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[ 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)
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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: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
im new to belgians, or really just havent found any im crazy about, but this place was pretty cool. glad i stopped in. relaxed atmosphere. maybe a little too quiet. i dont think they had any music playing or anything. the girl behind the bar provided a little info, but wasnt too interested in talking beer w us. she spent most of the time on the computer at the oter end of the bar. anyway, i had the funkworks flight. i liked 4 of the 5 really well, but dont think i would want a full pour of any of them. crooked stave only had 2 or 3 available, and the flight was kind of pricey....but i wish i had tried, considering im interested in brett beers. so if youre in FC, def. stop in.
12-20-2011 18:53:14 |
More by imperialtommy
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This was a nice first stop in Fort Collins on day two of our cross country trip, especially for the saison drinkers in the crew. Funkwerks is located in a nondescript industrial area on the outskirts of tow, about five minutes from Odell/Fort Collins/New Belgium. There is a small tasting room inside along with some outside seating. It was a hot day so we opted for a high top inside.
We grabbed a standard sampler to start, then each had a couple of smaller pours. The Solenna (dry hopped saison with brett) and the single hop saisons were most interesting to me. I was less impressed with the regular leuven (kind of a diapery berliner weisee) but the raspberry leuven was ok. Biere de garde was just ok for me too.
Grabbed a couple of bottles to go and on to our next stop. A worthy stop.
07-18-2013 18:33:26 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Talk about stiff competition, Funkwerks set up shop in the same town as Odell and New Belgium. But good beer breeds more good beer so let's have a go. Visited on a beautiful sunny weekday afternoon. Small tasting room, but the atmosphere was clean and energetic. The beer was poured by two friendly ladies that were well educated on the beer they were pouring. Friendly and laid back. The flagship Saison and White were nice. Pour was generous into appropriate glassware and prices were fair. A few other sour/funky oddities were also on offer. A nice addition to a great beer town. Sorry Portland and San Diego, Ft. Collins is my beer destination.
05-23-2012 19:36:42 |
More by bump8628
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
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: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
If you like Belgians and funk, then this is the place for you. Beers come in tulip glasses. That includes tasters! A very cool touch so that you get to experience the beer properly. Usually, what they have on tap is available in bottles. Staff is friendly and helpful. Very large outside area while the interior is fairly limited seating wise. Worth a stop if you’re in the area.
06-26-2013 01:37:19 |
More by bbristow
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
First time here, and I'm really enjoying it!
Small taproom, constructed out of predominately wood siding, and floors. Small "tin roof" style bar, with 7 stools. (2) 4 top high tops, (1) 3 top high tops, and (3) 2 top high tops. There is an outdoor area with a slew of picnic tables. I do wish however that it were less windy outside, because I'd be out there enjoying the awesome temperature and sunshine.
There's room for 12 beers on their taps, but only 7 on today. Personally I'd recommend their standard Saison if you havent had it before, but having had it, I went with a Nelson Sauvin single hop Saison and it was great - so try a different version of it if possible.
No major food but they do have cheese plates and snacks.
If you're in the area, I strongly recommend stopping in. Fun, small place, with some great beers!
09-23-2013 20:29:15 |
More by qcbrewer
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped in here after trying their normal Saison at Freshcraft and talking to the brewers a little at the GABF. I love the idea of the place, and it's also conveniently located near several other breweries I visit.
Funkwerks is located in the old Fort Collins Brewing facility a mile or two east of Odell and the new FCB.
The tasting room looks a bit like a log cabin with a bar and a 1/2 dozen tables.
Drinking options consist of their current line-up (6 beers) in snifters, growlers, and sampler tulips. They also sell bottles when available and snacks like cheese and cookies.
Everything the brew is a variation on a Saison, or similar styles. Right now they have Casper (a light saison), White (a strong wit) their "normal" Saison, Maori King (a hoppy imperial saison using NZ hops) and 2 spins on the same recipe of German malts and hops. One is using Belgian yeast ("Belgian Resistance"), and the other is using a French Biere De Garde Yeast ("French Resistance"). For the same recipe, they taste worlds apart and are both terrific.
I did an $8 sampler of all 6 and was shocked to see that for that price you essentially get about 1/3 of a tulip of each one. It's one of the best values I've seen anywhere.
The waitress gave us a nice rundown of each beer, and they also had a printed sheet with details on each one as well.
I really have little to nothing to complain about with Funkwerks. Even if someone doesn't like Saisons, I think the Casper and White would still appeal to them.
On all future FC trips for me, Funkwerks is an absolute, definite stop for me...maybe even ahead of all of the other places. Large samples and great beers = winner for me.
02-23-2011 18:44:11 |
More by Domingo
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 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Located in the former location of Fort Collins Brewery and right down the street from both Fort Collins' new location and Odell, I'd been meaning to stop by and try this place for a while. As it's the same location, the setup of the tasting room is similar to Fort Collins when it was there, but the decor is a little more earthy and organic, less industrial and it certainly fits the beer style. Funkwerks brews saisons, so you get a collection of fruitier, spicier beers that most likely will be popular with any fans of New Belgium, also not far away. That taster we sampled had six beers and pretty good sized samples. We sampled the Saison, White, Maori King, Casper, French Resistance, and Belgian Resistance, with varying spicy notes and sweetness.
Our bartender/server was fast, friendly, and knowledgeable of the types of beers served, what goes into them, and even just what it is "Funkwerks" means. Hopefully, this place catches on because I would like to take many more trips here. Unlike the also fledgling brewery Equinox, the location isn't as ideal, but since another successful brewery was in that location previously and Fort Collins always seems to be open to more craft beer, it probably has a shot.
The only downside is the price for a growler is around $20 right now. Hopefully, as they become more established, the prices for a fill goes down, since that's usually the way I support my local breweries.
03-07-2011 04:08:49 |
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