Touring the Brewery part of Rock Bottom Brewery.. a brew dudes’ dream come true!
The tour was a ton of fun! We got to see the vats they brewed the beer in and the brewmasters quarters. John was very knowledgeable made you feel right at home when he spoke. One of the most interesting things we learned was that each one of the Rock Bottom locations brews their own beers and don’t follow the same “recipes” as their brewing brothers. The reason is the differences in the taste of the water. What works in downtown Denver isn’t going to taste the same with the water in Lone Tree or Colorado Springs.
Got a tour of the Brewing area and a chance to talk to the Brew Master-John McClure..he has been the Brew Master at Rock Bottom Downtown for 11 years and been brewing for 17 years.
John does an incredible job putting together these brews four days a week. Rock Bottom has 18 brews on tap right now..oops! I mean 17 because the Cider brew he made disappeared so fast! ( I guess it was a little bit popular.)
Rock Bottom Downtown Denver was the 1st Rock Bottom restaurant..it was named this because it was the bottom of the Prudential building(slogan-you got a piece of the Rock) You Have Not Been To Denver Until You Have Been To ROCK BOTTOM!!
The Assistant Brew Master is Doug.. he created the New Brew called The American Dream..Crystal Malt and dry hopped..mmm, the brew was awesome!!
The Brew Masters choice was Deep Drought Stout.. it had a good coffee flavor and a smooth taste that went down good!!
Hearing about the different brews like the Saison brewed at 85 degrees and carbonated or the other brews and how they come up with the new ideas on the brews coming out.
These dudes were quite the brew crew.
Several times a year the brewmasters come up with new brews. The Strawberry Blonde Ale was going to be his latest creation at the 16th Street Mall location. ..sounds like an awesome brew to me..count us in to check it out!!
This is the face of a happy brew dude with new microbrew logo glasses to chill in the freezer. These glasses with the 6 pack of 22 oz bombers sell for $29.95.
Oh and…. go ahead and park in their underground garage… they validate parking.
Currently on tap in Downtown Denver
CRISP & REFRESHING
*BOTTOMS UP KOLSCH
Our Kolsch-style ale is light and crisp, with subtle fruit notes and an easy floral hop flavor.
FRUIT & SPICE
*16TH STREET WHEAT
Our American Style Wheat has a nice grainy, biscuit-like flavor with a kiss of honey and an orange blossom finish.
A Raspberry Porter Kettle Sour with hints of chocolate and a tart raspberry finish.
We infused peaches, apricots & fresh roasted green chili’s in a kettle sour.
Belgian Dubbel is rich and malty with some dark fruit aromas and flavors.
An easy drinking IPA with hints of grapefruit.
Best thing on the menu! A West Coast IPA, tropical fruit citrus like characteristics.
A double IPA hopped with Amarillo, Citra & Simcoe.
This American style Red Ale is the most balanced beer we offer. Medium– bodied with a rich caramel malt profile, a piney hop bite.
An English Style Barley Wine. The true king of beers, big malty ale with rich caramel and toffee notes.
Dark Munich Lager, easy drinking with subtle toasted notes.
Rock Bottom Brewery Locations in Metro Denver Colorado
Centennial, CO 80112
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
on the corner of 16th St. Mall & Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80265
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Loveland, CO 80538
Westminster, CO 80020
Westminster, CO 80020