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“Low pretense - great flavors” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aspen Brewing Company

Aspen Brewing Company
557 North Mill Street, Aspen, CO 81611
970.920.BREW (2739)
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Ranked #25 of 60 Activities in Aspen
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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Austin, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Low pretense - great flavors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A good choice if you want a nice beer and escape the touristy side of Aspen. At least on my visit, it seemed mostly occupied by local service folks and artists. Nice view of the mountain is a bonus.

Visited July 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Please, no dogs allowed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We're spending a few days in Aspen to see the beautiful fall colors. An afternoon walk through the town ended up at the Aspen Brewing Company. Displayed on the door is the sign that says "no dogs allowed in eating establishments. We went in an ordered a couple of their beers, which were tasty. Shortly after we sat down, a puppy came wandering through dragging a leash behind him. No one seemed to notice or even care. The puppy hung around for awhile and then proceeded to head for the back of the establishmnet. A short while later he returned. After running around the place, still dragging his leash, he proceeded to relive himself in the middle of the floor. The bartender rushed around, scooped him up and headed outside. Bartender then came back with a wet mop, made one swipe at the puddle and disappeared in the back. Came back and resumed his duties. Shortly thereafter the puppy reappeared for a while, then wandered out again. After that a new dog, a boxer came wandering in from the back and proceeded to hang around for awhile, then disappeared. No one seemed to notice or even care that there were dogs in a place that clearly is not supposed to allow them.
We finished our beers and left. Checking the door on our way out to make sure there really was a sign that said no dogs allowed. I know this is a dog friendly town, but why make an ordinance if no one is going to obey it. We won't go back.

Visited October 2012
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Colorado Springs
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“Fun bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

A really good place to hang out and relax. No frills but atmosphere is great. Good beer too. Loved the dog that hangs out there.

Visited August 2012
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Colorado
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“Unassuming tasting room, very good beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This place is easy to walk by- you enter a small doorway then you walk up a flight of stairs and viola! You step into a modest bar- no frills, which was perfect. There is a small cozy patio which was packed, so we sat at the bar and had a few pints.Though I really enjoyed my Conundrum Red, I was surprised how much I liked the Brown Bearale. I don't drink wheat beers that much and don't like hoppy so these two were perfect. My friends were equally happy with their Independence Pass IPA and Hefeweizen. Prices were fair and the bar tender was friendly. Great little spot.

Visited August 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“Basic Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The focus of this tasting room is the beer. No frills. The small outdoor deck has a fine view of the ski hill, and the indoor seating has a comfortable padded bench surrounding it. Good prices for Aspen - $4.75 per pint, $9.00 for a growler refill. The Independence Pass Ale (IPA) is a good hoppy example of the style. I really liked the Conundrum Red Ale - more hoppy character than most red ales. Clean and nice.

Visited August 2012
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