Breckenridge Brewery & Pub


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Breckenridge Brewery & PubBreckenridge Brewery & Pub

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

600 South Main Street
Breckenridge, Colorado, 80424
United States

(970) 453-1550 | map

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 90
Photo of dbriesemeister
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

We've been here before, but this is the first time I've reviewed.

The place was very busy on a Friday afternoon. We found a quiet place on a sunny outdoor patio. Service was above average; our server regularly came by to check on us.

The selection covered their standards. Only one rotator on tap. That said, the Vanilla Porter on tap can't be beat. The Summer Lovin' Saison was excellent!

We always enjoy the range and quality of pub food they serve!

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Photo of KraftPunk91
4.49/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Just there to grab growlers and their bourbon barrel IPA was phenomenal and fresh from the draft tap. Since I was in a rush I got a growler of both their agave wheat and their bourbon barrel IPA. I recommend slicing a few oranges and dropping them in each glass of agave wheat served to family, friends, and yourself!

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Photo of Tanktizzo
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Beer was awesome! Great selection, just wish they had Imperial 72 on tap. Food was great and a great selection. The service was great as well! Really liked this brewery!

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Went several years ago before I was into craft beer like I am now. I remembered the beers being OK, but the place was packed and didn't have a lot of space. It was worth a trip to try their tasty brews, but nothing stood out about the venue itself.

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Photo of trebbates
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2

We just got back from a Breck and had a great visit. This is of course one place you should go just to say you did. I've never been a huge fan of their beers. They are good but not great. There is a small selection of about a dozen other beers which compared to Texas isn't bad. It's a great place to have a beer with a nice environment and a big menu. The food that we tried however was not very good. Greasy fish and chips, frozen chicken strips with some sort of white watery "gravy" that was closer to creamer than gravy. The nachos were bad beyond description. Being from Texas though I have a pretty high standards on nachos. So, all that being said, the beer and environment are quite good, but I'd get something to eat else where.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

tough to beat this place up i breck, especially at happy hour when beers are super cheap. this is where it all started for breck, crazy how far they have come. its a quaint but good sized place, mountain themed like they all are out that way, and with maybe 8 beers on, including some stuff they never bottle, like a black ipa that absolutely rules. quiet during the week in the off season too, so now is the time to head up there if you dont want to be elbow to elbow. the bartender was on her phone a lot, but friendly enough and generous with giving us tastes of stuff. their kolsch was awesome i though, just enough little sweetness to it, clean, cheap. food looked tasty and big portioned, but i didnt eat there. i enjoy the vibe, but this is a place more about colorado beer history, they have come a long way, and its really worth a visit. you can get a buzz for under ten bucks on happy hour too, definitely makes sense on a budget in a resort town.

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Photo of bbristow
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.25

Breckenridge makes some good beers. You just won’t find them at the brewpub here. Catering to tourists, the place gets mighty crowded. Food is pretty good with some nice views outside if you’re lucky enough to get a seat. Inside is loud. Available beers are the core set of Breck beers. Nothing special or any of their rarer stuff. It’s the only brewery/brewpub in Breckenridge, so if you want that, then head over. You’re probably better off finding other locals at a nearby restaurant, though.

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Photo of habaceeba
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is my go to place after a ski day at Breck. They know their beer and are always up to discuss what's different about the newest batch of 471 IPA. Get there for happy hour (starts at 3) and most appetizers are half price and $1 off pints. You can't go wrong with a big basket of wings. My favorite is the fish and chips, mostly because of the awesome tarter sauce. The plate goes excellent with the 471.

UPDATE: I can't take down the rating, but there is now a major parking issue. Their lot holds 12-14 vehicles at most. There used to be free parking nearby, but the City of Breckenridge has now designated them as pay-to-park. That's a deal breaker for me.

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Photo of jayhawk73
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Breckenridge brewery is a great place to visit if you're in the Breckenridge area. The atmosphere is fantastic, w/ ski lodge vibes. It's very spread out, so in my two visits it's never been very loud- which is nice. The service was good, depending on your waiter. They sometimes disappeared, but not for too long. The beer selection was decent, but there weren't very many beers on tap when I was there. The food was really good, and everyone there seemed to be enjoying the food. Decent prices as well, especially for a tourist trap city. One note of warning- the altitude makes one beer seem like two! I'll definitely head back to Breckenridge Brewery if I'm in the area again. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mikennat
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Whenever we visit Breckenridge, this is a must stop. I love the samplers so that we can try all of the current beers. Their happy hour is also fantastic. It is the best way to cheaply try the different beers. The appetizers are also very unique and reasonable during happy hour. The staff is very friendly and helpful. While there, my son had a bloody nose (darn elevation) and they were very accommodating. My wife and I enjoy going here to share a pitcher after a long day of skiing, and our son loves the food. Oh, and we once saw a celebrity there, Luke Wilson.

