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“bad beer, kind of a "dive"” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ourayle House

Ourayle House
Ranked #14 of 33 Restaurants in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dousman, Wisconsin USA
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“bad beer, kind of a "dive"”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We didn't like either of the beers we tried. The One Arm One Leg IPA, which is supposed to be hoppy was not so hoppy but very bitter. The Go Ahead and Pout stout was billed as a chocolate caramel stout. I didn't get any chocolate or caramel flavor. The attraction here, I think, is "Mr. Grumpypants" the brewer. Not much of an attraction.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not so Grumpy all the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

The brewer, owner, employee is said to be the grumpiest man in town. That may be, but I found his company and his beer to quite complimentary. The beer is quite tasty and diverse. Go there with an open mind and open ears. He is very knowledgeable about brewing and I can't wait to brew my next batch with tips I received.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Not a restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Not sure why this is in the restaurant section as Mr Grumpy does not seem to serve food. Certainly the two occasions we popped in for a beer (around 6pm) no food was on offer, and when asked Mr Grumpy lived up to his name.

Beer pleasant - all US beer is too cold for my taste - and well worth a visit, but please T A put it in the "things to do" section

Visited July 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yes, he is Grumpy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were traveling to Telluride from North Carolina, purposelly stopping at the Ourayle House to see what Mr. Grumpy Pants was all about. Well, we weren't disappointed. As much as he is not very communicative or overtly social, he brews great beer. We enjoyed the unpretentious, in-your-face attitude that is every inch of this brew pub. We left with a growler and a sense of accomplishment...we had found Mr. Grumpy Pants, drank his beer, and it was good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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colorado
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Ouray Getaway”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Not very good craft beer. The server was great but when the owner showed up, I asked about the beers and he is a "grumpy pants". A jerk really. If he doesn't want to talk about his beers then why serve them to the public. Don't waste your time. Go to the Ouray Brewery instead.

Visited May 2013
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