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Denver Beer Co.
Active Beers: 66
Beer Ratings: 201
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1695 Platte St
phone: (303) 433-2739
(Place added by: Rifugium on 08-13-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
This place is a great addition to Denver. The location is great, and the building is pretty cool. The beers are pretty good. They have a few different beers than your normal IPA, PA, Stout. I had a pineapple beer that was quite refreshing. When I was there they had an excellent food truck outside making some fancy food for reasonable prices. They also had a bluegrass band playing that was excellent. Besides Falling Rock this is my favorite beer destination in Denver.
05-17-2013 14:43:51 |
More by BigbROB
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $
A perfect beer garden atmosphere. You can sit inside or outside depending on your desire. The patio is large and usually very open especially in the cold. There are some heater that can be turned on. Just ask one of the employees and they will assist. The dog friendly atmosphere is a breath of fresh air and one of the main reasons I will continue to drive the distance to go. The beers are on a constant rotation, it's always a treasure to see what new brews they have made and whats in store. The food trucks are always delicious as well, another enjoyable feature I look forward too when at DBC. I have never had a bad beer from them. Maybe one I haven't liked, not due to quality but palette. Its fairly obvious when you get there if you want a beer go to the bar. They are usually busy and if you want something go up and get it. The bar staff is always friendly and many of them remembered my name after only a few times. Selection is always good like I said earlier. A nice rotation of beers. Beers are typical prices for a beer garden both for 10oz higher gravity beers and growlers. The owner have hung around many times later at night and have always been willing to talk about their beers and selections. Unlike some other beer gardens around. Did I mention they are dog friendly . Them and Renegade are the only two beer gardens around allowing dogs on leash inside. I hear the Tavern Uptown allows dogs on leash on the patio area, although I have not been there myself. For all of you dog owners out there keep letting more dog owners know so they can rate and chime in about the pleasure of such an experience. There have been some haters on here and other sites not happy about the dogs. Probably cause the dogs they have can't be taken to a public place anyways due to misbehavior.
01-15-2012 08:40:40 |
More by brewdenver
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Happened to be in town for "beercation" with my husband during the grand opening. Atmosphere was great...everyone there was very knowledgeable about beer. I'm sure that the grand opening brought a possibly better crowd...but regardless I think this place would have a nice atmosphere given the great set-up they have. Large bar with open air entrances to an outdoor beer garden...excellent. Quality of the beer was awesome. Graham Cracker Porter was particularly memorable, as in I have dreams about going to Denver in order to score a growler of it. Service was wonderful. Very, very attentive owners...I was glad to see how truly invested they are in what they are doing!
Selection was obviously limited, but I had NO qualms about it. Sometimes quality is better than quantity and while it is nice to have both, DBC offered a few high quality brews and that is a-ok with me. Food was non-existent other than soft pretzels and a food truck...I hope they can get a kitchen up and running.
Overall, you MUST go here if you are in the area. I miss it...I hope to go back soon!
10-28-2011 00:03:31 |
More by MsRif
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Pretty big place that looks like it could have been some type of garage prior to being transformed into the brewery. Competely opened front of building when I was there so the sitting area inside and outdoor beer garden meshed together, lots of seating and all needed as the place was packed. The place allows dogs too which is awesome and earns them a few extra brownie points from me. A nice selection of around 10 or so beers on tap, nice variety of styles to choose from. I was pretty happy with everything I tried, there was just one dud and the stuff I liked more than made up for it. Service was fair, sometimes better than others but it was busy so that is a likely cause. The biggest complaint was that they had no interest in explaining their beers. You had to ask specifically about each individual beer and they just gave a standard monotone answer, I think it would have worked a lot better if they simply had a beer menu hanging around that provided those explanations. Overall, some nice beer, a really cool environment. Worth a visit for sure.
05-26-2013 15:25:02 |
More by denver10
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Fortunately for me, the grand opening of Denver Beer Co. occurred while I was in town, so I got to go just a few hours after they opened the doors and be among the first to sample their brews. Located in a nice little area, directly off the highway, and with no other bars in sight, I hope they do well.
Atmosphere was nice. The place was in a refurnished warehouse, it seemed, with some neat industrial/junkyard decor, brewing processes in plain sight, and strangely, lots of paintings of goats on the walls? Well, okay then. Lots of room, with a bar for about 20 people, plenty of tables and chairs, and a nice porch. Bartenders were all friendly, and they knew about their beers, even though they were perhaps still getting used to operations...it had only been open a few hours after all.
Beer selection was limited, only their own brews on tap, 6 at the time, but a capacity for about 15 I think. All of the beer tasted good though--particularly the Graham Cracker Porter, which made my wife depressed since she knew she'd never be able to get it anywhere else once we went back home. I promised I'd try to recreate it in a homebrew though. ;)
Food was naught but "tiny pretzels," which were actually very large, soft pretzels, that unfortunately had gone partially stale by the time they got to us. Somehow that didn't stop us from getting another one after we'd finished the first though. It would definitely behoove DBC to offer more in the way of food: more snacks or even a smalll kitchen perhaps, eventually. At $5 a pint for beer and $1 tasters, I guess you could say prices were reasonable. I don't know about $2000 for a goat painting though.
