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Estes Park Brewery
Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 295
Beer Avg: 3.22
Taps: - / Bottles: -
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
470 Prospect Village Dr.
phone: (800) 343-2736
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by kemoarps:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Coming out of RMNP, we had less time to make the trip back to west texas than the drive was going to take. Upon learning of a local brewery, however, we decided to delay our departure.
Walking in felt like another souvenir store, as the entrance opens into an overstuffed array of tshirt racks and hats and a little cooler holding their variety of beers in bottle. This little store was kind of dark, which contrasted with the restaurant upstairs.
The tasting bar is on the first floor, in the back of the gift shop next to the stairs to the restaurant. The beertender seemed kind of aloof and almost annoyed at first, but I think it might have been because of the people who were finishing up as we got there, because as soon as we got into our tasting and started talking to him, he was really nice, and seemed to have at least a decent level of knowledge about what he was serving us.
The stairs are open to look out over the brewery itself (as is a balcony with a long table in the restaurant, but it was occupied when we got there), which I really liked. Waiting for my compatriots to use the facilities (road trips with girls - am I right, fellas? and WHAT"S with airplane food?), I got to look out over the set up, which was kind of fun, even though there wasn't alot of activity on the sunday morning we were there.
The upstairs restaurant was sparsely attended when we were there, and, as such the staff were attentive and talked with us while we drank. I agree, however, with other reviewers who have seemed a little perplexed at exactly what ambiance they were going for. It had the alpine wooden thing going with an airy atmosphere, but also part with alot of glass and neon lights. Then I got lost in the arcade.
It was ok, don't regret going, but not necessarily worth going out of your way for.
08-29-2011 22:21:21 |
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 1 | $$
The overall lineup was not awesome but the barleywine was quite impressive. I would return if they get better food! Maybe it is an enditement of the food industry as a whole i dont know. Every restaurant needs to try just a bit harder, because you cannot get a good bite to eat in all of estes park colorado and it is a low down dirty shame.
06-14-2013 20:06:50 |
More by Leazk
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
A: big fat guy statue out front that was holding a camera and seemed to beckon to everyone to take your picture with him, after that you walk in and all of the beer paraphernalia was down stairs along with a small bar area to sample whatever beers you wanted. there were some free samples and you could buy a four sample glass flight for .50 a sample glass. The whole eatery part is up stairs. A small bar area with not just a decent amount of their beers on tap up stairs, but other liquors to keep the locals well watered. A fairly large amount of tables graced the dining area and about three to four pool tables off to the sides.
Q: the beers I had were good for their styles, a Staggering Elk (AAL) and a Renegade (AIPA)
S: not that crowded, but still got good fairly quick service that brought all of our drinks, and food in a pretty reasonable time, very efficient
S: the food selection was more than adequate as there was a fair amount of different pub fare, pizza, salads, soup, and lighter sandwiches
F: I had a chili burger and when I got it, my eyes glazed over and thought oh wow, this looks awesome. Though I had to eat it with a fork, I didn't mind, it made the experience all the better
V: not much to say other than it seemed reasonable, I'd go there again. I picked up a mix pack of their bottles for $8.60, so I'm impressed, however, most of the time, I'm not that hard to impress
06-13-2013 03:45:10 |
More by kangarooAdam59
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3 | $
I've had several people recommend Estes Park Brewery to me over the years. Unfortunately, our string of great Colorado breweries came to an end here.
Of the samples we tried, the Trail Ridge Red and the Renegade IPA were perfectly passable beers. The rest were below par. One of the best tasting brews was a combination of porter with the raspberry wheat, never a good sign when mixing beer is an improvement.
Because of my earlier recommendations, we waited past lunch time to eat at Estes Park while spening the bulk of the day driving around Rocky Mountain National Park; my patience and hunger were only adequately satisfied by a cheese pizza. Disappointing but fine. On this Saturday afternoon, the place is lively and full of locals. Seemed like a fun place to come with a group of people. If I found myself in Estes Park for the scenery or other reason unrelated to beer, I wouldn't fight going back to Estes Park Brewery. However, I definitely won't go out of my way for it, again.
Picture at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/05/estes-park-brewery-estes-park-co.html
05-29-2013 03:34:27 |
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