Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer ProjectCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer ProjectCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(720) 508-3292 | map
crookedstave.com

Notes: Beers are brewed at / by another brewery. 
BEER STATS
Average:
4.16
Beers:
128
Reviews:
1,998
Ratings:
11,876
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.47
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
294
pDev:
9.17%
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 294
Reviews by PapaGoose03:
Photo of PapaGoose03
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of jbarry3000
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of chitownfanatic21
3.66/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of srw
3.82/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of kidzord
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
4.47/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

If you love sours, you will love Crooked Stave. A huge selection of sours and the service was fantastic.

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Photo of 86sportster883
3.89/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

Stopped by on a Friday around lunch hour for a couple of beers prior to heading off to DIA. The place had a chill vibe with an upscale presence, good tunes and a mostly young, professional clientele. My friends and I came for the Sours, and we weren’t disappointed.Each a unique exploration of Brett, Saison, barrel aging and excellence. They are pricey, about $12 /full pour, but the quality is world class. Even the Zest IPA the tasting room was showcasing ($8 /full pour) was an excellent unfiltered DIPA. A must visit stop when in Denver.

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Photo of spontaneously_fermented
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Cozy and tucked away in an urban indoor market. Solid sour beers and friendly enough service.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Foxman27
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I stopped in while visiting Denver, and found this to be a quality stop. Great beer, friendly staff. The only thing I wasn't really sold on was the location in the little mall like area.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Beer-RUSH
3.94/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Lots of sours and "offbeat" beers here, but they also have the "basics" if you're not feeling adventurous. Friendly staff. Food offerings within the same business complex also.

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Photo of mig100
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.65/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This is a fantastic brewery, a required destination for the sour beer lover. They have some truly remarkable beers and the staff is very enthusiastic and helpful.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of zimm421
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 11876 ratings