Falling Rock Tap House: Grab a Beer
“No Crap On Tap!” is the motto for Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, Co. This motto shows that rock n’roll defiance toward what we have been told beer is supposed to be. Located in downtown Denver less than a block away from Coors Field, Falling Rock Tap House celebrated its 15th year on Blake Street on June 15th. Since 1997, the yellow and black sign that most people recognize from the mountain roads of Colorado has a hung on the walls of this historic building, inviting Denverites in for only the best available beer.
When you walk into Falling Rock, it can feel like the wrong place for the novice beer drinker. The dark wood floors and booths direct your attention to all the colorful tap handles behind the bar, brewery tin tackers strategically placed on the wall next to neons signs and framed magazine articles. The walls are also lined with over 2,000 bottles of beer from all over the world making it feel like a beer history museum, telling stories of beer past.All the beer bottles are Owner Chris Black’s personal collection,who has spent years drinking and collecting. There is also a downstairs offering dart boards and pool tables to help pass the time while you explore all the beer that Falling Rock offers.
However, don't be intimidated by all the exotic beer and history if you are a beer newbie. If you’re just looking to finish your day with a nice local beer, even a quality import from Germany, Falling Rock is a great place to sample them. If you’re looking to try a new style of beer, it’s more than likely that one of their 75 plus draft lines will have it, in addition their extensive bottle selection offers over 130 beers. Even if you’re a nostalgic. There are a couple of cask beers there for you to enjoy. There is only one question you have to ask yourself when you go to Falling Rock; “What do I want to drink?” Because the greatest problem to have is too much selection, especially with beer.
The best part of Falling Rock’s commitment to “no crap on tap” is the ability to taste and enjoy the beer from the best breweries in Colorado all in one place. Just be sure you have a designated driver because with great selection, comes great responsibility.