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Big Beaver Brewing Co.

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84 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2707 W Eisenhower Blvd Unit 9
Loveland, Colorado, 80537
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Added by ColoradoRocket on 01-18-2011

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of mkyer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JBDE16
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This place is awesome, you get the feeling its a home brewery taken to the next level.
Everything about it has awesome character, good food, better beers.
Very unique all around and not in a bad way.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of siddhartha
2.66/5  rDev -30.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of PCBrewski
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Great little local brewery with an awesome owner who's business model should be one the over ambitious take note of. This place is for locals! in 2010-11 when Loveland was blowing up with start-up breweries, Pete chose to promote his shop local, drink on site or take a growler home mentality while others in town were selling to restaurants and thinking bigger, Pete knew he'd be in pretty good shape just the way he was. I only wish I didn't have to move to the east coast from Loveland and wish I could see how his business is thriving today instead of checking it out on social media. If youre passing through Loveland you must check them out Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Punisher
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2

Me and my girlfriend heard about this place while traveling through Loveland.

Great Small brewery with excellent service and pretty cool tour. They offer 16 different brews that they separate into 2 different flights that are reasonably priced. If in the area this brewery is a must stop. They do offer some unique beer you cant get any place else. They offer 2 sizes of growlers ( 32 and 64 oz.) which are perfect for the road

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Photo of ScorpyX
4.75/5  rDev +24%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Beardedbeerdrinker
4.94/5  rDev +29%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

We visited Big Beaver the other day, overall everyone seemed impressed. We did a taster of everything, not a beer I didn't like, especially for the price. They offered 16 different beers, which each seemed to have a very unique aroma and favor. Service was great, beer was darn good, overall a cool little brewery.

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Photo of LynnSmartie22
5/5  rDev +30.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Big Beaver is a hidden gem! Visiting for the first time I knew it was going to be my new place to go! It has a warming atmosphere than I have ever seen; a cozy, quaint and friendly laid back vibe. Impressively the Beaver has 16 beers on tap to offer. I tried 8 beers on their "Beaver Teaser" flight. The beers were great! I enjoyed all of them, ranging from their pale ale, ale, IPA and stouts I was very happy with the beers. My favorite was their Bust a nut brown ale and the beaver stubble stout. Both had great rich mouth feels and clean finishes. This place seems to have a range of a variety of beers in order to please all different kind of beer drinkers needs.

The servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about all of the beers! Helping me decide which flight I wanted they also suggested one of their beer brats for dinner!

I really enjoyed this place because it was if everyone was family here. As people would walk in, the servers knew names and types of beer they wanted! I met a few people and at the bar and had some great conversation while enjoying great beer!

Big Beaver is a great brewery to enjoy beer and relax. I would absolutely recommend trying it out if you haven't!

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Photo of Sudsmastertaster
4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is the only brewery I've visited with at least 6 beers priced at $3.50. I love this Brewery! They have 17 beers on tap, of course I tasted them all. I was impressed with how distinct the beers were. I will go on to review a couple of the beers here on on this website, but for the most part I was very impressed with the beers. I enjoyed the atmosphere; bluegrass musicians jamming away in the corner, beetle kill wood wainscot, no TV, and people meeting people. I felt very comfortable in the tasting room and the wait staff was great as well. The tongue and check deal makes people laugh and I assume keeps the prudes out because I did not meet or see anyone that was not having a good time. Two thumbs up for this rocking little Brewery with a Big Beaver.

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Photo of tangolima
5/5  rDev +30.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My favorite local craft brew establishment. I attended opening night, and haven't been disappointed since. Early on my favorite beer was the Bust-A-Nut Brown Ale. Recently, they have added a Scottish Ale, which is now my favorite. Good attitude and good beer.

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Photo of denver10
3.14/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Atmosphere was rather lame and offered zero character, especially as it hung out in the ass of a commercial complex. Perhaps I had a bias going in but felt like this was a place catered more towards a frat type crowd that likes the micro brew thing than anyone else. Perhaps just not for me, but I wasn't a huge fan. That said, the quality of the beer was solid enough, offering a few beers I would have no problem drinkng again and enjoying). Service seemed fine and accommodating and the definitelty one of the most affordable micro's around these ways. Overall, not sure I dig the vibe here at all. Won't be back.

