Log in or Sign up
Extreme Beer Fest
returns to Boston on March 21 & 22, 2014.
Tickets are on sale now
BeerAdvocate mobile beta: Testers Wanted
. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Android or Google Chrome user? Get a
14 day free trial to BeerAdvocate magazine on Google Play Newsstand
today! (AU, CA, UK, US only).
Extreme Beer Fest
Google Play Newsstand
SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field
No picture uploaded.
Upload it now
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 44
Beer Avg: 3.53
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2161 Blake Street
phone: (303) 298-1587
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev
| Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 1.5 | $$$$
I had wanted to visit the SandLot for a long time--its reputation as a perennial GABF medalist intrigued me, and I had heard that their selection of German-style beers was impressive. Maybe it's too early in the baseball season, or GABF week is too far off, but the SandLot left me about as underwhelmed as any brewpub ever has.
The brewpub, as others have mentioned, is inside Coors Field, and from what I can tell, it is only open to ticketholders (whenever I've driven past during a non-game time, it has been closed). The decor is standard "American brewpub" motif with exposed brick, views onto the brewing area, and a long wooden bar. Baseball photos abound, though, interestingly, it's not Rockies-specific.
They only had four house beers on tap--Slugger Stout, Right Field Red (an Irish red, not an American amber), a brown, and a pale ale--as well as Coors, Coors Light, and Blue Moon. At $6.75 a pop, I was glad that I had only spent $12 on my ticket; the beers would have otherwise burned a hole in my wallet. The red was my favorite of the four brews, with the brown not far behind. The stout and pale were unbalanced and too doughy in flavor. The food is just as expensive as the beer--these are stadium prices after all, and their BBQ sandwiches aren't much to speak of. You're better off eating before or after the game at one of the hundreds of cheaper, better restaurants around LoDo.
The best part of the SandLot is that you can leave the bar, take your beer, and watch the ballgame. Coors Field is beautiful, and since I'll return to see the Rockies play, I will (despite myself or maybe because I'll be a captive) drop in to the SandLot again. Hopefully, they'll live up to their reputation and defy my expectations when that day comes to pass.
05-13-2007 16:18:06 |
More by benito
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 1.5 | $$$$
It's a brewpub inside a stadium sposored by Coors, that should set the tone. The one thing that I brought away from my experience was that they had two house beers on tap. How lame is that??? I had the heffeweizen and the bartender was very curt with me. Keep in mind, I hadn't had a beer yet, so I wasn't drunk. When I asked what the brewmaster's special was, he said it was a banana-clove heffeweizen, like I was a child who didn't know what to expect from a heffe. Any time a brewpub has to appeal to the masses, quality is sacrificed. Go Rockies.
05-27-2008 02:01:42 |
More by BrewmasterNPB
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$$
OK, this is a first for us, a brewery in a baseball park. I will add this to the brewery in casino in Connecticut I visited many years ago.
This place as a steep cover charge and thankfully it does because you shouldn’t be tempted to visit otherwise.
A large bar, seating area located at the north entrance to Coors Field. On tap were Coors, Coors light, Sandlot Red Ale, and a couple of the Blue Moon beers. So, having never drank a Coors in my life I ordered one of those and ordered the Red Ale (brewed on site). I somewhat enjoyed the Coors but the Red Ale was neither malty nor hoppy, and frankly it was watery and thin. My wife and I left half of each and departed. In the ball park we found a stand with CO beers such as Oskar Blue Dale’s Pale Ale, Left Hand, and Odells. We enjoyed a bottle of Odells IPA.
Didn’t have any food but what we saw looked good-sausages, etc.
$14 for two beers-not bad really.
07-26-2012 14:38:30 |
More by bradybeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5 | $$$$
I was in Denver visiting family and had to watch a Rockies game vs. the Cubs. I'm an Indiana guy but love Denver sports! So I used the rare chance of being at the game and having a ticket to stop into the Blue Moon "brewery" before the game got started. It was packed and full of comotion. Not the best way to enjoy some craft beer. Neither is drinking it out of plastic cups or paying an arm and a leg. It was a good experience and wish I could have been less distracted. Good game though, Rockies won. Next time I go, to be honest, I'll probably just keep the Coors' originals coming.
03-09-2010 15:28:09 |
More by manahansf
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Brewery in a ballpark says it all for me; but, in fairness, it doesn't give a pub atmosphere.
Beer selection is linked-in with Blue Moon and Coors which limits choices available in the past from the brewery itself. There are some Brewmaster Specials at times worth a general admissions ticket - which is cheaper than a $7 beer.
