Funkwerks

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Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1900 E Lincoln Ave Unit B
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-2789
United States

(970) 482-3865 | map
funkwerks.com

Notes: Funkwerks is a saison-focused brewery specializing in Belgian-style ales.

Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
BEER STATS
Average:
3.96
Beers:
61
Reviews:
727
Ratings:
3,114
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
119
pDev:
12.02%
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slander from New York

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Got out of Denver for the day to visit Glenn up in Fort Collins, breweries will most definitely be in order. I am seriously contemplating pointing the car north and running up to Cheyenne later for the hell of it. I’m sure nobody would notice until the ‘Welcome to Wyoming’ sign and by that time it’s too late. But for now, we’ll see what’s about town. My first visit up here was back in ’04 when we came out for the GABF and knew enough to hoof it up to New Belgium to procure our obligatory 2 (and only 2) bottles of La Folie. I believe there were 3 breweries in town at the time; there are a lot more now. Well, we’re 2 breweries in thus far and it’s early yet…

Little little not a lot to it, or seemingly so. I mean, it’s a single room space at all appearances. Rounded gray slab with black & white amoebas floating topped corner bar with a vertical corrugated base framed, and seating for 6 on high stools. 14 alt colored logo lollipop handles on a panel box on the back wall. Peg board tap board above with tap selections printed on slat boards over flight choices below, and glassware shelved down under.

Horizontal wood framed walls most of the way up 3 sides around windowed and dealt light art. White painted wall uppers and ceiling with ductwork & track spots, and some drop single filament bulbs over the bar. Slat wood floors. Bottle cooler on the outer wall and swag & shirt box. More of that on the back lime green wall (shirt unit boxed and cornered and hats alongside). A single shelf above with GABF medals and World Beer Cup Awards. Snacks over the window atop a stemmed glassware dangle rack with sampler paddles hooked to both sides.

15 beers up just now; Year round beers (Saison, 6.8%; White, 4.8%; Tropic King, Imperial Saison, 8%; Raspberry Provincial, Sour Ale with Raspberries, 4.2%), Boutique Beers (Hella Helles, 5%; Rhuberry Provincial, Sour Ale with Strawberries & Rhubarb, 4.2%; Pineapple Guava Provincial, Sour Ale with Pineapple & Guava, 4.2%; Ginger Pineapple Provincial, Sour Ale with Ginger & Pineapple, 4.5%; Southern Passion Saison, Hoppy Saison, 7.1%; Surprise IPA, 6.8%; MIHO, Belgian Pale Ale, 5.5%), and Barrel Aged Boutique Beers (Saison D’Brett, Foudre Saison with Brett, 7.6%; Kriek, 6.5%; Barrel Aged Tropic King, Barrel Aged Sour Imperial Saison, 9.9%; Level 13, Belgian Style Super Duper Ale, 13%). Beers are served in 5oz tasters and 12oz full pours.

You know I’m all about the Pineapple Guava Provincial, right? Guava makes everything better, it’s true. Damn tasty. Rhuberry Provincial, too. Strawberry is not the easiest fruit to work with, but yeah, that’s good. And as I’d not gotten to the Saison D’Brett yet, I did just that. Well done.

There’s some sort of barrel room to the rear that’s closed off just now. I want to go to there. A handful of raised roundie tables riddled about, seating in the barrel room, and shared hightop & umbrella’d picnics penned outside.

I could do some time here, fo' reals. Nice folks, and the beers are very good. Solid joint!

Oct 08, 2020
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Brianpal from Colorado

4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great vibe, had dishes out for the dogs which was helpful. Staff was friendly and quick to serve us our beer. Loved the provincials, but as I am not much of a belgian fan, the selection was rather limited.

Mar 15, 2019
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Dan_K from Colorado

4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Vibe: Outside isn't real nice but inside you forget. Generally pretty quiet and laid back. It's a small taproom and there are no TVs.
Quality: Great beers with a variety of styles/flavors
Service: Great personal service and attention from the staff of bartenders
Selection: Huge selection of draft beers and to-go bottles. Many more choices than you get in stores. Often have 2 Randles going.