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Photo of HOPPYKC
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I went here when i was in Breckenridge for vacation. If you don't know many of the beers from Breckenridge brewery this is the proper way to get acquainted. I love almost any one of the brews from BB and their brewery/ restaurant in Breckenridge is amazing. I love the fact that you can enjoy food that is paired with some of the most amazing brews made. Don't get me wrong though... you will pay for it. I love everything they have to offer; from the pitchers of the best craft brews available, but don't forget your wallet. Please enjoy though, you get what you pay for when it comes to quality and from such beautiful surrounding and such tasty brews.

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Photo of dlmccabe1
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place was exactly what I had expected - a brewpub with a nice vibe, good service and decent food. They had about eight beers on tap including some interesting options like a vanilla porter, a christmas ale and a chocolate stout. Overall, I thought that the beers were tasty and really drinkable. Both the christmas ale and chocolate stouts were nice versions, true to what I think those styles should be.

There were a lot of people there and there was a lot of energy in the place. I also like that the brewing equipment was right behind the bar. And when I was there a brewer was actually working. No hiding those fermentation tanks behind closed doors.

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Photo of LittleDon
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Summary: Slightly above average brewpub in trendy Colorado mountain town. Worth a visit if you're passing through, otherwise not worth going out of your way.

Stopped in on a Monday about 1:30. While the place wasn't crowded (it wasn't slow, either) there was no parking out front. Plenty of on-the-street parking behind the place, though. The place has a mountain chalet feel with seating upstairs and downstairs. Patio on the side, but it was a bit nippy to be sitting outside on the day I visited. Four Breckenridge beers on the menu plus three seasonals were available. This was my biggest disappointment, as there are many other of their beers available. Service was good, but not exceptional. Prompt, but not offering much in the way of suggestions. Food was well prepared and tasty. Overall, I'm glad I stopped in as I was passing through the town, but was hoping for more selection. Would I go back? Probably not. While the place was slightly above average, I would try finding some place different next time I'm in town.

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Photo of Talisker
2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

An average brewpub - about as typical as can be. Given Colorado's (deserved) reputation for craft beer, Breckenridge Brewery is disappointing.

Visited for lunch 2/26/10. Eight beers on tap - four regulars, four seasonals. No guest beers. All drinkable, but average quality at best - with that dispiriting bland sameness across even different styles that you get at some brewpubs. Maybe it's the yeast?

Best beer on my visit was a Pale Ale - nice hop character, but nothing you would make a special trip for (no IPA on tap on my day). An Imperial Brown also pretty good. Everything else, especially the "light" beer and flagship vanilla porter, quite forgettable.

Typical pub-type menu. Again, average quality food at best. I had buffalo wings (not good) and a burger (fine). Spartan decor, reasonable service at the table and bar both.

Breckenridge is not a good beer town. But if you can go to only one place, then Downstairs at Eric's is preferable. They're sure to have at least a few Breckenridge Brewery beers on tap, along with a few from other Colorado breweries. And Eric's food and atmosphere are better than at the Breckenridge Brewpub.

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Photo of soupermirl
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

O.K. first I am impressed. An 8 beer, 8 ounce glasses of the sampler was only 8 dollars. WOW. We also had a highly recommended Vanilla Porter and Oatmeal Stout half in half (no deliniation between beers in the glass)from the hostess. It was great. Better than either of the two alone. The beers were good. The 150 was probably my favorite, or the English Pale. Food was also good. Highly recommended when in Breckenridge. Around 30 bucks for a $2 pint (between 3 and 8), an 8 beer sampler and two small meals. We'll be eating and drinking there again.

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Photo of moreyeel
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Come for happy hour in the summer! $2 pints!

The lineup is what you already know, Agave Wheat, Oatmeal Stout, Avalanche Amber. I don't know if side-by-side the examples here would taste better then Denver, but i assure you at altitude they do.

