Golden City Brewery

920 12th Street, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
(303) 279-8092
Latitude: 39.75459, Longitude: -105.22364


  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.50 | Atmosphere: 4.66 | Service: 4.69
out of 100
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Based on 8 reviews.
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out of 5
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Monday 9th of September 2013 08:25:20 PM
Neat little place, pretty unique.

It's a summer spot (indoor seating is very limited), with a great outdoor seating area, very relaxed atmosphere in the middle of one of the nicer, laid back neighborhoods in Golden, though only a few blocks west of downtown.

They had enough tasty brews for me to feel good about them, and I'll definitely be back. Service is good, you just go up to the window or inside to the counter, order, take your beers, and go sit down. Dog friendly, music friendly, game friendly, food friendly, a really good place to relax when the outdoor weather is nice.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
Sunday 26th of May 2013 11:54:53 AM
I showed up for happy hour (which is open to 3pm every day apparently). 3$ a pint for fine craft beer is unbelievable. They have the best German alt beer I have had in the states. Their IPA was very thick and balanced. The Kölsch was phenomenal. They only have 5 of their beers on tap but they had a few guest taps from other breweries and a craft cider. They do impromptu brewery tours if they aren't too busy so that is worth checking out.

So all in all, amazing German beers, brewed true to style.

Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A

Geobrew (7)
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 10:09:53 AM
Ah GCB...One of my favorite spots to spend a sunny afternoon. This is a local's place lurking in the shadow of the much larger brewery just east of town. The beer garden is great, plenty of seating (though it can be crowded on Friday or weekend afternoons) and always good vibes. Often times they be some folks picking bluegrass and it's a great place to bring a cribbage board and play a few games. Also, GCB provides FREE pretzels and mustard. The mustard is key...horseradish variety, some of the finest I've had.

On to the beer. The beers I like at GCB, I really like. The IPA, the double IPA and the oatmeal stout are all solid beers. The IPA is good and citrusy and the stout is perfect following a day on the slopes, sitting around the outdoor fire pit in the garden. The other beers are so-so. Not a fan of the golden ale, but many others do seem to enjoy it. The red and brown are also so-so, nothing to special, but I wouldn't turn one down either.

If you're in Golden, stop by GCB. Sit back, get to know the locals, enjoy those Colorado afternoons.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
Monday 6th of September 2010 10:16:51 AM
I loved this place. The atmosphere is second to none. Tucked a short walk away from the center of Golden, in a residential area is Golden City Brewery. It feels like you're just hanging out at a BBQ in a good friend's back yard. And that good friend happens to brew awesome beer. The funny thing is, when you come to Golden City Brewery you ARE in someone's back yard. The brewmasters live in the house on property, the tasting room is the guest house and the brewery is in a big garage. It's just awesome. They also have free pretzels. The service was very friendly, and the down home feel was just unbeatable. A must stop if you're in town.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A

sharpotzie (14)
Tuesday 29th of June 2010 10:23:02 PM
What can I say about this place, I LOVE IT!. Golden is a great town to begin with, then you go off the beaten path, in what seems like a neighborhood, and bam, a brewery! The place is small, with little in the way of indoor seating, however, there is ample space outside with tables and benches, shaded by a nice big ole tree. The people that work there are friendly and the beer is fantastic.

Go check this place out, but tell to many people, we don't want the 2nd largest brewery in Golden to become the first!
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A

dpaxson2 (74)
Thursday 10th of June 2010 05:07:02 PM
I believe I had the Lookout Stout and tasted the Clear Creek Gold Pale Ale. Both beers were very good. I think the best part of Golden City, the second largest brewery in Golden as they describe themselves, was the outdoor beer garden. I was there around 3pm on a Friday in late May and more and more people kept showing up to relax. It's set back in a really nice little neighborhood and I thought it was a fantastic place to relax and have a beer. I visited Golden City Brewery after the Coors tour (just a short walk in between the two). Highly recommend stopping by if you are in Golden.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
Saturday 11th of April 2009 07:59:40 PM
this place makes really good beer. i've had their pale and brown in bombers from the liquor store up the road. when i went to the brewery i had the double ipa. it was excellent. my only complaints are that because the double ipa is so strong it is a 9 oz glass and the lack of indoor facilities. great if the weathers nice but... overall it had a good crowd and good beer so...
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: N/A
Sunday 7th of September 2008 12:27:23 PM
Nice selection of beers (6), especially for its' size. The "tasting room" is the old carraige house behind the main house. Very nice German style beer garden in which to imbibe. I was particularly impressed with the Oatmeal Stout and the Honey Saison either of which I would purchase if available in local liquor store.
I would definitely recommend a stop by if you are in the area (or even driving by on I-70). The tasting room is quite small, so keep that in mind if the weather is such that you do not want to sit out in the beer garden.
For those of you who are coming from out of town(like me), the beer tasting and beer garden are on Cheyenne St in between 11th and 12th (don't let the address fool you).
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A

GCB (1)
Tuesday 1st of April 2008 12:48:56 PM

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Great place to drink a beer outside in the fresh air. Bring your mandolin!
After Cem Lab on a Friday afternoon, its strait to the Golden City Brewery for a pitcher of their best, Mad Molly Brown. Beer is amazing, price is fairly good for the great quality you get. A place where a mines student can grab a beer and just might run into one or two of his professors. its just a good time in Golden
People sitting outside in middle of February enjoying a beer was quite a sight. After deciding, "hey I'm here". I'm glad I did go in. This place is in the garage or out building behind the house. Inside holds 15 at the most. IPA was fantastic. I only had time for one. Other customers were great and friendly. By the time I was 1/2 way through, I had met 5 people.

Skip any Coors tour and head straight for Golden City. Time will be better spent
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4 | Food: 2.0
Tap List - 05/09
Tap List - 05/09
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Brew kettle
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Golden City entry on side street
Golden City entry on side street
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