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Avery Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 81
Beer Ratings: 29,692
Beer Avg: 3.98

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

101 Ratings
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.15%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

5763 Arapahoe Avenue Unit E
Boulder, Colorado, 80303
United States
phone: (303) 440-4324

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @averybrewingco

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idahobeerster

Idaho

4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $

This is a dedicated micro if there ever was one. As one of Colorado's best rated micros, staff is humble and welcoming. Food was fantastic and wings are true to the New Yorkers' taste. Every beer is carefully crafted and flavored as described. A great place to enjoy beer, friends and life!! Smooth finish to every flavor and just a friendly place to enjoy a few...

10-03-2013 02:14:06 | More by idahobeerster
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stumac

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Went there on my trip to Colorado and just happened to get there on the day they were having the Momi Hiwa release party! Great lively atmosphere, great food (we got pizza), cool back warehouse full of barrels, they had all sorts of special release beers on tap that day (Tweak being my personal favorite, huuuge espresso stout), great service, very friendly. Overall I could totally see myself frequenting that brewpub on the reg if I lived there.

07-27-2013 18:56:03 | More by stumac
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madamswe

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

First of all, had the slightest hard time finding the place. Couldn't believe it was where my phone said it was. But was very pleased once I found it. Was very impressed by the depth of the beer menu. I think I had only ever seen two or three Avery beers at a time at any store or bar, so I did not expect such a deep bench of flavorful beers. Really appreciate being able to order a variety of sizes too; that really facilitated the sampling.Sampled more than one of the Belgian styles, and each was phenomenal. The chai brown was not as intense as I would have liked - more just a tasty brown ale with some sweet spice. Still, very unique. The passionfruit ale was almost too tart, but not quite. The barleywine was advertised as being very hoppy with a carmel sweet aftertaste. I've never liked barleywine but that sounded worth trying. Again, not what I expected but very good. Still the best barleywine I've ever had.

The best thing I had was called Samael. A 17 percent 5 ounce pour that was like whiskey and beer had a beautiful, beautiful baby. Every sip was the best thing I'd ever tasted. I could have just smelled it all day, except not, because it was so good to drink.

All I had to eat was a side of sweet potato tots, which were awesome.

The place was bursting at the seams on a friday afternoon; I and my wife were lucky to snag a table in the tour reception area(?) just as a tour was finishing or we would have been SOL for anywhere to sit. Nothing to do or see really except the bar and your table, but what else do you need?

07-27-2013 05:27:02 | More by madamswe
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ridiculotron

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Super clean inside and outside on the patio. Great beers on tap and always rotating. A fantastic time if you're visiting or a local. Friendly staff. They use a touch pad system that if a server knows it well works super well. Otherwise it can be a time consuming experience ordering from some servers. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

07-23-2013 08:54:25 | More by ridiculotron
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Ricelikesbeer

Colorado

4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

If you dont' know what to look for, you could drive right by the place, It is in a funky little business district on Arapahoe St. In Boulder. I have enjoyed Avery over the years, and they are my favorite brewery and location to check out- they always have rotating taps, and constantly brew one-offs and variations of their regular lineup. They do not have their own food, but there are several awesome caterers that will bring food right to you at Avery. They put on the best festivals I've been to, and I love their barrel aged- and wild beers. They do it all, and I'm proud that they are in Colorado!

07-22-2013 18:52:16 | More by Ricelikesbeer
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$$

Visited June 24, 2:30 - 3:45pm

A Monday afternoon and out last stop before heading to DIA for a flight home to Portland. After lunch in downtown Boulder, we drove the 10 minutes or so to the unassuming business park, tucked behind a self-serve car wash and not well-marked, where Avery is located. Signs pointed us onward - we found a parking spot next to some chained-off round picnic tables with umbrellas and ventured inside the tap room.

