Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer ProjectCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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4.08/5
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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer ProjectCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(720) 508-3292 | map
crookedstave.com

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Added by ChadCSU on 03-19-2011

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BEER STATS
Beers:
114
Reviews:
1,849
Ratings:
11,946
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.48/5
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
281
pDev:
9.15%
 
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Ratings: 281 |  Reviews: 50
Reviews by spoony:
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4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

A-This is a tough category to score...the place is tucked away in a small industrial park in northern Denver. It is not terribly inviting from the outside. The tasting room inside is just that, a room, with five lacquered particle board tables and maybe ten barstools at the lacquered particle board bar. Nothing fancy, but it really works because the place is about the beer and not much else, which is refreshing.

Q-I have yet to taste a beer from Crooked Stave that I didn't like. Some are better than others, and you have like to wilds/sours/funkiness, but the beers are all varying degrees of impressive.

Ser-The server was friendly, talkative, and quite knowledgeable about the beers he was pouring. He also poured beers with precision. He sometimes got a little distracted, but he got away with it because on the day I visited, a rainy Sunday afternoon, the place was not terribly crowded.

Sel-If there is a downside to Crooked Stave, it is the lack of variety. The place has six taps and all are Crooked Stave brews, which means they all are some form of sour/wild ale. As I said above, this isn't necessarily a bad thing because the brews are good, but if you don't like sour/brett you're outta luck.

V-The prices at the tasting room are no higher or lower than bottles in distribution around Denver, which is to say that the beer is slightly expensive. Bottles, samples, and tap pours are similarly-priced with all 300-ish ml pours being $5 bucks on the day I visited and half-pour samples (maybe 175 ml) being $3.

O-If you like sour, Crooked Stave is a must-visit. They are moving to a new space in the next month or so, so I guess this review has limited value, but according to the server, not much will change with regard to beer or personnel, which is good.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beer-RUSH
3.94/5  rDev -12.1%
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
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.48/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Citrus wild bier.

Golden yellow. White head with lace.

Brett isn't dominate, which is nice. Great citrus. Lemon and lime. Funky, floral, herbal.

Enjoyable sour. Easy to drink.

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Photo of zimm421
4.48/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Zonian1
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of puftdank
4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of comountaingolf
4.66/5  rDev +4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ShesCraftyinCO
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of locoformavs
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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

Photo of mdfb79
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
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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4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 11,946 ratings
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