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Photo of bunnyman
1.75/5  rDev -54.3%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3

I'm having to steel my self up to write this so please bear with me. I don't like giving bad reviews but my experience was so strong that I feel a need to relay it to you all. My good friend got a Living Social coupon which for $10 gave him $20 worth of beer/merch at Big Beaver so we decided to check out the new brewery in our area. He, my wife and I headed up to Loveland and found Big Beaver in the back of a small office type building. You go through a door leading into what seems to be a vacant-ish office with business clutter all around but there is a door in the back that leads to the tasting room. The official brewery part is very small but the tap room is festooned with merchandise while keeping up a "t-shirts on the barely painted wall as decor" look. There were a number of people there but it wasn't packed at all for 3pm on a Saturday.

We got a full sample of all 8 of their "regular" beers and 4 of their "specialty" ones so 12 in total. All the samples were poured before we ordered them so when we placed our order the lady behind the bar just reached over and gave us one of the trays of samplers that were filled and lined up. As a result all the beers were warm and flat with no head and all carbonation gone. Not the way to server their beer to new customers.

The first we tried was the Wonder Weiner Wheat that was described on the menu as having lots of banana and clove in the nose from the yeast but what we all smelled was the strongly sulfur produced by severe yeast autolysis, or a bacterial infection, and no fruity esters at all. A critical brewing defect and on top of that we all noted a strong lactobacillus infection resulting in a strongly acidic finish. In a word highly flawed, undrinkable and shows not only a lack of quality control and sanitation but also an inability to notice that the beer that they are selling is off.

Next was their Red Arse Ale, an Irish Red. If the Weiner was bad it was nothing like the Red Arse which was highly flawed with phenols giving an overpowering smell and taste of plastic/Band-aids due to a bacterial infection in the beer. Again totally undrinkable and this isn't being picky. It was amazingly bad.

Those two were the worst of the bunch but frankly even one sip of the Red Arse was so horrid that it wrecked all of our palates. We tried to soldier through the next ten samples. The bottom line from the rest was: flawed. Most had a smoky phenol quality where it is not appropriate for the style.I am not sure if it is due to an infection of some kind of yeast byproduct because of poor fermentation but considering the first two were obviously infected I am guessing an overall lack of sanitation in the establishment. Either way all of our sample were of poor quality. Most were thin and severely lacking in body, yeast character especially in the Belgian pale and an overall lack of malt structure and flavor. The Stubble Stout and their bock were less noticeably flawed and rated a solid "yeah, whatever" from all three of us but frankly after being assaulted with so many disgusting drain pour beers none of us wanted to stay or ever go back.

The funny thing is that the owner and head brewer proudly touts not only his 15 years of homebrewing experience but also his Ph.D. in microbiology. Gad. We promptly left and headed to Grimm Brothers for a truly proper pint of beer to wash away our misery. However all three of us were burping smoky Band-Aid for a good part of the evening.

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Photo of emmasdad
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

We stopped in at the brewery last night in Loveland on our way home from Fort Collins. An awesome day with friends, but most of the breweries we stopped by left us wanting more. We found it here. We shared a sampler on the roped in patio, on a beautiful early summer night. The only food available were brats, which we did not try. A nice range of beers, something for everyone, and some very clever marketing (especially the sign proclaiming Women: no shirt, free growler). Overall a very pleasant experience.

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Photo of claytong
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5

The name of this place is suppose to be hilarious, I wasn't for sure if this was an accident or just a great name. The beers show off the owners creativity for naming his beers. I will get back to the name of the beers.
The prices were 3 dollars for under 5.5% or 6%, I don't remember, abv. 4 dollars for everything else except the Whiskey Dick which I believe is 5 since its high sevens or eight abv.
Great summertime beers, however the winter selection was lacking. Their stouts weren't exceptional. The only high alcohol beer I liked was the Potent Peter IPA which was a fantastic IPA. Incredible balance, with so much going on it as well. In fact all beers there are very well balanced, just some are a bit too simple for my taste while others do well being simple and the Potent Peter does an amazing job of being complex.
A couple other favorites were the Wonder Wiener Wheat and Bust a Nut Brown.
You can sample all of Peter's (the owner and bartender) for 6 bucks which is a mediocre deal since the samples aren't very generous. They happily do tasters anyhow. Growlers range from 9-11 dollars based on upon which beer you choose. And if you don't bring a growler they sell them for 4 dollars with a beautiful Big Beaver logo.

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Big Beaver Brewing Co. in Loveland, CO
Brewery rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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