Beer, mountains, and sunshine. These are the staples of Boulder, Colorado and the key ingredients to having a spectacular time in this foothills town during the summer. Brewery tours abound, bicycles can be rented for touring safely, and nearly all of the breweries on our list offer stellar food, much of which is locally grown, and exciting events throughout the year.
Topping out our list, Avery Brewing Company offers some of the most bold and unique brews in the country. With their new location, just on the outskirts of town, along with a taproom and dining room serving Cajun-inspired fare, Avery isn't just a place to throw back a few; it's craft beer experience that beer snobs and beer enthusiasts can rally behind.
For a smaller and more intimate venue, Upslope Brewing Company and Mountain Sun are the perfect spots. Mountain Sun is right in the thick of downtown Pearl Street and offers hardy pub-grub, while Upslope offers two locations and provides a relaxed hole-in-the-wall experience.
If you fancy a drive to the mountain towns just above Boulder, Oskar Blues Brewery of Lyons and Very Nice Brewery of Nederland offer a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Front Range.
With the all of the craft beer options in and near Boulder, you're sure to drink your fill and become a beer connoisseur in the process.