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Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 569
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 31 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1466 Garden of the Gods
phone: (719) 634-0029
6 of their own brews on-tap, plus 25 guest taps.
(Place added by: scray24 on 08-23-2008)
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vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$
If it wasn't for the guest taps, I wouldn't be able to put up with the hippie atmosphere. Poor menu for a beer pub, execution is alright. The absolute worst part is the staff. The bar tenders seem to have an understanding of beer, but not services. I know how important glassware is to beer. I personally, like to enjoy heavier IPAs from a snifter rather then a Pint glass. I got the rudest reply from the bar tender when I asked her to poor one of their Double IPAs into a snifter for me. She actually said, "It is served in a Pint glass". REALLY?!?!? I thought it is served in what ever you put it in. Loose the hippie vibe, the veagen menu, and the attitude. Pour the beer however the customer wants it. Keep the Stone flowing though.
06-12-2010 17:11:39 |
More by leomalyutin
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | $$$
As a visitor to the "Springs" area from out of state, i was excited to give Trinity Brewing a shot. Easy to get to, nicely laid out and a very extensive selection to choose....major downside, the service. The beer (Pumpkin Saison) was very, very nice, but half of the experience trying a new beer in a new state is the service. The bar was less then half empty, and it took 10 minutes to even catch someones attention. I attempted to ask a bartender what he thought would be a nice 750 bottle to bring back home (Minnesota). He answered without even so much as looking at us and said "Here's the menu." Sorry, Trinity, you know how to brew some great beer, but we will not go back due to very bad service.
05-30-2011 20:45:46 |
More by ranger77
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Colorado Springs in the snow, on a Wednesday, in early October, in my badass rental Dodge Charger that don't tell Avis, but I plan on pushing to triple digits, but not in the snow, on a Wednesday, in early October. Easily located off the garden of the gods (sounds much cooler than the just a piece of roadway with strip malls galore that it is). Parked and past the pen empty in today's bluster, Trinity...
Orange, yellow, green & red walls; and some corrugated roof shack likeness to one side where the brewroom lives. Slab splotch concrete floorings, corrugated ceiling with a sky light, exposed ducts, alternating drop lamps & spins. Décor of things Colorado and a cool metal hop cluster piece on the wall.
"L" shaped bar off to the left, angled and angled again, with a corrugated steel base and a cool colored tortoise shell plexi top lit from below. Seating for 16 on alternating pastel colored fabric non-backed stools with twisted steel rope foot rails. A row of 18 taps on stainless steel on the main stretch of the barback wall. Small house beer prints sit above with shelved wines to both sides, baby Jager glass racks on the corner, and jarred something on the other side (flowers, spices, pedals?), and a large wood framed blackboard atop listing all the taps, broken out by glass serving type. Another 9 taps up front with a large barn door logo piece mounted above, and boards off to one side listing specials & events. A pair of handpumps sunken below the bar not listed anywhere or acknowledged. There's a walk in cooler down at the end of the bar plastered with brewery stickers and a small kitcheny area just past there.
Brew room across from the bar & kitchen on the far wall; 5 raised aluminum tables with small potted plants against its windows. Another 5 aluminum low square tables forward of them with some bar counter space. A cut tree looking cupboard & service piece sits up front between the large front windows, and a wood post shelving rack just inside the door with growlers & glassware. A few couches to the rear rear in a loungey area and a rack with their Old Growth Wild Ales, 5 barrels up en waiting. Plexi dividers run an "L" around the seating there with taps & bottles contained within, and a large brewery piece talking about the 6 house beers sits above. And a seating pen outside running an "L" around up front, currently vacant because did I not mention it was snowing?
Took a near table with views of the road; turn, turn, turn again; Just a light bite if my head's to be fixed, turn, turn, to the rain and the wind. Beer & food menu is in a 60lb metal binder so you don't lift it, the only thing is, you can't actually lift it. I had a bacon cone (5 strips slab in a frites cone with maple syrup, was very good) and a cup of minestrone (the goods). Witzel had I don't know what because I was all about the me just then but I think I would have known it he didn't dig on it.
