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.
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