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Denver Beer Co.
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Beer Ratings: 202
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1695 Platte St
phone: (303) 433-2739
(Place added by: Rifugium on 08-13-2011)
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.75 | $$
Denver Beer Co. is a converted auto repair garage. There is a patio in the front (beer garden) with picnic tables and a few umbrellas. It's dog friendly and several people had their pooches sitting and enjoying the beautiful early evening Denver weather. The inside is smaller than it seems: a few tables for two or four and some bar stools. You have to go to the bar to get a beer. The only service I saw was a woman picking up glasses and cleaning tables after someone left.
The selection of beers is small: five or six I think. We sat outside and my friend got a couple of beers and I got something from the food truck. Well, the food from the truck was good but the beer wasn't. They apparently don't care about the quality of the beer here.
We got the Incredible Petal IPA and the beer was flat. We asked the woman bussing tables if anyone said anything about the bad Incredible Petal IPA. She said, "We've been having problems with it." When I told the bartender that the Incredible Petal was flat he said the same thing, "We've been having problems with it." Then he walked away.
I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone who likes a good beer.
07-28-2013 04:30:20 |
More by JohnnyJam
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I love the concept of a brewery with a tasting room and a rotating cast of food trucks outside. But I'm not a big fan of having no regular lineup of beers. It seems weird to me that they don't have at least two or three beers that they keep on tap all the time.
It's hard to judge the consistency of a brewery's beers when the lineup is completely different every time I visit. I've been there three times and have yet to have a beer that made me wish I could try it again, though, so perhaps it doesn't matter after all.
The service at the bar is indifferent at best, too, which gets really old, really fast. I'll stick with Wit's End, Strange Brewing, and Copper Kettle.
06-10-2012 18:15:53 |
More by Rodekill
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
the best thing about this place is its beer, and thats maybe how it should be. its a pretty generic type of place in denver these days, garage doors opening to an outside seating area, high wood tables and stools around, some christmas lights, a big wrap around wooden bar, board games, young professionals etc etc etc. the beer is great though, especialy the two beers on right now that feature the nelson sauvin hops. delicious and surprising. service didnt seem to give a crap, but i just got my beers from the bar from equally dispassionate attendants. whatever, the beers were good and fairly priced. ill be back at some point.
11-02-2012 17:31:39 |
More by StonedTrippin
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Just off the Platte River Trail and near the pedestrian/bike bridges over the Platte and over I-25. Seven beers on tap, a Hefe, pale ale, saison, cherry brown, stout, scotch and "Smokey Denver Male Ale." And a cider on tap. Interesting mix of styles. Buy your beer at the bar, no nonsense. Lively but not crowded on a Thursday night.
Place must be nice in the warmer months with the wall of roll-up garage-style windows facing south, with the big patio.
Pizza truck with wood-fired oven parked on the sidewalk. A little too dog friendly for my taste. Loud music booming in the hardscape space. Concrete floors, minimal but jolly decor. Copper brew kettles.
12-16-2011 03:46:15 |
More by mactrail
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
I would keep coming back for the graham cracker porter. I wish I would have tried more, but I did also have samples of the lime wheat (which I didn't care for at all) and the scotch on scotch (very good). The pricing was awesome, and even though they were packed I didn't wait long. The limited staff was on their shit. I wish they distributed.
08-22-2013 04:18:56 |
More by Kenzie
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Visited here during my off night from GABF with some friends from home and new friends made while in Denver. Small industrial looking building on the outside and inside. Open air with three garage doors up, which was welcome on a sunny warm day. Place was full but not packed at midday. Decent selection of brews. I only tried the saison, but my friends tried the hibiscus wheat and hefe. Overall beers were good. Small brewery off to one side of the buidling, also open.
As noted by others, no wait staff, had to go to bar to order beers. Feedback from some of my buds was that bartender was not too knowledgeable.
Only food we saw was their soft pretzels inside and a sausage truck parked out front, but we didn't try anything but the beer.
A little off the beaten path, but worth a stop. Compared to our other stops this day, prices were a little steep.
10-01-2011 13:23:09 |
More by JamnesCameron
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
As far as a place to hang out, this is one of the best that Denver has to offer. Based in an old auto body repair shop, the space is just really striking. It’s all open air during the summer and boasts a great beer garden area. The brewery even has board games if you care to partake. Not any food other than warm pretzels. The beers are fairly average, but the venue makes it well worth a visit.
06-26-2013 01:52:35 |
More by bbristow
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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
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: 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 |
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