Nov 28, 2017
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mcpat1993 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Coolest bar I've ever been at. I thought their sessions were pretty decent also. They have an outside section with cornhole and monster jenga and all kind of other board games. They also do tours which was really cool.

Mar 19, 2017
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flexabull from California

4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Great little place just short distance from Odell and other breweries.

Cool small tasting room/gift shop upon entering. It was crowded in the front, but in the barrel room out back they have more seating on picnic tables, so we set up shop there with our taster tray.

Quality is quite good. These guys aren't quite at Crooked Stave/Casey's level, but they aren't to far behind when it comes to Saisons/Sours. Plus they had a nice wide selection of beers to choose from.

Service was really good, place was busy, but we were quickly served by the very pleasant staff up front.

Great place to put on any beer tour through Fort Collins.

Aug 02, 2016
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Buebie from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Located in an industrial area just off a main arterial two lane road, it's pretty easy to find. We had a rental and found a parking spot on premise.
It's cute inside, bright green and other pastel paint on the walls. There is a small area with swag for purchase and a good assortment of items. The main entry bar/ gift area is tiny but there is a large outdoor patio for warmer days. Staff was on point with descriptions and gave us space to stare off and enjoy the place with a flight. I'm not down with the sour town but there was still an option for me and I appreciated that.
If you or someone you are with enjoys sour's, you need to sop here.

Nov 28, 2015
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cducap from Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Cool little brewery that does fantastic funky beers. Staff was attentive. Beer selection was good. Tip: get a flight. Half pours of 6 of their beers will give a good idea of their lineup and the pour is more generous than the normal small tasters.

Nov 10, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Not an impressive building on the outside or neighborhood. The inside looks much cooler. The beer on tap was great. Service was helpful despite being busy. I loved the selection although many of them were very strong and that can be dangerous.

Mar 25, 2015
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ManBearPat from Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I honestly don't even like Belgian yeasted beers/Saisons, but this place somehow makes me crave them. While I wish they would have more options outside of this umbrella, I respect that they've honed in on a niche and absolutely nail it.

Cool spot, plenty of space, good to great service of high-quality beers!
I always love bringing visitors here.

Dec 02, 2014
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johnyeast from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

A must visit in Ft. Collins. Small and intimate. Staff is very nice. Tour of brewery is fairly basic but their beer is fantastic. Tried a holiday spiced saison and tropic king barrel aged with peaches.

Nov 24, 2014
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Cool little place tucked away on one of the main drags in and out of FC. Looks like a repurposed warehouse style building, with the tasting room right in the front when you walk in. Good sized L-shaped bar, with a ton of high top seating around it, and an outdoor patio with plenty of seating. Plenty of bicycle parking, too. There were 10+ taps, almost exclusively saisons, with one true sour and a couple of the saisons were infused with different things. Pretty niche, but the beer is pretty good. Plenty of swag available, and plenty of beer to go, with a fridge full of bombers, and growlers of your choosing. Worth a stop if you find yourself around the Ft Collins area.

Oct 30, 2014
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

First off, Funkwerks, come to New Mexico already. Send us your beer. We'll drink lots of it. That's what we do well in New Mexico. I'm not even making that up, we have some of the highest consumption per capita in the US. Y'all can make lots of dinero.

Second, I like this tiny little spot. It's a bit misleading as you pull up, since the place looks like a house from a Brothers Grimm story or like a tiny B&B. Bottom line, it looks small. Inside, yep, it is small. It's a small taproom, but on the Saturday I visited, there were maybe two other people there, so space was not an issue. There seemed to be a small outdoor area too, but I didn't check it out.

The beers here, yes they do include some sours (really more tart than sour, most of their beers), but a better descriptor for this brewery is a Belgian-style brewing company. There were a number of saisons/farmhouse ales on tap when I arrived and I got to try most of them. I forget the price, but for about $10 I got about 5 ounces of four different beers.

Of their year-round offerings, the Saison and Tropic King are both excellent and very approachable. The latter has a big bubblegum aroma and flavor and is on the sweeter, maltier side. These are beers anyone can get down to. Both of these beers were part of my flight and delicious. Both of these beers are in the 4/5 area.

