TRVE Brewing Co.

TRVE Brewing Co.TRVE Brewing Co.
TRVE Brewing Co.TRVE Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar

227 Broadway #101
Denver, Colorado, 80203-5940
United States

(303) 351-1021 | map

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Ratings by Coco15:
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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
by Coco15 from Ohio

Jul 10, 2018
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4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
by KT3418 from Colorado

I really enjoyed going here even on a Monday night. I am the stereotypical demographic as I am a metalhead before anything. Chances are you already know the beer is quality so I'll use the space to promote the new food company inside the place, I HIGHLY recommend Music City Hot Chicken. The Nashville hot is great with TRVE beers and the hottest sauce they have is its own experience.

Went back again before I move, the chicken in there is really good I hope they can keep working with that place, selection was also slightly different already so that was cool too

Dec 22, 2021
4.08 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jun 15, 2021
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

V-If you're into metal music, you will love this place. It's dark, atmospheric and surprisingly welcoming.
Q- Some of the best beers I've ever had with a wide variety of beers.
S-Incredibly welcoming and nice service. Helpful and engaged.
S-Again, some of the best beer I've ever had with a wide variety. My wife isn't a huge beer fan and she found plenty of beers to enjoy.

Noted:If you want to eat here, there's a good selection of restaurants that cater to the brewery and a solid selection of food that doesn't take long to deliver.

Apr 04, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by slander from New York

Winding down in Denver town, this our second to last day of play. Crippling breakfast, check, and now we’re off to, hey, where are we going exactly? What’s ‘Tra-ve’?’ Oh, you mean the sour beer metal place? Are you stupid? It’s pronounced ‘True’, dude (awkward silence in the car as we laugh at a certain someone). Navigated in and then Davo, who is champion, jumped back in the car to relocate when the talls turned away. TRVE. It’s guarded by no less than three men on scooters, we don’t acknowledge them, and enter…

It’s deep and dark, kind of. I mean, it’s lighter up front due to the entrance and then goes darker as you get further in (don’t be a-scared). The walls however, seem to be painted darker up front & lighter to the rear (or maybe not), so let that sink in. Concrete flooring, painted low ceilings with duct work. Drop wood frame boxed bulb filaments over the tabling; spots over the bar on the taps & bar counter art, and on the walls & to the rear. Multiple 3’ x 4’ black & white prints of a dilapidated abandoned house (each from a different angle or position) on both walls. They haunt my dreams. I think (read: I am absofuckinglutely sure) bad things have happened there. Super creepy. Someone should bulldoze that shit down, Forrest Gump Jenny's house style.

So, there’s a single enorrrrrrmous 3 plank picnic table off to one side; I’m talking 7 baby benches seating 2 each on both sides, so that’s um, 7 benches, 2 each, that’s 14, on both sides, yeah, seating for 28. This table could seat 3 dozen+ if not for the shorty share 2-seater benches, you know what I mean? And 6 standing bar counters off the far wall should you not make the grown-up table this Thanksgiving.

Past there sits a straight wood topped bar with a break off to the right; black panel base and seating for 16 stooled. The barback counter (shrine) holds a barbell tap tower with a dozen non-descript handles and a single upright cylinder off to one side, amidst candles and animal skulls, because clearly, somethingbody was sacrificed 10 minutes before you got here. On the wall over the taps, pentacle goat & wolf banner flaggings to both sides of a framed winged whathtefuckisthat? print below mounted horns.

Bottle & can cooler behind the bar for the pouring from. Bar counter ledge adjacent to the bar running the length with small Tired Hands-like drawings for sale lining the wall above. And a slight platform to the rear left where a small brewery used to be. Shirts & swag forward the bar, and there’s a bottle cooler fronting the space; they need to move it back 20 feet and put in more seating. Bar counter seating in the front garage door roll up opening.

Alongside the barback wall, the beer list is done up via projection screen action, split between ‘clean beer’ and ‘sour beer’. They give you beer, descriptors, & ABV, but no discernable differentiation between draft, bottle, & can. Hmmmm. Okay, there’s a paper list that shows draft pricing for shorty & full pour with crowler & 4 pack to-go options, as well, and also bottle & can pricing. Still, the menus just have all formats lumped in together; it kind of makes my brain ache.

22 offerings in all, again, the list is split between ‘clean beer’ (Cold, Kellerpils, 4.9%; Steady Now, Belgian Pale Ale, 3.8%; Lower, Table Saison, 2.8%; Ageless Fire, East Coast IPA, 5.7%; Show No Mercy, West Coast IPA, 5.6%; Stout O))), American Stout, 6.2%; Cosmic Crypt, Farmhouse Pale Ale, 5.6%; Atla, Kviek Style Farmhouse Ale w/Juniper, 4.5%; Scorn, West Coast Pale Ale, 5.4%: Apricot Crypt, Farmhouse Pale Ale on Apricots, 5.7%; Exhumation, East Coast Pale Ale, 4.6%), and ‘mixed culture sour beer’ (Red Chaos, Golden Sour on Colorado Tart Cherries, 6%; Starving Gods of Old, Golden Ale on Colorado Peaches, 5.9%; Heathen Reign, Golden Ale on Colorado Chokeberries, 5.7%; Cursed, Pale Ale, 4.7%; Jewel Throne, Golden Ale on Colorado Apricots, 5.7%; Rest, Lagered Saison, collab w/Oxbow, 7%; Spirit Ritual, Golden Ale on Colorado Plums, 6%; Dying Light, Golden Ale on Roussane Grape Must, 6.1%; Novae, barrel blend, 5.5%; It’s a Dry Heat, Golden Ale dry hopped w/Galaxy, collab w/Arizona Wilderness, 5.8%; Myrican Viking, Golden Ale w/Bog Myrtle, collab w/TOOL, 4.9%).

