Let me start by bragging for a moment. Not only is Boulder well-known for its craft beer-making process and top-notch breweries, our town has the Brewers Association made up of thousands of members across the nation, and this great state holds one of the nation’s largest beer-drinking trade shows – the Great American Beer Festival this year Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2011.photo © 2010 Ted(via: Wylio)
Supporting the local brewer has proved to be successful for Boulder breweries. The typical craft brewer is a small, independent, and traditional brewer with an annual production of approximately 6 million barrels of beer or less who uses traditional, natural ingredients (malted barley) using pure malt ales batch-brewed and hand-crafted for unique tastes. They also tend to be very involved in their communities’ local causes.
Award-winning microbrewery with constant rotating tap wells such as Mountain Sun Pub offer a full-spectrum of ales – from stouts to IPAs and touts having the “hoppiest” beers in town.
“Mountain Sun Pub has the local scene and we are small but mighty. We pump out a huge amount of amazing beers. The demand is high with our brewers experimenting more often with the Belgium types,” says Annabelle Forrestal, kitchen manager, Mountain Sun Pub on Pearl Street. Stout Month is coming up in February, and 90 percent of the tap wells will turn into stout at the pub, she says.
Be sure to exercise your local beer-drinking right by not passing up Avery’s Boulder Strong Ale Festival during Stout Month, February 18 & 19. Details here.
Why Support Your Local Brewery? (from the Brewers Association)
- Most American’s live within 10 miles of a brewery.
- Local craft beer has traveled only a short distance to arrive in your glass.
- Drinking local craft beer supports not just the brewery, but local businesses beyond the brewery.
- Small and independent craft breweries bring tourist dollars to your local community and state.
- Enjoying local beer reduces your beer’s carbon footprint.
- Remember, what feels good tastes even better!
Take a look at some of Boulder’s top local breweries:
Asher Brewing Co, LLC
4699 Nautilus Ct, Ste 104
Avery Brewing Co
5763 Arapahoe Ave, Ste E
Boulder Beer Co
2880 Wilderness Pl.
Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery
1535 Pearl St.
Twisted Pine Brewing Co
3201 Walnut St.
Upslope Brewing Co
1501 Lee Hill Rd. #20
1123 Walnut St.
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