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Harvest Wine & Spirits

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BA SCORE
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13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.35%
[ Store ]

3075 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, Colorado, 80303-1048
United States
phone: (303) 447-9832

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(Place added by: onecrazybreeze on 12-31-2008)
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Photo of corby112
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%

Stopped by this store with boatshoes during a recent trip to Boulder. It's basically a large liquor store with a medium sized beer section in the back right corner. They have a few bombers and 750s at room temp. as well as six or seven coolers of singles and six packs. They had a pretty good selection of locals including Twisted Pine and Upslope as well as a bunch of other CO, domestic and imported craft. The European, most notably Belgian, selection was pretty good with a few offerings from 3 Fonteinen including Schaerbeekse Kriek! Other highlights included Russian River, Uinta, Avery and Odell.

We weren't approached by anyone while looking but the guy checking us out was pretty friendly. This was the only liquor store I visited in Boulder and it was pretty good. Not a big selection but what they had was of high quality.

corby112, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of Rayek
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Harvest is a nice low key liquor store. It's located in a strip mall and isn't easy to spot if you're not looking for it. Inside, the store is showing some age, but that doesn't impact the quality of the beer. The owner is quite nice and his dog was camped out by the registers on my visit.

Onto the important stuff. The beer selection here is quite nice. There are quite a few obscure Belgian imports that I haven't often spotted at other stores. US craft beers don't stray far from the CO norm, but all the well known breweries are well represented. Only a handful of beers are out on the floor. Everything else is in coolers, which made me happy. The only thing lacking was a build your own six-pack option.

Regular prices here are par for the course for Boulder. The sale prices; however, are quite good.

Overall, I'm glad I stopped in here. I'll probably visit again next time I'm in Harvest's end of town.

Rayek, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -2.9%

I was beer hunting in Boulder and stopped by Harvest Wine and Spirits because I heard they had 3F. I was not disappointed, they had quite the selection of gueuze/lmabics from Cantillon and Drie Fontenein as well as some Black Albert, Haand beers and plenty of other interesting bombers. The store isn't very big but I always like to see a decent selection of rare Belgian beers. This place is no liquormax but if you are in Boulder it is worth stopping by and checking out the selection. The beers were priced about a dollar higher than I am used to seeing in Denver.

ArrogantB, Mar 12, 2009
Photo of rye726
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Nice beer store located in South Boulder. Great specialty beer section. There are a bunch of quality singles from both the US and Europe. The beer buyer does a really good job at this place. They will do special orders as well.

They also have a decent sized micro and macro pop section. Not that I buy that stuff, but still good to see.

Service is always very helpfull. Prices are pretty fair, maybe a bit high. Like I said, worth checking out if your in the area.

Some of the more special stuff is in the back, so you have to ask for it or sometimes they will take you back there to check it out.

rye726, Sep 09, 2009
Photo of charleslueg
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

charleslueg, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of doppelmeup
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%

This store was recommended as the place to stop for beer by a friend of mine who lives in Boulder. I am from NC, and travel here for work on occasion.

The store is not a giant warehouse and doesn't have "two-aisles full of nothing but beer.."; with that said, however, the beer that is stocked is the "cream of the crop", so to speak. Each time I visit, I am amazed at what treasures I can find.

This trip the treasure was Peche Mortel, at about $6 a bottle. Also saw some Lost Abbey "The Angels Share" at $17 per regular sized bottle. There are some great Belgians, including a wonderful selection of sours and geuzes that I have not seen elsewhere. Breweries represented include: Cantillion, Russian River, The Bruery, Pizza Port, Lost Abbey, local Boulder breweries, Stone, Lagunitas, Dogfish Head and others.

Staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Suffice it to say that I agree with my friend; this is a must stop if you are in Boulder.

doppelmeup, Mar 10, 2010
Photo of BrewerB
4.08/5  rDev -1%

Popped in here after hiking Arapaho Pass with my gf and a couple beers at Avery. Wanted to grab a few local items to bring back to SF after our extended GABF weekend.

Upon entry you're not immediately greeted with a plethora of craft beer but it doesn't take long to find your way around. Signs easily direct you to the right aisles and the selection and quality of beers available was excellent.

Being from San Francisco, it was nice to see a lot of Colorado breweries I'm not accustomed to finding back home such as Ska, Wynkoop, and Boulder Brewing, among others.

The only service we received was at the register but the cashier was friendly and we knew what we were looking for anyway.

Pricing was reasonable and for those who like variety, the mix and match 10% discount on custom six packs certainly encourages sampling.

Would certainly pop in again if I'm ever in town.

BrewerB, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of claytong
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%

They didn't quite have the selection of local beers that I would like. Not a bad selections of Belgians. Only about 8 coolers of decent beer and one rack of non chilled 750s.
The guy running the cash register also works for Avery and he knew his beer decently, he recommended some barleywine for me.
I probably won't be going back and will try and find a better place since the prices weren't so great either. I got a 12 pack of Flying Dog for 12 and that was about it. I'm not a fan of Flying Dog either.

claytong, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of DividedAvery
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%

Good prices but great people. I walk in here and always walk out with a bottle or two. The general manager here has great relationships with the distributors and she gets hints most bigger stores can't find. Their six pack and twelve pack selection isn't crazy good, they have the important items such as dfh, session, firestone and locals. Unfortuantely there arent any single bottles which is usually one of my favorite ways to trynew beers. If you are in the area stop in and say hi to these guys! Things stick around here more often than a lot of the bigger stos so if you can't find something you can always call them

DividedAvery, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of onecrazybreeze
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%

I really enjoy going into Harvest and try to make it in there at least once a week. They carry quite a bit of great Belgian beers including one of the larger selections of Cantillon I ever see. They also will buy a good amount of speciality beers in order to have it for awhile after everyone else runs out (for instance right now they have Batch 2 of Collaboration not Litigation from Avery/Russian River, a beer I haven't seen anywhere else in months). It's mostly a wine store, which if that's your thing, it's also a great place. Their staff is super knowledgeable on the beers they have and also about upcoming releases (all of their beer geeks and buyers are at all the festivals and industry events) and have no problem talking beer with a fellow geek. They also have no problem in fulfilling or at least trying to, requests, which is always nice of a store to do.

Harvest is always worth a look. The staff is really friendly and they always have some good beer that isn't anywhere else in Boulder. A definite stop for any beer geek.

onecrazybreeze, Jan 05, 2009
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Harvest Wine & Spirits in Boulder, CO
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.