I drank or sampled a few of the clean beers (Stout O))), really damn tasty; Scorn, dry hopped, fruity; and Apricot Crypt, dry & Saisony), and they were very good, but them mixed culture sour beers ruled (Red Chaos, bright red, funk & pucker!; Starving Gods of Old, damn, that’s peachy, farmhouse funk; Jewel Throne, a lot more sour than the peach, me thinks, like!; It’s a Dry Heat, dry & funk). I’m a sucker for stone fruit beers so yeah, cherries, peaches, & apricots are my wheelhouse and these don’t disappoint.

A chill comfortable Friday afternoon hang (with ‘No Cookie Monster metal’, says Witz). Beers are well done and there’s quite the range. I could do some serious time here.

Nov 30, 2020
4.59 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Feb 05, 2020
4.1 by kidzord from Illinois on Nov 10, 2018
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Oct 20, 2018
4.14 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Oct 02, 2018
4.43 by meanmutt from Ohio on Sep 25, 2018
4.73 by Recyclopps from Colorado on Jul 23, 2018
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by LSDIIS from Missouri

Awesome metal brewery. Great beer.

Apr 20, 2018
3.71 by deereless from Colorado on Mar 17, 2018
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by Mr_Bryce_yo from Colorado

dark black and metal this place is everything a metal head that drinks could wish for

Jan 04, 2018
3.89 by mig100 from Texas on Nov 22, 2017
4.09 by kmanjohnson from California on Oct 06, 2017
3.97 by Keananmichael5 from California on Oct 06, 2017
4.03 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 01, 2017
3.93 by HeartofMiami from Florida on Aug 28, 2017
4.17 by SDRedDevil from California on Aug 14, 2017
3.87 by zimm421 from Ohio on Jul 20, 2017
4.06 by BlunderfulGuy from Nebraska on May 30, 2017
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4.63/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
by deleted_user_357747

TRVE is Denver's heavy metal themed brewery, and one step inside makes that abundently clear. Located in a nondescript little spot on South Broadway, the Necrominon symbol on the front door welcomes you into a dark, dark place. Metal blasts you in the face as your eyes adjust to the darkness. And no, it isn't Poison or Godsmack or Linkin Park; it's called TRVE for a reason. You're gonna hear fast and heavy metal, so posers, take it down the street. The bar is a long slab of dark wood facing what can only be described as an Altar of Beer, surrounded by evil art, skulls and candles. The beer they serve here is excellent, and they are known for their sours, ranging from slightly tart to pure vinegar. They also have a non-sour menu, with the beer totaling almost twenty at any given time. The staff is awesome, friendly without being douchey, knowledgeable without being pretentious. The beer is so good, even people who hate metal flock here, so be prepared to mingle with all types of folks here.

TRVE fucking rules, top 3 breweries in Denver for me. Come here and experience something different.

May 04, 2017
4.07 by M_chav from New Mexico on Apr 12, 2017
3.64 by TH28 from Florida on Apr 07, 2017
4.03 by locoformavs from Colorado on Mar 27, 2017
5 by SFACRKnight from Colorado on Mar 18, 2017
3.88 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Mar 05, 2017
4.2 by MaximumYuks from Oregon on Feb 20, 2017
4.31 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Dec 27, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by mdfb79 from New York

Total metal bar; I like some metal music so was cool with it, but very loud death metal playing and a ton of people in black or graphic band tees.

Beer was really good and they had a funky and non-funky menu which was awesome.

I would definitely go back as the beers from this place were one of the hidden gems on the trip. If you're traveling with a lady friend who isn't into metal they may hate the vibe though.

Nov 07, 2016
4.07 by InfragilisBrew from Illinois on Oct 05, 2016
3.6 by t2grogan from Arizona on Aug 16, 2016
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4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by StoutSnob40 from California

No brewery has more personality. It is an incredibly enjoyable and interesting place to be. The whole vibe, music, the beers. Great range of styles. Awesome place.

Aug 11, 2016
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3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75
by flexabull from California

I had heard good things, unfortunately I wasn't that impressed.

For one, just like other people, the vibe wasn't for me. Pitch black, metal, loud music, I wasn't expecting anything else, but I still didn't really care for it.

Quality was good, I had a nice table beer that was simple, yet flavorful. Selection was decent, about 10 beers on tap total.

Service was very indifferent, I guess it fit the vibe though? Not to mention that I left my card there, called and left a message the next morning, and never got a call back about my card.

I guess my overall impression would be go ahead and grab their beers in bottles, but you can skip the tap house unless you like the whole metal thing.

Aug 02, 2016
4.92 by JoeMans from New York on Jul 23, 2016
3.89 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jun 11, 2016
4.04 by RollBounce from New York on May 30, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

The most metal metal bar I've ever been to. Not a cheesy, 80's hair metal scene. Like, metal. It's in the name. The beer is very, very good. I like that they aren't afraid to make big, boozy beers as well as low alcohol table bears and lighter sours. The vibe is great, but if you aren't a big metal fan, it can be a little much. Just focus on the beer.

May 19, 2016
4.28 by SimcoeKid from California on May 04, 2016
TRVE Brewing Co. in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 958 ratings