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Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.79/5
Copper Kettle Brewing CompanyCopper Kettle Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

1338 South Valentia Street, Unit 100
Denver, Colorado, 80247
United States

(720) 443-2522 | map
www.copperkettledenver.com

Notes:
They don't have a kitchen, but a food is available from a food truck vendors on weekends. Guests are allowed to bring in any food, or order for delivery.

Added by FrankenBeerStein on 05-02-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
59
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
591
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
48
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
3.32%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by mactrail:
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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

We enjoyed a summer evening bike ride to this place. To me, it's a more pleasant beer way to taste beer than 90% of the bars and joints. A neighborhood feel, wide variety of customers, and the owners are both friendly and totally knowledgeable. On the way back from the restroom I watched the two brewers checking a new Schwartzbier with a good old-fashioned hydrometer. The bar itself faces big windows into the brewery. Big windows all along two other walls give the place an airy feel.

The beers cover a wide range of styles, from a light summer beer and low alcohol German beers, to the seldom seen Roggenbier (my favorite) and the intensely spiced Mexican chocolate stout. Tasters are available, and others are served in pints or 10 oz tulips depending on strength.

I hope this is a trend, if people can make money on a modest brewery and create a nicer taproom. The brewer and wife are the nicest people, and I wish them well too.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3.49/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

A-Copper Kettles is kinda hidden in suburbia in a strip-mall type shopping center 10 miles southeast of downtown Denver. The seating area is pretty small with maybe ten tables and a bank of couches, as well as a very small bar. The vibe is clean, bright, and mellow. The crowd seems to be mixed in age from 20-somethings to middle-aged and there was a friendly golden retriever that patrolled the seating area. There is a medium size patio in the parking lot.

Sel-The beers on offer were all Copper Kettle and they ranged from bourbon-barrel aged stouts to wheat beers on the day I visited. There were about 10 tap offerings.

Ser-Our waitress was great. She was knowledgeable about the beers on the menu, friendly, prompt, and willing to put up with our indecision as we tried to figure out what bottles to order for take away.

Q-I really like the stouts I have tried from Copper Kettle, but the lighter beers and IPAs are merely middle of the road. All the beers I tasted on the day I visited were poured in proper glasses and served at appropriate temperatures.

V-The Copper Kettle prices were in line or slightly above average for the area.

O-I like the darker Copper Kettle beers a lot and the brewery is pleasant. The stouts and barleywines, in particular, are really good, but I don't live nearby, and I doubt that I'll make the 30-minute drive to visit the brewery that often. That is not to say that the brewery is a bad place to be, but I can get most of the beers in bottles and there is nothing about the brewery that makes me want to drive out to the random location to drink there.

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3.8/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

One of my favorite breweries. Tucked away from traffic. Nice patio. They usually have a great food truck. If not, there are places nearby that will deliver food. The beer is fantastic.

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Copper Kettle Brewing Company in Denver, CO
92 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.
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