Declaration Brewing Company

Declaration Brewing CompanyDeclaration Brewing Company
Declaration Brewing CompanyDeclaration Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar

2030 S Cherokee St
Denver, Colorado, 80223-3917
United States

(303) 955-7410 | map
declarationbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.63
Beers:
60
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
186
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.97
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
15
pDev:
10.08%
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 15
Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.13/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Super welcoming and inclusive of all community members: dog owners, families, LGBTQ, sports fans, board game enthusiasts. The beer is good too. There is 15+ beers on tap and a permanent food truck. They have a complementary bike pump and tool station. Definitely a great place to hangout!

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Photo of dcscientist
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a funky little place tucked away in an area where you wouldn't expect it to be. It's right near three major streets, but just inside the neighborhood a little bit. Lots of street parking, and they've got food trucks, board games, and the usual brewery taproom entertainment. Really friendly people, and an interesting skateboard vibe here. I enjoyed the boards on the ceiling that showed some of their previous and rotating beers, along with the current roster along one wall. Nice addition to an area without much of this around it.

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Photo of flexabull
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Nice vibe, place is located in a funky industrial type location, but they have a large outdoor patio area, and a pretty nice indoor spot with lots of benches and a lively atmosphere.

Quality was decent. I tried a couple of beers that were both in the decent-good range. They have a pretty good variety of styles and about a dozen taps.

Service was ok. Slightly slow, but definitely pleasant.

Overall, fun place with pretty good beers. Not really a destination though.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.01/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

band new, close to where evans and santa fe intersect. its a huge space, apparently some rich guys old car showroom or something, brewhouse in the back not visible without a tour. i cant believe they put a canning line in before the first beer ever got poured, thats pretty bold, but this place is obviously run by richies, everything is state of the art, the space is beautiful (we loved the lighting fixtures) and enough capacity to grow quite a bit. the people could not have been more friendly and attentive, so that was awesome, and the space is cool, soon to be cooler when the patio is usable. maybe ten beers on tap, but so many of them were generic, and the few that were adventurous werent all that good. its definitely not run by brewers (with any formal education or experience) that is evident in the beers, but im sure they will grow into the shoes theyve purchased. cool that they have a lab in the back, i suspect it will take them some time to get things dialed, but i expect them to figure it out before long. too many tools not to get it right in time. i will be back, but for now a lot more for the cool people and the atmosphere than for the beer.

edit: finally made it back here and the selection has expanded a lot since they opened up. they had to have fifteen beers or more rolling, and more styles represented. fruit beers, sour beers, beers in barrels, hoppy beers, dark beers, they have it covered. i still didnt love the beers i had, but its nice to see the large selection. boosting that score a bit now, definitely something for everyone here.

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Photo of spoony
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

V-The brewery is located in an industrial area on the south side of Denver. The tap room is medium sized with a medium-size bar that was pretty full when I arrived on a Thursday evening. The decor is a mix of ski, snowboard, and skateboard (props for the old K2s on the wall). Almost like a Wahoo's fish tacos and very "Rado!" feeling in there (as in ColoRADO, bro!). It was dark and cold (winter) when I visited so we did not sit on the patio, but it looks nice.

Q-I visited Declaration on a Thursday night during the first week of operations, so I suspect they have some kinks to work out but the beer was disappointing. There were no guest taps and I tried almost every beer on offer. They ranged from merely OK (the copper and the strange oatmeal IPA) to pretty bad (the strawberry wheat). There is potential here, but with so many competitors, you can't just have potential; you have to brew good beer.

Ser-The waitstaff was friendly and prompt, but they kept telling us different things about what kind of flights/samples/sizes we could order, and they mixed up a few of our orders. They also kept telling us incorrect information about the beers, e.g., pale was hoppier than a IIPA.

Sel-Declaration had about ten beers on tap. All beers were all on the lighter side. For example, they had two wheat beers on offer but no stouts or porters, which seems odd for the middle of February. It looks like they have room for a lot more taps, so I would not be surprised to see the selection expand in the future.

O-Prices were reasonable and the servers friendly, but this place has some room to improve.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

A new place in South Denver area, just off of Santa Fe and Evans, that will most likely improve in the coming months.

A medium sized room with 40 taps on the back wall. The tap list is oddly placed on the side wall and is not listed anywhere else. This affects service as people are looking at the list and they don't make eye contact with the bartenders as easily.
Two large flat screens over the bar and one off to the side will make this place a nice sports-viewing tap room.

The south side retains a knee-wall with garage doors closing down on them. These doors adjoin the outside patio, which combined with the lawn, is larger than the inside. Soon they'll have an awning over the patio part, as it would be quite hot with the south summer sun.

Several beers on tap show promise, but aren't quite polished yet. The copper and kolsch were nice, but the strawberry wheat was not finished. Not too surprising for opening weekend and the beers should get better, with more selection.

A good spot to have some brews; should be hopping in nice weather

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Declaration Brewing Company in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 186 ratings