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Prost Brewing Company

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3.93/5
Prost Brewing CompanyProst Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

2540 19th St
Denver, Colorado, 80211-3910
United States

(303) 729-1175 | map
prostbrewing.com

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Added by dauss on 08-07-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
12
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
594
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
53
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
6.44%
 
 
Taps:
4
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Guess I'll be the first one to toss up a review of Prost, Denver's homage to south German bierhalls. Luckily I have a ton of experience with German beers and establishments, so hopefully I can offer a little perspective.
A little background, Prost's brewer is Bill Eye, who has become famous for his German beer recipes during his tenure at Dry Dock. In particular, his weissbier and pilsner are famous for being some of the best in the country. On top of that, the brewing equipment at Prost came from a gutted brewery near Bamberg (Hümmer) in Franconia. Their equipment is borderline one-of-a-kind in the US, and for now they're the only place in the country doing double decoction mashing, too. Essentially you have a guy who specializes in German beers making them on arguably some of the best equipment possible for the job. Seems pretty much ideal on paper...let's see where that takes us...
On to the place. When you arrive, you'll notice 5-6 picnic tables outside in a makeshift biergarten. The umbrellas on the table are small so shade is at a premium. When you walk in - that's where Prost shines. It looks a bit like a warehouse outside, but inside it has a nice mix of wood paneling, German/Bavarian/Franconian banners, and skylights that make the pace feel almost like you're outside or in a festival tent. The natural lighting makes the place feel open and lively. On the walls you'll notice plenty of decorations from various German breweries, including the large sign from Hümmer, their lineage brewery. There are 8 large picnic tables (meant to be shared), 3 long high-top tables, and an L-shaped bar. Additionally, they have a room blocked off for parties and even a "stammtisch" or locals table for regulars.
The beers consist of 3 different traditional German items, a "happy accident" and some guest taps due in the near future.
Their feature beer is a Franconian dunkel, which is slightly drier than the more common Munich variety. The recipe for this beer is apparently 100% authentic and came from the Hümmer brewery itself. Personally, I think it's great and it reminds me a lot of a slightly less sweet Löwenbräu dunkel. Lots of people seem to confuse this for a dark wheat beer for some reason. It's a lager, pretty much like a dark helles.
Next is their pilsner, fashioned off of the pils beers further north in the country. It's similar to Jever and has a distinct herbal note in the finish.
The third beer is Bavarian weissbier or hefeweizen (a term almost never used in Germany). This one is darker and heartier than Bill's previous editions and has a bit more of a vanilla cream note. There's a back note I'm not a huge fan of, but some people seem to like it even more. I'd say it reminds me a bit of Schneider Tap 7 for a cross-reference, but it's definitely not a clone.
Their last beer is called Batch 1, and is a version of their weissbier that turned out extra dark and extra malty. It's a bit like a dunkelweizen crossed with a dunkel lager and a kiss of sourness and caramel thrown in. It's not really like anything else, but I didn't mind it at all. It's a unique change of pace in a pretty authentic spot.
Everything is available in traditional glassware or even a 1L mass is you like. Want a final half-pour? You can get a 1/2 price "schnitt" to finish up your trip.
Due as guest taps in the near future are Dad and Dude's Dank IPA, and Crooked Stave Petit Sour, both of which were brewed on premises, too. There's also a listing for a Tivoli Helles, which I have no clue about. I think those should make for great change ups in a place that's sticking to German roots.
While maybe not for serious beer geeks, they also offer the option for mixers like radlers, russ'ns, and diesels, too. You can even add shots of raspberry syrup to the beers or order a cola/orange mix called "spezi" as well.
Service at the bar is good, but table service is a bit hit or miss. Maybe they took that authentic thing a little too far?
The place is fun, authentic, and the guest taps should flesh things out for people who don't geek out over German beers as much as I do, too.
Prost is definitely a place I see myself going back to way too much!

2015 EDIT: It's probably worth noting that Prost is definitely not what it was upon opening. The place is the same, but alas the beer isn't.

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Probably my favorite place to drink beer in Denver, ahhh make that Colorado. Can't stand high IBU/Gravity IPA style beers that lay all over your palate like many of the newb drinkers. Nope....this is a clear alternative, lager the way Zeus meant it to be and some of the best I've had this side of the pond in many years. Prost to the Prost brewers, great job fellas.

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Parking lot was unorganized and rocky. Entrance off to the side not clearly marked. Was crowded early pm with locals. Line for beer was right thru the center and not very clear. Service was more like a beer line at the game, my altbier was served in proper glass but not very cold. Decor was not very clear for being called Prost. Patio amenities were hastily assembed and lacked style. I wish them success so they can move to a larger facility. Prosit!

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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
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Prost Brewing Company in Denver, CO
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