Trinity Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.87/5
Trinity Brewing CompanyTrinity Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(719) 634-0029 | map
www.trinitybrew.com

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

Added by scray24 on 08-23-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
59
Reviews:
449
Ratings:
2,309
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
112
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Taps:
31
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 112
Reviews by fltmedic:
Photo of fltmedic
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is a different experience than most beer room eateries. They bill it as slow food, and that is right on the money. If you are on a mission to shovel down some food and get on to the next thing, this is not the place for you. Now, that being said, if you have some time and want so really thoughtful beers and food, pull up a stool.

Local, organic, artful, delicious food. Portions might be a little on the small side, but each bite is full of flavor. The menu has plenty of options for the veggie, but carnivores won't be left out or disappointed. Kobe beef sliders went over big with my friends.

Brewing gear is highlighted behind the picture windows in the middle of the dining room across from the bar. There are big chairs and couches in the back area for those looking for a homelike atmosphere. The dining tables are small, so you might as well belly up to the bar or sit on the patio and enjoy the evening air.

Service here isn't top notch, but again they expect you to take your time and enjoy the food, drink, and conversation. Don't be surprised if you have to raise your hand to get your check.

The guest taps are plentiful and the house brews are great too. I had a flight of their creations and most were in the decent to good range.

I'll be back, but not until I've hit a bunch of the other Co Springs area breweries first.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of COR8RFAN
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of deniserat
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of baggedlunch
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Katiekinz
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of SStein
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of RaphaelJenkins
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Really nice bartender. She was real responsive. Went there when it was slow

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Akeah
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of mynie
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of daem3384
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BeerHunter76
4.76/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of truththroughscience
3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

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Photo of fleers
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of mwaltz99
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ricoslim
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dcbelkot
3.16/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

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Photo of Benjhilmer
4.48/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of backslide311
2.93/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

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Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
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
4.5/5
O.B.D91

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Trinity Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
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