In a year of expected to deliver turnarounds and good news, nothing beats a great brewery and taproom. That gaping hole left by the departure of DU’s only local brewery, FERMÆNTRA, is being aptly filled by Denver Beer Company’s newest location – and we couldn’t be more excited.
On Monday night, LetsGoDU got a sneak peek of Denver Beer Company’s (DBC) newest location at 2423 South South Downing Street, just west of the DU campus. DBC will be officially opened to the public on Wednesday, March 17th. This will be the company’s third Denver-area taproom and you won’t be disappointed in their newest location. DBC has won any number of craft beer awards and has been named one of Denver’s best by the Travel Channel and 5280.
Formerly Maddie’s Restaurant near Porter Hospital in the nearby Rosedale neighborhood, the site has been extensively remodeled. Renovations were made to create a taproom, outdoor Colorado beer garden and brewhouse. There is also a counter-service restaurant dubbed “DBC Eats” which will provide food to guests daily from lunch to dinner to late-night snacks and beer-centric fare as well as vegetarian options. If having one of the area’s finest brew houses is not enough, DBC’s chef Jeffrey Webb worked in Italy for a Michelin-rated restaurant and will oversee the kitchen. And, they have a smoker, too!
Our favorite part of the outdoor decor is the beer garden with long tables to accommodate multiple groups of people, geared of course, towards post-pandemic life, with a fine local brew in the Colorado sunshine. Take the best of a German Beer hall and add Colorado outdoors and you have DBC.
The new taproom’s opening lineup will include Downing Street Dubbel, Rosedale Golden Ale, Against the Currant, Opacity Imperial Hazy IPA, Sunrise Sensei, Pot o’ Gold Blonde Irish Stout, as well as the Denver Beer Co. flagship brews including our favorite Graham Cracker Porter along with Princess Yum Yum Raspberry Kolsch, Juicy Freak Juicy IPA, Incredible Pedal IPA, and rotating seasonals.
We ordered several flights of beer and. frankly, it was nearly impossible to select our favorite. We recommend you order a flight or two and find a favorite. A new surprise for us was Percolator with a dark brown hue and coffee punch – brewed on-site. This is a must-try. Wow!
We hope you have as much fun there as we had with the congenial service, fine brews, and food at a Colorado craft beer garden in our own backyard.
(And, don’t tell anybody but that little building on the north end of the property just might be selling ice cream this summer, too.)