Craft Beer by B-cycle in Boulder

Craft Beer by B-cycle in Boulder

City Tour, 8 miles

Overview

Boulder has been synonymous with craft brewing for as long as the industry has existed. In fact, we’re the home to Colorado’s first craft brewery as well as the American Homebrewer’s Association and the Brewers Association. Whether you’re into refreshing IPAs, rich stouts, or even something a bit more adventurous, you can bet we brew it in Boulder. Here are a few of my favorite breweries, and why I love them. I’ve picked locations near B-cycle bike share stations in order to highlight the value of one-way trips: Just because you biked to these breweries doesn’t mean you have to bike home.

Logistics

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Map

Bikes

BIKE SHARE

Bcycle - $8 daily, map

RENTALS

Bus

RTD - Regional bus from Denver allows bikes in luggage storage. Transit Map

what to bring?

Cash for beer tastings and food as some places don't take credit cards.  Credit card for B-cycle rental.

Route Highlights

A. Mountain Sun  1535 Pearl Street | www.mountainsunpub.com | (303) 546-0886

The Pearl Street location of Mountain Sun’s growing beer empire remains my favorite for its bustling atmosphere, stellar service, and street side patio (Note that Mountain Sun is a cash-only venue, though an ATM is available on-site). Standout beer: Raspberry or Blackberry Wheat

11am - 1am, 7 days a week

B. Shine  2027 13th Street | www.shineboulder.com | (303) 449-0120

With beers named after yoga poses, sustainably crafted cocktails, extensive gluten-free offerings and an elixir bar showcasing healing tonics, there’s no other way to say it: Shine is as Bouldery as it gets. Standout beer: Down Dog Imperial Red  

M-Th, 11am-close / F, 11am-1am / Sa, 10am-1am / Su, 10am-close

C. West Flanders Brewery  1125 Pearl Street | wfbrews.com | (303) 447-2739

This relative newcomer to the Boulder brewery scene focuses on producing funky, fruity Belgian-style ales and serves up prime people watching situated directly on the Pearl Street Mall.  Standout beer: Daisy Cutter

M-Th, 11am-10pm / F-Sa, 11am-11pm / Su, 11am-9pm

D. Walnut Brewery  1123 Walnut Street | www.walnutbrewery.com | (303) 447-1345

Walnut Brewery belongs to an older class of brewpubs that focus on a handful of solid beers that stick to conventional styles and down-to-earth consistency and quality in both food and beer.  Standout Beer: Old Elk Brown Ale

Su-Th, 11am-11pm / F-Sa, 11am-Midnight

E. FATE Brewing  1600 38th Street | www.fatebrewingcompany.com | (303) 449-3283

One of the foodiest breweries in Boulder, FATE serves up awesome plates and a wealth of core and experimental beers in addition to a wide range of guest taps from other top breweries around the world.  Standout beer: FATE Coffee IPA

M-F, 11am-close / Sa-Su, 10am-close

F. Twisted Pine  3201 Walnut Street | www.twistedpinebrewing.com | (303) 786-9270

Twisted pine is perhaps best known for the Ghost Face Challenge, featuring both beer and pizza made with Ghost Peppers, though this brewery is also a great spot to catch music many nights of the week and pub trivia every Monday at 7:00.  Standout beer: Billy’s Chilies (it’s not as weird as it sounds)

M-Th, 11am-9pm /  F-Sa, 11am-10pm / Su, 11am-8pm 

G. Sanitas Brewery  3550 Frontier Avenue | www.sanitasbrewing.com | (303) 442-4130

Sanitas is my favorite brewery to kick back with friends thanks to the impeccable design of their taproom and patio, complete with a resident taco truck and lawn games. Standout beer: Sanitas Saison 

M-F, 3PM-10PM / SA NOON-10PM / SUN NOON-8PM

H. Boulder Beer  2880 Wilderness Place | www.boulderbeer.com | (303) 444-8448

Boulder Beer is Colorado’s oldest microbrewery, and the brewers at Boulder Beer continue to turn out bigger and better brews every year, including my personal favorite beer brewed in Boulder: The Shake Chocolate Porter. Standout beer: Shake Chocolate Porter

M-F, 11am-10pm / Sa, Noon-10pm