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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
4.12/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(720) 508-3292 | map
www.crookedstave.com

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Added by ChadCSU on 03-19-2011

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.
BEER STATS
Beers:
92
Reviews:
1,353
Ratings:
9,620
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
249
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
4.35%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 249
Reviews by spoony:
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4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
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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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

Photo of snaotheus
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

2016-06-08
Visited here at opening on a Wednesday with my wife (sour lover) and kids. We tasted everything they had on tap and my wife bought a little swag to wear home.

It's in an interesting faux-industrial building and it seems they're obligated to comply with the vibe. They don't do any brewing there that I know of. Server was friendly and prompt.

Beers are good (if you like sours). Good selection of their styles of beer (19 taps, I think). I liked that they started making some standard beers (an IPA, a porter, and maybe an English IPA), which were well made.

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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Vinithing
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Great selection of taps and bottles, to-go bottles were a plus as well. A pretty cool place in the market. It's not a place I could spend a few hours at though. Maybe a beer or two and move on.

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Photo of baggedlunch
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of durlta
4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Located in the Source, which is critical to know if you're trying to find it. Cool space. Friendly staff. The beers are the real draw though. Amazing stuff. Superior quality. Bring your disposal income because this is a great place to spend it.

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Photo of gatheredwaters
4.94/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

Photo of dbannister
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Crooked Stave is a very short drive from downtown Denver. It shares a location with several other businesses at "The Source" (really a cool place to hang out).

Crooked Stave's portion has mainly bar stool seating along with some tables. The beer is really great (mainly sours but they had an IPA option when I was there). You can get taster portions or full pours and they also had a vast bottle selection of reasonably priced sours.

The service is great and the vibe is very laid back.

This is a must visit place if you happen to be in Denver.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of kingjohnh
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bmf5581
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jrsaffert
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of simplejj81
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Great beer and service. More expensive than most breweries but everything they do is sour and a lot is barrel aged so that explains the prices for me.

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3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Hogbrew02
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in Denver, CO
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