Estes Park Brewery

Estes Park BreweryEstes Park Brewery
Estes Park BreweryEstes Park Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

470 Prospect Village Dr.
Estes Park, Colorado, 80517
United States

(800) 343-2736 | map
epbrewery.net

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.33
Beers:
17
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
475
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.14
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
71
pDev:
18.79%
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Reviews by beerbrains:
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beerbrains from Nebraska

2.45/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5

Others here have done a good job of describing the atmosphere(old & neglected). It reminded me of a hundred different bars spread throughout Rocky Mountain ski towns (was there one person designing these during the 90s). They know you're only there for a few days and then gone most likely to never to return, so they don't try very hard. That, and for most of the year they're empty.

I liked the idea of checking out the equipment from the balcony, however all the lights were out so I looked down on darkness.

Food was pricey and waaaay below par(ok, it was freezer to microwave to plate hell). Beer...not the best. $4.50 pints ($8.50 and you keep the glass). $9 sixers to go.

In a land of craft beer giants you have to try harder.

Aug 26, 2010
More User Reviews:
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cbcrunch from Wyoming

3.63/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Aug 02, 2020
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Ottoj55 from Wisconsin

1.52/5  rDev -51.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.75 | service: 1 | selection: 2

I've never seen a brewery that seemed so disinterested in selling their beer. The pricing is insane, 4 free samples at the tasting bar that wasn't staffed means no free samples. Samples in the bar room, $2, what? The sample bar is near the kitchen, which, despite being staffed didnt ask if we wanted samples. The bar was aggressive is getting me a beer, hadnt even seen a list yet, slow down. My first beer order wasnt available despite the tap handle being on the faucet. Had a so so pint. Tried the tasting bar again, still no help there. Just a terribly operated business making just average beer.

May 15, 2019
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Butchnasty from Louisiana

5/5  rDev +59.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Nov 25, 2018
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

Jul 31, 2018
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Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Mar 29, 2018
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crobinso from Colorado

3.39/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Mar 13, 2018
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Gkruszewski from New York

3.59/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Aug 31, 2017
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miragetheautobot from Florida

2.06/5  rDev -34.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.5 | food: 1

Jun 21, 2017
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puck1225 from Texas

3.58/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Went with a group of colleagues. The place was practically deserted. The beer is good and the food not bad. The service was very good. Their Gold blonde had a good taste as did their Renegade IPA.

Nov 10, 2016
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coones14 from Colorado

2.97/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.5

Oct 10, 2016
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fuzzcherry from Minnesota

1.39/5  rDev -55.7%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1.25 | selection: 1.75

Jun 21, 2016
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DubiousGopher from Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Jun 01, 2016
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Can_has_beer from Texas

2.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

The bartender was nice and friendly. He gave us some tips since we are visiting from out of town. The decor is hideous, and I question the overall cleanliness of the floors, tables, tap lines and kitchen. It is very outdated, with neon lights, arcade games and murals. It looks more like a truck stop. I wouldn't go back.

Apr 10, 2016
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erk0607 from Colorado

2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

The beer was good, as was the free samples at the bar downstairs, but after a long day of hiking up in RMNP, I was hoping for some good food to go with the beer... your options were some sort of fried this, deep fried that, fried this, or fried that. They did have what they called a s'mores which was part chocolate stout and part ale, that was really good though. It seems like the building's been around forever as have the furniture, which if you're into the hasn't been updated since the 70s-80s feel and look, then you won't be disappointed.

Jan 01, 2016
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.19/5  rDev +33.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Dec 26, 2015
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.69/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere - you enter on the lower level, which holds a gift shop with a ton of t shirt racks; at the back is a bar offering up to four free 2oz samples! On the same level the brewery and bottling area can be seen. Upstairs is the restaurant and bar. Plenty of seating inside and some on the outdoor patio. A game and pool area as well, which is a good touch for those of us with kids!
Quality - I have had many of their beers before, but sampled the stout and the porter because I was planning on having a pint of one of the two with lunch. The porter is the weakest of the beers I had, the stout was very good; I also sampled the pumpkin, which was decent. I ultimately had a pint of the wet hop pale ale, which is a seasonal; this was the best of EPB's offerings for me, definitely more of an IPA than an APA! I also purchased a 6 pack of the Renegade IPA on my way out!
Service - I've been in on a weekend before and it has been busy, but not crowded and the service has been good; nothing really to complain about really.
Selection - usually about 10 of there beers on tap, with about 7 year rounds and 2-3 seasonals.
Food - typical pub fare; nothing on the menu really stands out. Good value for a family of four for lunch.
Overall - fun place to go for lunch and a few beers if you're in Estes Park with the family!

Oct 20, 2015
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barleywin from Missouri

3.1/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5

Oct 10, 2015
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atone315 from Wisconsin

3.31/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Oct 08, 2015
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DesMoinesMike from Iowa

3.02/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25

Copied from my Trip Advisor review.

This place seems to have a ramshackle vibe, like it was thrown together hoping it would work. The tap room staff seemed like they weren't very into their job. And I've never seen a growler get filled from a pitcher before. The beer tasted good.

Sep 28, 2015
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TominGermany from Germany

3.66/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

You have to like a place that offers four free beer tastings when you enter into their building. After sampling four of their eight beers on taps (and deciding I would have their Lager for dinner) we moved up to the restaurant on the 2nd floor for dinner. The service was good, as was the food and the beer. The only thing I marked them down on was the vibe since there wasn't much going on - two different MLB games were on their their TV screens and that was about it. I would recommend it if you are stopping over in Estes Park for the night.

Sep 03, 2015
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superfriend from Wisconsin

3.56/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Aug 05, 2015
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Moose90 from Washington

2.95/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Jun 14, 2015
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mflamar from New York

1.66/5  rDev -47.1%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5

The vibe was like a sketchy run down arcade. I didn't have a single beer which I would consider purchasing for even a second. The gentlemen who helped us with the tasting said almost nothing and never smiled. I guess there were a variety of beers you could try though none of them were good. I would never come back here.

Jun 08, 2015
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jacobdunne from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The vibe is very chill and has a woodsy feel to it. It's very laid back.

Jun 04, 2015
Estes Park Brewery in Estes Park, CO
Brewery rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 475 ratings