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North Star Brewery - a Brewpub for Denver's East Highlands

I went to the North Star Restaurant and Brewery last night and had a pretty good time. They just opened up a few months ago after having a bit of a hard time getting their licenses agreed to by the neighborhood. Congratulations to them on persevering and turning a basically dead corner property into an anchor for a small commercial strip. This area of Denver is really growing and it's great to see.

As they promised on their website, it was a fun, relaxed atmosphere to meet some friends and have dinner. The beers, on the other hand, were a little disappointing. It's just their first batch of a pale ale, but it had a distinctly Wynkoop flavor to it which makes sense given that the brewmaster used to work at Wynkoop. Their selection of other brewer's beers wasn't my set of favorites, but the Dinner (burgers with tasty toppings, tater tots, fries, and onion rings) was still delicious.

Overall at this point I would say that it's a great restaurant but that the beer wasn't quite what I was expecting. Oh well, I guess that just means I'll have to go back in a month or two and try again.

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