Aramark provides the service...'nuff said. If you can get in touch with the 2 brewmasters, you'll have a much better experience.
Food is buffet burgers and dogs. No longer have the table service. Its slightly better than stadium grub.
07-10-2008 17:18:11 |
More by Haybeerman
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
I admire the thinking behind the idea of placing your R&D brewery on display for the public to see in a location as prominent as Coors Field, as I think it probably adds some brewing credibility to the MolsonCoors brewing company. However, I wasnt too impressed with the creativity behind the beers I had here, whose intent seemed to be fairly mass appeal. Perhaps more creativity and brewing risk-taking would be evident if this experimentation occurred behind closed doors...
The place was bright, clean, and modern. It was crowded when I visited (not during a gmae) with lots of baseball enthusiasm in Denver with the Rockies in the NLCS. Bartenders were extremely busy and hard-pressed to keep up with demand. I was eventually helped, and got to choose from about 15 beers on tap in three different parts of the bar. The beers I sampled were not bad, but seemed to be targeting inoffensiveness. If this is Coors attempt to put on a show of their craft beer credentials, I wasnt impressed. If this is their attempt to go a little more upscale than Coors Light and showcase their presence in Colorado, than I think it is spot on. Not a bad place, and I would stop in again the next time I visit Breckenridge, Falling Rock, or Flying Dog, which are all extremely close.
10-13-2007 16:36:50 |
More by BeerBelcher
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
As a baseball fan, I've been here several times on game days.
The size of the crowd here is directly proportionate to how well the Rockies are doing. If the game is near a sellout, you can barely move. Otherwise, it's not bad.
Like many other brewpubs, SandLot is in an old warehouse. There was a big deal about saving this building when Coors Field was built, and the architects did a nice job of integrating it into the ballpark. The decor is pretty typical. Lots of wood and exposed brick. The bar is huge, and designed to handle the crush of patrons that come with big crowds on game days.
The beer is good but not great. Nothing particularly creative or daring here. But when compared to what SandLot's parent company Coors is putting out, it's a good effort.
Prices on game days are criminal. $6.75 for a pint is a lot to ask. Sandlot is in a Major League ballpark, however. So extravagant concessions prices are the norm, not the exception. $3.75 CrackerJack anyone?
02-29-2008 20:12:40 |
More by Rayek
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
Stop 2 at yesterday's ballgame journey (luckily the wife drove)
Loads of tie-ins to the game, but was lacking something ( 2nd time I've been here & I just figured the interior would be a little nicer, given the deep pockets that own this place!
Over all the beer was good, one notable exception was the brown that had too much diathechyl notes. The helles & stout were both pretty good
Both time i was herem the bar service was good
Only 5 house beers on offer, don't remember many more than that the previous visit
The BBQ sandwhich I had was alright, but really expected better quality & more variety on offer
Given your lack of choices this is the best place to get some brew at the game, but $6.50 a beer seems a bit steep to me, the food was a little more reasonable. Bottomline: I'd walk all the way across the ball park to drink their beer, not sure if i'd hit them or stay long, if I was just bebopping down blake street.
05-21-2007 04:19:08 |
More by russpowell
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3
Fits into the standard American brewpub style of decor. Red brick, exposed ductwork, brewing equipment viewable through a glass wall. Obviously there is a lot of ballpark and baseball memorabilia hanging on the walls here.
4 beers on tap, ESB, stout, Red, and a Dunkelweizen as the brewers special offering. Plus all the regular Coors offerings, apparently they brew their own Blue Moon there? From the looks of the other reviews the selection goes way up during GABF week, I was there a few weeks before so maybe they were stocking up.
Fairly empty even 45 minutes before a game. A long bar, lots of floor space to move around and friendly service. Nice outside patio to the back, and another "patio" thats walled in (halfwalls) and extends into the concourse.
03-16-2005 23:57:08 |
More by mschofield
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Overlooking the field, this restaurant / beer bar is spacious and very bright. I visited during a non-game time so I walked in off the street. Another day I attempted to get in, but the front door was locked as only baseball ticket holders could get in from the side stadium entrance since a game was underway. The place was very clean with baseball being shown on all the TVs and baseball items adorned the walls. There were several beers on tap, but I only tried an ESB which was good. As I left it was filling up with a lunch crowd of construction workers and business suit types. Shirts and hats are available by the street door.
08-13-2003 01:46:10 |
More by Gavage
« first ‹ prev
SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field in Denver, CO
Your name or email address:
Do you already have an account?
No, create an account now.
Yes, my password is:
Forgot your password?
Stay logged in
Top 250 Beers
Change of Address