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Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Place Score: 92
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.12
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[ Brewery, Bar ]

1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit #20
Boulder, Colorado, 80304
United States
phone: (303) 960-8494

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Place added by: mentor on 11-27-2008

Sunday - Thursday 2-9pm, Friday & Saturday 2-10pm.
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vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Brewery Visit #4

The final stop on the Boulder/Longmont brewery tour leg.

Upslope brewing is located just outside downtown Boulder in an industrial small business park. Walking into the brewery/tap room the first thing you notice is that this is a small place. Dead ahead is the bar with some seating to the right. We ordered a sampler and grabbed a stool.

The sampler included; Pale Ale, IPA, Craft Lager, Brown Ale, Maibock, Dopplebock, Belgian style Pale Ale, and one I can’t remember. The real treats here were the IPA, Craft Lager, and the Dopplebock.

The tap room is very basic; a few tables, stools, and some games. There was nothing like having a beer and playing Connect Four. This is a good place to have a few brews, all of which were solid, and highly drinkable. This was a pleasant farewell to Boulder. Newsflash from Fermentedly Challenged blog http://www.fermentedlychallenged.com/
Upslope will be building new brewhouse in Boulder to expand production. The new location will also have a tap room while the old location will be for experimental brews and keep the tasting room.

Service was excellent. No food to speak of.

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vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A small place located on the north side of Boulder, tucked away in a industrial strip mall. It has an industrial feel and is quite intimate.

This small upstart brewery that brews good beer and is worth checking out. They only sell their beer, but will also sell 6 packs to go.

The servvice is attentive and knowledgeable. They have about 8 beers on tap and seem to concentrate on ales. I had a Russian Imperial BB stout that was quite nice and well exectued!

If you are in Boulder check it out, but it will probably be #3 on my list. Congrats on the GABF win this year Upslope!

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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Had the pleasure of visitation on 3 Aug 2012.

Not being from the area it's pretty easy to find. Once you arrive at the shopping center where they reside, look for the small fenced off area of imprisoned people and dogs, sitting at tables enjoying beer. It's "the" signature giveaway :-)

Let's cut to the chase. I only had time to have two of their beers, the "Whiskey Brown" and "Bourbon Aged Foreign-Style Stout". The brown was very good, but I must talk about their barrel aged jewel; it is *the best* I have ever had at a brewery. Most tend to be a little "hot" to my liking (understandable), but this one was exceptional. Near perfect balance, great taste, and just the right amount of alcohol peeking through. It stands to reason that if they can make this, they must know their stuff!

The place is small and a bit industrial, so if you are looking for classic "pub" decor, don't go. If you are like me though---there for the beer!, then it is a must go. They have glass between the tasting area and their brewery, proudly showing you what they are about. NICE.

The locals were very friendly and welcoming to this outsider (struck up good conversations with four people during my two hours). I noticed it being dog-friendly also.

Boulder is a cool town, but my short ride at this place makes me want to go back more than any other experience I had while visiting the area.

Love the Upslope!

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Industrial feel but very friendly staff. Decent beer.

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The original brewery for Upslope is still up and running. In fact, this is where the most fun stuff that Upslope makes comes from. They recently added a few more draft lines (for a total of 12, I believe) and despite the fact that this is a regular hang out for me, there is almost always something on that I've never had before.

The taproom itself is cozy, warm ad welcoming, but with a garage door leading into the brewery itself, a big picture window looking in and a minimalist theme to the whole place it is also has a very open feel.

The staff is very friendly and even though the majority of patrons here are regulars from the neighborhood, they will still make you feel like you belong even if it's your first stop. Last time I was there they had the core beers on, plus a few random specialties and the highlight for me: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

The selection is not as wide as the newer of their two breweries, but it's still strong and it provides a more intimate setting and is typically less crowded.

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GREAT BREW!!! I've never heard of this place and it's a diamond in the rough for out of towners. Great service!

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Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill in Boulder, CO
92 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.