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Smiling Toad Brewery

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Address: 3668 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-6559
Phone Number:
+1 719-418-2936
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great beer and friendly staff!

My wife and I love this place! Great beer, nice atmosphere, and friendly staff. These guys are producing very high-quality beer with interesting and unique ingredients... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2016
Taylor V
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

My wife and I love this place! Great beer, nice atmosphere, and friendly staff. These guys are producing very high-quality beer with interesting and unique ingredients... definitely a must try if you're hitting up breweries in the Springs... this is in our top 3 favorite breweries in Colorado!

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Douglasville, Georgia
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Loved the atmosphere here. Everyone was smiling and having a good time, tables were communal, and the beer was delicious. One bartender, but he was incredibly friendly and quick. There was a food truck and I guess it changes daily, so come often. I loved the IPA Freely, but really enjoyed my sampler flight. Will come back when I'm in... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Fred makes solid brews, the IPA freely is arguably the best IPA in the COS area. More importantly the guys here are good people. The reason we came back when they were at their old place was the way we were treated the first time we showed up on a Monday when they were technically closed. Biff is about as... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2015

Came here after a disappointing visit to Great Storm and were blown away by their creative approach towards brewing. Their ESB and Lavendar Ales were stand outs. Yes, I said lavender ale. It was an incredibly refreshing experience. I highly recommend checking this place out. Food trucks are common outside.

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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This is our 19th brewery to visit in our local area and it is just as awesome as the others!! Colorado is so amazing..for so many reasons...but..the breweries!!!! They are the best!!!!! Though they don't serve food, food trucks do show up around dinner time!!!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a small brewery with great tasting IPA's. When we travel we like to visit local breweries and we're glad we stopped here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in this brewery today to check out there crafted beers.. I was delighted to find some unique blends! I asked for a taste of the Ella lavender beer. I was happy to get a full glass! It was smooth and light and even though the lavender was strong in the nose it was very mild on the palate. I... More 

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Va Bch, United States
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Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stopped in by accident on a trip to Co Springs. Biff made us feel really welcome, advised us on the flight of beers and then let us taste them all. All beers were selectedly different and delicious compared to same category beers from other micro-breweries. Played some darts and then a Jamaican Food Truck showed up with huge plates of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through Colorado Springs. Each beer we tried was better than the next. The City Brown was especially delicious. The owner Biff was great and super helpful! The food truck outside also had tasty sausages and the owners were very friendly. Wish this was my local brewery!

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Colorado Springs
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Reviewed January 31, 2015

This little brewery is off the beaten path but very worth the visit. It is a very simple place - wood benches, concrete floors, etc. The folks behind the bar are SO incredibly friendly. I only had time for one beer, which I honestly wasn't fond of, but I can't really rate them on their beers until I revisit for... More 

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