Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing

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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

5 Old Town Square
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524
United States

(970) 498-0483 | map
coopersmithspub.com

Notes:
Tucked into the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, Coopersmith's Pub and Brewing offers a distinct alternative in eating and drinking. We invite you to enjoy both our Pubside and Poolside establishments.
Pubside- M-Th 11a-12p, F & Sa 11a-2a, Su 11a-12p
Poolside- M-F 3p-2a, Sa & Su 12p-2a

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BEER STATS
Beers:
66
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
271
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.95/5
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
111
pDev:
11.39%
 
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 63
Reviews by benito:
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

My friend and I came through here as part of our FoCo brew tour. Given that we had, already, visited New Belgium, FBC, and Odell's that same day, Coopersmith's faced the daunting task of keeping our interest and playing with the big boys, something that many above average brewpubs wouldn't have been able to do. Coopersmith's passed the test with flying colors.

In Old Town Fort Collins, this place has a typical (some might say cookie-cutter) brewpub feel: wood floors, big booths, dark lighting, brew tanks visible from the dining room, etc. Personally, I fnd this neither enticing nor off-putting...it just simply is what a lot of brewpubs look like.

We sat at the bar and chatted with a very friendly bartender and some locals who were in for a Saturday afternoon pint. She talked about the beers to us, and we ordered two six-beer samplers as well as two individual samplers of the other two beers on their menu--that's 14 in all, wow! The only downside here was the price, each sampler was (if I remember right) about $8. This was a slightly hard pill to swallow after visiting Fort Collins Brewery (FBC) where pints and the sampler are $2. Anyhow...to the tasting, we were thoroughly impresed by a number of their brews, the kolsch, anniversary cherry ale, chile beer, and the IPA, among others.

This certainly is a must-do in a visit to Fort Collins beer joints and ranks as one of my more pleasant brewpub experiences anywhere in Colorado. I'll definitely come back to visit next time I'm down in the upper Front Range!

UPDATE (July 2006): I made another visit to Coopersmith's and continue to be impressed. They've still got a tremendous selection of brews--13 or 14 on tap--and I'm especially excited about their willingness to brew one or two oddball styles. Last time they had an oud bruin on tap (there are maybe ten breweries in the US that would do anything in that vein!) and today they had a steam beer and a traditional kriek that took them two years to brew. Kudos to the adventurous folks behind the beer at Coopersmith's!

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Photo of Harrison8
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

The interior is cozy with hard wood floors and dark walls. Brew equipment is viewable on the walk in. Beer on tap is all in-house beers spanning a wide array of styles. The beer itself is fair to great depending on the beer itself. The staff is friendly and helpful in recommending beers. The food is the highlight here though, with the benefit of the beer being that it's made in house.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Vibe - hoping place for lunch on a Saturday. Small patio, indoor bar, plenty of seating. A mix of locals, visitors and CSU college students. They also have a bar and pool hall in a separate building next door!
Quality - had the English style ipa, which was good, not great. I’ll get to the food later, but that definitely increases the overall quality of the joint!
Service - it was fairly busy, but we never felt that the service was lacking. Staff was helpful and friendly!
Selection- offerings to please everyone, they even had home brewed ginger ale and root beer, which my kids got a kick out of!
Food - some creative offerings without being over the top and too cute for their own good. I had a breaded/fried butterfly pork tenderloin with beer sauerkraut and mashed potatoes, and it was amazing!
Overall - fun, energetic place with good food and decent beer!

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Photo of Shy_Traveler45
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of puftdank
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of wapcap
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

This was the first brewery I ever visited in FC. It is solid. The beers are ok, and the foods are good. I'm not sure if they source anything locally though. Service has always been solid. It is family friendly. I recommend checking out.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of flexabull
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Old school brewery in downtown FC. Checked it out primarily because they had food.

Vibe is large, college town brewpub vibe. Busy, but not overly so on a Saturday night.

Quality of beers was ok, felt like "chain quality", nothing bad, but kind of boring. I did have an IPA with a "hop tea bag" which was certainly unique, but still didn't wow me. They did have a nice selection of beers on tap though.

Service was pedestrian and chain like. Nothing bad, but nothing memorable or great.

Food was just like the service, decent, but forgettable.

Overall? Meh... I didn't dislike this place, but I didn't particularly like it either.

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.91/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.34/5  rDev -40.8%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.25 | food: 2

Photo of Chucker17
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of spacebear09
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.9/5  rDev -26.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of ambruns1979
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of siddhartha
2.51/5  rDev -36.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Moose90
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of tbone1384
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is massive. So big I couldn't really figure out which half of the building to enter. The beers were all solid to good. The service was good. I really enjoyed the food. Very tasty.

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Photo of mkrass
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of redleg411
3.91/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing in Fort Collins, CO
Brewery rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 271 ratings