With its location somewhat outside of Old Town Arvada, Odyssey Beerwerks seems to attract a dedicated craft-beer crowd who’ve made the extra effort to drive or bike a mile out of town. The friendly bartenders quickly serve up beers in a relaxed atmosphere where patrons hang out and chat, play various games, and munch on food-truck fare in the taproom or on the patio.
BEER LINEUP: Odyssey’s taplist features both year-round selections and rotating seasonal and experimental beers. While on the short side compared to some breweries, the list has enough breadth to satisfy almost all tastes.
ATMOSPHERE: Odyssey offers up a relaxed and familiar atmosphere and it seems like many of the patrons are regulars who know each other and the staff. Many folks seemed to be simply hanging out for the afternoon and passing some time playing games or chatting with friends. The taproom features all the usual office-park-brewery trappings: high ceilings, big garage doors, stout rustic furniture, a patio, and views of the brewing equipment. Overall, a very low-key and comfortable place to hang out, indoors or out.
SERVICE: Awesome. You’ll need to go to the bar for service but the bartenders are exceptionally quick and very enthusiastic. The only negative I’ve noticed is that when people congregate at the small bar it can create traffic jams for people walking up to get beers, although the bartenders do a great job of managing it.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Odyssey sits buried in an average office park. If you think you’ve gone too far, you haven’t – keep going because it’s literally at the very back of the complex. Given the relative characterlessness of the area, Odyssey provides the only sign of life and they usually have a food truck since the other eating options are none. Driving is the most likely option to get here but biking could work too. Regardless of your mode of transportation, you’ll find ample parking.