Station 26 Brewing Co.

Station 26 Brewing Co.Station 26 Brewing Co.
Station 26 Brewing Co.Station 26 Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar

7045 E 38th Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80207-1541
United States

(303) 333-1825 | map

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 65
Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.17/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Cool brewery in old fire station on the east side of town. Large L-shaped bar along the front seats about 20 with a small counter section along the partition separating the brew house from the tasting room, and a large covered patio in the front. With the doors open the place feel like you're out doors. A dozen beers on tap, I had the Oktoberfest, Galaxy Juicy Banger and Born to be Mild, all solid. Friendly fly personable bartender. Occasional food truck. Seems like a great place to unwind, with plenty of free parking.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.93/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Nice relaxed atmosphere in an old fire station. Was a perfect Fall day when I visited so the garage doors were open on to the patio.

Decent selection of beers - tried a few IPA's and they were well made.

No food be seemingly always a food truck parked outside.

Worth my visit, if I lived in the area I'd be a regular.

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Photo of reachrocks
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Luck would have it I found this place on maps and it wasn't far from our hotel. REALLY liked this place. Relaxed vibe, unfussy surroundings and good beer in an unpretentious part of town. Even my macro drinking wife found some of their beer to her liking (a minor breakthrough).

Nice to see them win a couple of awards recently.

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Photo of spoony
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

V-Station 26 is located on the east side of Denver near the old airport-now neighborhood of Stapleton. The place is obviously an old fire station with the tile and garage doors opening up to give the place a light and airy feel. A large patio out front was covered by a tent when I visited on a gorgeous, unseasonably warm day in early December. The patio was full and the space inside was busy too, but there was room for me a the large bar. The crowd was older than the average Denver brewery but there was at least one dude with a crossfit shirt and hair that had clearly been gelled and styled to poke out from under his backwards baseball hat, so.... Not sure why, but I was not overly impressed with the feel of the place.

Q-I have tried about a half-dozen beers and been impressed with almost every Station 26 beer I have tried. They really do hoppy beers well, e.g., Juicy Banger, but I tried a chocolate rye beer, and was impressed by that one too. I'm looking forward to cracking my bottles of their BA stout.

Ser-The bartenders were friendly and prompt. My two pours arrived in proper glassware with a nice head too. I didn't chat too much because they were busy, but they seemed to know about the beers they were selling.

Sel-Station 26 had ten beers on tap when I visited, all of which were brewed by Station 26. The lineup was a mix of flagship offerings that you could buy anywhere in Denver, and one-offs or seasonals. The style spectrum spread from pale to cream ale to pumpkin to BA stout.

O-I like the beers more than the vibe here. Not sure that I would make a journey to visit, but the beers are quite enjoyable.

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Photo of flexabull
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

One of my favorite breweries in Denver.

Station 26 is located in an old fire station, and they did a great job keeping the decor in the fire house theme while still looking very clean and classy. Place is usually pretty crowded, especially on their monthly Sunday "brunch" days. But there is a decent amount of space to spread out outside if the weather cooperates. Very family friendly which is a plus for me as well.

Quality is quite good. I've tried many of their offerings and they seem especially good at nailing hoppy styles. Selection is usually around 10 beers with a pretty good variety as well.

Service is adequate. They can been slammed as mentioned, and that can slow things down a bit, but they seem like they do the best they can and are still pleasant enough.

The location is a bit east of downtown, but I almost always recommend this place to Denver visitors.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

people always talk this place up, have been since they opened. it took me a long time to finally get over here and check it out. we had a great time, hung out for hours, but the beers didnt turn me on too much. aside from the juicy banger and the tangerine cream, i really didnt love much of the beers. a limited selection and also a pretty safe selection in terms of style. i expected a somewhat more innovative lineup here. nothing was awful, but nothing came close to blowing my mind either. the vibe is great though, in an old fire house with a ton of outside picnic seating, a long bar, and plenty of people working to service the large crowd. nobody waited longer than a minute for a beer, they seem to be well a trained and very efficient staff, friendly too. wonderful place to relax with a nice breeze blowing though. the brew house is along the back wall, surprisingly small for how often i see their beer in bottle shops and in pubs. they must have an excellent salesman and a very hardworking brewer! overall a better place to chill than it is to discover world class beer. they have been smart about their cans too, releasing only the very best of what they do. it must be hard to keep up with demand out here, which explains the limited selection. the beer was better than i am making it sound, but it didnt live up to the hype for me. dont let that deter you though, the space is fantastic, family friendly, and very comfortable.

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Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Solid beer and selection. Workers were nice. Cool old firehouse conversion done pretty well. But who charges for brand stickers? Worth a try if you're in the area. Don't go out of your way.

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Photo of RummyRedbeard
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I went on a weekday during the day a couple weeks back and there was hardly anybody there. Beautiful day in Denver, 65 and sunny or so. The bartendress was very nice as were the few customers I talked to and there was a great mix of music on the speakers. Read a book in peace while I sipped on a few samples and ultimately a pint of Juicy Banger IPA, all great stuff. I only wish I went a little later to catch the food truck but I had to go in to work -- but let's talk about my irresponsibility some other time, eh?

