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“End of season slump”
Review of Ouray Brewery

Ouray Brewery
Ranked #7 of 37 Restaurants in Ouray
Price range: US$6 - US$18
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Ouray Brewery is open daily. Our brewery has three levels — with fine food and outstanding craft brews offered on each floor. Level one houses our kitchen and intimate pub. Level two offers our main dining area and brewery. And level three boasts the only rooftop patio in the “Switzerland of America” — Ouray, Colorado.Ouray has all the right ingredients — unspoiled scenery and water, a great local community and culture and close proximity to other great breweries. Come join us for a brew and a taste of all Ouray and Ouray Brewery have to offer. Our brewmaster is Jeff Lockhart. His creations include:Alpine AmberAutum Rye AleBox Canyon Brown AleCamp Bird BlondeSan Juan IPASeasonal Brews: Our seasonal offerings include Saisons, Alts, Stouts and Porters. Check with your server when visiting to see what’s currently on tap.
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Obviously this was the end of the season for what must have been an exhausting summer. The beer was good but served in plastic glasses which may have been because we were on the outside roof area. Food was served on paper yet was good quality. Soups were good and other choices were small.

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Lets face it: when you go to a brewery, chances are you just want to relax. So your expectations aren't low necessarily, they're just, well, relaxed. Well, don't worry about relaxing your expectations here. The beer is fresh and made in small batches in town. The views from the rooftop are spectacular. And if you're in Ouray, life is good! I've been here several times, and always gravitate to the rooftop seating (open in warmer months obviously). There is great bar-style seating right on the edge of the roof (it's secure with tasteful wire fencing material underneath the bar, so purses, shopping bags, and kids are totally safe). This seating is preferable when the sun isn't too intense, as you can gaze down onto the main street below, or up into the gorgeous San Juan Mountains towering above you. When the sun is beating down, there are shade canopies spread out above several large picnic tables. On my last trip there, I just went up to the small bar there, gave my orders to the bartender, and brought my drinks back to the table for the family. You can open a tab, or pay for food and drinks up front. Good food choices, too. I ordered the Southwestern burger, but substituted the meat for their home-made vegan garden burger. Simply outstanding! I can't speak for the dining room experiences (on the ground floor and 2nd level) because I've never eaten inside, but I love the decor. The bar stools This is easily a no-brainer destination for cold micro-brews a great bite-to-eat after a day of enjoying Little Switzerland of America. So grab a cold one, wave to the people below, and relax.

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Thank Graham T
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

The food is reasonably priced and the beer is wonderful. The upstairs, when open, has TVs with the current sporting events.

Thank Bob F
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Tasty & fresh local beers on tap and typical decent bar-type fare. Casual, kicked-back atmosphere and very popular with locals. Seating on three levels with the top floor open terrace the most popular for relaxing, chatting with friends and enjoying the spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Had a great time drinking a brew with the man I love and looking at the view of the mountains. You can sit on the roof and look at the mountains or at the cars going by on the street or the people that are walking the town.

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Thank Denise M
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