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Black Bottle Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.44/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1611 S College Ave Ste 1609
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525-1074
United States

(970) 493-2337 | map
blackbottlebrewery.com

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Added by seanma8 on 12-19-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
83
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
265
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
47
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
6.86%
 
 
Taps:
40
Bottles/Cans:
15
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by Emptygrowler:
Photo of Emptygrowler
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Upscale beer list. Not to mention the American Classics like Schlitz and PBR in a can or a red Solo cup. You can get a 40 in a brown bag even! A must stop brewery with some great food to pair up with that nice libation. No only does Black Bottle sell their own brews but they sell other brews whether local or not. Wine and mixed drinks are also on the menu.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wapcap
3.89/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

A neat little place away from downtown in FC. The foods were solid and they source some local foods. Beers were good. They had a few ipas that were good and would do well in the FC scene. Family friendly. Worth a visit.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of daem3384
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Chucker17
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of petersonmatt22
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of siddhartha
3.39/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I hit the BBB on a trip to Fort Fun. I was long overdue for a visit, as I've sampled their wares at various Colorado brewfests and their taps were always ones which warranted a 2nd [or, 3rd] visit. Their pub is no different; at the time of my visit, they had about a dozen+ of their brews on as well as a impressive range of guest taps, some of which were collaborations from brewers rarely seen in Colorado except for the magic weeks of GABF.
I stuck to BBB's pours, as there many I wasn't familiar with and sampled their Hipster IPA, the award winning Friar Chuck Kolsch and a very interesting complex a flavor blast, a sour brown, called Mom, the Meatloaf. Not only can these guys brew great stuff, their sense of humor is forward! If you want further evidence of that, go to their website and sample some of the videos.
The food and service in the pub - as expected - were top drawer. I'll readily return.

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Photo of charleslueg
4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dan_K
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

[editing my place review after a 2nd visit]
Vibe- Modern and tasteful, youthful and energetic. Slightly ecclectic without being pretentious. Decent amount of space while still feeling "cozy".

Quality- The beer was good and the food that I tried was pretty good (bacon cheddar fries) but the fries didn't seem very fresh. They served the samples in nice sized glasses and all the BBB beers tasted flavorful and fresh.

Service- prompt and very friendly, and patient with the beer list. They also seemed to know the beers on tap very well, which was a plus.

Slection: They have 40 taps, and in addition to about 10 from BBB they have some really good and interesting beers from local and international places. They had a belgian (from Belgium), Stone, and some East Coast stuff. I just bumped this to a 4.5 because I forgot to mention they have full bar ane even serve wine too. An interesting choice for an up and coming brewery, and a welcome change.

Food: We only tried the cheddar bacon fries, but they were great and also fairly priced.

Overall: this is a great place. Not only are their beers good and interesting, but their taplist is very good. They even list all their current taps on their website which is awesome. The prices were very reasonable and the service was great. Unfortunately this place has a lot of competition, in almost any other city it would be a runaway success. After going a 2nd time and having a GREAT time and having awesome beers I am thinking this is quickly becoming a favorite spot for me in Fort Collins. I shall return.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

finally made it over here, been meaning to for a long time. i was really impressed from top to bottom, starting with the space, comfortable size, not huge in the tap room, but with the brew house in the back it looks like there is room to grow back there. up front its nicely put together, cool art, comfortable seating, and a modern feel to it. they have a ton of taps, i like this model, especially for a smaller operation. maybe eight or ten house beers, and at least another 20 from guests, ranging from colorado to global, pretty cool. the list was well curated and the beers were interesting. for the house beers, all of them that i had were good. i had been a little up and down with these guys, some definitely better than others, but all four i had on my visit here were excellent, especially the count chocula cereal stout. the food was also very good, one of the better meatball subs ive had here in colorado, and the dude working was really nice. he gave me a bunch of samples, told me stories about the place and the beers, and was genuinely enjoyable to chat with. this came in way above my expectations, and i see why they have such a loyal following. this is going to get added to the fort collins rotation for sure!

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Photo of mkrass
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had an oatmeal stout and the sausage platter, and both were delicious. Pretty laid-back vibe. Will definitely go back.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Skagnetti
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of cbcrunch
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of ManBearPat
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TuggyRuggz
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mike_dawson
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Joegashnick
3/5  rDev -29.1%

I've been to BB many many times since they opened- their brews were good, lots of saison style but I have to say I enjoy their guest taps more than their brew most of the time, maybe just not my taste but it's a good local place Kinda tight on seating if the outdoor area isn't useable and it's prime time. The food quality slipped and after some lackluster meals I decided to no longer eat there, and consider it just a tap place now, a few friends had similar experiences. The food at first was really solid, a nice change for the FC area, wish it didn't slip on me, it might have improved again but I've moved on. Staff is good, never a problem.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of dbriesemeister
4.86/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This was our first stop on a swing through Ft. Collins and Colorado as a whole. We were here about 2 years ago and made it our first stop on a return trip.

Even on a summer mid-Wednesday afternoon this place was hopping. The range of beers is awesome, and the ones we tasted were all excellent. Food was high-end and high-quality pub food, more interesting than most. This place did not disappoint!

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Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins, CO
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