Roadtrip – Trinity Brewing Company, Colorado Springs

Road Trip #1 – Trinity Brewing Company, Colorado Springs
1466 Garden of the Gods Road

I have heard nothing but great things about Trinity for quite some time. From other brewers, vendors, sales people, beer slingers, and fans. I had an excuse to stop by after meeting my grandmother for lunch at the Golden Bee. Another place worth checking out, but, that story will wait for another day.

Trinity is easy to find, which is always a plus! Garden of the Gods road runs west and east from I-25. Easily visible from the road, corner of a strip mall on the north side of the street. Ample car parking and bike parking. Great patio looking south to the city and foothills.

The bar is the central focal point, as it should be, with the brew house tucked in a small “barn” and the over producing kitchen at the far end of the bar. Most of the seating is around the bar top and at bar level tables. There is a small lounge area in the back, nestled in with some clearly marked barrels. Being able to see the barrels and read about what is going on inside of them is a great touch.

The 3 tenants that make up Trinty are Artisanal Beer, Slow Food, and Conscious People. All 3 are evident everywhere.

There are 11 house taps, including a beer engine, plus 25 more guest taps, and a house made Root Beer for the non imbibers. In addition to this mighty selection, growlers and 750ml bottles of the specialty releases are available for purchase. Of which, the fabled Double Rainbow Collaborative Saison is still  available. A melange of flavors inspired by ROYGBIV, doubled!


Other available 750’s include Farmhouse Provisional Ancient Wild Saison, TPS Report Experimental Flanders Sour, and Old Growth Flemish Inspired Wild Brown.   The 25 guest taps would make any self respecting beer bar envious. Everything is big and non pedestrian. Black Fox, Funwerks, New Belgium, Avery, Left Hand, Ska, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Odell, The Bruery, Stone, Port Brewing, and Sierra Nevada are all available.

Let’s get back to that over producing kitchen, only so because of the size. Forty-two menu items are being cranked out of an entirely too small space. The focus is on seasonal locally sourced products, hence the indoor garden, outdoor as well. Omnivores, Carnivores, Vegetarians, and Vegans will all find several satisfying options. For those carnivores out there, have to try the Awaken Bison Jerky. Lean strips of Bison marinated in the house Awaken Chicory Coffee Stout.
Slow Food – Covered.

Clearly evident, can’t fake quality, and, quality comes from people not products. The staff is knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Everyone from the conisseur to the novice is welcomed. Products are explained, samples are encouraged, expectations are eclipsed.

Make an excuse to go visit sometime soon, ask for Nicole, grab a delicious beverage and thoroughly enjoy your time at Trinity Brewing Company.

About Justin Lloyd

Justin believes that Beer, Tacos, and Cookies are the perfect foods, as long as one of them is spicy. He prefers interesting to boring, and has no patience for people that are simply taking up space and wasting air. Most of the time you can find him at the bar he owns and operates, making cocktails and friends. You should go meet him.

  • Jakemo

    Many delicious meals and special beers have I enjoyed at Trinity! Their mac n cheese is also killer, as are the sweet potato fries, and the…. well, pretty much everything on the menu.
    I have to concede that they have some of the cleverest beer names around, too. Slap Yo Mammy, TPS Report? Pure genius. Glad you enjoyed the place as well!

  • matt

    Trinity is awesome. But “sweaty goat?” Really?

    Silly (awesome) hippies!

    • rod

      once the sweaty goat gets inside your brain, you won’t stop thinking about a next one

  • ericmsteen

    Next time you’re in the Springs hit up the focusonthebeer crew and let’s all drink together!