6 normal house taps (Sunna Wit Bier, Chi Belgian Golden, Flo IPA, Farmhouse Saison, Soul Horkey Ale, Awaken Coffee Stout), and another 20, a mix of their specialties & mostly micro guest taps with a lot of Colorado representation (Ska Brewing, New Belgium, Left Hand, Shamrock, Pumphouse, Great Divide, Odell, Black Fox, Telluride, Rockyard), and a few of the not (Lost Abbey, DogFishHead, Rogue, Stone).
They don't offer samplers which for a brewpub, sucks (You make more than a half dozen house beers, and provide no outlet for seeing what they're all about. Try getting on board). I guess we'll be playing the shorty game. From what I had, the Flo (IPA) had a good nose, was just okay; Awaken (Stout) nitro, dry, bitter & chalky; Montagne Brun, a dubbel at 5.8%, nicely dry, not overly sweet; Trinity Farmhouse #104 (Peche Noir Saison), a murky fuckin' mess, I don't get the peach at all, and wonder what I'm drinking; Trinity Farmhouse #106 (Café Blanc), done with white coffee, aged on vanilla beans, had a nose & flavor of pepper, no coffee, no vanilla, I am sure I took a mispour but they're somewhere between insisting otherwise and indifference.
I think, no, I know; the place is off. The tunes are good but the hippy vibe is grating on me and I've been on tour but it's not so much that, it's the house itself. They're prepping for a GABF party so what's showing as up is not up (the tap list is not the tap list). Our server Dave (a known punk ass) just left without saying anything (fucker) and the girls who picked up after him couldn't speak to what we were drinking or what was what in general. Witzel said "It's a brewpub run by 25 year olds". He is wise. Had heard good things about Trinity, just didn't see it. Would like another look though, based on the talk.
...Visited their table at the GABF the next day and talked to the brewer who said "Well if I were there...", but you shouldn't have to fix the floor, you're the brewer. He did have a great damn sour there though...
01-04-2010 19:51:11 |
More by slander
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Transcribed from notes dated F, 25 Sept 2009.
What was I doing here and how did I get here?, those who know me might ask. It was an hour south of Denver and I was on a bus trip with Ale Street News as part of their annual GABF foray. It was our first stop of the day and a picture was taken here with the mountains in the background that was later published.
Disembarking, I saw that it was on the corner of a small strip mall with an outdoor patio area to the right of the entryway. Entering, the short "J"-shaped bar was mere steps inside of the door. A rack of distressed wood (driftwood?) to the left of the bar displayed growlers. Similar distressed-wood constructions framed the chalkboards, which used colored chalk to detail available beers, specials, and other miscellany. The bar top was a colorful stained glass-like amalgam composite with corrugated aluminum as the front. Aft of the bar was the cooler followed by the modest kitchen. To the right of the bar were a series of high stainless steel tables bolted into the wall overlooking the brewery. A plaque noted that the windows came from a real estate salvage yard. Frankly, the whole place had a very industrial/recycled feel, including exposed ducting, ceiling fans and the bare concrete floor. Further aft, on the left side were the lavs and on the right side was a garage door opening for more open-air seating past a lounge area filled with sofas and comfy chairs. Against the back wall were several racks for storage and aging of their barrel-aged beers. Overall, it was a pleasant experience, but nothing, including food or beer, was so mind blowing that I would have felt as though I had missed out by not having visited.
Beer: Six (6) including Sunna Wit, Chi Golden Speciale, FLOIPA (also on N2), Farmhouse Saison, Soul Horkey Ale, and Awaken Stout (also on N2).
08-21-2010 17:17:15 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
So today I decided to drive down to the springs since i was in town visiting family and i figured i would check the place out.
When I first arrived the location was a little wierd as it was in the end of a newer shopping center with nothing else in it. Walking inside it has a very nice atmosphere and layout.
I ordered the sampler and a cheese plate. First off the sampler was missing the saison. The one reason I decided to go here is because I had heard so much about their many saisons so I was pretty dissapointed they were out. Was interesting you could get the IPA on nitro as well.
The server (if you could call her that) said that I could get whatever of their beers I wanted for the empty glass. Well since she had brought me the nitro IPA I figured I would order the CO2 one.
