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Wit's End Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 18
Beer Avg: 3.89
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
2505 W 2nd Ave Unit 13
phone: (303) 359-9119
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place is basically someone's garage homebrew operation, but bigger. A small wharehouse type building, longer than wider. Table tops on the right, bar on the left. Not really an outside area unless they put out some tables and chairs in the parking lot. Nothing fancy at all about this place.
But, that's ok. The beer is solid and reasonable on the price--two sizes available for most beers as well as sample flights. With their 1 barrel system consistency is something to watch, but so is variety. This lets them (him) do some off-style brews without risking too much.
Simple yet informative menus. Friendly staff from what I've noticed. Location is the worst part.
09-30-2012 05:09:23 |
More by Mebuzzard
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
one of the new denver breweries i am most excited about. tough to locate, but when you do its all worth it. good sized building but a relatively small brewing operation, definitely room to expand. cool little bar right up front with the brewer scott chatting up the clients. 5 beers on tap, all of which are on the unconventional side of highly drinkable. i was inspired culinarily by some of the selections, and got plenty of personal attention from scott, who was one of only 2 workers there. they did an excellent job describing the beers on the menu. no food really, just some reheated soft pretzels, which actually hit the spot pretty well. prices were fair, i will definitely be back here.
03-08-2012 05:57:09 |
More by StonedTrippin
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$
One of Denver's newest small breweries that might actually be the absolute smallest at the moment.
Located off of Bryant and 2nd, the brewery is essentially right where 6th Avenue meets I25. Disregard what Google maps tells you - the brewery is not off of 4th, but it's pretty close by. For a comparison, the Colorado Cider Company is roughly across the street.
Wit's End is essentially a one man show at the moment. The owner, bartender, brewer, and proprietor, Scott handles everything you can imagine.
When you walk in, the comparisons to places like Strange are pretty easy to make. It's in a small industrial warehouse area with a bar up-front and the equipment in the back. There are tables and still plenty of room for expansion, too. Decor is what you'd expect (malt bags) but it's not as though it detracts from anything.
On to the beer. Right now Scott has Jean-Claude Van Blond (a Belgian blonde with oats), Green Man (an APA/red hybrid), Siper FLipa (Black IPA), Mad King (Weizenbock), and Kitchen Sink Porter (made with rye among other things). Samplers were $6 and pints $5 each. Instead of growlers, they have the newer 40oz metal bottles, which are pretty nifty and priced right. At a lot of places like this, they tend to have 3-4 so so beers and one item they're honestly proud of. Not the case here. Instead Wit's End's entire line-up is sound from beginning to end. Any of these beers would be at home at a brewery like Left Hand and I think that's quite the compliment to be honest. While the beers aren't all BJCP style strict, the flavors were all in perfect balance and I found them all equally good.
While I was there I ended up chatting with some people passing through, some small brewery regulars, and Scott himself. Everyone seemed to be having a really good time, and it seemed like every single person seemed to be a bit of a beer geek that had stumbled upon a new spot.
Overall I think Wit's End is off to a good start that should continue. The only downside is really getting there, as it can be tricky. Still, that's not THAT big of a deal. For people coming from Lakewood I can imagine it being very easy to get to.
EDIT: Scott's been adding and testing out new beers pretty regularly and thus far they've been great. Plus, I think the vibe there might be the best in town. I don't think I've ever seen anyone who wasn't having a blast there, and you can tell Scott and his team love what they do. I see a very bright future for W.E.
01-31-2012 03:33:23 |
More by Domingo
Wit's End Brewing Company in Denver, CO