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Gore Range Brewery

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Gore Range BreweryGore Range Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

105 Edwards Village Boulevard
Edwards, Colorado, 81632
United States

(970) 926-2739 | map

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Reviews by benito:
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3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

The Gore Range Brewery is one of few 'locals' bars' in the Vail Valley--it's hard to have anything for locals when 80% of the homes are unoccupied at any given point in the year--and it makes for a worthwhile visit for not-so-local types as well.

It has a run-of-the-mill ambience for American brewpubs these days--wooden paneling, lots of TVs, and a nice patio. The open kitchen (not attached to the main dining room) is a nice touch as well, but don't expect a diamond in the rough as far as atmosphere goes with this place. It's a fine bar where you can watch playoff basketball and not be distracted.

They keep six of their own beers on tap, and they're more or less the usual suspects in terms of style--stout, amber, pale ale, wheat, pilsner, light honey ale. The stout is excellent (prepare yourself to want at least 2 pitns), and the wheat is fairly refreshing; it would be nice to see these guys expand their selection, get rid of the Budweiser tap, and add some more experimental seasonals.

Their rotisserie chicken and pit barbecue offerings are the special features of the menu, and their mustard BBQ chicken sandwich was tasty, if unextrordinary. In other words, I would happily order it again, but I'm not dying to do so.

Overall, Gore Range is an enjoyable stop for traveling beerflies, and it is the best bet for good beer for folks driving or biking I70 between Copper Mountain and Glenwood Springs.

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Bob_Morris
1.95/5  rDev -43%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 4 | selection: 1 | food: 2

Ordered a four glass flight. Hefe, orange stout, IPA, And Oktoberfest. Didn't bring the stout at first. Had to send what they brought back for the stout. As close as we could determine, they served us four samples of red ale. And not good red ale. Don't waste your time at this brewery on your next ski trip to the Vail area.

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Photo of dbriesemeister
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Have been here multiple times, and this is the best experience so far.

Pretty laid-back vibe for Thursday lunch. Not hopping but above average.

Overall quality decent for the beers we had. Range covered all of the standards, but didn't have anything that pushed the envelope too far. (Chocolate Orange Stout was an exception, but we didn't try that one.)

Service was attentive. Where we sat, server came by every couple of minutes!

Maybe we were just really hungry, but we finished just about everything we ordered.

We will be back on our next trip to the area.

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Photo of Akeah
3.25/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of spoony
3.35/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

V-Gore Range is located in a strip mall (of sorts) in Edwards, which is 10-15 minutes down valley from Vail and Beaver Creek resorts. It is more of a restaurant than a brewery and the space is like a "Rocky Mountain Chili's." In other words, it feels like a Chili's restaurant, but with lots of faux log cabin touches. The space is pretty good sized and the square bar at the center seats maybe 25. The patrons were mostly tourists when I visited most recently on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The patio out back looked big and pleasant.

Q-The in-house beers on tap ranged from OK (the lager) to downright bad (the Lemon Wheat). They had a pair of guest taps that were mundane craft offerings. It is the sort of beer you might find at a Rock Bottom...only slightly worse.

Ser-The bartender was a bit slow and uninterested in helping me drink his beer. He was hustling to serve other patrons and he answered the questions I asked about which beers he liked, but he didn't know much about the beers he was serving and his demeanor was a little off-putting. YMMV.

Sel-Gore Range had eight taps, six of which were brewed in-house. There were a pair of stouts, a lager, and a few lighter beers like a wheat and a pale. Interestingly, there was no in-house IPA, but the pale ale claimed to be a hoppy American pale. The small bottle/can selection was more macro focused. Neither the tap list nor the bottle list appeared to change with the seasons...you'll get what you get at Gore Range regardless of rain, snow, or sun.

F-I didn't eat during my most recent visit, but my recall of the food is that it is decent, but nothing special. Expect big portions.

O-The in-house beers are pretty sub-par, the selection is minimal, and the vibe is not terribly interesting. This might be a easy spot for an lunch/dinner and a brew, but there are far better places in the Vail Valley.

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Photo of crobinso
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is more of a brewpub for sure. The food menu was quite delicious and the beer was ehhh. I tried the Pale Ale, the Triple, the Saison, and the BA Porter. None of the beers were mind blowing, but then again after a day on the mountain sometimes you just want a cold drink and some snacks. Parking was very limited. It might just be me, but places that serve other breweries beers that are making their own always makes me question how much they like their own beer.

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3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.18/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Went here on a Saturday night and it was packed. I'm guessing it was mostly tourists as it was still ski season. Did a flight and the beers were all solid but not spectacular. Place had a feel like one of those breweries in a mall... maybe slightly better. If in the area I will consider stopping but with so many breweries popping up in Colorado I might look at other places first.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

a really neat little place making some damn fine ales. the bar is kind of small, but the eatery area is much larger. maybe 7 beers on, with some very interesting selections. I loved the single hop ipa, but all were pretty solid. good vibe in here, with people from all over the place talking skiing, sports, and brew. got to meet the brewer and tour the facility, 7 barrel system is pretty active, inspired stuff. everyone working was super nice, helpful with the beers, and generous with the freebies. there are maybe 10 breweries between Denver and the Utah border on i70, and I would rank this one near the top in terms of total experience. the beers are dialed and the prices are fair. this is one we will definitely stop back into. the menu looked good, so maybe pop in for dinner next time. highly recommended.

