Boulder Beer Company started in 1979 and is one of the oldest microbreweries in the nation. They have at least ten different beers on tap at any time, and brewery tours are available Monday through Friday at 2 pm or by appointment. Boulder Beer Company offers a limited menu if you’d like a snack with your sampler.
Avery Brewing offers 20 different beers each year. Stop by Avery’s Tap Room to sample their latest ales, grab some lunch and take a tour. There’s also Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery in town, a community-based neighborhood pub. Be sure to stop in their Vine-Street Pub for a pint and a bite. The same team also operates the Southern Sun in south Boulder. Both locations offer live music, food and their own microbrews.
Walnut Brewery is in the heart of Boulder, offering delicious food and a fine selection of their own beers. The Twisted Pine Ale House offers daily specials and about a dozen different beers at any time.
Asher Brewing Company is the state’s first all-organic microbrewery, and the brewery itself is 100% wind-powered. Asher’s Tap Room is located in Boulder and offers six different certified-organic beers.
Upslope Brewing Company is one of Boulder’s newer microbreweries. Their ales are brewed with Patagonian hops, high quality Rahr malts, snowmelt and yeast. Upslope’s ales satisfy a wide range of beer drinkers. Upslope has a small tasting room in Boulder that offers daily tours and tastings.
The Colorado Brewing Company and Boulder Draft House are both located in Boulder, offering a restaurant, a variety of beers on tap and happy hour specials.
Crystal Springs Brewing Company may be the smallest brewery in the United States. Crystal Springs beers are only available locally and in limited quantities; they are carried in a handful of retail stores and restaurants in the Boulder area.
And if you like mead – or if you’ve never tried it – stop by Redstone Meadery. Redstone brews many different types of mead from berry-flavored meads to thick complex reserve meads and offers tours of the facility.