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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
1900 E Lincoln Ave Unit B
phone: (970) 482-3865
Funkwerks is a saison-focused brewery specializing in Belgian-style ales.
Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
(Place added by: womencantsail on 10-23-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
im new to belgians, or really just havent found any im crazy about, but this place was pretty cool. glad i stopped in. relaxed atmosphere. maybe a little too quiet. i dont think they had any music playing or anything. the girl behind the bar provided a little info, but wasnt too interested in talking beer w us. she spent most of the time on the computer at the oter end of the bar. anyway, i had the funkworks flight. i liked 4 of the 5 really well, but dont think i would want a full pour of any of them. crooked stave only had 2 or 3 available, and the flight was kind of pricey....but i wish i had tried, considering im interested in brett beers. so if youre in FC, def. stop in.
12-20-2011 18:53:14 |
More by imperialtommy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Nice little bar attached to the brewery. Usually not crowded so it is a nice relaxed feeling. The beer selection include funkwerks and crooked stave beers and you can get a flight for each brewery, although sometimes the crooked stave selection is limited. If you're not a fan of saisons or wild beers, stay away because that's all they brew. The service was very good while we were there, but there was only one bartender/waitress running the whole place, so if there are more people, it might be a little slow. You can buy the beer on sight from a cooler if you so desire. The food selection is a little sad and overpriced... crackers, nuts and a cheese plate mostly.
12-08-2011 22:27:34 |
More by csiewert
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped by on my latest trip to Fort Collins. If I was going to only hit one beer place in Ft. Collins this was going to be it. Saisons and sours are my favorite styles of beer and I had heard good things. High expectations.
Took me a bit to realize its located in the old Fort Collins Brewery, which I always thought was a bit of a bear to find. We walked in and every table along with all the seats at the bar will filled. Guess they do a fairly kicking after work business. Luckily, a table soon opened up and we order both flights (Funkwerks and Crooked Stave) along with the 3 or so specialty beers that weren't included in the flights (Cherry Saison and Citra Saison were two of them). Every single beer on the flight I thought were top notch. Really, top notch. Its amazing, when you go to a brewery where you like everything they do. Tropic King, Saison and Witt were all great. The Citra and Cherry Saisons were some of the best I've ever had. My only complaint was they wouldn't fill growlers for me of either. The service was good, promptly got new beers when we needed them. This was a blast. I ended up going back a couple times. This is definitely going to be my second place to go, everytime I'm back.
12-04-2011 22:40:43 |
More by hwwty4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stop #250 on my world brewery tour.
Visited on a Friday around 12:30 the week of GABF. Got the only open table in the small tasting room moments before the Ale Street News bus tour arrived filling the room to capacity.
There were nine beers available. I believe all of them use their house saison yeast with varying malt, hops, adjuncts, and wild yeast.
You have the option of flight 1 or flight 2 in terms of pre built samplers....
Key Lime Rye - rye & barley malt with key lime juice
Saison - flagship saison
Motif - high gravity saison
Hiiscus Resistance - hibiscus added to Resistance
Cochon - Cascade & Centennial, house saison meets APA
Southern Tropic - imperial saison w/ Rakau hops
Chardonnay Barrel Blonde - brett beer
Belgian Resistance - German Munich and Noble Hops
We went with flight 2. While the descriptions are vivid, the actual flavors were very subtle and some of the beers we had difficulty determining the written descriptions.
They had quite a few barrels in the back room and I hope that leads to some Belgian style's with bugs and critters a year or so down the road.
A small, cozy brewery tap room that is right up my alley specializing in Belgians.
10-03-2011 15:21:16 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The atomosphere was quaint and cozy with some physchodelic looking paintings that were interesting discussion pieces. Small tables, and not much seating, but a friendly and inviting place. A covered patio with outdoor seating was very nice as well. This used to be Fort Collins Brewery until they outgrew it.
The quality was great. They specialize in saisons, and belgians. Everything was much more subtle than I expected which was a pleasant surprise for me. I enjoyed all of their beers. Nothing was overly sour or out of balance.
The selection was great, especially considering thier size. They had around 10 different beers.
I got some of their cheese and it wasn't near as funky as I expected either coming from somewhere that puts funk in their name. It was, however, delicious, mild, and creamy and complimented the beer.
The cheese was pricey, but reasonable and the beer was very reasonably priced. Great little hangout.
09-03-2011 14:13:41 |
More by JayS2629
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
This place was a breath of fresh air. This was my 6th brewery I had been to while staying in fort collins on a vacation. I hadn't had time to check beer advocate on it's ratings but went to funkwerks on a whim. This place only makes belgians and saisions with the latter dominating their taps. The service was great. They serve everything in style specific glassware with good lighting and at correct temps. The lady could answer almost all of my annoying questions and was very happy. Everyone around me seemed to be really enjoying themselves and I was fortunate enough to run into a fellow BA there and we soon were dissecting the brews together. You get about a 6-6oz pours for the flight, depending which flight you get and I think it ran about 6 bucks. Can't wait to stop back in!
