Wit's End Brewing Company

Wit's End Brewing CompanyWit's End Brewing Company
Wit's End Brewing CompanyWit's End Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

2505 W 2nd Ave Unit 13
Denver, Colorado, 80219-1655
United States

(303) 359-9119 | map

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 24
Reviews by dirtylou:
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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

another newer nano in an industrial section of Denver - farely close to Strange Brewing. I preferred the beer at Wit's end, personally. The proprietors were very willing to walk through all of their offerings, which included a number of specialties for GABF week.

I opted for a DIPA, the Green Goliath, and one of the saisons, Killer Rabbit. Both were pretty good, but not spectacular.

The room was definitely cool - very airy and industrial, with plenty of space to spread out

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LXIXME
3.92/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mikehess9
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of qcbrewer
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Akeah
4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Bruce5
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sara24
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of spoony
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

V-Wit's End is located in one of the more "industrial" industrial parks around...a few miles south of downtown. The place is small and industrial feeling inside too with maybe 12 bar stools and a half-dozen four tops. Brewing equipment is visible in back and the cinderblock construction is only partially covered. Still, the place manages to be warm and more inviting that similar breweries around town. It was pretty quiet when I visited on a Sunday afternoon in mid-summer.

Q-The brews I tried -- an oatmeal IPA, a Belgian blonde, and a hefe -- were all pretty tasty. The blonde was particularly impressive and the hefe had the unique addition of rye which made for a nice beer. Likewise, the oatmeal IPA was above average.

Ser-The bartender, Matt, was super friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and without any sort of pretension. He poured beers with the right of amount of head and offered opinions without being overbearing. Really nice guy.

Sel-Wit's End had nine beers (all brewed in-house) on tap. The selection was seasonally appropriate with lighter offerings and a few IPAs instead of stouts or darker selections for summer.

O-It is somewhat hard to find and the surrounding environment isn't that pleasant to look at, but but this place impressed me with the beers and the service was world class. I will happily come back here.

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Photo of sudski77
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Hip-Hop
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Great place, 80's Vibe. Kudos for Karate Kid on the projector & great music.

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Photo of Summer92
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BPJH
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of rjengelking
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Really impressed by this brewery. Within 30 seconds of coming in the founder, Scott, comes up and introduces himself. He took the time to personally describe the beers and answered any questions I had. The beer was great as well. Loved the F.L. IPA which is very dark in color but not as bitter as your every day cascadian dark/black IPA. Highly recommend!

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Photo of Critters
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of denver10
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

A pretty damn hard to find place, but worth the effort. Reminds me of Grimm Brothers, in terms of physical locations. In an industrial strip mall, no frills, just a casual place to enjoy some quality beer. 8 beers on tap, the ones I tried were all solid. Staff was pleasant and prices were in line with the market. Overall, solid spot and would be happy to hit up again.

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Photo of jmgrub
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ScorpyX
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of claspada
3.88/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Nice open atmosphere in an industrial complex, but still plenty of room with tables and a bar.

Beers were relatively average overall I have to say, they had some above average but most were average. Lots of experimental brews which it is good to an extent but I would rather see a more dialed in product like Renegade down the road.

Service was adequate, was fairly busy at the time so I won't judge totally.

No food.

Just sampled all their beers via the super sampler tray. Very fair value for the amount served. Not a must as I was told/recommended.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This place is basically someone's garage homebrew operation, but bigger. A small wharehouse type building, longer than wider. Table tops on the right, bar on the left. Not really an outside area unless they put out some tables and chairs in the parking lot. Nothing fancy at all about this place.

But, that's ok. The beer is solid and reasonable on the price--two sizes available for most beers as well as sample flights. With their 1 barrel system consistency is something to watch, but so is variety. This lets them (him) do some off-style brews without risking too much.

Simple yet informative menus. Friendly staff from what I've noticed. Location is the worst part.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

one of the new denver breweries i am most excited about. tough to locate, but when you do its all worth it. good sized building but a relatively small brewing operation, definitely room to expand. cool little bar right up front with the brewer scott chatting up the clients. 5 beers on tap, all of which are on the unconventional side of highly drinkable. i was inspired culinarily by some of the selections, and got plenty of personal attention from scott, who was one of only 2 workers there. they did an excellent job describing the beers on the menu. no food really, just some reheated soft pretzels, which actually hit the spot pretty well. prices were fair, i will definitely be back here.

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Photo of Domingo
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

One of Denver's newest small breweries that might actually be the absolute smallest at the moment.
Located off of Bryant and 2nd, the brewery is essentially right where 6th Avenue meets I25. Disregard what Google maps tells you - the brewery is not off of 4th, but it's pretty close by. For a comparison, the Colorado Cider Company is roughly across the street.
Wit's End is essentially a one man show at the moment. The owner, bartender, brewer, and proprietor, Scott handles everything you can imagine.
When you walk in, the comparisons to places like Strange are pretty easy to make. It's in a small industrial warehouse area with a bar up-front and the equipment in the back. There are tables and still plenty of room for expansion, too. Decor is what you'd expect (malt bags) but it's not as though it detracts from anything.
On to the beer. Right now Scott has Jean-Claude Van Blond (a Belgian blonde with oats), Green Man (an APA/red hybrid), Siper FLipa (Black IPA), Mad King (Weizenbock), and Kitchen Sink Porter (made with rye among other things). Samplers were $6 and pints $5 each. Instead of growlers, they have the newer 40oz metal bottles, which are pretty nifty and priced right. At a lot of places like this, they tend to have 3-4 so so beers and one item they're honestly proud of. Not the case here. Instead Wit's End's entire line-up is sound from beginning to end. Any of these beers would be at home at a brewery like Left Hand and I think that's quite the compliment to be honest. While the beers aren't all BJCP style strict, the flavors were all in perfect balance and I found them all equally good.
While I was there I ended up chatting with some people passing through, some small brewery regulars, and Scott himself. Everyone seemed to be having a really good time, and it seemed like every single person seemed to be a bit of a beer geek that had stumbled upon a new spot.
Overall I think Wit's End is off to a good start that should continue. The only downside is really getting there, as it can be tricky. Still, that's not THAT big of a deal. For people coming from Lakewood I can imagine it being very easy to get to.

EDIT: Scott's been adding and testing out new beers pretty regularly and thus far they've been great. Plus, I think the vibe there might be the best in town. I don't think I've ever seen anyone who wasn't having a blast there, and you can tell Scott and his team love what they do. I see a very bright future for W.E.

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Wit's End Brewing Company in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 88 ratings