Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Brewery, Bar

13th and Ford St
Golden, Colorado, 80401
United States

(800) 642-6116 | map
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Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

Jun 04, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5
Went on a tour earlier this year. Only 10 bucks for 3 beers and a relatively decent if not dumbed down tour. The vibe is cool with some older brewing equipment like copper kettles still in use and a 50's feeling brewing room in the south facility where tours take place. The bar and gift shop are a bit corporate and dated feeling but hey it's a factory tour.

Quality is coors and colorado native. I'm sure you have your own opinion already, but it's a bit hit or miss. Coors beer is pricey for what it is but a few Cilorado Native beers are pretty good and I wouldn't turn down a beer from this place, but I'm not the kind of guy that turns down a beer if that info is of any use to you.

Service was actually very good with the tour staff being very attentive and people based, quite laid back, amd the tour guide seemed very proud of their brewery.

Selection was alright, I had a banquet, colorado native lager, and I believe a colorado native IPA while on the tour, but in the gift shop there is some togo beer that can be hard to find elsewhere.
Dec 17, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by smcneave from Maryland

May 15, 2020
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Reviewed by kryansutton

4.54/5  rDev +34.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5
It was a hot summer day, Long ago, before (2020) where they now want to charge for admission for a tour at Coors, Last weekend was my second time, touring the facility, when I first began we were able to sample (unlimited) amounts of beer, Not this time, I was limited to a 1-hour tour and 3 samples. for free. Being told that soon they will be charging admission for the tour.

My first tour was in the era of Legality in selling the brew to the Eastern states. Because It was made in Colorado, but because it wasn't pasteurized and contained no preservatives, shipping could get a little tricky To Eastern USA. Plus in the time of "Smoky and the Bandit" It made Coors banquet an extremely desirable brew.

But the first tour was unscheduled and a walk-in. I am not even sure they had scheduled tours at that time, I just came out of Blackhawk and Central city, after a 5 hours binge of losing my butt off. I was told about a magical place of free beer and good talk. I wound up at Coors brewing Company Golden Colorado. I knocked on the doors, in the admin office, they directed me to a Larger facility down the hall. I was able to walk right through the corporate dull drums of the time and into the actual Crafting facility. I cannot recollect the name of the man, I meet, he was older around 62 with Leather skin and smelled of hops and yeast. The man was a genius, talking about the brewing process and the Specific recipe of the Beer. There were not as many as there is today back then. Coors had not molded with Molsen or Miller. It was a huge Golden larger age. Where you have the Black and white landscape waterfall on the cans. A time of Youth and love. Before the now tour choices surmised a Crippeling 70 + Beer menu to choose from.

The first visit would have gotten a 5 all around, The vibe was laid back and fun, People smoking in the admin building and on the brewing floor, Back when living life and having fun at the job was not taken to seriously. and you might not have been able to tell them apart. Back then the service was "Hey brother ~! take a beer and pop the top" and the selection of the time was Good ole original, light, and banquet. No real thrills no real heartache. Just being in the here and now of it all. A mass distributor, a Palace of Dreams.

My Recent trip proved less fun, it was more historical, learning about Adolf Coors, and his recipe and his acquisitions of other companies along the way, expanding the choices to over 70+, Ushering the new era of money-making, if Adolph was alive today, He would scowl and Temper up at what his legacy has become. It's changed for fun-loving fancy-free, to a For-profit (anywhere you can get it) micro-managed, nickel and dime museum. Animatronics are crap, The Off the street, Millennials are Half witted and refer to a clipboard half the time. No enthusiasm no real Heart left, Instead of a man with leathered skin, and a hell of a sense of humor, they have Lab coats and masks. There are no longer pallets of beer, with an all you can drink attitude, its a Plutheria of Keggers and Taps with tiny Beer shot glasses. And a limit of 3 taste tests before you get into the big bucks. $1 a shot try all you want. $55 for the complete tour, save over $15 With an obligation to spit or sip. (UUUGGHHH) What has this facility become. ? It was hard to rate the once-great enterprise of comradery and friendliness So I took the new-age vibe and slammed it with a 3.25 ~ the quality is not lackluster for the beers now offered. as I took the tour for $55 But the odds outweighed the Evens. if you know what I mean, So a 4.25 combined score, the service of the bartender and the Old man is still a 5 (dead on) They are quick-witted and fun. Now having to take the selection into account, it would still be a 5, there are many other breweries that can offer more than 100 beers but where can you go to tour them all for less than $75 bucks.

