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Great Divide Brewing Company
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2201 Arapahoe Street
phone: (303) 296-9460
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 55 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I visited Great Divide during GABF week, so I'm not sure that your observations will be the same.
Located north of the LoDo area, in a wharehouse slightly run down area. However, they have a TON of space to brew and allow customers to roam.
A LARGE tap list of all GDB beers. They also have a fridge of crazy good special release beers just to the right as you enter.
The place smells awesome and I highly reccomend a tour.
It has kind of a industrial feel, but the bartenders are nice and knowledgable. If you are in the Denver area I would reccomend that you stop by.
10-07-2011 14:27:30 |
More by ndolover
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I've been here many times, and didn't even know it was on BA. But I guess it is a beer bar...
Small one at that, but a nice destination if you want good beer, a variety, and a friendly service. The crowd is always nice. Of course, they're beer lovers, why would they not be nice? Nothing else is served here but GD beers. I think the place holds about 25-30 inside, with a strip of tables outside.
Staff is always nice and friendly. Beers are poured in appropriate glasses and they do brewery tours quite regularly.
Parking used to be free just behind them, but I think it's changed since. I usually walk there, so I haven't paid much attention.
No food (that I know of) there. Occasionally they'll have a release party and provide some munchies.
EDIT: They've added more taps for a total of 16. Their expansion continues...
02-23-2010 21:46:21 |
More by Mebuzzard
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The first stop on my one night in Denver beer crawl. The bar seats around fifteen with standing room and a few tables for a few more. It was packed out at around 5 on a Weds, but we managed to nab two stools at the bar. The tap wall is basically all of the GD regulars, plus 2-3 Yeti variations, and a couple seasonals, no one-offs or experimental brews. I went for a few tasters and then finished with a pint of Hoss. Beer is priced fairly and obviously fresh and well-kept. No food, but a food truck pulled up around 6. Definitely worth the stop.
03-26-2012 21:05:38 |
More by bump8628
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
With a few hours before my flight, we decided to sneak a peak at Great Divide. As the brewery is located near downtown, we were lucky to find a parking spot on the street less than a block away. Go inisde...this is the tap room? It looks smaller than I thought it would be. We felt like we were packed tight together, even though there is another room behind the bar, where you can serve yourself water (good idea!). A small fridge stocked with Great Divide beers sits by the entry, as do the restrooms. Service at the bar is easy to access despite the small space and crowd during our visit.
15 different beers on-tap, some staples (Yeti, Denver Pale Ale, Titan IPA), others released on a rotating basis (Wolfgang Doppelbock, Belgian Yeti, Nomad Pilsner). All the pours are $6, which is a little more than average for Denver, but at least the beers are good and you are given a chalice to drink from instead of shaker pints. Samples are available for $1 a pop, which are worth it given you seem to get more than a few ounces.
If I hadn't walked into Great Divide already hitting a brick wall with beer consumption, I would have been happy to sample more than just the Fresh Hop Ale. To take my mind off the pain, we joined a tour group and toured the brewery, the presenter being very enthusiastic and already a fan of their beers before he joining their crew. Honestly, I was expecting Great Divide to be bigger, but that doesn't dilute the fact that they make great beer, and the tap room visit gives you the chance to try fresh brews which you may not be able to receive in your area. Highly recommended.
10-20-2012 03:04:11 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
I had a fantastic time at Great Divide's brewery and taproom in Denver about April 2013. It's a surprisingly small place considering their distribution footprint and the number of different beers they are brewing at any given time. The location is fairly convenient, only a few blocks from Coors Field and a few more from many other bars and restaurants. I went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was pretty packed. The tap room was reasonably small and quite crowded, but they were pumping out a lot of beer. I waited a bit to get a seat and was then able to get some samples. $1 per 4oz (or more generous) pour. With 4 different Yetis on tap, it's impossible not to like that! They had some bombers available as well, and full pours were available for their beers for a reasonable price. They give free tours every 30 minutes or so as well. It's a very laid back, casual experience in which you can walk about the brewery while drinking your beers from the bar. And when you're done you can pop back in the taproom for some more tastings. All in all, it was a real treat from a great brewery. I will definitely return during my next trip to Denver.
05-15-2013 00:44:57 |
More by TychoNDC
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great Divide is located on the corner of a city block without much around it. There is some street parking but no lot.
