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SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field
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$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2161 Blake Street
phone: (303) 298-1587
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Friday was the non GABF play day. Started at Rock Bottom, hit the Great Divide, and then the SandLot Brewery before them other 5 places. Located at the foot of Coors field, it's strange how quiet this ballpark scene is...
From the entranceway, you're in a lower lobby area looking directly at a small room with fermenters. A short flight up puts you at the bar, curved at both ends and seating for about 2 dozen with adjacent bar counters overlooking the fermenter room. Lots of brick and pillars with baseball legends and facts...
1961 - Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's single season record with 61 home runs.
1969 - Miracle Mets win the World Series.
1974 - Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's all time home run record. Finishes with 755.
1983 - For the 3rd time in 8 years, George Steinbrenner hires Billy Martin as New York Yankees manager.
...and on and on and on.
The rear of the room has a small curved wood pen housing 6 tables. The back walls are large rounded windows that look out over an exterior enclosed area with a dozen tables and the ball field itself from somwhere down the right field line. It's a great view.
They had a dozen beers available (Blue Moon White, Bohemian Pils, Helles, German Pils, Euro Pils, Dunkle Weisse, German Bock, Schwartzbier, Octo, Municher Dunkle, Rauch and the Monster Garage Ale). The Dunkle Weisse was pleasantly clovey and banana-ee, the Rauch just wonderful, amazingly smokey, and the Monster Garage Otto Ale,... well it was pretty damn hoppy for a 40 IBU beer.
The real treat here was the late tour that brewers John and Tom gave us. We got to hear good tales from the Monster Truck stint, talked about their freedom to brew these great German beers, their ownership by Coors, and we got to taste the kind Bock right off the fermenter. Most impressive.
10-25-2004 01:41:03 |
More by slander
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I visited this brewpub with a group of BAs on a pub crawl during the 2004 GABF weekend. The staff was very accomodating, and they even gave us a tour of the brewing area downstairs.
This brewpub is attached directly to Coors Field, and the field can be seen through glass walls at the rear of the pub. It must be a cool place to be during a baseball game. The pub itselt has a seating area with tables near the front, and then a long bar leading to the rear, where there are more tables for seating. There is a fair amount of open space near the bar to allow for a large amount of standing room. The bar itself seats about 35 with chairs. The bar top is formica (?). The floors are hardwood. There are a lot of TVs throughout the pub for watching sports.
The bar has about 8-10 taps with a good selection of German style beers (pilsners, dunkels, rauchbier, hefeweizen, etc.). The beers were good to very good. One can't help but wonder why Coors mass-produces mostly bland, uninteresting lagers if they obviously know what good beer tastes like? I suppose the answer is $$$.
Overall this was a good pub with good service and good beer. Unfortunately, they have decided to close during the off-baseball-season, but give them a try next Spring.
12-18-2004 21:21:13 |
More by UncleJimbo
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Visited on 4/25/09 during the seventh inning stretch and after the Rockies game, reviewed from notes, how can the atmosphere not be cool if it is inside a ballpark, the answer is it really cannot unless it fails miserably, located in right field, had three of their beers on tap including B.S. Helles, Second Hand Smoke, and Right Field Red, I had the first two mentioned because I have heard so many great things about their lagers in the past, this was super crowded and I am sure it always is being that they are opened mostly only on game days, love the concept and wish my Dodgers would do something like this next, prices are super high around seven dollars a glass but they are expected at a baseball game, better than the other macro options but these too come in platic cups unfortunately
05-07-2009 04:11:11 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$$
OK, this is a first for us, a brewery in a baseball park. I will add this to the brewery in casino in Connecticut I visited many years ago.
This place as a steep cover charge and thankfully it does because you shouldn’t be tempted to visit otherwise.
A large bar, seating area located at the north entrance to Coors Field. On tap were Coors, Coors light, Sandlot Red Ale, and a couple of the Blue Moon beers. So, having never drank a Coors in my life I ordered one of those and ordered the Red Ale (brewed on site). I somewhat enjoyed the Coors but the Red Ale was neither malty nor hoppy, and frankly it was watery and thin. My wife and I left half of each and departed. In the ball park we found a stand with CO beers such as Oskar Blue Dale’s Pale Ale, Left Hand, and Odells. We enjoyed a bottle of Odells IPA.