As for a recommendation from me, This is more of a Liberal establishment built on the almighty dollar don't go here to drink, Go here to taste and buy a few 6 packs on the way home.
Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 2 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Feb 05, 2020
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Rated by KennethDouglas from California

1.16/5  rDev -65.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 1
Friends don’t let friends drink lite beer.
Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 3.23 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 11, 2019
Rated: 3 by JWG53 from Kansas

Mar 11, 2019
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Rated by Btru from Colorado

4.64/5  rDev +37.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Awesome tour and selection of beers
Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 5 by TexasCzech from Texas

May 11, 2018
Rated: 2.64 by crobinso from Colorado

Apr 22, 2018
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
Worth taking the tour at Coors in the Golden facility. The set up is a little clunky, what with the shuttles from the parking lot. You need to get there early because the line builds quickly. It is a brewery on a massive scale, so interesting to see up close how they do it. The Banquet beer (all of which is brewed on premise) is cold and fresh. Loved the gift shop too.
Jul 08, 2017
Rated: 5 by kparamon from Indiana

Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 5 by shellesrouse from Missouri

Mar 14, 2017
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Rated by Bluemoonlover555 from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +48.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Me and Friends are big fans of Blue Moon. It taste awesome on a hot summer night sitting around a campfire.
Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 2.59 by coones14 from Colorado

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by COR8RFAN from Colorado

Jun 17, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by Squire from Mississippi

Jun 08, 2016
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.1/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3
Have toured Coors several times while in Colorado for vacation or business. As this was before I really got into beer, I would learn lots more now. The tour showed the entire process of a moderately large brewery, and ends in their taproom. The first time I visited in the 80's I don't recall much of a limit on how many you could sample, but later visits seemed like they were much more responsible in ensuring you don't leave drunk. At the time I went on these tours, I was into Killian's and was excited to see where it was made. On my last visit I'm not even sure it was made there anymore.
Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by kyle_goochstink from Michigan

May 10, 2016
Rated: 3.18 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Apr 29, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by HuskerTommy from Iowa

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 2.91 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Apr 18, 2016
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Rated by BeerDaveGA from Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3
I had to go... whether you're a fan of their beers or not, it's a great tour, and a truly impressive facility!
Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 3.22 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Mar 03, 2016
Rated: 3.1 by Junichi from Texas

Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 3.04 by IamScuba from Arizona

Jan 13, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by DSWeller from Iowa

Nov 09, 2015
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Reviewed by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +30.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
Only 5 I've ever given. Can't beat a free tour of an iconic, legendary facility with free samples; all you pay is your time (which some can make a joke about even that not being worth it, but those people are idiots). Extremely transparent tour of how beer is made, with some impressive sights along the way, culminating in three free good-proportioned samples of whatever beers you want (and more along the way).
Of course this page is going to be character assassinated just because it's a macrobrew factory, but don't believe it. Just as we say don't review a beer if you can't be fair to they style, don't review a place if you can't be objective. Reading about people looking down their noses at the free, well thought out tour and free beerSSS, when they know that's what this place makes? It's insulting and ugly. Seriously, no one forced you to diminish this beer beacon with your lowly presence, and you didn't even have to pay a cent.
Value can't be beat. Legendary brewery. Service was fantastic. Highly informative, both about beer in general and Coors in particular. If you have an afternoon to kill, this is a must. Did I mention it's all FREE??
Nov 04, 2015
Rated: 2.26 by Sidecar79 from New Jersey

Sep 16, 2015
Rated: 3.61 by Sprague67 from Iowa

Aug 01, 2015
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Rated by Vczk2t15 from Ohio

3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Love most of their blue moon beers and coors light
Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by JR86 from Florida

Jun 16, 2015
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Reviewed by SCW from New York

4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
don't know why this is such a lowly rated of the most iconic brewing locations in the United States, with a gorgeous brewhouse....the tour leaves a LOT to be desired though...
Jun 02, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Apr 12, 2015
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Reviewed by donnierickles from Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.5
So its been a few years since I visited this place. It was my first large-scale brew tour and I was impressed at the size of the establishment. Say what you will about Coors, but the tour did get me pretty buzzed for free, so no complaints here.
Apr 07, 2015
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Rated by rossracing from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
fun time ok beer free
Mar 30, 2015
Rated: 3.51 by allenc666 from New Mexico

Jan 22, 2015
Rated: 2.76 by chefdave37 from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by SmashPants from Australia

Dec 15, 2014
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors) in Golden, CO
Brewery rating: 2.63 out of 5 with 17364 ratings