When people think of Boulder the first images that come to mind are often mountains, canyons, scenic bike paths, and rolling open spaces. For Boulder locals one of, if not the first, image to pop-up is that of a frothy microbrew set against the backdrop of the Flatirons. With all of the hiking, climbing, triathalon running, and cycling Boulder locals do it's no wonder that brew-pubs are their favorite form of retreat and respite.
Topping out our list, BRU offers a cozy, tucked-away feel, exceptional food, and unique brews that are fast making a name for themselves, including Obitus American Brown Ale and the Loch Wee Heavy Scotch Ale.
Also featured, the popular Avery Brewing Company, which is packed to the brim on any given night because its brews are to-die-for-delicious. Avery is always churning out amazing seasonals, such as their hard-hitting Rumpkin Pumpkin Ale and offer staples such as the refreshing White Rascal and drinkable Karma. The new facility offers beer enthusiasts to dine on their cajun-inspired cuisine upstairs and have a riotous good time in the downstairs taproom.
Looking for a brew-pub with a bit more, shall we say, class? Fate Brewing Company is a bistro style pub and offers a more "up-scale" vibe, as well as extravagant dishes to pair with your beer. West Flanders, located on Pearl Street, offers a luxurious view of the Boulder downtown and allows to you recline in cush booths as you sip your cares away.