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Avery Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.96/5
Based on:
94 Beers
43,599 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 79
Visits: 327
Avg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4910 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, Colorado, 80301
United States
phone: (303) 440-4324 | map
www.averybrewing.com

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Reviews: 79 | Visits: 327
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

We were told this was re-done in the past few years. I thought it was nice with a full length bar and plenty of fresh Avery on tap. It was also cool to see the map of where they distribute to in the US. Plenty of seating inside and a few picnic tables outside. We showed a few minutes late as we were on the road all day, but even so we got a tour and had a good time. We even got a great tour of the barrel aged room and saw the hundreds of barrels they have working on projects. I was surprised to see such a small setup after seeing them being distributed all over, even in Iowa. I was told they distribute widely, but they don't make as much volume.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of siddhartha
3.41/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of daem3384
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Doublicious
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

was here on saturday 12.5.15. despite living only an hour away this was my first time at the new facility
we showed up at 245pm hoping to be in between the lunch rush and dinner rush and found the place packed to the gills nonetheless. we were able to secure 2 seats at the bar which i always prefer as you are closer to the action and i always find service more attentive at the bar.
the vibe here is laid back but the place it self is very polished, very corporate especially from the exterior. there is an upstairs bar and dining with gift shop and take out beers, and a downstairs with bar and dining plus outside seating . place can probably hold 700 people. quality of beers is excellent and selection is mind boggling....i am guessing they had 25 of their beers on tap. we had Raja, fall day ipa, uncle jacobs, mephistopholes, out of bounds, out of mind, stoutworks orange and Czar
food was high quality and service was solid despite how packed the place was.
if i had to list any complaints, they would be minor at best. no fries with the burgers was disappointing but the mushroom polenta side was awesome. location is 15 minutes outside of boulder in an office park which means more driving but other than that this place is amazing and leaves them tons of room for growth. total beer amusement park, and we will return soon. took some czar, maharaja and raja home as well.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.85/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Dare I say the best brewery experience Ihave ever had? Phenomenal food and beer, selection of both was out of this world! Beer was expensive, but who cares? I'm going back again today. Servers were great, but it was packed on a Friday night. Gift shop well stocked with cool glasses. Catwalk over brewery was neat. Carry out had a few very rare bottle I will put in cellar. This is a must for true craft beer lovers.

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Photo of flexabull
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Checked out Avery on a nice fall day.

It was busy when we arrived, we intended to have lunch, but there was a pretty long wait for a table, so we grabbed a few tasters and went outside to sit on the "grass". (artificial, but it was nice) There is a dining area / bar downstairs adjacent to the outdoor area. Inside is a swag gift shop upstairs, and another dining area. Really nice place.

Quality was top notch. My wife and I split 6 tasters, and they were all excellent except one.

Selection is great. They had 20+ taps (I think almost 30), and a great variety, light stuff, IPAs, barrel aged, sours, etc...

Service was good. The guy that helped me was friendly and quick despite how busy they were.

Great place, highly recommended.

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Photo of Ebla
4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of A_Rad
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of rgengel
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of atone315
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
3.78/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I did'nt eat anything the vibe was ok cool kings chair, but the bartenders were slow and unfriendly.

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Photo of cutsw
4.92/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

New facility is bananas!! First brewery stop at GABF and wow it set the mode!! Awesome job boys and girls!!

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Photo of Dan_K
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Vibe: There are 2 areas at Avery. The restaurant upstairs has more of a laid-back upscale vibe. The bar is more energetic and loud, with a more casual vibe. Both have the same beers on tap. To help understand why Avery's rating is trending upward, you need to know that they just built a new $27 million dollar facility on the outskirts of Boulder (finished last year?) that is next to a small lake and some old massive cottonwood trees. The facility is state of the art, clean, and modern.

Quality: These beers are great. We sampled 5 different beers and they were exceptional. The ding off from 5 is that the pumpkin beer I had was unremarkable and most likely made with canned gourds.

Service: The service was efficient and friendly, helping to guide you into the right beers to try.

Selection: They have 30+ of their own beers on tap. That is beyond impressive. They have the old standbys, the special regular beers, and a bunch of small batch one-offs that are truely unique. I had a lime-raspberry-salted sour beer that was phenomenal.

Food: The food was quite good, we had really tasty legs n thighs served up like jumbo hot wings, and a hot pretzel that was one of the best I've ever had. The mustard was too sweet though. They have some more casual pub fare and some more elaborate bistro type food as well.

Conclusion: This place looks and feels great, the food is tasty and the beer is exceptional. The only thing bad about Avery is the prices are a little steep for a lot of their beers, then again, the beers are pretty special. As with any good place, it can be very popular. $9/5 oz makes for some of the most expensive beer you can find, but it was also the highest rated beer in Colorado.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Laid back vibe, albeit often crowded. The outdoor space is where it's at. Amazing variety of Avery's always enjoyable offerings. Tap room rarities, big BA beers, and awesome sours. The food has been really excellent from what I've tried. Don't pass on the fried chicken. Only complaint, I've had inconsistent results from the growler filler. Had an IPA filled last week, got home 20 minutes later and it was only 3/4 full and low on carb.

EDIT- I mentioned the growler issues yesterday and they explained that some of the insulated growlers like the one I was using are problematic. I brought along a traditional glass growler also and the filled that with no problem and bought me a beer at the bar for my troubles. +1 for service!

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Photo of denver10
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

A very happening place. I went mid-day during the work week and the place was packed. I found a place to sit at the end of the bar. Pretty relaxed, social atmosphere. Outdoor seating area looked nice and I would have liked to have sat out there, but I was lazy and stayed at the bar. Amazing selection of beers to choose from, all their staples plus many of their special releases, as well as plenty of pilot beers. Honestly, I was blown away with the taplist. Service was really good, friendly and on top of things. Food looked good but I did not get anything while there. Overall, this new Avery taproom is a must visit when in the area. Right there, IMO, with Odell for best taproom experience in Colorado (at least that I have been to so far).

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Photo of boutwell
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BeerNW
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MAD_Hippies_Life
4.95/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of bmorebeer888
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of sbuchert
4.87/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of khmel
4.97/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place was fantastic. Of all the taprooms I've visited, I was most impressed by Avery. The vibe is great, not pretentious but still high-class. The knowledge and friendliness of the wait staff was highly impressive. In most other taprooms I've visited, the servers are usually either one or the other. The beer is outstanding and you can give yourself a small, self-guided tour of some of the brewery. The store upstairs could carry a slightly larger selection of their bottles. After all, this is their brewery... But other than that, outstanding!

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Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO
96 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.