Exploring Boulder’s craft beer riches

BLDRfly’s beer issue will explore the thriving scene in profiles, features and more

By Paul Hagey Jul 20 2018

As many of us may know, Boulder’s awash in homegrown craft brew. In this issue, we’ll profile the people, institutions and history surrounding the Boulder-based suds movement.

Boulder has a rich history of independent brewers, which totals over 20 today ranging from the originals of Boulder Beer, Avery Brewing, Mountain Sun, Left Hand Brewing and Twisted Pine to newer players such as Upslope, Finkel & Garf, Sanitas Brewing and Wibby Brewing.

Mountain Sun Brewer Davis Brown shows off some barley at Southern Sun. Photo: Paul Hagey, BLDRfly

We’ll profile this hoppy, lively crew, review the current Boulder craft brew landscape and give readers a full picture of the industry’s rich, local history, and hopefully an opportunity to sample and compare.

Despite flourishing over the last few years, the local industry faces challenges such as new Colorado legislation that allows area grocery stores to begin selling full-strength beer (which will cut into wholesale and retail opportunities for smaller locals) and competition at an all-time high from taprooms and brewpubs popping up like rain lilies after a shower.

Stay tuned for everything Boulder brewpub, microbrew and craft brew and content as cool, golden and refreshing as an IPA after a Betasso session, Lion’s Lair run or Sanitas hike.

Feature Image: Twisted Pine golden brew. Photo: Paul Hagey, BLDRfly

Paul Hagey

Paul Hagey is BLDRfly’s founder and editor. When not wrangling video, audio and words in the name of story, he’s riding his mountain bike, trail running and hanging with his awesome wife Jen and their young daughter. paul@bldrfly.com