Ska Brewing Co.

225 Girard Street, Durango, CO, 81301, United States
(970) 247-5792
Latitude: 37.23880, Longitude: -107.87615

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  • Monday: 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.83 | Atmosphere: 3.67 | Service: 5.00
90.0
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 3 reviews.
Score from Google Reviews:
4.6
out of 5
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jjturcheck (28)
Thursday 19th of July 2012 04:39:43 PM
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So I finally made it to this wonderful brewery with my wife a few summers back and was glad I finally made it there. Got a little story for those interested at the end of this review.

Being this is a major brewery, you notice before you go in but for sure once inside. Its industrial warehouse inside and minimal. Not to say that its boring. They have just the right amount of decor to keep it comfortable. There's seating on the main floor as you enter and on a second floor bar area.

We ended up getting a sampler as we always do at every brewery. It consisted 10 beers each at about 2oz. I've had most of them before but it was nice to taste them fresh from the tap in house. Nothing is better than that. There were also a couple of in house only stuff too. All beers were good with no complaints.

They don't serve food here but I here they do events on the weekend with catering and music. I unfortunately went on a weekday where it wasn't busy at all. I didn't get the tour but I did get to go into the brewery to talk to one of the owners and got to check them out while they were canning.

In the main seating area they had a bunch of stuff for sale including shirts and glasses and all sorts of stuff. They also sold their beer like at a liquor store. Cans and bottles. Bombers too.

So my story is that I had been working on building a beer pong table out of Colorado beer bottle caps. I need white caps and since their caps are mainly white I emailed them. One of the three owners was more than nice enough to supply me with some and he next day mailed me about 1000 bottle caps. I wasn't expecting so many, none the less next day! I was so stoked I had to make them something as a thank you. In their upper level seating is a clock I made hanging on the wall behind the bar. :)
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
100.0
Overall

brewhaha (20)
Friday 21st of November 2008 03:55:40 PM
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This was a pretty cool place. A little hard to find. It's in a typical looking metal building in an industrial park.

A small tasting room is attached to the brewery where you can get beers on tap and buy bottles and cans to go.

All the beers were good. I had drank many of them before in bottles while on a ski trip in the area.

The bartender was great. The place was full of locals on a Friday afternoon but he made us feel welcome. In the course of talking he found out we brewed beer and pretty much let us have the run of the place. He said "If you brew you know everything you are looking at out there. Go walk around the brewery and check it out."

Neat place to visit and meet some nice people.

They were in the process of building a new facility down the street that would be a nicer presence and atmosphere. I would like to go back and visit when it is opened.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
86.7
Overall

colin (96)
Wednesday 23rd of April 2008 06:40:32 PM
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As a brewpub, the place fails. It's a really obscure, difficult to find location in the back of an industrial park on the outskirts of town. There is no food except for their Thursday free chili nights and packages of mixed nuts. There is little parking and the outside smells terribly of fermentation (maybe not a bad thing).
But, if you want to just drink and enjoy some excellent beer, then this is your place. Ska's best known for its Pinstripe Red but has plenty of other options. I had a pint of the Decadent Imperial IPA while here, which really kicks you in the teeth at 10%, but also samples of the porter and what was apparently a seasonal, cherry ale.
The latter didn't sound good at first, but I read on that it was 8% and had to try it. Now, I'm one of the first people who will slam fruit beers as garbage but, when they're done right, they're good, and this is good. The alcohol taste is not there while the fruit is, but only in a subtle way that lends a pleasant sweetness. On the other hand, there's enough body and bite to satisfy my own gustatory sadism. One of those almost-perfect beers, I think. I got two bottles of that as well as a bottle of the Imperial IPA, the stout and their blond dubbel, the latter two of which were not on tap, but I was convinced into buying them.
The bartender was busy with other customers, dealing with the apparent owner or manager of the place, and filling keg orders. However, she was still able to recommend stuff and instill the idea that she knew what she was talking about.
This is not a place that seeks to make money off of its brewpub. It's just a place where fans and friends can come to drink, so I'd only recommend it for that purpose.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 2.5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
83.3
Overall
Ska Bottle Cap Clock I made in their upper bar now
Ska Bottle Cap Clock I made in their upper bar now
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Beer Sampler
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