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    OT: Mountain Toad Brewery "Secret" pre-opening on Tuesday

    Happen to be rolling by Mtn Toad Brewery in Golden yesterday and saw cars and an open sign on MTBs front door...had to roll in to check things out. appears the owners are big riders...owner told me a story about how a toad was seen in Buff Creek while riding, became the inspiration for the Brewery. They call him Hops. (see what they did there?)

    Anyway, great vibe, fantastic garden, beer is good and branding is cool.

    check out the beer names...I wonder if Jeffco will object.

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    This seems completely on topic.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    how many breweries are in golden? ...wtf is littleton doing...can't we get at least one decent brewery / restaurant.

    Anyways - jealous of the golden folk.

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    Stopped in yesterday afternoon post-Chimpex. Great vibe so far, good to great beer, friendly staff. The IPA wasn't a full-on in-your-face hop bomb, had some malt-centered almost sweeter caramel-ish notes to start and then finished hoppier with a nice dry crispness—I liked it a lot. The wit was also very nice, easily drinkable with a hint of something in there that I can only describe as gingery—a very distinct note, very clean tasting, can't quite put my finger on it but the beer itself was also quite good. I only had a sip or two of the amber, but my impression was that it was a good representation of the style.

    They'll be open again today, closed tomorrow, then they're official grand opening is Saturday so I've been told.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhead View Post
    how many breweries are in golden? ...wtf is littleton doing...can't we get at least one decent brewery / restaurant.

    Anyways - jealous of the golden folk.
    It's coming...
    Breckenridge Brewery building $20 million brewery project in Littleton - The Denver Post
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    I love breck brewery and that is exactly what i want - but the location is not good...I need something more west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhead View Post
    I love breck brewery and that is exactly what i want - but the location is not good...I need something more west.
    There's always Hops.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    ...with a hint of something in there that I can only describe as gingery...
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    OT: Mountain Toad Brewery "Secret" pre-opening on Tuesday

    Awesome, will have to check it soon.

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    I'm trying to visualize where the brewery is located. Next to the Coors Credit Union?

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    I heard there is one opening a mile south of C470 on Santa Fe called "Grist".

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    Excellent review. Glad to see someone taking time to review beers in such a manner. I like the beer titles. How about 'Dakota Ridge Stout' or 'Lair O The Lager' (Both trails aren't in Golden, I know. I'm just not that creative)

    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    Stopped in yesterday afternoon post-Chimpex. Great vibe so far, good to great beer, friendly staff. The IPA wasn't a full-on in-your-face hop bomb, had some malt-centered almost sweeter caramel-ish notes to start and then finished hoppier with a nice dry crispness—I liked it a lot. The wit was also very nice, easily drinkable with a hint of something in there that I can only describe as gingery—a very distinct note, very clean tasting, can't quite put my finger on it but the beer itself was also quite good. I only had a sip or two of the amber, but my impression was that it was a good representation of the style.

    They'll be open again today, closed tomorrow, then they're official grand opening is Saturday so I've been told.


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    Quote Originally Posted by honkinunit View Post
    I'm trying to visualize where the brewery is located. Next to the Coors Credit Union?
    Kind of.
    It's at the SW corner of 9th and Washington.
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    one block south of GBS
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    from Google Maps street view

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    Oh yeah...I'll be checkin' it out this weekend.

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    Does anybody know if they are filling or will fill growlers??

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    Dont think they are, yet
    However, Cannonball Creek is.
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    Thanks for the report on the current hydration conditions



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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhead View Post
    how many breweries are in golden? ...wtf is littleton doing...can't we get at least one decent brewery / restaurant.

    Anyways - jealous of the golden folk.

    My friends who live in Littleton / Ken Caryl have the same sentiments. I am researching a good (not yet saturated) location to open a small brewery if I can get finances going; so what location do you think would do well in that region?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zendog View Post
    My friends who live in Littleton / Ken Caryl have the same sentiments. I am researching a good (not yet saturated) location to open a small brewery if I can get finances going; so what location do you think would do well in that region?
    If you are refering to the Golden area, I would look into the area where Pedal Pushers just moved to, around 6th & Heritage.

    Google Maps

    The South Golden area (SoGo) is without a brewery, and there are many (many) thirsty people in the surrounding neighborhoods. There is a lack of places serving beer in these parts (Wrigleys is close, but very meh..., I wont even mention Suzies)

    As a bonus, it is within walking distance to the new lightrail.
    Furthermore, there is a climbing gym going in this fall:

    https://www.earthtreksclimbing.com/g...ng-center.html

    It'd be great if someone bought the El Crapatio restaurant and served some decent food/ beer, but there is also plenty of smaller spaces to rent out to just serve beer.

    A bike shop, climbing gym, and a brewery... If you build it, they will come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    If you are refering to the Golden area, I would look into the area where Pedal Pushers just moved to, around 6th & Heritage.

    Google Maps

    The South Golden area (SoGo) is without a brewery, and there are many (many) thirsty people in the surrounding neighborhoods. There is a lack of places serving beer in these parts (Wrigleys is close, but very meh..., I wont even mention Suzies)

    As a bonus, it is within walking distance to the new lightrail.
    Furthermore, there is a climbing gym going in this fall:

    https://www.earthtreksclimbing.com/g...ng-center.html

    It'd be great if someone bought the El Crapatio restaurant and served some decent food/ beer, but there is also plenty of smaller spaces to rent out to just serve beer.