A decent layout, done-up with pseudo-bierhall touches (orange tile, yellow walls, faux wooden beams and white ceiling) that make a benign space more comfortable. We chose a couple seats right in the middle of the L-shaped bar to the right, ones that faced directly toward the 20 tap handles mounted against a backdrop of polished copper, varied beer glassware resting on a ledge above. The day's beer menu is mounted to the left on a colorful chalkboard; ABVs listed and basic prices (varying widely, anywhere from $1.50 - 6.00 for tasters or $5.00 - 12.00(!) for larger pours); a small black binder with more descriptions can be found at each seat. Roughly 1/3 of beers were marked (*) TapRoom Only.

We settled in and began ordering samplers, trying most of the menu that way. Among them: Hand of Buddha Belgian Pale, Bhakti Chai Brown, 3point7 Milk Stout, Amarillo/Cascade IPA, Red Table Saison, Trogdor (smoked doppelbock), Maharaja IIPA, Twenty (anniversary IIPA) and Snapping Turtles (wee heavy infused with smoked chili peppers - mmm!). Liked/loved virtually everything we tasted, 4 oz. pours being a good way to sample/share a bunch without getting overloaded. We did choose the Bhakti Chai for a finishing pint, it was very tasty and relatively low-gravity (5%) and $6 for a pint.

Since it was around 3pm when we arrived, it seemed that half the people in the place were brewers or Avery employees ending their shifts. What we saw was a great deal of camaraderie amongst the staff - lots of hugs and pours for each other and yucking it up inside and at the outside tables --- but what that meant is we *definitely* felt like outsiders. Service came, efficiently, from 4 or 5 different servers over the course of barely an hour... and focused more on clearing glassware, quickly drawing a next beer and then resuming a conversation with a fellow employee. Although I generally liked the energetic vibe, I really did not like the fact that we were somewhat shunned the whole visit - to the point that when we tried to start a conversation with one of our (several) bartenders, it basically ended after a short one sentence response... oh well, at least least the beer was pouring quickly/deliciously the whole time!

We skipped food, so no comments there. We also had to leave to catch our flight just before 4pm, so we couldn't join the afternoon's tour.

Top notch beers, comfortable taproom, but lackluster service. Guess I'm glad we went, but it wasn't my favorite place on our trip.

07-01-2013 17:17:53 | More by msubulldog25
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bbristow

South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$

An industrial look outside with a warm interior. Gets majorly busy, but the staff do a good job in keeping things moving. Great selection of beers, including tap room only beers. In fact, once inside, at least half of what is offered is only available at the brewery. If you’re going to stop at only one place in Boulder, make it Avery.

06-26-2013 01:40:24 | More by bbristow
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claspada

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$$

Went for the tour and a taste of hopefully something I haven't had from Avery before. It was cool to see their barrel room and how they have had to expand to any building in the area and now you can understand why they have to love this upcoming year.

Servers and tour guide were fine but not as knowledgeable as I would have hoped. I knew more about brewing than the guide.

The tour was fine, not much or special compared to any others, no free samples or any beer which is unfortunate.

Tap room is quite small actually and the pours were not that reasonable to be honest. I only had one beer which was their special sour experiment the called Fusion 5 I think which was awesome, but expensive. Everything else you can get in bottles everywhere else which was disappointing.

06-18-2013 22:50:32 | More by claspada
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pinnser

Colorado

4.87/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$

Located in the back of an industrial park. Went to Avery for the first time for their Momi Hiwa release. It was crowded, but not so much that you couldn't move or easily obtain a beer. They even had servers coming by for those of us standing in line for the beer release. Don't think I need to say much about the quality of the beer - outstanding as always. Their barrel aged stuff seemed a little overpriced ($12 for a 10oz pour), but other than that, everything was amazing. Definitely plan to make many return trips.

06-10-2013 16:30:27 | More by pinnser
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jfstilling

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Went here a few times for barrel beers release parties. Everyone is friendly and helpful, and I love all of their different sours. Overall great vibe and love waiting for newly release beers even if you do have to wait a few hours in line. Cheers!!!!

06-02-2013 12:32:35 | More by jfstilling
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Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO
96 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.