Backcountry Brewery

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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:
179
Ratings:
488
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
42
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
5.09%
 
 
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 42
Reviews by bditty187:
Photo of bditty187
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I'm going to be honest... I've been to this place twice. Never opened the food menu and I've never opened the beer menu. I know they have a good IPA. Otherwise, I've walked up the stairs to the bar, found a seat and asked the bartender what the seasonal/special release beers are. I've been happy with every offering. My previous visit I enjoyed a barleywine and Imperial Stout. On my most recent visit the Breakfast Stout was really tasty!

On both trips it wasn't busy but the service was been very good. I like the vibe of the place, rustic, lots of wood, great views of the lake and mountains. Backcountry fits the feel/look of Frisco very well and is a great stop.

One of these trips we need to skip Dillon and eat here. I would love to give write a more in-depth review but my stops have been in and out.

They do offer beer to go but no growlers per the bartender, party pigs an 22oz bottles of IPA and a couple others. Good prices.

If you are in the area, please stop. It is worth it!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of madbrewer9
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Cool brewpub. Nice view of the mountains! Service was very good. Bison burger was great. Had the porter, imp saison and breakfast stout. All very solid beers. The breakfast stout is the one of the most outstanding low abv stouts I've tasted. Brewers A.J. and Owen were great, enjoyed doing a bottle share with them.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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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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Backcountry Brewery in Frisco, CO
3.87 out of 5 based on 488 ratings.
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