Strange Brewing Company

1330 Zuni St.
Denver, CO 80204

Strange Brewing Company was actually one of the first breweries I visited the first time I was in Denver, right before going to my very first Broncos game. That’s a lot of firsts. But their proximity to Mile High Stadium makes it a great place to enjoy some high quality pre-game bevvies before watching the Broncos beat up on their unworthy opponent.

Strange Brewing CompanyIt’s location could be considered “strange” in and of itself, located in a strip mall in a rarely traveled part of town. It’s taproom could even be considered “strange”, as it’s laid out as 3 separate rooms connected by open doorways with the bar in the middle room. But their beer is anything but “strange”. It’s got a ton of Belgian influence, but not too many traditional Belgian-style ales. Every beer on tap has a touch of uniqueness to it, which is the mark of great craft beer and a hallmark of Denver breweries. Their Cherry Bomb Belgian Stout is a local favorite of mine, and their Farmhouse Ale was one of the first craft Farmhouse Ales that I had during my intro to craft beer (Yes, before Great Divide’s Colette).

The staff is always friendly, and the taproom is fun and lively on most nights, with board games being played and groups sampling large quantities of Strange beer. While just a bit off of the beaten path, Strange Brewing Company is worth seeking out.

Beer Lineup Strange Pale Ale
Streange IPAphany India Pale Ale
Strange Wit
Le Bruit Du Diable Farmhouse Ale
Bel’Hop”D Belgian Pale Ale
Tained Black Pale Ale
Paint It Black Honey Coffee Stout
Cherry Bomb Belgian Stout
Cherry Kriek
Taste/Quality Some really great and unique craft beer options are available at Strange. Not everything is a home run, but they’ve got enough quality on tap to warrant 4 stars and many return visits.
My Favorite Beer Definitely the Cherry Bomb Belgian Stout. Unique for both the Cherry Kriek added, as well as the wheat used for the stout. It’s the perfect balance, as the Kriek can be a little tart for an entire pint, while the stout balances the flavors out and makes it entirely drinkable.
Atmosphere  Tucked into a small strip mall, Strange Brewing exemplifies the word “cozy”. It’s small, but they make great use out of the space, and provide things like board games and popcorn to make it a lively and fun atmosphere inside the taproom. The decor is cool and funky, and I love their wooden tap handles that spell out “Strange”.
Service  Order drinks at the bar.
The Lowdown $5-6 regular pours, $3 10 oz. pours. $6-8 for a taster flight. $1 off Mon-Tues with a valid student ID, and a super awesome punch card that gets you a free pint after 10 punches.
Rating  Four Beers
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