Renegade Brewing Company

Renegade Brewing CompanyRenegade Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

925 W 9th Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80204
United States

(720) 401-4089 | map

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Added by hophead78 on 07-04-2011

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Reviews by Domingo:
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3.85/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A new brewery in the middle of the Santa Fe art district. This area is starting to fill in, so the location is probably a good one for the future. Plenty of street parking and a sign off Santa Fe makes it convenient and easy to find.
Looks like a converted garage. Seems like that's a good plan for a brewery due to the size and ability to gut everything. Within the tasting room there's a normal sized bar with room for a dozen people as well as 10-15 smaller tables. I also always appreciate the beer resting rail, too. Not the biggest place in town, but it's pretty good sized. You can see all of the equipment and kegs via a window to the back and it looks like they have a ton of room. A quick glance at the roof and walls and you can see that they've re-built almost everything in the building. It's a really nice looking place.
They have a pretty large line-up of beers, especially for a newer spot. They had a blonde, rye IPA, amber, Mexican lager with chilis, red, coffee pale, imperial porter, barleywine, and a small batch milk chocolate stout. Oddly enough, I though the normally "boring" styles like the blonde and red were stellar and probably their best although everything was solid. I'm not a huge fan of the recent "dank" trend for IPAs, so that was the only miss for me. Tasters were $1 to $1.50 for a pretty big pour and pints were $4-5. A $4 snifter of a good barleywine is a definite winner. Dare I say it, but they might have taken the "value" title from Funkwerks with such a massive sampler and affordable pints.
Friendly service, too. Like a few other places - the owners are handling everything themselves for now.
Another excellent new brewery with a cool atmosphere and beers worth seeking out. Considering the locale, it can also probably be a good mini-trip along with the Rackhouse, Breckenridge, and Strange which aren't too far.

EDIT: It's worth mentioning that it's VERY easy to get here from the 10th and Osage light rail stop. As a result, you can lump Renegade in with the easy to reach spots from downtown.

EDIT 2: After (roughly) a year, Renegade has actually gotten better. They've launched several "big" seasonals over the last year that have been wonderful and their IIPA (Elevation) is up there with the best around. They've also expanded seating, too.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of EarForBeer
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BigAl18
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Akeah
2.58/5  rDev -34.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2

Photo of DenverHopster
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

In my opinion, one of the better breweries in Denver. The Redacted (formerly Renegade Rye) is excellent. Spicy hoppy goodness.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

I guess I just don't get the hype about this brewery. I've had four of their beers now, over a several month span and in various places, and they just aren't doing it for me. I've had styles all over the spectrum, since some breweries excel at darker beers or lighter beers or whatever, and I haven't found one that's made me want to get it again. I think I'm out with Renegade.

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Photo of j-rod18
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Really cool place. Service and vibe was awesome. Some of the beer was a bit underwhelming, but the Jose Flanders Mexican Vanilla Bean Kolsch was a MASSIVE surprise. Not even a kolsch fan, but I had to have a pint.

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Photo of ADG2995
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of birchstick
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of sudski77
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of 14erFan
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

My wife and I stopped in here yesterday before meeting some friends for dinner and right away we both thought it was a neat space. If was a beautiful day and they had opened all the windows, letting sun and fresh air in. Service was fast and friendly, we got real pint glasses for our water which was nice. We got a sampler of all 8 beers they had on tap and really enjoyed them. I felt they ran from "good" to "need to have again". Definitely check it out if you haven't. Also - the merch is pretty cool, the t-shirt I got is really soft.

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Photo of angelmonster
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Cool area of Denver, somewhat small taproom but they're fairly new. Never had a bad beer there. Theres not really any service, like most breweries you just go up to the bar. Never had a bad experience though. Usually around 6-8 taps on all the time. Try going there on the first friday of the month, the brewery is located in the art district and theres tons of stuff going on around there.

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Photo of Taylorerickson
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of one800higgins
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Not really any extraordinary beers and the vibe was dead on a Sunday evening. The location was large and accommodating, which kind of worked against a lesser known brand with only a few patrons. The beer was solid, though I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

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Photo of bigotecircus
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of sozz2
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ZachT
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Trythevealchild
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of farondb
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of AlexM
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Renegade Brewing Company in Denver, CO
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