Fave was the Breck 150, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the town of Breckenridge, co. Nice scottish ale, warming.

Much better feel then lodo or Sante Fe, again this could be the altitude talking.

Brew house is not hidden away, actually the bar is the all natural extension of the kettles and mash tuns.

Did not stop to eat (got full at last stop), but the green chili smelled wonderful.

Well worth the drive to the end of town.

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Photo of shivtim
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in for lunch on a sunny Monday. Sat at a table upstairs by the window. It's a pretty touristy place (as expected), not a real beer-focus despite the presence of fermenters and a mash tun behind the bar. I guess atmosphere is pretty average, but gets a bonus 0.5 for the awesome mountain views. About 8 beers on tap. Food was slightly better than average pub grub. Service was good; our waitress was quiet but attentive.
Overall this is clearly aimed at skiing tourists, but can you blame them? That's the bread and butter of the region. You can still get a good beer here, you'll just have to sit next to some d-bag snowboarder and a family with noisy children.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in here for a late lunch during a day of skiing (5 Feb 2009); I was recovering from a slight case of altitude sickness.

Bar was about 2/3 full, Bruce Springsteen (The River) playing on the stereo, changing to some funk after. Set up is pretty typical, large fermenting vessels and mash tun immediately behind bar. Food smells good. Bar neighbor was enjoying the pork sandwich. Ordered the pork green chili. Thought it would be like New Mexico chili but was actually mostly red, fairly spicy. Also ordered the sampler, they had eight beers on tap, four regular and four rotating/seasonal. All decent but not outstanding (except for the Agave Wheat which is still a bit odd even on draught). Had the opportunity to try their latest IPA that had not even been named yet. Barkeep was good and put up with me for a solid 90 min so bonus points for that.

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Photo of jrome
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

After a long day of skiing I wanted to stop in and have a couple of brews and some food. I had their sample of brews. It came with nine different beers. Five of the brews were the regulars, four were seasonal. Their stout was my favorite out of the bunch. I also had lunch. The server was real friendly the beers were nothing specical. I had some chili that was probably the best item at this place. I would not go back again. I would rather go to downstairs at eric's at least their is a good selection of beer there. If you are in the area, and have nothing better to do I guess check it out. Otherwise if you are looking for a good brew check out erics

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A very popular destination in town. The selection of their own beer was impressive, with a dozen when I visited. Four seasonals and 8 regular brews covered the spectrum of styles. Downside to that is they don't have any guest taps.

Features a very large bar which gets very crowded during the ski season. The Friday night we tried to get a table at about 8PM & there was an hour wait. Could not even get close to the bar, crowd was shoulder to shoulder. Saturday night we went early at 5PM and bar was full, but was able to order & stand around until a table opened up. Sampled the Bock, Vanilla Porter & Oatmeal Stout, all were solid. Did not sample the food, but it looked good. Beers are very reasonable in this town that can be unreasonable for prices. $4 beers were 241 at happy hour. Hard to beat 2 delicious craft brews for $4!

If you're in town skiing, check this place out. Make sure to get there early.

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Photo of Seanibus
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This is a nice place if completely unsurprising. It has all the stuff on the menu you'd expect at a brew pub and all the obligatory elements - a big bar area with tanks behind it, booth seating, rooms for more family dining, the whole bit. If you've been in one brew pub before, you've seen this one. But the staff is friendly and there is a steady stream of families and local beer fans streaming through the place and the food is well executed, if unimaginatively conceived. I was a bit put off by the beers, however. I am familiar largely with Breckenridge through their interesting selections, such as the the 471 small batch line and the Vanilla Porter. But the tap lineup when we were there offered none of those, offering instead the brewery's fairly pedestrian line of regular beers and their adequate but unremarkable seasonals. This is a perfectly good place to hang out, but not worth a special beer pilgrimage.

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Photo of jayrod20
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is definitely a must for any lover of their beers. It was worth the out of the way trip I made to get to it, twice. The first time I stopped by they were closed for renovations which was understandably see as it was the end of May and out of season. Breckenridge is a tiny but great little city. I found out it reopened and got my treat. The atmosphere is nice with a great homely feel that was welcoming to anyone looking to stop by every night. The food was excellent too. If you haven't been in a while they changed their menu right before I arrived and from what I understand it was a great change.

