Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer ProjectCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Type: Brewery, Bar

3350 Brighton Blvd
Taproom at The Source
Denver, Colorado, 80216-5021
United States

(720) 508-3292 | map

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Added by ChadCSU on 03-19-2011

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Reviews by JamLand:
Photo of JamLand
4.62/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I loved my trip to Crooked Stave. I was only in Denver for a short time and it was close to unanimous from local BAs that Crooked Stave was the place to go if you could only go to one of the many great breweries in the Denver area. After trying their beers and thinking most of them were great, I was surprised at how slow it was in the tasting room on a Saturday night. From my tourist perspective, it did not seem like the brewery was in the best Denver neighborhood, but like a lot of small breweries it was located in an industrial park with plenty of parking, which is great for someone new to the area. The tasting room had a typical set up with a small L-shaped bar and about three or four tables. I would think it would get pretty crowded, when they get busy. Both of the guys working the bar when we were there were great! They were very friendly and when we told them we were from Austin, we started sharing stories about the Austin beer and live music scenes. My only complaint was they didn't offer more variety. They had six beers on tap and three beers for sale in bottles. I wished I could have tried more of their stuff, because everything I had was good to great. I highly recommend stopping in here for any BAs visiting the Denver area.

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Photo of puftdank
4.37/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of comountaingolf
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great architecture, deep tap selection and an incredible set-up in back. Good vibe, good peeps, good service, good times!

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Photo of TH28
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ShesCraftyinCO
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of locoformavs
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of vfgccp
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mdfb79
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Vibe is laid back, they let you bring in food which is cool. Bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable. Selection is insane; ton of bottles. Pricey but a real good time; you can basically get any CS beer you desire there.

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Photo of shivtim
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Tucked into a multi-purpose building with bars, restaurants, the brewery and a butcher shop. Artishy interior with awesome bartenders and a huge selection.

Not your typical microbrewery setting but well worth the trip. Friends not into craft beer will feel comfortable here.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

(#40 of 49) We walked here from Great Divide's taproom to try out their beers. The pub is located inside an old rehabbed brick building called The Source, and several other businesses are situated off a common food court area. A small parking lot is at the front, and I noticed a sign on the adjacent parking garage that there is free parking for customers of The Source businesses.

Crooked Stave specializes in artisan barrel-aged beers that include sours/wild ales, although there were a few non-sour beers available too. There were 22 beers available on tap, but we ordered only 4 of them on a sampler flight. (Bottles of their beers are also available, including some vintage selections.) We are still neophytes when it comes to sour beers as the main reason that we selected only 4 beers, but we asked the bartender to recommend ones that ran the full gamut of the sourness scale. We really likes all of them, and surprisingly the most sour of them, the Nightmare on Brett, was the one that we liked best. Not being an 'expert' on rating these beers 'to style' we just rated them on how well we liked them. We ended giving them an overall rating of a B-plus grade.

There are bottles, howlers and growlers to go of these beers. If the styles of beers that are brewed here are to your liking, this is the place to be. As inexperienced as we are at drinking beers like these, we decided that we'd visit here again to try many of their other beers. This is a must-visit brewpub.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

The place is in an interesting locale. It's in a pseudo-industrial modern marketplace. I kind of dug it, but it was a tad confusing (the construction wasn't helpful). When we were there, it was pretty slow, but I could see how the place could get hopping for special events. I could see it getting crowded and maybe cramped at busy times, as well, though.

The beers are very good, execution seems pretty much on point in the beers I've tried. I could use a little more tart and/or fruit presence in a few beers, but that probably indicates more about me than the quality of the brews. But on my side is that this brewer is focused on a smaller subset of styles, making the selection fairly limited (to saison/farmhouse and sours). I will say, though, they had a few one-offs that were out of those options (which I did not try, unfortunately), which is to be applauded.

I was a bit off when we visited, but I am looking forward to visiting again. Almost everything about this place said to me, "come back" if I were in the mood for saisons/sours. And I know I will be again at some point when I am next in Denver.

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Photo of Beervana
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cath
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of brauseboof
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of blayrelovesbeer
4.24/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in Denver, CO
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