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Brewery of the Week: Declaration Brewing Co.
July 9, 2015
This past weekend I was treated to some extra time off from work, and with that I decided to get my good karma points out of the way early so that all of the lazy and gluttonous behavior thereafter could be justified. I was conveniently presented with an opportunity to help a friend move a piece of furniture, a task that sufficiently met these criteria of good will I had set for myself and was finished quickly enough leaving the rest of the afternoon to begin my weekend of leisure. The excursion to drop off the desk ended near South Broadway, home to a great many of the better breweries in Denver. One such brewery I had yet to have experienced, and had a reputation for being a good place to have a pint on a sunny day. So, following a quick stop for Ramen (which was good enough to deserve its own blog post, but I’ll stay on topic for now) my buddy and I stopped into Declaration brewing to have a few pints and get a start to the holiday weekend.
I can say that the reputation for beer of quality is well earned at Declaration. The lineup features a good deal of variety and offers every pallet something they can enjoy. I found the 4 Headed Belgerian IPA to be particularly good with a rich caramel color and well balanced hop profile. The Bus Stout was also quite good and featured a savory chocolate and nutty bouquet. There were quite a few other brews on tap that I tried (you know, strictly for review purposes….yeah that’s it) but it’s more fun to have you go try it for yourself than to rattle off a string of descriptions that would most likely not do these awesome pints justice.
Finding this brewery proved to be more of a treasure hunt than most, and yielded a building far more interesting than the average strip mall location. In terms of atmosphere, Declaration is best described as Colorado incarnate. The wood paneled walls adorned with various snow and wakeboards look not unlike many of the houses of active Coloradans. There is also an impressive amount space between the taproom and the patio, allowing patrons breathing room to enjoy a beer or two in good company. The team behind the bar were welcoming and seemed genuinely happy to have us asking questions and let us have a few tastes off the taps. Overall I genuinely enjoyed spending a warm afternoon to have a few brews and adding a new place to my list of soon to be regular hang outs. The next time you have a free afternoon of your own, I recommend you give it a try.