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Photo of benito
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

There are more Breckenridge brewpubs in Denver than in Breckenridge these days, so the real Breckenridge Brewery and Pub feels like either a relic or a site of pilgrimage, depending on your point of view.

The pub interior is cramped and nondescript. There are a handful of tables scattered around the bar area, and there are more substantial dining rooms upstairs and on the flanks of the bar area. The walls have a lot of early artwork and memorabilia from the Breck Brewery but not much else.

They had seven beers on tap--five of the Breckenridge standards (Trademark, Avalanche, Oatmeal Stout, Autumn Ale, and 471 IPA) and two beers (Breck Light and Pilsen) that are available only at the Breck Brewpub. In general, the beers were uninspiring and underdone. The Pilsen lacked any hop presence, and the Autumn Ale--though palatable--seemed confused as to whether it was a brown ale or an old ale. The 471 IPA's aroma vaguely reminded me of cleaning products, and it was too imbalanced towards hops to be quaffable.

I didn't try any food on this visit, though, from what I remember in the past, the menu is mostly standard pub fare (though relatively inexpensive for Summitt County standards). There are better places to stop and drink in Summit County--Dillon Dam, Pug Ryan's--and there are better places to eat in Breckenridge. Skip this one.

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Photo of CTBadger
4/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

One of our stops on our brewery/sightseeing tour. We decided to stop for lunch. A little hard to find, just off the Y on Route 9 in Breck. Parking is limited- you may have to park in the hotel across the street.

Reminiscent of a ski lodge when you go in - high ceilings with exposed wood beams, a real warm feeling place. We sat at the bar for lunch, the fermenters and other brewing apparatus are right behind the bar.

Current offerings are listed on a chalkboard posted high above. I selected the Avalanche and found it so tasty for an amber I couldn't get away from it. My wife had the Summerbright and the Trademark and she found both to be agreeable. We also tried a sampler of the 471 Double IPA which gently smacked us around with its 70 IBU's.

The food was good, served quickly and hot.

Definitely worth a stop although there may be a wait unless you don't mind sitting at the bar. Everything here is solid - good food and drink, friendly staff, and nice atmosphere.

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Photo of neonbrown82
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

I was in town for a few days on a ski trip, so I made it a point to check this place out (even though I'm not usually a big fan of their brews). It was only a few blocks up the street from the condo, after all. My brother and I went the first night after snowboarding, but the bar was packed to capacity with an hour wait. No seating at the bar even. On the way out we asked if we could make reservations for the next day, and while they wouldn't take reservations they did inform us that if it was before 5:30pm we should have no problem being seated. The next day we arrived at about 2:00pm and there was plenty of room, though it was still fairly busy.

The bar itself is very trendy looking. The whole bottom floor is seat-yourself and the upstairs loft is set aside for those who would like to sit down to eat. Has the look of a ski lodge (lots of woodwork and exposed beams), with lots of ski paraphernalia adorning the walls, as well as posters of their various brews. A few pool tables in the back. The brewery system sits behind the bar. Very cool layout.

Surprisingly enough, this place had the feel of a sports bar / family restaurant to it. Lots of people with little kids, which is odd to see at a brewery. Other than that, it was mostly young trust fund hipsters. What do you expect at a trendy resort town like Breck, however?

The selection of beer was limited to Breckenridge brews only, as far as I could tell from the draught menu, and about a half dozen at that. Could use a little more variety, or at least some more one-off Breck beers that I can't find back home. From the other liquor I saw at the bar, it seemed like run of the mill crap (Jack, Jim, a wide variety of Stoli, etc.), not quite as relevant as the beer selection, but I figured I would add that in.

The service was decent. The waitress actually knew the different beers and which ones were currently on tap. I know that seems bare minimal, but from the brewpubs I've been too frequently in the past, it's a rarity for the waitress to even know that their beer is brewed on site. I didn't bother to probe into her knowledge of the different beers, as I had already tried most of them, but nonetheless she was a good waitress.

The food was the best part of the experience. I had one of the best burgers I've ever had. Kind of pricey, however. It's hard to find a meal under $20 in the mountains, on the other hand, so this was actually one of the cheaper places we've eaten at, but still pricey nonetheless. The beer was fairly average price, though, at $3.50 / pint, if I remember correctly. If you're ever in Breckenridge, check this place out, but I'm sure you'd probably already do that if you were staying in town (as opposed to some place like Denver where you can find breweries like Great Divide and Flying Dog).

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