Boulder Country Craft Breweries – The Definitive List (updated October 1, 2019)

October 1, 2019 update:

  • Added Knotted Root
  • Mother Tucker is now open

This is a definitive list of all Boulder County craft breweries (map here), including key details (such taproom vs. full restaurant, patios, dog friendliness, etc.) I’ve visited these myself and/or reached out to the brewery for details but please help keep this current! If you have any changes, let me know in the comments below.

A few provisos:

  • I have not been to all of these (yet). I haven’t visited Adamant, Atom, Collision, Redgarden and Stein (which I did visit when it was J Wells), although I’ve had beer from Atom and Echo.
  • This doesn’t include BJ’s Roadhouse as this is a national chain.
  • I left out cider and meaderies.
Brewery NameLocationRestaurant
or Taproom
Patio?Dog Friendly?1Happy HourNotes
12Degree BrewingLouisvillePizzeriaYesYes (patio)M-Th 4-6 pm $1 off pizza and pints
300 Suns BrewingLongmontTaproomYesYes (patio)Tu 2-6 pm
Adamant Brewing and BlendingBoulderTaproomNoYesNoIn the former Cellar West space in North Boulder
Limited hours: Monday – Wednesday: Closed Thurs & Friday: 4:30-9 Saturday & Sunday: 1-8
Asher Brewing Co.GunbarrelTaproomYesYes (patio)No, but pints only $4-5Organic
Atom Brewing Co.ErieNoNoNANABottle releases and distribution only
Avery Brewing Co.GunbarrelBothYesYes (patio)No
Bootstrap BrewingNiwotTaproomYesYes (patio)All day Mon.
LongmontTaproomYesYes (patio)No
Beyond the Mountain BrewingGunbarrelTaproomYesYesNo
Boulder BeerBoulderRestaurantYesYes (patio)YesCO’s first craft brewery
BRU Handbuilt Ales & EatsBoulderRestaurantYesYes (patio)3-6 pm daily and all day Tues.
Cellar West Artisan AlesLafayetteTaproomYesYes (patio)NoOpen Tu-F 3-10 pm; Sa/Su 1-10 pm
Collision Brewing CompanyLongmontRestaurantYes?Su & Tu-F 3-6 pm
Crystal Springs Brewing Co.LouisvilleTaproomYesYesNo
Louisville (Old Town)TaproomYesYesNo
Echo BrewingEriePizzeriaYesYes (patio)M-Th 3-6 pm $1 off pints2nd site; other site is in Frederick
Endo BrewingLafayetteTaproom2YesYesF 12-2
Su wear a bike helmet for $1 off
Includes a bike shop! Get your bike repaired while sampling a beer
Finkel & Garf BreweryGunbarrelTaproomYesYesNo
Front Range Brewing Co.LafayetteTaproom2YesYes (patio)M-F 3-6pm $1 off pints
Gravity BrewingLouisvilleTaproom2YesYes (patio)No
Grossen Bart BreweryLongmontTaproomYesYes
Gunbarrel BreweryGunbarrelTaproom2YesYesNo
The Industrial Revolution Brewing Co.ErieTaproomYes
Kettle and SpokeBoulderTaproomYesYesFunky nanobrewery in a bike shop with limited hours – check website
Knotted Root BrewingNederlandTaproomYesYesLimited hours Thu.-Sun. Check website
Left Hand Brewing Co.LongmontTaproomYesNoNo (but free tour)
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.LafayetteTaproom2YesYes (patio)$1 off pints M-Th 4:30-5:30pm
Mother Tucker BreweryLouisvilleTaproomYes
Mountain Sun Pubs & BreweriesMountain Sun (Pearl St. Boulder)RestaurantYesNoYesNo credit or debit cards

Happy hours vary. Check with the individual outlet.

Southern Sun (South Boulder)RestaurantYesNoYes
Under the Sun (South Boulder)RestaurantYesNoYes
Long’s Peak Pub (Longmont)RestaurantYesYesYes
Odd13 BrewingLafayetteTaproom2YesYes (patio)No
Oskar Blues BreweryBrewery (Longmont)TaproomYesYesNo but pints only $4
Liquids and Solids (Longmont)RestaurantYesNoFood only
Chuburger (Longmont)RestaurantYesNoFood only
Cyclhops (Longmont)RestaurantYesNoFood only
LyonsRestaurantYesNoFood only
Boulder TaproomTaproom but small menuYesNoFood only
The Post Brewing Co.LafayetteRestaurantYesNoM-F 4-6pm
LongmontRestaurantYesNoM-F 3-6pm
BoulderRestaurantYesNoM-F 4-6pmOld location of Shine Restaurant
Primitive BeerLongmontTaproomNoNoNoLimited hours (a couple of days every other week): check website
Pumphouse BreweryLongmontRestaurantYesYes (on patio leashed to perimeter fence and out of walkways)M-F 3-6pm
Daily 10pm-midnight
Redgarden Restaurant and BreweryLouisvilleRestaurantYes$4 house beers M-F 3-6pm
Sanitas Brewing Co.BoulderTaproom2YesYes (patio)M-F 4-6pm $1.50 off pints
$2.50 for train beers within 15 min. of train passing
Stein Brewing CompanyBoulderTaproomYesYesM, W-F 4-6 pmThe former J. Wells Brewery
Twisted Pine Brewing Co.BoulderRestaurantYesNo (although dogs can stay on grass a few feet away from patio)M-Tu All day
W-F 4-6 pm
Daily 9-10 pm
Uhl’s BrewingBoulder but no permanent spaceNANANANAGypsy brewer with offerings available on tap at Rayback, Backcountry Pizza, the Tune-Up at Full Cycle, and soon at Sanitas; cans also available
Unnamed Beer Co.BoulderTaproomYes when they have their hard openNALikely when they hard openNAStill in “soft opening” mode
Upslope Brewing Co.East BoulderTaproom2YesYesNo
North BoulderTaproomYesYesTu 6-9 pm $4 core beers
Very Nice Brewing Co.NederlandTaproom2NoYesNo but flagship beers only $4
Vision Quest BreweryBoulderTaproomYesYes
West Flanders Brewing Co.BoulderRestaurantYesNoM-F 3-6 pm
Daily 9 pm-close
Wibby BrewingLongmontTaproom2YesYesNo
Wild Woods BreweryBoulderTaproomYesPatio onlyNo

1 Dogs must be on leash (whether in the taproom or on the patio) in all of these establishments.
2 Although these breweries do not have restaurants, there is food available, either from an adjacent restaurant or from regularly scheduled food trucks.

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