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Photo of Seanibus
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

A friendly little place, if not a wildly exciting pub. The atmosphere is nice - like a rustic ski lodge inside, with a big fireplace and views of chickens roasting from the kitchen. There is a nice outside patio as well, though the view isn't so great since the place is in the middle of a fairly sterile shopping center area, so mostly you just look at parking lots. The food is brew pub standard fare, though well done. The beers are good, though unremarkable. This is a good choice if you're out here in this relatively remote area of Colorado and want a basic meal and a beer and don't want to head down the road to the incredibly pricey restaurants of Vail.

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Photo of hiikeeba
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

After a Saturday training session at our software vendor's office, I headed over to Gore Range Brewery to get computer code out of my brain. Like much of the area, places don't have big signs announcing their presence, but this was pretty easy to find. Having had meals in Vail and Lionshead, it was nice to find a place without tourists. It was about 5 pm, and the place was only slightly occupied: a couple on the patio, four of five people at the bar, and a few couples in booths. It took the bartender a few minutes to take my order, but after that he was prompt as could be.

The beers were all good. Nothing spectacular. The honey ale was light and "sessiony." The red ale was surprisingly smooth. There were some hops, but another session beer. The stout was too roasty for my taste, but it sure did look pretty, being dispensed with nitrogen.

Some locals brought in their kids, so there was a nice family feel. If your in Vail, this is the place to visit.

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Photo of russpowell
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

This was our dinner destination after a long day soaking in Glenwood Springs

Had cool outdoorsy/local's vibe. Having said that, this place wasn't exactly a shrine to their beer or anyone else's

Overall quality was good, nothing blew my mind, but the pils, brown & stout were all sessionable

Service was fairly good, had to wave down my waitress a few times, seemed a bit understaffed. Go figure holiday weekend on a friday!

7 beers on offer, A lager a hefe & a bunch ales, but nothing super hoppy or exotic

The pulled pork sandwich I had tasted like canned shredded pork, had better in air force field kitchens. Sauce was nasty! Momma's chopped steak & mashed tater's were passible. Maybe shold've shot for the high end of the menu?

Food & the beer were a tad overpriced, epsecially the food. Go for the beer& maybe get a reccomendation on the food selection, wish I had. If this place were in Vail, I bet thay'd double their sales, due to overall lack of beer choices there

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Photo of sloejams
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

After finding out that there was no brewery in Vail, Colorado – the good people at the tourist info sent me 12 miles west to the Gore Range Brewery. Driving up to the brewpub, I saw a big, ugly Budweiser truck unloading into the delivery. What would a brewery need from Budweiser? Ugh.

I was hungry as hell, so threw up my hands in a “fuck it” manner and went in. I saddled up to the bar to see a series of taps that consisted of about 4 of their beers and yes, Budweiser. Ugh ugh. I was already in and still hungry as hell, so I ordered up the most palatable looking beer on the menu: Powder Day Pale Ale. I was parched and needed sustenance. It was a 6 hour drive already from Denver since the Eisenhower Tunnels were FUCKING closed. This made for a long-ass circuitous route around part of a lil mountain range called the fucking ROCKIES. So yeah I was hungry and in dire need of a beer.

And the beer did the trick. It was nothing special, nothing amazing – maybe in other circumstances I would not have even enjoyed it. It was hazy and cold and moderately balanced and I drank it with a big smile on my face. I ordered up the pulled rotisserie chicken sandwich which had onion rings on top. Same thing – hit the spot.

The place looked like a spot that locals hit after skiing in the winter. I could see that. I wouldn’t go so far to say this place was great, but if you’re driving through the Rockies and hungry (and perhaps thirsty) – it works wonders.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Medium sized place in a small town. Only 7 beers on tap, six of the breweries own beers made on premesis and a tap of Budweiser....

Their beers consisted of 5 main stays and one seasonal. The biker stout is nitrogen which adds a nice touch of diversity. Did the sampler 5ozers then had a couple of pints once I had decided what I really liked.

TV's everywhere in the place but the quality of the screens sucked and the reception blew as well.

Food wasn't half bad. They do a wood fired pizza selection that didn't suck, nice and crispy crust. The wife had an ahi tuna sandwich cooked to order with onion crisps and herb aoli that she liked quite a bit. Fries were darn good too.

The waiter was good, lots of follow thru. Checked in frequently to make sure we always had beer in front of us.

Overall, not a bad place. The beer is ok and the food is good but its not a place I would search out just because. I was hankering for a variety of beer and a place to watch World cup...this place hit it on the nose.

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Gore Range Brewery in Edwards, CO
Brewery rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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