Remi's Rye was a limited or seasonal offering available when I was there and it was great. I was crushed to discover there weren't bottles of this brew for sale in the cooler in the taproom. Remi's Rye was a 4.25/5

Raspberry Provincial I had to pay extra for, but I was happy to and got a half pour for a very reasonable price. I again love this beer, love the light, fruity wine-like character from the raspberries and the agreeable tartness. I would have bought many bottles of this but it was, again, not available in the cooler. Boohoo.

Redemption came though, in the form of Dahlia. This is a big beer, but very drinkable and creamy. I can scarcely recall the details (this was stop three after NB and Odell), but I remember loving it and picking up a bottle (yes, this one was in the cooler). This beer is like a 4.3/5. Just excellent.

I also tried the Sorachi, which as the name suggests (I think!) is brewed, or maybe dry-hopped with Sorachi hops. It was a tasty saison with a different hop profile that I enjoyed. Again, I should have taken notes, but I can assure you it was good. 4/5

Overall, Funkwerks is a great stop, particularly if you're fortunate enough to arrive and have the place all to yourself. The service was friendly (one person behind the bar) and the artwork a nice distraction. There are a few nice shirts and hats for sale and of course, beer to go.

Sep 19, 2014
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Billolick from New York

4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Teeny tasting/drinking room with a small bar. Drafts/bottles available for sale. Love their beer, funky/fruit/sour/tasty/complex...worthy spot in a very fun and beer filed part of the world...well worth a visit..wish I had bought more bottles...

Aug 27, 2014
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

The flight of five was friggin' awesome, each a five ounce pour in a full sized snifter. Raspberry stuff was out of this world!

Service was great, and we rented bikes there too for very cheep out of the library lend program.

Got a four pack of saison to go, reasonably priced.

Funkwerks is one of the truly different places, specializing in saisons and Belgians. Absolutely must try.

Aug 14, 2014
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GTJayG from Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

As a fan of Saisons I dropped in to Funkwerks it's a small unassuming location with seating inside and out. As we don't get their beers in Georgia, I opted for a tasting flight. It was enjoyable to taste a series of beers that are all variations on similar theme.

This was my first visit, but when I'm in Fort Collins again it certainly won't be the last. In a city teaming with beer offerings, Funkwerks is certainly worth a visit.

Jul 07, 2014
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Selbyg from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Funkwerks has some great beers! They are where I take all my first time Sasion drinkers and folks that like Belgium beers. They have a nice patio for the summer and a cool selection of art on the walls. If you would like to try something you've never had anywhere else. Swing in and try one of the beers made with Asian teas they are truly unique.

Feb 27, 2014
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dirtylou from New York

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

biked over to funkwerks from odell - a straight shot just a few miles down the road in an industrial area.

funkwerks is pretty bare bones but the backyard is very chill with a number of barstools, a bags set and some grass to spread out in.

beer quality is exceptional - definitely enjoyed everything i had from funkwerks on this most recent trip. To-go bottle selection was maybe 6 or 7 different variations. A must hit in Fort Collins. You can't skip Odell I don't think, but I much prefer Funkwerks.

Oct 20, 2013
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qcbrewer from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First time here, and I'm really enjoying it!

Small taproom, constructed out of predominately wood siding, and floors. Small "tin roof" style bar, with 7 stools. (2) 4 top high tops, (1) 3 top high tops, and (3) 2 top high tops. There is an outdoor area with a slew of picnic tables. I do wish however that it were less windy outside, because I'd be out there enjoying the awesome temperature and sunshine.

There's room for 12 beers on their taps, but only 7 on today. Personally I'd recommend their standard Saison if you havent had it before, but having had it, I went with a Nelson Sauvin single hop Saison and it was great - so try a different version of it if possible.

No major food but they do have cheese plates and snacks.

If you're in the area, I strongly recommend stopping in. Fun, small place, with some great beers!

