Denver Beer Co.

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Brewery, Bar

1695 Platte St
Denver, Colorado, 80202
United States

(303) 433-2739 | map
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Platte St. Taproom/Brewery

The vibe is basically a traditional American craft brewery, woth a larger, industrial style feel. The brewhouse is clearly visible behind a portion of the bar with no wall or window. Quite relaxing and inviting with plenty of seating.

I only had their belgian golden stro g ale that I have a hunch might be barrel aged, but it was an good. I've had Denver Beer Co. in cans before and that was decently good, but honestly this taproom beer is one of the best Denver Beer Co. beers I've ever had.

Service is at first a bit rushed, but the bartenders want to make sure you enjoy your beer, and when I ordered a wierder beer, she insisted I try a taster before committing. After flexing a bit of beer knowledge she was quite friendly if not comedically sarcastic.

Selection is.pretty an big if not a bit traditional for a Colorado craft brewery. 3 pages of beers on the menu and something for everyone.
Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 4.11 by BobsBrewReview from Missouri

Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by kmanjohnson from California

May 24, 2019
Rated: 4 by Keeling from California

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 5 by Janiece from Vermont

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

Sep 15, 2018
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Rated by DaMacAndCheese from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Pretty quality place with amazing friendly people. Super dog friendly!
Aug 29, 2018
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Rated by Tdschoenthaler from California

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Great Vibes. Good Beers (Nothing Particularly Sensational).
Sep 12, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by zimm421 from Ohio

Jul 18, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by williamphelps from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Bright lights and a good trunk greeted us on arrival. Space is very open, virtually all part of the patio thus Sara our dachshund felt very welcome. Young crowd of 20s and early 30s. Very friendly and social vibe!
Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Apr 11, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by TH28 from Florida

Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 2.81 by coones14 from Colorado

Oct 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Ryno3031 from Texas

4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Visited 8 craft breweries in the Denver area and this was my favorite. Great vibe. Beer selection was decent but the ones available were excellent. Service was decent/average but nothing to detract from the quality of beer
Sep 23, 2016
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
(#38 of 49) My wife and I stopped here to try their beers. The pub is located on a busy street among other retail, office and residential structures. The building has several overhead doors across the front that open up to a patio that has umbrella-covered tables. Hop bines are also growing over the patio which added to the vibe of this place. The interior has seating along a long bar and there are a number of tables/chairs. The brewing equipment is visible at the far end of the tasting room along with some oak barrels, and barrels were stacked at the other end of the pub too.

We ordered a sampler flight of 5 of the 9 beers that were available that day. All of them were brewed very well to their respective style and were very tasty so that we scored them in a range from a B-plus to a B-minus. The Graham Cracker Porter and the Lazy Monk Dubbel were the two that received the highest scores. Growlers, bombers and cans are available to go.

There is no food served here but a food truck was parked at the front of the building, so we decided that we needed a snack. Our food was very good. This is a brewpub that we'd definitely like to re-visit if we are ever in Denver again.
Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Aug 16, 2016
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Reviewed by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
A brewery that isn't afraid to put out some odd styles. The graham cracker beer is the most popular, but is just okay. I liked plenty, but didn't fall in love with any. The packed taproom was cool. Felt like everyone was local, even though they probably weren't. Cool place.
May 19, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by legalag11 from Texas

Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by Akeah from Colorado

Mar 14, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by SavageHopHead from Texas

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by Soloveitchik from New York

Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by Ludachris313 from Florida

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 4 by ADG2995 from Missouri

Oct 08, 2015
Rated: 1.38 by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

Oct 02, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Sep 28, 2015
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Rated by jmikepool from Texas

4.76/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
$5 for a flight of four
Jul 12, 2015
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Reviewed by spoony from Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
V-Denver Beer Co. has a medium sized indoor/outdoor layout with a good patio and lots of community tables. The bar is in the center of the joint with some brewing equipment behind and to the side. There is also a barrel area in another room...I'm not sure what its like in there. The place is close to Denver's Central Business District and its always crowded with a mostly younger crowd.

Q-I've never had a DBC beer that blows me away, but most are drinkable. The Graham Cracker Porter is above-average (especially on tap), their IPA (Incredible Pedal) is so-so, and the Belgian pale ale that I tried last night was above average too. I've had some losers from DBC, but most of their beers are serviceable.

Ser-I have had a hard time getting great service here. It is sometimes slow (owing to the crowds, mostly) and last night the bar tender was just, um, kind of a jerk. I have had a few visits with people here who know what they are brewing, but that has been a while.

Sel-The beer selection is broad in terms of style, with everything from a barleywine to an IPA to a porter on offer last night. I have never seen a guest tap here.

O-The Denver BAs give DBC a hard time for various reasons. The bad rep is somewhat deserved, but there are worse beer joints in town and patio is good people watching.
May 15, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by Benjhilmer from California

Apr 28, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by sudski77 from Colorado

Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Apr 11, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by norrisk66 from Colorado

Apr 06, 2015
Rated: 4.55 by ejl4 from Vermont

Mar 07, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 13, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by afsdan from Colorado

Feb 12, 2015
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Rated by traviseses from Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Love Denver Beer Co. Love their graham cracker porter
Feb 02, 2015
Denver Beer Co. in Denver, CO
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