Cannonball Creek Brewing Company


Type: Brewery, Bar

393 N Washington Ave
Golden, Colorado, 80403-1889
United States

(303) 278-0111 | map

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Added by deereless on 02-01-2013

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 45
Photo of flexabull
4.13/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Highly recommended place out in Golden.

Vibe is nothing special, it's in a strip mall just north of downtown. Decent outdoor space, and fairly open on the inside. It's been lively, but not overly crowded the couple times I have visited.

Quality is top notch. These guys are one of the top hoppy brewers in the state in my opinion, and other non hoppy offerings have been solid as well. Selection has been good the times I've visited as well, usually about a dozen beers on tap with good variety.

Service has been pretty standard. I've had pleasant conversations with some employees, while others are just seem like they are there to pour beer.

Well worth a trip out to Golden.

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Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a great addition to this part of Golden. It's in a strip mall, but occupies a big corner facing the street so it's easy to see. Big patio (though facing the parking lot isn't ideal), lots of seating, and food trucks on site regularly. Sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon. They had about ten beers on tap, with a wide range of styles available. They've already won a few GABF medals and there might be more on the way if they keep up the good work.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Cool, very open place, surrounded in glass with a roll up service door that opened up to a beautiful, sunny November day. Their IPA's remind me of Half Acre in Chicago, which speaks for itself. Great service. Great place.

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Photo of spoony
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

V-Cannonball is located in a strip mall a few minutes north of old Downtown Golden. The space is pretty big and a large bar is at the center. Brewing equipment sits off the side of the bar. The decor inside is kinda industrial; as industrial as you get in a new strip mall in the suburbs, anyway. It feels a bit like a brewpub, but only food truck food is available. A medium sized patio looks at the 7-11 next door. It was crowded when I visited on a hot summer afternoon. A few mountain bro-type groups with tank tops and board shorts; a family or two; and some older couples hanging out playing cards. Nice selection of punk rock on the stereo.

Q-I tried two IPAs and a pale ale. All of the me were tasty and great for summertime drinking. Well-made beers.

Ser-The bartenders were prompt and knowledgeable about Cannonball's offerings. Glassware was style appropriate and my beers arrived with a good amount of head.

Sel-There were 8 beers on tap when I visited. Most of them were in the 6-7.5% ABV range and most were seasonally appropriate. A few heavier offerings were available if you wanted a summertime stout or porter.

O-Cannonball isn't going to charm the pants off anyone, but the beers are good and vibe is appropriate for the location. All in all, a nice spot.

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Photo of RockyMtn303
5/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place with great beer. The location has plenty of windows for the CO sun and a patio. Food trucks daily and posted schedule on their Facebook page. Good for children and out of towners. The owners are generally present for impromptu tours or brewer questions. Definitely a must when in the area.

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Photo of DrikerGirl
4.05/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

There are some extremely talented brewers here. They may flex their creative muscles too much, so you may never know what you are getting. There was a very uptight vibe from the clientele and i was unable to relax properly. Drink with your pinkey out here.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

finally made it here when they were open, i think i was 0 for 3 or something before that, so maybe they have expanded hours. it used to be tough getting in here. i was sort of surprised they had so few beers on, just six or seven, for having so many tap handles and so many fermenters. they must be staying really busy and blowing through a lot of beer. good for them! the space is large, lots of patio space with the inside quite open, no real line between where the taproom stops and the brewery starts. i like that feel, very inviting with a wrap around bar and plenty of thirsty patrons at opening bell on a monday afternoon. the beers i had were of excellent quality, but aside from the rosemary sourdough saison, they werent overly creative. i have heard such good things about this place, that i was a little disappointed in the draft lineup, but everything i tasted was very good. service was a little drab, unenthusiastic, i know its monday afternoon and you probably had a big weekend, but you can only make a first impression once. it warmed up after a beer, but it was a little off putting to start. overall a fun place in a location that should serve them well moving forward. i will be back for certain.

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Photo of Panama69
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The beer is excellent - had 5 oz tasters of the Belgian, Featherweight, Mindbender & Brickyard Porter. All were very good - especially the Porter. Then settled in for a couple of full pours of the Not Mindbender Imperial IPA, One of the best I've had in Colorado.

The brewery has a great bar and lots of seating area. Best I've seen around here. Servers were great.

Can't wait to go back!

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Photo of norrisk66
3.06/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75

On the occasions I have frequented this establishment-there seem to be too many high ABV options. I would like to see at least one "Sessionable" choice.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Don't judge it by it's exterior, this is first rate beer. Honesty some of the best I've had in Colorado. The servers and brewers are so cool I want to force them them to be my friends.

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Photo of jkuchera
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Their Mosaic hop beer was fantastic! Most beers were IPAs--or versions thereof. Their Golden Pilz was a nice modification of a true pils. I also enjoyed their porter. Will definitely visit again and again!

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Photo of Gordon_Freeman
3.93/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5

The beers ranged from mediocre to absolutely fantastic. The ipa I found to have no body, but other than that it was great. The battlecat stout was one of the best I have ever had! They had a lot of blonde types that I found to all be too similar. The food truck was perfect.

The taproom is very plain and loud, but you get used to it. I found my self wanting more diversity in the beer styles.

The people are super friendly and overall a good croud. I would recommend this brewery to friends.

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Photo of DesolateDave
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I did not like them at first, but their beers have improved and they are a little less busy not that they have been open for a while. Less people making a lot of noise in the loud, echo prone, tasting room.

I like their Mindbender ipa. Its not the best in the world yet still thoroughly enjoyable.
The Saison was well crafted.
The stout is almost perfect, maybe some water chemistry issues though.

All in all, Great beer! Worth the occasional visit.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

A new brewery in Golden...maybe be bigger than Golden City Brewery which would hurt that place's quip (Second largest brewery in Golden)

A bit on the outskirts, north Washington Ave. Shares a lot with fitness place and 7-Eleven. Small strip.

Place is nice sized and fairly open. The brew equipment isn't walled off at all. Bar in the front middle, some bar seating. Mostly tables, probably around 20. Encased in glass. Walls of glass, which makes for a nice view. Bare light bulbs light the place, and it sucks. Sticks and stone may break my bones, but raw man-light hurts my eyes. That must change.

No seating outside yet, which is also a must if you're in Golden next to the foothills.

Beer selection is above average. IPA, dark IPA, dark saison, stout, and some other offerings. Don't bother with the tasters, they're $2 each. May as well get a pint. Beer isn't bad at all. Serves well for a day in Golden relaxing. Golden City Brewery still has the best atmosphere (it's a home for crying at loud) and scenery, but this is a nice 2nd.

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Cannonball Creek Brewing Company in Golden, CO
3.93 out of 5 based on 251 ratings.
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