because they are so popular now, but that isn't a bad thing for them by any means.

Quality: All of their beers and food are top notch.

Service: A little on the slow side. Friendly as all get out, but just a little slow due to the amount of people they are serving.

Selection: They always have a massive selection of beers on tap and usually have their bottles for sale. Great selection of great quality beers and they usually have Pliny on tap.

Food: Not your typical bar food, but way better. The menu is very creative and delicious.

Value: Yeah, the bottles and food are pricey. It's a tough pill to swallow spending $35 for The Flavor or $25 for OH!Face, but I do it anyway because their beers are that good. I will still buy their beers, just not as much as I would like to.

I read the reviews on some of their beers and have no idea why they are so low. Everyone I have traded their beers to have had their minds blown away and their beers keep getting better and better. I would put Trinity's saisons up against anyone.

Oct 21, 2012
Trinity Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2799 ratings