Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 95
Beer Ratings: 642
Beer Avg: 3.73
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Reviews by Hibernator:
4.5/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I made a day trip to Boulder and went to Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery for lunch. Arrived there shortly after they opened around 11:30 AM after walking up and down Pearl Street, checking out all of the different stores and finding myself in complete awe of the magnificent beauty of the Rocky Mountains that serve as a backdrop.
There is a good amount of seating and the brewery tanks can be found in the back. The service here was outgoing, friendly, helpful, resourceful and very attentive. Staff here appear to "pitch in" in all facets of serving and food preparation, which is a rather unique approach. It clearly works and is quite effective. Things started to get really busy as we were leaving.
The vibe and atmosphere here is laid back, as is most of Boulder. They have some board games like Trivial Pursuit, Connect Four, Scrabble, etc. to help pass the time.
The beers are awesome and super fresh. I started out with a Java Stout that was tasty. There was about 15 or so draft options that include F.Y.I.P.A., Annapurna Amber, Colorado Kind Ale, Java Porter, XXX Pale Ale, Blackberry Ale, Quinn's Golden Ale, Illusion Dwellar IPA, Lil Williy, Smoke Screen Porter, Old School Irish Dry Stout, Cleveland Brown, Swan Song and Old Skippy. There are also three "guest handles" too like Avery Maharaja.
Food was really good. I started with the Spinach Soup and got the Spicy Pollo Asada Burrito with green chili. All of the food I sampled was flavorful.
You have the option to order beers in either 8 oz, 16 oz and 48 oz. I always like to see this at a brewery.
What else is there to say about this place? I really enjoyed my visit here. Definitely recommended if you are in Boulder.
03-25-2011 22:37:03 | More by Hibernator
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4.31/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery is one sure to keep me coming back.
The wait staff was very helpful and well-informed on their very large selection of beers. While waiting for a table you are able to stand at their bar and speak with a bartender, even try a beer or two to assist in the ever-so-difficult decision. Not to say that after trying a few pours your decision will be any easier.
Once seated we had a super friendly waiter with great beer knowledge to assist in pairings. Mountain Sun also has top-notch food and selection, including many vegetarian items.
The beer is outstanding with a variety to satisfy any drinker. The only question I left with is when will I be back?
04-23-2014 20:14:47 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery in Boulder, CO
93 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.