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Backcountry Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.87/5
Backcountry BreweryBackcountry Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

710 Main Street
Frisco, Colorado, 80443
United States

(970) 668-2337 | map
backcountrybrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
26
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
467
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
41
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
4.83%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 41
Reviews by Mebuzzard:
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped in here to visit Alan after a beer fest in Dillon. A cross between deck-house, lodge and cabin feel. High wood ceilings and nice open spaces provides comfort and some privacy. Big leather chairs and couches up front affords some chillaxing time with a nice brew.
They had a handful of beers on tap, and you can purchase bottles, 'pigs', and kegs to go. A couple of separate rooms for dining and a long upper deck/patio.

I had the Lumberjack pizza and it was quite good. Pretty good price and great service, although there weren't many people there for lunch on a sunday.

Beers were nice as always. Had a good time and toured the brewing facility. A must stop in Dillon/Frisco

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Junichi
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of msvitak
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Rupe0301
3.21/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3

May an off day service was a bit slow. Beer slection is mostly standard fair. Nothing really stretching boundary.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Akeah
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of jrb378
4.48/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MAD_Hippies_Life
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of reebtaerG
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Taillon75
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Gerred
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of SalukiAlum
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

I really like this place especially for happy hour!! Happy hour is 6 days a week from 3-6 and they have killer deals. There were 3 of us and our bill was $45 and we had many beers and 3 appetizers. Solid beers, I really enjoyed the DIPA, Breakfast Stout and Amber this trip. Food was very good too. The service was good, especially considering how busy they were. We camped about 5 minutes from the brewery next to the lake. Easily my favorite brewery right off the I70.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere - reminds me of a ski condo resort. nice and cozy inside with lots of space. doesn't remind me of a brewery. more focus on the food here.

Quality - nothing that really stood out for me here.

service - very good server

selection - lots of beers to choose from. again, nothing overwhelming.

food - sad that the food was my favorite part of the brewery

overall - good place. I enjoyed the DIPA and the Berlinerweiss quite a bit. I would go back if I was skiing.

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Photo of eawolff99
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of vwbus7
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of Brob245
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of PalatePilot
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of cam12
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ScorpyX
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Domingo
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Yes, yes...I should probably be tarred and feathered for not making it up here sooner. As a long-time fan of the beers, it's been on my list for a long time. I've stopped reviewing, but will make an exception since I should have been up here in 2009.
Located right off of HWY9, it's easy to reach from either direction (Breckenridge or I70) and is right on the corner of Main street. The restaurant/bar is on the second floor and brewing operations are on the first.
The first thing you'll notice is that the place is massive. High ceilings, a large bar area, a big dining room, a patio, and a special "fireside lounge" area for events. It's designed to look like a ski lodge, which is pretty fitting.
For food, they do burgers, pizza, and baskets of tacos and fish. Of the four of us, we went for a couple different kinds of fish and a burger. All were great and the fried fish were breaded with the house wheat and pils beers. Normally I'd shrug that off, but the breading was wonderful.
What about the beers, right? Backcountry makes year-round version of a a pale ale (which is bordering on an IPA), wheat, pils, amber, and porter. All are great, and even if you think you've had those styles - try them. They're industry benchmarks. Seasonally they also had a mild breakfast stout, a weizenbock, a berliner, and they had a little bit of maerzen left. These will feed into your inner geek while still staying 100% true to style and hanging with the best examples of those beers, too. As a German beer aficionado, the weizenbock and maerzen both spoke to me like few versions do. Finally, they offer 12oz bottles, party pigs, and multi-packs to go.
If you're anywhere near Frisco, this is where you need to go.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Stopped by the brewery to get some pizza and beer after a day hiking 14'ers. The beer hit the spot of course and they had a couple special taps in addition to their regular lineup. We ordered a pesto pizza and I was pretty underwhelmed by it despite being starved. Service was good and the prices were very reasonable. I would definitely stop by for beers but I might think twice about ordering a pizza again.

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Backcountry Brewery in Frisco, CO
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