06-21-2011 15:41:47 |
More by tippebrewcrew2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped by this small brewpub on a recent trip to Fort Collins. A few different locals recommended this place to me and I'm very happy that I decided to check it out.
The place is pretty small with one small room that has a few tables and a small bar with around 8-10 seats. There is also an outside patio area which was really nice this time of year. The walls are painted a light teal color which really lightens the place up in the daytime. There are also a few paintings adorning the walls and a rack for merch. I also spotted a cooler for bottles but unfortunately everything was sold out. Behind the bar there are the tap handles and a large chalkboard with the draft list, growler and merch prices, and snack options. There is also a small hallway that you can walk down which gives you a view of the brewing equipment, bottling line and barrels.
I didn't eat anything here but what was available sounded good. They don't really offer a menu per se, just some snacks like chocolate or nuts but they did have an interesting sounding cheese plate that I would try if I ever get a chance to go back.
This place is pretty small so there was only one person working there but the service was excellent. When I arrived the place was pretty empty and the woman Laura who was behind the bar was very welcoming and friendly. She was very knowledgeable about the beers and the saison style and answered all of my annoying questions. The place became more crowded as the afternoon went on but she handled it without any problems.
Although they mainly focus on saisons, they had a great variety and also a few other options. They offer two different flights, full glasses, half glasses and growler fills. I really appreciated this because I wanted to try a bunch of different beers but didn't want to have to drink eight full glasses. The flights were the best deal I have ever seen. $8 for four glasses which turned out to be their regular tulip filled up about a third of the way. They offered a light version for the traditional saisons, session, white beers and a darker version for more malt forward beers. While I was there I was able to try a session beer, a wild apricot saison, their flagship saison, an imperial hoppy saison, a witbier, two other German and Belgian styled beers and some crazy collaboration beer between 9 local Fort Collins breweries. I really enjoyed everything I had and would rank them from good to excellent.
Overall, I loved this place and wished I lived closer. The friendly service, quaint laid back atmosphere and great beer make this a great beer destination. I highly recommend it to anyone in the area.
05-30-2011 16:58:01 |
More by corby112
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
In the old Fort Collins Brewery building, this is a small place that can seat about 40 stuffed. An L-shaped small bar is where we plopped down. Friendly service and a clear beer menu. The selection is ok, given that they really only serve specialty Wallonian influenced beers.
I got the flight sampler of six beers for $8, and wow what a deal. Throw in some cheese and crackers for $8 more and you have yourself a nice little experience. The tulip glasses were about 1/3 full and provided a nice presentation. We (well, I) chatted with the nice bartender about punk rock and concerts.
The beers were good and if you're a Belgian style of beer type of person, this place is for you. These really aren't my thing, but I will have to stop in here every time I'm in the Fort. Nice place, great beer and people.
04-25-2011 07:17:10 |
More by Mebuzzard
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $
We had an odd trip to Funkwerks. We had a Groupon, which fro $25 got both my girlfriend and I a full flight of all six beers they had on tap, a really great looking tulip glass with the FW logo on it and a couple of bombers to go. Overall, a great deal.
However, about 30 minutes after we arrived a large bus pulled up and dropped off a bachelor party, so it immediately went from quiet, comfortable afternoon to wild and crazy mid-bachelor party. Granted, this is not the breweries fault, but when one middle-aged, overweight guy decided to take his shirt off, and three other dudes followed his lead it really killed the atmosphere. Again, not the fault of the brewery, however, nothing was done about it. The bar and wait staff just looked disgusted and allowed it to continue, which was quite irritating.
The quality of the beer was good, although, with only Belgian-style brews, I was not sampling my favorite types of beer. The portions, however, were very generous and a few of the beers I will seek out to try again upon moving to Boulder in the summer. The Saison in particular was good.
Our table service was outstanding, minus the lack of control that our waitress and the bartenders had over the pack of over-the-hill former frat boys. Otherwise, she was attentive and informative, something I appreciate in a brewery's waitstaff. I can not stand going to a brewery and having some cute college chick deliver a tray full of beer samples and then not have any ability to discuss any of it. I am here to LEARN and experience, not to look. There are Hooters and strip clubs everywhere, I don't need that at my brewery.
The selection was somewhat minimal, which is to be expected from a new, small brewery. The line up that they do offer, however, was clearly crafted with care.
04-15-2011 18:55:08 |
More by StoneTSR
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
went here on 02.24.11
The place is small, but it is nice inside. metal bar, metal chairs and tables. they had 6 of their beers on. all of them good. some of them great.
the service was great, but that is probably because i was the only one there. but the bartender/front end manager was very friendly.
they only had the saison bottled when i was there, and i wish i would have bought more. i was told they are going to be getting more beer on soon from someone else who is brewing there, and it will be some sour stuff. but i was more than happy with just their 6 offerings. i also thought the prices were good. a place you could probably drink at for a while without spending a ton.
i didnt eat there, and i think they only have snacks to offer. i would definitely eat before you show up.
i will stop by here every time i am in fort collins.
03-15-2011 05:08:15 |
More by ottovon
Funkwerks in Fort Collins, CO
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