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

This is a very solid addition to this part of town, which is pretty lacking in good beer options. They've got 8-10 beers on tap along with Tap It Thursday, where they unveil a new beer each week. It was pretty crowded most of the afternoon, with some people watching football and others playing games or just hanging out and enjoying some good beer. I'll come back here again.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Halloween night, might me an unfair advantage for this place. Anyway: good beer, good service, friendly people. This place grows on you pretty quick like. Well done.

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Photo of DenverHopster
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Renovated old fire house, Station 26. Great vibe with quality beers. The Juicy Banger IPA is top notch. Light golden color with a nice fruity hop profile. Great beer.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Really cool spot with a huge outdoor beer garden opening up from the old fire station. Great place to hang out in the summer, completely open air. Food trucks come by regularly and their IPAs are on point.

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

I like some of their beers and others I don't but it is always worth the visit. Very cool building and a good sized patio. One of the better new breweries in Denver.

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Photo of RockAZ
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

What a cool place, great beer too - really enjoyed their Belgian gold ale and their IPA. Happened to catch them on a night with the Pig Rig food truck and their food was awesome. I noted they had a lot of special events on their calendar, looks like a fun place. Liked the picnic bench seating the best, made it easy to meet new people, and since I was from out of town that made my visit more enjoyable. Their red ale was roasted with cherrywood, interesting experiment, their brewer has an interesting philosophy. This place is a former fire station, and their brew equipment is right out there where they used to park the fire trucks, which is cool - I like to see my beer being made.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

f you're stuck at the Double Tree in North Denver and like beer, then you're in luck, because this place is only a half-mile away and easily walkable.

I sampled four beers at $2 a pop and found them all solid, drinkable, and true to style.

The kolsch was light, almost champagne-like, but had enough malty character and hops to provide a good flavor. It was an excellent balance of lightness and flavor.

The Belgian Table Bier was big on the maltiness, both in the aroma and flavor, but still had a light quality to it that suggested I could throw back about ten and still have my mind about me. Between the kolsch and the Belgian, I was confident this place would be a good place to spend an afternoon drinking.

Next came the Black IPA, which was potently hoppy, although I don't recall what hops I was getting in there. It didn't have as much of the dark, roasted and malty characters that I like, although I've read in some places that how it should be. Either way, this was good but not great.

I finished with the Scotch Ale, which really I should have drank before the Black IPA, because I wasn't detecting a lot of flavor to it. It also seemed light for the style. It was just average.

I really liked the space, very open and airy, including the outdoor parking lot of sorts that is used for outdoor seating. I'd say, for the neighborhood, based on what I've seen and the paucity of breweries, this is a great addition.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere - very cool little joint in the Stapleton area; in an old fire station. Plenty of seating at bar, tables inside and on the big patio. Glass doors that can be opened up on nice days! No food served, though there are always food trucks and you can bring in your own food, which is always a plus!
Quality - the beer is good, but nothing outstanding.
Service - busy place, but service still seemed fine.
Selection - plenty of decent options with flights available.
Value - no beers that I've tried so far that I'd rush back for; so I'd look elsewhere. The atmosphere is fantastic, so they've got that going for them.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped by here on a very windy, very rainy/snowy May 11th afternoon. It was Mothers Day and they had a food truck parked outside, which is the only food available here.

I am assuming this place used to be an old fire station. Large slide up doors at the front with the fermenting equipment to the left and the bar straight ahead. The place was pretty small, but it was packed with people. This is located right in the middle of a neighborhood, which is pretty cool for the surrounding houses. Seating at the bar for about 10 and tables arranged along the perimeter seated about 25 people or so.

I liked the beer selection, but there were only eight available, all house made. They had an IPA, a stout, a porter, a smoked red, a wheat wine, a wheat beer, and maybe another. I chose the IPA and it was good quality. A little malty for my liking, but good quality. I liked that they had 3 serving options: sample (2oz), half pour (10oz), and full pour (19oz). Prices were $2, $4, and $6 respectively.

The bartenders were knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy their jobs, which is always a plus. A nice neighborhood bar but nothing overwhelmingly spectacular.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Atmosphere - old fire station redone into a brewery. No shortcuts taken, this place is really beautiful and look forward to more visits. They have a HUGE back area that is fenced in that I hope they turn into a patio.

Quality - for a brand new brewery there weren't many flaws with their beers. While I might not have like the style, the quality was there for sure.

Service - Opening day, so I cannot judge fairly yet.

Selection - again, opening day, but their 5 beers ranged and had a lot of flavor.

Value - $5 for a full 16oz pint! Yes please.

Overall - I highly recommend this place to people and with lots of tap handles they look to have plenty of offerings soon!

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Station 26 Brewing Co. in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 750 ratings