Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.98/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

BEER STATS
Beers:
54
Ratings:
253
Reviews:
41
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
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Photo of crobinso
4.17/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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

Photo of Akeah
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Ardeer
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of coones14
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

Photo of EarForBeer
2.94/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Verntheman
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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 Beerbirdnerd
2.19/5  rDev -45.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2

Photo of blayrelovesbeer
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Awesome atmosphere. Quick service. Decent variety of beers.

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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 Texasfan549
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Megakilljoy
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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 afsdan
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of denver10
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

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 E_Schmidt
4.97/5  rDev +22.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

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 sudski77
4.9/5  rDev +21%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

One of my overall favorite breweries in Colorado.

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Cannonball Creek Brewing Company in Golden, CO
3.98 out of 5 based on 253 ratings.
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