Copper Kettle Brewing: Drink a Beer Here
There are a bunch of breweries in the Denver area that are relatively new, and one that I’ve finally taken the time to visit is Copper Kettle Brewing Company. Why didn’t I check this place out sooner? What a cozy place this is. Good beer, relaxed atmosphere and friendly service ensure my return. You can watch a football game without feeling overwhelmed with screaming fans and flashing lights. Easy going is kind of a theme to this establishment. And that suits me well.
The beer. Come for the beer. When I visited there were six beers on tap with a nice amount of variety to choose from. A flight of four beers is a great way to discover what of Copper Kettle brews you might like best. Even though it’s a buck extra, be sure to make the Mexican Chocolate Stout one of the beers on your flight list. Full of rich chocolate flavors, roasted malts, cinnamon and a bit of a chili pepper kick, the Mexican Chocolate Stout, alone, will make me come back. The Winter Spice Ale and Belgian Pale Ale also stuck out as beers I would be happy to order again and again. While enjoying our beer we could smell a future IPA brewing. I love smelling spent grains and hop additions while I am sitting in a tap room. A reason to drink at any taproom. There are three three-barrel and two ten-barrel fermentation tanks in the brew house. I don’t imagine the taps changing dramatically from month to month, but that’s enough capacity to keep an interesting flow of beers.
A Flight of Copper Kettle's brews
The tap room itself is rather small, which I consider a good thing. At the time of our visit there was just the brewer Dr. Jeremy and his wife Kristen working. This gives Copper Kettle a true family run business feel. How can you not like that? The tap room is also hidden a bit, so you can feel cool knowing that you’ve found something without a large storefront and a massive neon sign. If your new to the tap room world, be sure to bring some food there’s not a kitchen at Copper Kettle and you’ll probably want something to eat. Occasionally food trucks take up a spot at the Copper Kettle. Information about food truck service can be found on the Copper Kettle Facebook page. Unfortunately, they don’t update their Twitter feed as often.
Thirsty? Go check them out. Some helpful things to know before you visit:
1338 S. Valentia Street, Unit 100
Denver, CO 80247
Monday: 3:00-9:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00-9:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00-9:00 PM
Friday: 3:00-9:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00-9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00-9:00 PM