Anyway, cheers and good luck to DBC.
08-16-2011 13:37:47 |
More by Rifugium
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in here tonight after weeks of nagging myself. Easy place to find, easier than it was a couple months ago when I was going help grow some hops. Oh well. Parking sucks, but that's Denver for ya.
Medium sized, open patio with German beer hall-like benches. I like that type of seating. Three garage doors open to reveal the inside portion. Scattered square and circular tables. Nice L-shaped bar. Interior is 'industrial' in the look. Metal plating around the bar.
A knee-wall separates the brewing facility from the bar. No glass separation so it must smell nice when brewing.
Chalk board on the end of the L-bar lists beers, but kind of hard to see from the other end. No wait staff, bar service only. No biggie
Friendly service. The beer is really nice. They're all seasonal, I was told. The flight of 7 beers was $7...not a bad deal. Each beer was $5 except the session which was $4. Food consists of large pretzels/mustard, and a vendor booth outside...pizza tonight. I didn't try it.
Overall , this is a nice place to have some brews. I'll be heading back for sure
08-28-2011 04:39:51 |
More by Mebuzzard
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped here to meet a BA as part of my reverse beer haul expedition. Only had a pint or two so don't put too much credence in the quality, although I was happy with what I had. The place did have a nice atmosphere, with a large open door allowing fresh air to come in. Outdoor seating was available as well. Yet another brewery in Denver with many more to come. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.
03-16-2013 03:48:40 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Cool garage type space with rollup doors feels very open and inviting with its rustic "wash n wear" minimalism. Classy garage?
Beer here was solid for sure. I enjoyed the IPA and especially the Graham Cracker Porter which was freshly tapped. At least 7 or so beers on tap, but could have been just for GABF, dunno.
Pretty simple setup. No food, walk-up counter sevice for beer and no other "entertainment" options. Not that I need anything besides good beer, but there was no music and no TVs for the sportsfans.
10-18-2011 03:05:35 |
More by BeerZack
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Dropped in here on 8/14. The grand opening was on 8/12, so it's only been here for a few days.
Looks like a large converted auto garage. There are several picnic tables out front, about 15 or so smaller tables inside, and a large L-shaped bar on the inside. The garage doors can be rolled up and down to make the whole place as indoors or outdoors as needed depending on the weather. All of the decor is pretty new, and is a combination of wood and metal. Looks kind of like the neo-industrial look you see in a lot of the fast casual places. They have some amusing goat and chicken paintings on the walls, too.
On this day they had a pale ale, rye pale, IPA, graham cracker porter, and a "summer" stout. I didn't really care for the IPA as I'm not really a fan of the swampy "dank" IPAs out there, but everything else was good, maybe even better than that. The graham cracker porter was unique and tasted exactly like it sounds. The rye pale had a ton going on for something so mild, as did the "normal" pale, and the stout was a solid stout that was flavorful without being heavy. They also have a kaffir lime wheat that had just run out and is due to be replaced/alternated with a pomegranate wheat. Of the beers I tried, the graham cracker porter spoke to me quite a bit. It's a little like a vanilla porter, but with all of the character of real grahams (the use 'em in the brew) without being overly sweet or cloying.
The beers were good and the atmosphere was fun. Plus, it works well with the neighborhood, too.
If you want a snack they don't serve meals, but they do have large pretzels that are Bavarian-like, but different enough to be unique. They did smell nice, though!
Prices were definitely a hair steep. Worth it, sure...but still a bit pricier than similar other spots. Just a point of warning!
I like the place and I wish them well. The beers were solid and I'd say the only thing they'll have to be wary of is the heavy competition in mid-town. If they can keep things the way they are I think I'll have another regular stop downtown...especially with the light rail stop moving closer to this area.
EDIT: After being open for (roughly) a year, DBC is still doing well. There have been some definite misses along the way, but quite a few hits, too. Graham Cracker Porter is a full-on world class beer, but nothing else is quite at that level. Plus, when something is bad, it tends to be REALLY bad.
Service has gotten better, but still is still not quite up to par with most other places. At the same time, they do tend to pull larger crowds which probably affects that.
I do enjoy the hell out of the vibe. I like their mini biergarten, and people are always having a good time there.
08-15-2011 04:10:17 |
More by Domingo
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Open garage doors, board games, lots of seating, dogs allowed, large patio with hops plants.... What about the atmosphere can you not love about this place? I wish they had a more consistent beer list. Do not get me wrong I love experimentation, but with more than 8 taps I think you should have a few beers that are always there. They brought back their GABF winning Graham Cracker Porter and have Kaffir Lime Wheat on tap during the summer, but most of the beers rotate too frequently.
The blessing and curse of DBC is their location. With so much foot traffic they often sell through beers in no time. However, this typically means they need to put beers on tap that definitely need more time just to keep up with demand.
Overall I would suggest people should visit this place while visiting Denver or to enjoy the sun on a nice weekend.
07-26-2013 19:56:52 |
More by beatenbyjacks
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