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Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Not Rated.
Boulder Beer / Wilderness PubBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
very good

73 Ratings
Ratings: 73
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 10,592
Beer Avg: 3.55
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2880 Wilderness Pl
Boulder, Colorado, 80301
United States
phone: (303) 444-8448

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @boulderbeerco

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

JacobDMB, Jul 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Shadmika, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

RyanStelzner, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

nmickels13, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

buckyp, Apr 30, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

DenverHopHead, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Knoxrb12, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

James_Bowers, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Gerred, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

MinorThreat, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

astronautjones, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

kneel22, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Lynn1451
3.9/5  rDev 0%

Nice friendly pub atmosphere. I've been there three times in the past two months. Servers have been quick, friendly, and helpful. All three times I've had large salads, all very good. I'm a malty dark beer fan, so absolutely love the chocolate porter "Shake."
Had the Shake on nitro and CO2... prefer the CO2. Also had the chocolate porter as a milkshake, which was good if you are in the mood for a dessert beer.

Really nice outside patio facing southwest. Plenty of parking. If you can't find a spot in the parking lot, park on the street that circles around the building. It is a comfortable, casual pub with a nicely quirky staff. The only disappointment I had were the french fries which I didn't like. I really prefer sweet potato fries, so I may not be a good judge on the fries.

In the past I've avoided the Wilderness Pub because I didn't really care for their beers, but the Shake is a big hit for us! We will be adding this to our regular pub outings.

Lynn1451, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

trytoketchup, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

ScorpyX, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BillRoth, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

bulldogg915, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jaydoc, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of claspada
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Went for the tour, stayed for lunch, which was quite good and reasonably priced. I got a burrito of sorts if my memory recalls accurately. Tour was fun but if you already know how beer is made, there really is no need to attend. You get a ton of free beer at the end (like pitchers worth) so that was cool. Servers were helpful and nice so I can't fault them there. My only issue is that I can get everything they had on draft in New Jersey in bottles. Was hoping for a few more experimental beers having made the trek across country. I guess they just have to keep up with the production/bottling to fully experiment like other smaller breweries.

claspada, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of bditty187
2.98/5  rDev -23.6%

In all my visits to the Boulder area I had never been to Boulder Beer. I realized I had missed nothing. What a completely lame selection of beers on-tap. Nothing out of the ordinary at all.

We had just eaten at Oskar Blues in Longmont so we didn’t try the food. And frankly the beer selection was so boring we just had one each and left.

The bar/eating area is fairly small… there is a patio for the warmer months. I felt like it didn’t feel like a eatery or a bar… the “brewery” was too present. It was like the brewery tour launch point-bar-restaurant-gift shop was all crammed into once space… maybe because it was.

Friendly service.

I have nothing else to add. It was almost pointless for us to stop.

bditty187, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of mastodonj
2.86/5  rDev -26.7%

As a Boulder resident, I sure wish this place was better because I
would stop in a lot more often. Bottom line is: if you're from out of
town, it is worth stopping in just to buy some of their swag. One
thing that Boulder Beer has is great art work for their labels which
you can get on every type of apparel at this pub.

If you're local, maybe come in to see if they have Obovoid on tap (winter months).

The wait staff is a little slow and the bartender does not seem to care about the tables i.e. even though he is the first one to see
you, he doesn't communicate that to any of the waitresses.

They don't do tasters right: too small for the price.

Among locals, I have not heard anyone say much good about
the place. There are several other places where you can spend
your time and get better beer and service.

They do have a good summer festival if you're around for that.

mastodonj, Jan 08, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

love this place. cool atmosphere, especially when its nice enough to sit outside. small operation and taproom, good feel to it. really friendly staff that was happy to do a private tour for me. lots of nice beers on tap, and usually a cask offering, all at reasonable prices. food at lunchtime was excellent and prices were plenty fair. in fact, after my tour i was given about half a pitcher of each beer they had going, which needless to say was enough to get wasted and then some. all of that was free. an all around good time

StonedTrippin, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.78/5  rDev -28.7%

Went here twice. What they do have going for them is they have very talented musical guests. Besides that, the food is medocre, the beer is pedestrian, the bartenders and servers can be stuck up, and the selection is weak. For what they serve you, it is too expensive. I hate, really hate to slam a place like this but they are in the middle of a very strong and respected beer community yet they represent with the city's very name and weak tasting brewery. They also have a beer representing CU, of which I recently graduated, called Buff Gold, which tastes like a BMC beer. I just wish it could find a way to redeem itself, lest unsuspecting tourists keep visiting this place.

JoeAmerican77, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of DividedAvery
2.79/5  rDev -28.5%

I went to Boulder a beer once and was extremely excited. This was my first trip to a brewery and I had been living in Boulder for 4 years. We got to the brewery and sat down, we were the only ones there. Not only was the service slow but it seemed as if the bartender would rather be doing anything else with his time than serving us. He charged us $2 for little tasters and was just overall incredibly rude. I haven't been back since mostly because their beer is nothing special and they aren't very nice there. I hope that my experience was an isolated incident but from what I have heard from other friends who have visited there we would all just rather drive the 2 miles to Avery.

DividedAvery, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of Rayek
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%

It had been a solid 15 years since I was last here. Now I work five minutes away, so I had to stop by.

Wilderness is fairly small inside. When you walk through the door, there are maybe 10 tables. The bar is at the back and holds a little over a dozen people. Outside is a fairly large patio.

Food here is typical pub fair and is served in large quantities. Nothing really stands out, but the tortilla soup was pretty solid. Food prices are a bit high, but the beer prices are reasonable. Boulder's usual lineup of year-round beers are on-tap, plus a couple of brewmaster's specials and the occasional cask offering.

Service varies. The wait staff is nice and friendly, but the bartenders seem focused on the "regulars" and no one else. When I sat there, I was pretty much ignored, unless my beer was empty.

Overall, I like Wilderness. I just have to remember to ask for a table.

Rayek, Aug 07, 2011
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub in Boulder, CO
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.