Sep 23, 2013
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csmalley from Kansas

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The taproom had a nice selection of their beers at reasonable price on tap. They also offer a variety of bombers for purchase to take home. They also have a nice patio and grassy area where dogs are welcome. They also have beam bag toss which is fun on a nice day.

Aug 25, 2013
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sholland119 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This was a nice first stop in Fort Collins on day two of our cross country trip, especially for the saison drinkers in the crew. Funkwerks is located in a nondescript industrial area on the outskirts of tow, about five minutes from Odell/Fort Collins/New Belgium. There is a small tasting room inside along with some outside seating. It was a hot day so we opted for a high top inside.

We grabbed a standard sampler to start, then each had a couple of smaller pours. The Solenna (dry hopped saison with brett) and the single hop saisons were most interesting to me. I was less impressed with the regular leuven (kind of a diapery berliner weisee) but the raspberry leuven was ok. Biere de garde was just ok for me too.

Grabbed a couple of bottles to go and on to our next stop. A worthy stop.

HV

Jul 18, 2013
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bbristow from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

If you like Belgians and funk, then this is the place for you. Beers come in tulip glasses. That includes tasters! A very cool touch so that you get to experience the beer properly. Usually, what they have on tap is available in bottles. Staff is friendly and helpful. Very large outside area while the interior is fairly limited seating wise. Worth a stop if you’re in the area.

Jun 26, 2013
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claspada from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Small small tasting room, Crooked Stave's old place I believe. 5 or so bar seats and 4 or so tables, max I recall.

Who cares on the size, all the beer's are phenomenal. Must love Saisons and Brett beers obviously though. They had 6-10 on tap. I did a sampler so I don't recall the exact amount. Many special beers plus their standards.

Bottles to go from a cooler which is great.

Service was courteous and quick. Would go here quite often if I lived in the area. A must hit for sure if you are anywhere close to here.

May 31, 2013
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This is easily one of the most funkiest colored and warm looking breweries I've been to.

In a small industrial section, behind service roads for auto parts shops, is a very green and purple and yellow looking building.

Once inside the place is filled with warmth and lots of bright sun. It is small, but there is attention to detail here. Vintage replica bar counter is 50s boomerang, the chairs are nicely shapped, and the wall is painted a soothing green with circular bright tap handles that showcase their beer.

I haven't tried every single breweries beers in Colorado, but this one was certainly my favorite. Their takes on saisons are really nice and balanced, many bursting with aromas (Passion Fruit Montagne was particularly wonderful on the nose).

The service is very cherrful and solid, and the front staff know their product. Selection is about 10 on tap beers and bottles, with maybe 2 guest taps, but I wouldn't come here to drink anything else but Funkwerks.

Easily my favorite brewery to go drink a beer in, worth a return visit if in the area.

Feb 15, 2013
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denver10 from New Mexico

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A cool little place that is very laid back and chill. A handful of beers on tap; the only two staples being their Saison and Tropic King. The rest rotate, some stay longer than others with their weekly special kegs being around the shortest (duh!). Service is decent; prompt and helpful. The quality of the beer is great, like I have come to expect from FW. If you want a local Belgian styled beer no place in Colorado does it better than these guys. My biggest gripe was that they didn't offer growlers. That said, probably my favorite taproom to hit up here in Fort Collins.

Aug 06, 2012
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

my favorite of the fort collins stops so far. they have a tiny multicolored tap room with a great outdoor patio, quite a humble place for such exceptional beers, a very cozy feel going on. maybe seven beers on tap when i was in, all of them outstanding, and the head brewer on hand to share his latest creation from the back room, which i wont give away, but you will like it if you dig what else they do! really some of the better saison type beers in the state here, maybe beyond, and they are still in their early stages, its obvious that big things are coming. some local cheeses on offer to compliment the beers, but no full on food menu. the sampler was an amazing deal, seven 2/3 full tulips for maybe nine bucks, sensational. some great innovation here but with belgian tradition as a foundation, really sexy, ambitious, and well refined ales in here. ive always like their beers, and i like them even more after this visit. some amazing liquid in here and a mellow place to hang out, not to be missed!

Jun 10, 2012
Funkwerks in Fort Collins, CO
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3114 ratings