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“Glad we stopped”
Review of Ska Brewing Co.

Ska Brewing Co.
Ranked #34 of 195 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Description: "It takes characters to brew beer with character." Brewing in Durango, Colorado since 1995. We call it a tasting room because that's what you'll want to do here. Flagships, seasonals and unique beers that only a few ever get to try-they're all on tap here for your tasting indulgence. It's a modern-day tasting room experience with a casual food truck culture. Make yourself at home. Grab a seat anywhere you'd like, check out the upstairs, join the community, start a conversation-make new friends! There's beer at the bar and food at The Container of Food. If you're unfamiliar, we're a manufacturing facility. We brew beer-a lot of beer. We put it in cans and bottles for sale around the globe. There's a lot going on here! If you want to learn more, we offer FREE TOURS of our fantastical 100% wind-powered brew fortress at 4p DAILY. Check out our new beer garden with an outdoor bar! All the makings of a pretty amazing day!
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Description: "It takes characters to brew beer with character." Brewing in Durango, Colorado since 1995. We call it a tasting room because that's what you'll want to do here. Flagships, seasonals and unique beers that only a few ever get to try-they're all on tap here for your tasting indulgence. It's a modern-day tasting room experience with a casual food truck culture. Make yourself at home. Grab a seat anywhere you'd like, check out the upstairs, join the community, start a conversation-make new friends! There's beer at the bar and food at The Container of Food. If you're unfamiliar, we're a manufacturing facility. We brew beer-a lot of beer. We put it in cans and bottles for sale around the globe. There's a lot going on here! If you want to learn more, we offer FREE TOURS of our fantastical 100% wind-powered brew fortress at 4p DAILY. Check out our new beer garden with an outdoor bar! All the makings of a pretty amazing day!
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Glad we stopped”
Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

I have often wanted to visit the SKA Brewery while in a Durango however Their location is some what off the tourist attraction path. The brewery is an actual brewing and packaging facility in a light industrial area. This trip we stopped in on a Saturday and found it very enjoyable. The pub was really nice with typical taproom style tables and chairs, flat screen TV and a small stage for a band, none playing on this visit. The weather was beautiful and there are picnic tables outside to enjoy. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable of the craft beers. A concession offers pizza and sandwiches for customers. They also offer tours of their brewery and packaging operation, check with them for the times. We enjoyed our visit and were very glad that we had gotten to stop by. I would recommend this restaurant/ tap room to anyone interested in visiting an actual brewing operation and completing the tour of craft breweries in Durango.

  • Visited October 2013
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Grand Junction
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awsome beer, and great burger”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

This place is great, not only do they have a lot of different beer on tap that changes regularly, but they also have thier beer pre packaged in bottles, cans, growlers and mixed sample packs. They have great special every night of the week and sell their own swag. The food here is also very good I had the burger with cheddar, bacon, and green chili, which was fresh, very hard to find outside of NM. I also tried the pig bread which consisted of pizza dough, their voodoo sauce which has a kick, it gets hotter as you eat it, but it has great flavor, also has feta cheese, red onion, cilantro, and smoked pork. They also have area to view canning process.

Visited October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“missed opportunity”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We really wanted to try this place but it didn't work out. I couldn't find food information on their web site, and the hours are limited. It's half a block up the hill from Homewood Suites Hotel (in the industrial park). The eating area is fairly small, it almost looks like an afterthought to the brewery, i.e., a place to get a quick bite and brew when you get off work. The pizza/sandwich/1 salad menu did look intriguing, though.

Visited October 2013
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Albuquerque, MS
2 reviews
“Wings and Beer Good Female Bar Staff RUDE”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our first visit. Arrived at 6:45pm on a Saturday night (closes at 7:00pm). We just wanted a snack and a few beers. Our party of four sat at table waited but no one acknowledged our arrival. Went to Bar to ask for assistance was told by young Female behind bar, doing her best to ignore me, "we're closing soon". Looked around Brewery clearly packed and pizza guy still making pizzas. Asked if we ordered food from her or just beer. She pointed to the back of Brewery where pizzas are being made in wood oven and said "you can order over there but we are closing soon", (she must have had somewhere to go). Pizza guy very friendly and accommodating when I asked if it was too late to order food he said "No not at all". Ordered one order of Jerk Wings and three beers. Beer nothing special, wings were good.

  • Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Outstanding beer a few minutes from downtown”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I sampled the wide variety of draft beers with the reasonably priced sampler. There is a wide range of styles and all were truly outstanding within their class. Staff was friendly and explained the different varieties. Only 4 stars as food menu was limited and the item we chose (dip with pita chips) was just so-so. The tasting room is adjacent to the brewery, so ambience was slightly off, like being in a warehouse.

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