Didn’t have any food but what we saw looked good-sausages, etc.
$14 for two beers-not bad really.
07-26-2012 14:38:30 |
More by bradybeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Well, a brewpub in a baseball stadium. Not a bad atmosphere! Although, it's only open during ball games. So, you buy a ticket to the game, then don't watch it. Wish it were open at least during away games.
Anywho, I've been there plenty of times this year as the Rockies kinda sucked. It's a horseshoe bar with eatery thing at the front. Vendors, I think. Didn't try anything cuz I had just eaten some $10 nachos!
Regular Coors crap on tap. But their stuff is pretty good. I like the Barman Pils. Nice and crisp for summer game days. Service is more "bar-y" then "brewpub-y", a bit cold, but hey, it's at a stadium! I would say this is a must stop, but the fact of the ticket/game thing kind of dampens the worthiness. If you want some Sandlot beer, hit Falling Rock about a center-fielder's throw away
01-26-2012 07:25:22 |
More by Mebuzzard
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 1.5 | $$$$
I had wanted to visit the SandLot for a long time--its reputation as a perennial GABF medalist intrigued me, and I had heard that their selection of German-style beers was impressive. Maybe it's too early in the baseball season, or GABF week is too far off, but the SandLot left me about as underwhelmed as any brewpub ever has.
The brewpub, as others have mentioned, is inside Coors Field, and from what I can tell, it is only open to ticketholders (whenever I've driven past during a non-game time, it has been closed). The decor is standard "American brewpub" motif with exposed brick, views onto the brewing area, and a long wooden bar. Baseball photos abound, though, interestingly, it's not Rockies-specific.
They only had four house beers on tap--Slugger Stout, Right Field Red (an Irish red, not an American amber), a brown, and a pale ale--as well as Coors, Coors Light, and Blue Moon. At $6.75 a pop, I was glad that I had only spent $12 on my ticket; the beers would have otherwise burned a hole in my wallet. The red was my favorite of the four brews, with the brown not far behind. The stout and pale were unbalanced and too doughy in flavor. The food is just as expensive as the beer--these are stadium prices after all, and their BBQ sandwiches aren't much to speak of. You're better off eating before or after the game at one of the hundreds of cheaper, better restaurants around LoDo.
The best part of the SandLot is that you can leave the bar, take your beer, and watch the ballgame. Coors Field is beautiful, and since I'll return to see the Rockies play, I will (despite myself or maybe because I'll be a captive) drop in to the SandLot again. Hopefully, they'll live up to their reputation and defy my expectations when that day comes to pass.
05-13-2007 16:18:06 |
More by benito
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
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 | 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: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Checked out this spot on the BA pub crawl. I have to admit didnt have high expectations, but I was definintely wowed! The restaurant is directly attached to the stadium and you can see the field from inside the pub. The area is very open with some tables and stools spaced around. A section of tables is to the left of the main entrance and there is a U shaped bar of about 30 stools in the middle. Brewing equipment is visible from the bar area. Nice copper tanks. There are 10 beers on tap plus Otto Ale Monster garage beer samples are available. Several unique types as a dunkel weizen, schwarzbier, and smoke ale are available among others. There are of course tons of TVs for sports. Lots of historic photos and moments are on the walls and pillars of the bar. Not photos but the actual wallpaper. Lots of brick work on the walls and exposed ventilation ducts. Really cool atmosphere.
Took a tour of the brewing equipment in the basement and talked shop with John and Tom the brewers. John told some good stories from Monster Garage episode and they also chatted about the freedom they have to brew whatever they want @ Sandlot. Coors owns the place but doesnt dictate brewing schedule. Very cool guys and quite tasty beers. Cant imagine how cool it would be to attend a game and drink brews of this high quality!
They close in the baseball off season so try to go in the summer and take in a game and some tasty beer!
10-08-2004 03:48:01 |
More by sulldaddy
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