Denver Beer Co.

BEER AVG
3.66/5
Denver Beer Co.Denver Beer Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

1695 Platte St
Denver, Colorado, 80202
United States

(303) 433-2739 | map
denverbeerco.com

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Added by Rifugium on 08-13-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
78
Ratings:
637
Reviews:
149
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.19%
 
 
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Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Just off the Platte River Trail and near the pedestrian/bike bridges over the Platte and over I-25. Seven beers on tap, a Hefe, pale ale, saison, cherry brown, stout, scotch and "Smokey Denver Male Ale." And a cider on tap. Interesting mix of styles. Buy your beer at the bar, no nonsense. Lively but not crowded on a Thursday night.

Place must be nice in the warmer months with the wall of roll-up garage-style windows facing south, with the big patio.

Pizza truck with wood-fired oven parked on the sidewalk. A little too dog friendly for my taste. Loud music booming in the hardscape space. Concrete floors, minimal but jolly decor. Copper brew kettles.

11/17/2013 Update: Tried three new beers and the best one was mediocre. so many interesting styles, I don't know what's wrong with these folks. Great location if you're walking from north Denver over the great pedestrian bridge or up from the Platte River and Union Station. The dogs rule.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zimm421
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Zach122
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of williamphelps
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
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!

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.85/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TH28
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of coones14
2.81/5  rDev -26.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.25

Photo of Ryno3031
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
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

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Photo of Mothergoose03
4.04/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of JustinSparks
4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of legalag11
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Photo of Akeah
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ludachris313
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ADG2995
4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of kojevergas
1.38/5  rDev -63.8%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 1.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jmikepool
4.76/5  rDev +24.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

$5 for a flight of four

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Photo of spoony
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of Benjhilmer
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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Denver Beer Co. in Denver, CO
3.66 out of 5 based on 637 ratings.
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