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Pateros Creek Brewing Co.

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Pateros Creek Brewing Co.Pateros Creek Brewing Co.
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Pateros Creek Brewing Co.Pateros Creek Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

242 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524
United States

(970) 481-3936 | map

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Added by Bitterbill on 01-18-2011

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of COR8RFAN
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Photo of Chucker17
4.81/5  rDev +29.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Photo of akolb
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

A nice little taproom in along College Avenue. Nice seats inside and out, although sitting outside left you with a nice view of the parking lot. Beers were pretty unremarkable but tasty.

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Photo of siddhartha
1.94/5  rDev -47.7%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 1.5

Photo of wapcap
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

When I was there they just had food trucks, and they were fine,

The beers were average. The lay out of the taproom was cool and inviting. Its worth checking out if you have not been there.

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Photo of Skagnetti
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of redleg411
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of ManBearPat
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Definitely a cool place to try a few beers. Small tasting room right in the heart of the old town Ft. Collins. It's got plenty of seats, despite being a little cozy, but it's still nice. Music playing from quality speakers that aren't cranked up so loud you can't hear yourself think, no commercials that I noticed. There's another room with darts and stuff, so it's a little bigger than you might think when you first arrive.

Beer was very tasty. I really thought they nailed the summer beer with their kolsch, and the schwartzbier was so thick it was nearly a porter.

Certainly a place you should stop by and have a brew when in Ft Collins.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

great little spot thats been around awhile now, several years i think, but just getting into the canning game. never been to stoked on anything from the can, but the brewery itself is another story. a great diversity of beers on tap, including some really cool stuff. was most impressed by the rattlesnake jack, a lacto pitched tart blackberry peanut brew that sounds horrible but tastes incredible. also was pumped on the use of maple in the shimsham, so delicious without being too sweet. the taproom is tiny with a cute little bar, but there is outside seating and then a separate game room thats a lot bigger. cute and friendly girl behind the bar that was generous with the sampling and rather well informed compared to the taproom girl standard. the brewer is a super nice guy, humble and creative, and the prices are ultra reasonable. i will definitely be back to this place, and would absolutely love to see them start canning some of their more interesting seasonal brews. maybe the most underrated brewery in colorado.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Atmosphere - quaint place, but I hear I missed out on ping pong and fooseball. Will have to go back and check it out. The beetle pine bar was gorgeous.

Quality - from what I had it was all pretty good. Nothing amazing, but good quality for sure.

Service - the bartender was the perfect combination knowledgeable, friendly, and not overly in your face.

Selection - decent selection for a small place that has not been open too long.

Overall - Job well done. Will have to visit again next time I am in FoCo

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ScorpyX
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Pateros Creek, one of Fort Collins' newer breweries, is one of those breweries in a place you might not expect. The first time I saw the place after it had opened, I could see why they needed a big sign near the road to advertise its existence. Tucked in the corner of a parking lot off of Fort Collins' main road College Ave, Pateros Creek has been around for a couple of years now and seems to continue to establish itself. There's a small tap room and a few chairs and tables outside for patio seating, but I tend to go during the week, so even the small space is usually more than enough to accommodate the number of people in it.

It's a small, personal space and a good place to get to know the staff or other patrons who may be stopping by for a pint. The prices aren't too bad, especially on Tuesday when growlers are half off, Wednesday or Tuesday they (at least used to) buy pizza for customers there. They tap the Outlaw tap ever Thursday, a specially brewed small batch just for that day, and it's usually dry within hours.

Fairly recently, the Waffle Lab food truck has begun sharing the parking lot with Pateros. Though I don' t know their schedule, if they're there I strongly recommend trying them. Their waffles, whether for lunch, dinner, or a delicious snack, are delicious!

Pateros Creek isn't flashy or over the top. Their don't have 20 taps and their beer isn't my favorite in town, but it's a worthy place to check out and make the occasional trip. Your wallet will thank you.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I think this is the newest brewery in the Fort, for the time being. Opened in June 2011

Located north side of downtown/Old Town (not sure if there's a difference) on the back side of a parking lot.

Food Truck: Waffles! Man, those were good (and some brauts).

Small place, cozy. About 6 4-tops outside in the front. Friendly Franklin was tending the bar. Big teddy bear dude. They had about 7 beers on tap; 5 regs and 2 specials, although I may be off on the numbers +/- 1

I had the Kolsch and the English Mild. The Kolsch was just right for a semi-warm Fort day. It could use a bit more snap, but a fine drinking beer (I got a growler). The Mild was fantastic. Nice flavor and feel. The other beers were not of the outrageous kind. Franklin said they aim for sessionables. Fine and dandy.
I like this place, and will visit more often...at least as often as I'm in Fort Collins

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Photo of Domingo
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Pateros Creek is the newest (for now…) brewery in Ft. Collins. Located a few blocks north of Coopersmith’s & Equinox, it’s still an easy walk the other breweries or anywhere in the old town area.
The day I arrived they had a pretty active outdoor area and occupied a fair amount of the lot they’re housed in. There were a few large tables in the sun (plus a live music area) and a tent covered patio attached to the brewery itself. When you walk in, there's a 8-10 seat L-shaped bar and 5-6 stand alone tables. Everything was covered in “real” re-used wood so it looks a little like an old west bar.
There were quite a few taps to try. One of the larger selections around in fact. They include a Kolsch, rye pale ale, ESB, brown porter, English mild, gluten-free cream ale, gluten-free coffee ale, Imperial wheat pale ale, vanilla porter, and Irish red.
The ESB, Vanilla Porter, and English mild were all extremely good. The Kolsch was diacetyl-heavy, and the wheat ale tasted like they just threw a lot of hops at a bad wheat beer. It was on the verge of horrible. The others were pretty good, although the 2 gluten-free beers were excellent for what they were. People with celiac disease pretty much owe it to themselves to head here as a result.
Service was friendly and there were pretzels to snack on. Beers weren’t expensive and pretty much everything (except the gluten-free beers) was under 6% ABV, too.
Not exactly my favorite stop in town, but certainly a worthy addition to the FC scene. They were busy and I noticed the English mild was a big seller, which is a pretty cool concept that would’ve been unthinkable a few years ago.
My first impression was unremarkable, but we'll see where they end up in a year or two.

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Photo of hwwty4
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped by on my recent trip to Fort Collins over the Thanksgiving break. I was trying to hit all the new beery places that had opened since moving away. This was my first stop.

The brewery itself is located on the outskirts of Old Town. Tucked on the side of a little retail building on the end cap. The location has a little out door patio. Inside there are a handful of tables that all fold up to the wall to add a little more space. The bar takes up the entire left hand side. All the wood is reclaimed beetle pine. Looks really nice and its a good use for wood that would have otherwise been destroyed. Dartboard in the corner but I couldn't actually imagine playing since its a little cramped. While I was there, they were talking about expanding eventually which would be nice. The selection was decent. They had all of their normal line up plus a handful of specialty beers on tap. We did both flights (normal and specialty) along with a half pint of the pistachio beer they had. The beers were all at least, decent. Car 21 is a fantastic bitter. Definitely deserves the medal they won at GABF this year. The pistachio beer was ridiculously bad. No one in the group liked it and everyone likes pistachios. We all thought it tasted like ice cream made out of artificial pistachio extract. The beers were all kind of a wash. I didn't notice any food besides bar snacks. We munch on pretzels while we worked our way through the flights. Overall, I was impressed. Its a young brewery and has some kinks to work out. Will definitely stop by the next time im in Ft Collins.

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Pateros Creek Brewing Co. in Fort Collins, CO
Brewery rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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