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Bar Review: Falcon Brewing Company

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Falcon Brewing Company

19751 Main Street
Parker, CO 80138

Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Best time to go: Sundays are All Day Happy Hour

falcon-brewing-signThe Falcon Brewing Company traces its origins to two homebrew hobbyists, Jason Deese and Rick Kane. With a passion for fine ale and fourteen years of combined experience, Deese and Kane founded their brewery in 2007; first supplying a selection of microbrews to neighborhood establishments in Parker and Aurora, Colorado. With coaxing from friends and fans, Deese and Kane decided to take their brewing company one step further and open a brew pub. Falcon Brewing Company opened its taps in historic downtown Parker, CO in September 2008.

Located on Main Street in Parker Station, Falcon Brewing Company occupies less than half the space once belonging to Jocks and Jills Sports Grill. As a frequent patron of the Falcon’s predecessor, I was skeptical when this tiny gastro pub opened in my old neighborhood. Gone were the rows and rows of TVs tuned to every sport imaginable. Gone were the mounds of sports memorabilia. The Falcon offers instead, a crisp, upscale, almost coffee shop approach to pub life. I was pleasantly surprised.

You’ll find no fries or greasy onion rings at the Falcon. What you will find is a small and interesting menu of items to complement the rotating selection of great beer. From dark to light, stout to pale, the Falcon offers a variety of ales that stand by its motto to “soar above the common beer. During my visit, the feature beer was a blonde pale ale called Felony Melanie. Also on tap was a traditional German malt, aptly named Oktoberfest, a wheat called Rolling Hill Heffeweizen, and a dark stout, Dive Bomber Brown, with just a taste of chocolate. Both the pale and the stout rotate from the selection, as do some of the specialty beers. Laughing George Ale, a light honey beer, is rumored to be a true treat when it is on tap.

Opinions of the Falcon’s fare are as varied as their beer selection. Lisa Newby, a long time resident and neighbor of the Falcon, recommended the brewery to me as a great place to go for lunch or happy hour. Other Parker patrons take a different view though. “I found the prices a little high,”Jenny Lark, who works at a business nearby, said. “I think that it’s all a bit too upscale for Parker. Perhaps beer and burgers would be a better way to go.”

Pros: Location, friendly staff, nightly events (Sunday – Thursday)

Cons: Limited seating and a small menu selection

Rating: 3 out of 5