When she came up later and asked what I had gotten I said the CO2 IPA since you brought us the Nitro, then she proceeded to tell me that I was wrong and she had brought me the CO2 one first and so therefore i had it twice. This is quite a rant for me because as a foodservice graduate the customer is always right. And I was right. Its just very annoying when a server tells you that you are wrong, whether you are or not. She also only stopped at our table maybe every 20 mins.
The beer was great, the service was horrible. The service is as laid back as you would expect from a hippe place such as this.
06-05-2009 01:27:51 |
More by HRCam
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a different experience than most beer room eateries. They bill it as slow food, and that is right on the money. If you are on a mission to shovel down some food and get on to the next thing, this is not the place for you. Now, that being said, if you have some time and want so really thoughtful beers and food, pull up a stool.
Local, organic, artful, delicious food. Portions might be a little on the small side, but each bite is full of flavor. The menu has plenty of options for the veggie, but carnivores won't be left out or disappointed. Kobe beef sliders went over big with my friends.
Brewing gear is highlighted behind the picture windows in the middle of the dining room across from the bar. There are big chairs and couches in the back area for those looking for a homelike atmosphere. The dining tables are small, so you might as well belly up to the bar or sit on the patio and enjoy the evening air.
Service here isn't top notch, but again they expect you to take your time and enjoy the food, drink, and conversation. Don't be surprised if you have to raise your hand to get your check.
The guest taps are plentiful and the house brews are great too. I had a flight of their creations and most were in the decent to good range.
I'll be back, but not until I've hit a bunch of the other Co Springs area breweries first.
07-02-2011 20:45:18 |
More by fltmedic
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Going with the new scoring I can't give this place any "4s" since that would mean "outstanding." However, this place is very good, even excellent. I'd return any time I was in the area. I would likely have given Trinity a 4.25 under the old scoring system.
Unexpectedly, at least for me, this place is located in a newer strip mall and in a newer part of Colorado Springs. There is a nice patio and adequate interior sitting, although during the day on a Saturday finding a table or place to sit was problematic for most partrons.
The tap selection is excellent and the food is very tasty. In fact, the food is superior to many "beer bars" and/or breweries. Perhaps the most fun is the fact that Trinity is available just about nowhere! You can find a bottle maybe in Denver from time to time if you're lucky. You can find it in Colorado Springs at a few places. But, you can actually buy it at the brewery and in a pretty good selection.
Note, prices for the bottles are not cheap. They are among the higher priced "regular" bottles.
This is a must stop if you are in Colorado Springs and are a beer nut.
07-12-2013 00:49:20 |
More by GRG1313
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
If you are looking for a great place to go and have a beer this is it. The brewery has at least 5 of their own amazing bees on tap and up to 25 guest beers on tap that come from all over the world.
The place is always packed after 5 so get there early if you want to find a seat. The staff is very knowledgeable about the beer and are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have.
All the food is awesome and you can get Vegan, Vegetarian and organic food.
Overall I would recommend this pub to anyone who ever gets the chance to visit Colorado Springs.
07-11-2011 16:25:08 |
More by LeeryLeprechaun
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
Following a 6am departure from Albuquerque on a long day of driving to Wyoming, we stopped here for lunch. Trinity sits at the corner of a small shopping center on a fairly busy road, with a good sized outdoor seating area. Inside, the brewhouse is on the left with a J-shaped bar straight ahead and bunch of tables (with a few booths) on the right. Spacious, airy and fairly bright.
Tap list was pretty solid with about 6 taps of house beer and an extensive list of guest taps. We stuck with a selection of house beers, all of which were solid, none of which were terribly memorable. I had the Flo IPA, which was fine.
The food on the other hand was really good. Fresh ingredients, tasty and well prepared. Service was rather flighty and inattentive, but pleasant at least.
Not an outstanding stop but a nice place I'd visit again.
07-15-2013 19:25:15 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
This place is pretty neat. The best part of the experience was our bartender, who let us get an insane amount of tasters of some great beers. The guest taps are where it's at, some awesome selections.
The building and decor just felt like random hipster bar xxx. It didn't do it for me. Their house beers were very bland and forgettable overall. I would be back however, just for the service and guest taps.
05-06-2013 22:43:48 |
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