Once inside, it's a comfortable, relaxing place to have a beer. It seems like an old brick warehouse building but with a good amount of natural light. Lots of windows and nice atmosphere.
The bar has maybe 10-12 chairs so it's fairly intimate. There is a larger seating area around the back of the bar.
Service is very good. The bartenders are more than willing to explain the different beers and make a recommendation.
Great selection of beers from the very light body/flavor to the big full bodied yeti.
Overall a great brewery with a little something for everyone and a nice place to enjoy it.
11-06-2012 03:43:35 |
More by GilGarp
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Great Divide isn't located in the best part of Denver but it's Great Divide we're talking about here so it was worth walking all the way from the light rail station by the Wynkoop Brewery about 6 blocks away.
There's someone in front checking ID's and stamping hands which was nice so I didn't have to show my ID to the bartender when it was really busy. They have a small bar with just their own beers on tap. Pints are cheap and samples are only $1 and the samples are actually pretty generous. I went to try the Belgian Yeti and Espresso Yeti since I haven't had an opportunity to try either yet.
They only had the Belgian so I got a sample of that and walked around the small room. They had a small to-go fridge stocked with beer. If I was checking bags on the way back home I would of stocked up.
They finished giving tours for the day and had the brewery open so you can walk through and go to the back "patio" and either sit in between the silos or sit somewhere else, have a beer or have something to eat because they had a tent and were serving food. They also had a cooler with taps so you can get more beer back there instead of going back to the front.
I happen to show up about 5 minutes after their merch tent shut down so I went back the next day for a pint glass for my collection and another beer.
This place is a must visit for any GD fan!
10-07-2011 01:56:09 |
More by BigB415
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Downtown Denver is a weird mix of one way streets and something called 'no double turns'. This place is on a one way street that you have to do a lap around the block from the direction we were coming. And then we found out they don't open until 2pm.
Once the time was right, headed back over. Man, it was already packed. Went twice during my week in Denver, and uh, it was packed both times, no Rockies games going on even. And its packed for good reason. Good stuff. Probably seats 12-15 at the stainless steel bar, some standing seating against the wall, a few booths in the room connected to the bar.
Impressed they had a few kinds of Yeti's available (Choc, Belgian, reg). Samarai was actually really good. $26 for a bottle of BA Old Ruffian. They had this deal going on where you could get 3 tasters for $3. Yeti's included. Talk about your awesome, cheap drunkening. Cool tour. I don't think I've seen so much brewing capacity packed into such a small area before. Service is good, informative.
Like I said, I went to this place twice in the span of 4 days. Worth a visit or two.
08-31-2012 00:23:36 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We hit this place up this Monday as we did our quick Denver brewery bar crawl. Wynkoop was first and then the five minute walk up the street to Great Divide.
The atmosphere of the place is pretty cool. The building originally used to be a milk factory, garage band studio, and then brewery that it is known about today. Outside area for warmer months, inside seating around the bar and a side room to the left that has big windows that look into the brewery.
The service was kind of confusing. We sat ourselves at a table to the left in the side room. Waited and noticed that we had to deal with the crowd of people to get a beer. Not bad, but wish there was a sign posted for those not familiar with the tap room. I could see the struggle with this place if it were to get busier than the afternoon rush we were dealing room. Game days for the Rockies must be awful.
The quality and selection of the beer was good. Doesn't get any fresher than that and the selection was good considering we couldn't find some of the available beers in MA. They also had bombers and six packs available for sale. We each got a pint before the tour of the brewery with some Q & A's. We decided to get a flight of 3 for $3. Bargain and chat it up with the owner Tim and a local patron. We finished our beer and was off in the taxi across town to another Denver brewery.
If we had more time, we would have chilled here more to talk with employees and drink good, quality beers. Still happy we were able to stop by and try some delicious treats.
12-24-2011 07:11:02 |
More by Flounder57
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $
I first visited this place in 2006 when on holiday from the UK and had a brewery tour. Every time we ever get to Denver we always head for this place as I love Great Divide beers.
My last visit in May saw a few changes from my last visit, the tap room has doubled in size and it seems more beers are on tap.
We tried 4 beers and they were all superb (well they were my first US beers the day after I landed) and we struck up a great conversation with a couple who had a new little baby in the back room. I loved the 19th Anniversary beer.
Service was not great with one of the bar staff being ignorant, in my opinion.
06-03-2013 15:38:18 |
More by SidSales
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