Equinox Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.85/5
Equinox Brewing CompanyEquinox Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

133 Remington Street
Fort Collins, Colorado
United States

(970) 430-6489 | map
www.equinoxbrewing.com

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Added by johnyeast on 05-21-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
76
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
365
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
92
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 92
Reviews by Domingo:
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3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Pretty interesting place right in the middle of downtown Ft. Collins...literally only about 50 yards from Coopersmith's and connected to the homebrew shop, Hops & Berries.
When you walk in, instead of a beer tasting room, you feel like you're in a coffee shop. The walls are a pretty odd pastel green, there are lots of small tables, and the bar is tucked into the back corner. Interesting deviation from pretty much any other tasting room I've ever been in.
My wife and I grabbed the sampler, which offers a healthy mix of styles: pale/golden, brown, ESB, weizen, IPA, and porter. All of them had a solid amount of substance and I'd say the brown and porter were personal favorites. They're definitely pretty liberal with their hops and I'd say they remind me a tiny bit of Odell's pilot beers. No big beers or anything off the wall to be had, but no issues either. No matter where your tastes lie, I think you'd be pretty happy. If anything, the beers might taste a hair too universal, but they're still excellently crafted.
Prices were low and yup, the infamous 1/2 pint (which I really like) is here.
There's a fair amount of room, a railing for standing on crowded days, and the staff was friendly.
While there's nothing revolutionary about Equinox, the atmosphere is very different from any of the other places in town and I can imagine it might be a pretty relaxed place to hang out instead of doing the circuit of breweries in Ft. Collins. If anything it reminds me a little of the Colorado Boy out in Ridgway.
Not the first place I'd hit in town, but the location is a good one and it's different enough to be a great fit.

EDIT: A future visit revealed a much larger line-up of beers and they now have 10 or more taps. However I'm still a tiny bit underwhelmed. There are no issues with any of the beers, but none of them really gave me much reason to revisit it. I don't know how to explain it, but they just seem to lack pizazz.

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Photo of dbriesemeister
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Packed on a Wednesday evening during dinner time-- despite very limited food selection.

Consistently good taste across the range of beers.

Good service and advice from the bartenders.

Very broad selection: 21 beers across categories that included specialty, nitro (beer engine), and their regular draft varieties

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Photo of Lawnie
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.36/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of KYoung86
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ambruns1979
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of siddhartha
4.02/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Kozza
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of charleslueg
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

this is one of the coolest little breweries in fort collins. its got a very earthy hippy organic vibe to it, like it would belong better in boulder or something, but the space is great, semi divided into different rooms, comfortable furniture and an oddly shaped but ideally placed bar. plenty of beers on to choose from, all with creative names and recipes to match. the belgian wit on cask was awesome, they had a delicious barrel aged porter, as well as a couple of belgian styles that hit their marks. the staff was real friendly and also fit the hippy organic vibe pretty well. they informed me this place has been open almost five years, looks like they are off and running really well in that time, with a few gabf medals adorning the walls. i liked the wide range of styles and the cozy atmosphere of the building. this is definitely a place to stop into when in downtown fort collins, its close to everything and very interesting compared to other local breweries. they have carved out a cool little identity for themselves, and the beers were great.

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Photo of wapcap
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Another very good brewery in Fort Collins. I've been there several times. Earlier in the days and evenings it is suitable for families. Later at night it gets packed. They have outdoor seating.
Beers are all good. Service has generally been fine. They have some cool swag to buy as well.
Add to your places to visit in FC.

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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of redleg411
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of greg4579
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Skagnetti
3.51/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Yagi1
3.4/5  rDev -19.6%

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Equinox Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.
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