    A bike shop, climbing gym, and a brewery... If you build it, they will come.
    Dude, that's awesome! Had no idea Golden was getting a climbing gym. Indoors climbing is one of my fave winter activities. Golden's getting better all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zendog View Post
    My friends who live in Littleton / Ken Caryl have the same sentiments. I am researching a good (not yet saturated) location to open a small brewery if I can get finances going; so what location do you think would do well in that region?
    IMO the right location would be around SW plaza. Bonus points for being on the lake there in Clement Park. Right in the heart of a LOT of people and an easy draw from Roxb/K-C Ranch & Valley, etc.

    And I wouldn't worry about "competition" from Hops. That place SUCKS.

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    4.50/pint. OUCH

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucha View Post
    4.50/pint. OUCH
    Perhaps you'd prefer a Coors Light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick. View Post
    Perhaps you'd prefer a Coors Light?
    No... but to his credit - it's kind of ridiculous for a brewery to charge that much *at* the production location. But supply and demand and all that... may the strong survive!

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    Yeah, good for them if they can get that. Unfortunately that's out of my budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick. View Post
    Perhaps you'd prefer a Coors Light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck View Post
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    check your pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    No... but to his credit - it's kind of ridiculous for a brewery to charge that much *at* the production location. But supply and demand and all that... may the strong survive!
    Well, they sell a pitcher for $15, which works out to $3.75/pint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zendog View Post
    so what location do you think would do well in that region?
    I would put it in ken caryl area...c470/ken caryl(buy out that freaking rox bar) or kc/kipling, or maybe kipling and c470, or maybe bowles/c470...do it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhead View Post
    I would put it in ken caryl area...c470/ken caryl(buy out that freaking rox bar) or kc/kipling, or maybe kipling and c470, or maybe bowles/c470...do it!!!
    THere's actually an empty restaurant building right across the street from Rox currently.

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    If you think $4.50 is too much for a pint of quality craft beer, you deserve to continue swilling beer made with rice and corn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bipolarbear View Post
    If you think $4.50 is too much for a pint of quality craft beer, you deserve to continue swilling beer made with rice and corn.
    I am pretty sure Great Divide happy hour is $3 and Brecks (on kalamath) is pretty similiar...they might be able to afford to give people more of a break than the really small breweries....

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    IMO, it should be less. I'd like a $3 IPA in town too. But that said the other two micro breweries within a mile or so also price their beer accordingly (so the area has already shown it is willing to pay a little more) and quite frankly I would rather have 2 good beers vs 3 lesser beers for the same price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick. View Post
    IMO, it should be less. I'd like a $3 IPA in town too. But that said the other two micro breweries within a mile or so also price their beer accordingly (so the area has already shown it is willing to pay a little more) and quite frankly I would rather have 2 good beers vs 3 lesser beers for the same price.
    Let's face it... there's a reason it's commonly referred to as "Boulder Junior"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhead View Post
    I am pretty sure Great Divide happy hour is $3 and Brecks (on kalamath) is pretty similiar...they might be able to afford to give people more of a break than the really small breweries....

    Um yeah, you are comparing happy hour prices to regular pricing. $4.50 per pint is the going rate in most places, some are even higher.

    IPA's btw, are one of the most expensive beers to brew due to the price of hops. Just ask your local brewer what they pay per pound of Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, or Columbus (some of the more popular varieties). You want hoppy beer, you gotta pay. Not to mention the overhead associated with running a brewery of any size.

    You ever seen your local brewmaster driving a Bentley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bipolarbear View Post
    Um yeah, you are comparing happy hour prices to regular pricing. $4.50 per pint is the going rate in most places, some are even higher.

    IPA's btw, are one of the most expensive beers to brew due to the price of hops.
    ummm yeah, so what are the happy hour prices at this place? I am pretty sure that small batch 471 pitchers at breck are $9 (happy hour)...not bad...and i am pretty sure people call that an IPA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhead View Post
    ummm yeah, so what are the happy hour prices at this place? I am pretty sure that small batch 471 pitchers at breck are $9 (happy hour)...not bad...and i am pretty sure people call that an IPA.
    Yeah, the original complaint was about non happy hour pricing. Go figure. I used to go to a place in college who had 50 cent pitchers of ****ty beer for happy hour. So this place is charging eight times that during non happy hour times! What a travesty!

    So what does Breck charge for a pint of 471 when it is not happy hour? Guessing it's around $4-5.

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    Apparently, CAUTION: Brewing Co. is opening a location in Lakewood for all you folks down there. I know nothing about this brewery, have never been to their other location, have never tried their beer, but hey you guys are whining about needing MOAR BEERZ so I figured I'd pass along the info.

    New location address:
    1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80226

    Some links:
    CAUTION: Brewing Co.
    Caution Brewing will open second location in Lakewood and can Lao Wang Lager - Denver - Restaurants and Dining - Cafe Society



    In other news, Mountain Toad is still awesome. Although still not accepting credit cards the service remains friendly and speedy, and the atmosphere/vibe remains pretty solid. And they did add a Ryerish Stout last Thursday which is really nice: pretty toasty with a good body. Quite drinkable for a darker offering, not your father's father's Irish stout.
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    Stopped by the Toad. Beer is good, and its a friendly place with a nice outdoor area. Looking forward to hanging out there.

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