CooperSmith’s Pub and Brewing, Ft. Collins, CO.

Located in the great city of Fort Collins, a beer drinkers paradise with the New Belgium Brewery and Fort Collins Brewery, The CooperSmith’s Pub and Brewery sits right downtown. We heard good things about the brewpub, so we decided to try it out.  They have 2 eating areas, the Pubroom and a Poolside room. The Poolside was closed when we got there, so we headed into the Pub.

They have many, many beers on tap, so we tried out a flight of beers which included the Horsetooth Stout, Pjunabi Pale Ale, Sigda’s Green Chile, Mountain Avenue Wheat, Columbine Kolsch and Marzen Lager. Overall, we were not impressed. I thought it was just me, but my girlfriend had the same opinion. We like different kinds of beers as she likes wheat and ales and I like the hoppier types. She was very disappointed in the Mountain Ave Wheat as she was expecting it to be really good with the bananas and cloves. It just wasn’t very good. The Punjabi Pale Ale was ok, but nothing special as it was kind of bland. The Kolsch was good and it was pretty light, so I could see drinking it during the spring and summer. The Horsetooth Stout was ok and it was very heavy but not very creamy.  I did like the Green Chile beer as it was light, but it had a nice hot lingering left in my throat after I swallowed. If  you like spicy foods and beers, this is a good one. The best beer was the Marzen Lager. It was very smooth and it was easy to drink. I switched from the Kolsch and Marzen for the rest of the evening.

The food was good as we started with our usual Artichoke Dip. It was very cheesy and served in a bread bowl.  It was the best thing we had at the Brewpub. I had the Ring of Fire Burger and it was pretty good. One thing I liked is that they actually cooked the burger to your order. I ordered it medium rare and it had a nice pink center and was very juicy. Nicely done. My girlfriend had the Black and Bleu burger, medium rare also, and it was cooked correctly it was pretty tasty. We asked for sweet potato fries and we were happy with the results.

Overall a decent place to go, but I was disappointed in the beers. Of the six two of them were below par and 3 on par and 1 above par. Their selection is great for a brewpub as the amount they have on tap is much more than most brewpubs I have been to.

Beers                     3 Dancing Livers

Food                      4 Dancing Livers

Atmosphere         3 Dancing Livers

Service                  3 Dancing Livers

Total                      3.25 Dancing Livers

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