Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Boulder Beer / Wilderness PubBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
BA SCORE
52.4%
Liked Their Beers
3.53 w/ 12,884 ratings
Boulder Beer / Wilderness PubBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2880 Wilderness Pl
Boulder, Colorado, 80301
United States

(303) 444-8448 | map
boulderbeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
53
Reviews:
5,201
Ratings:
12,884
Liked:
6,757
Average:
3.53/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
76.3%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
97
Liked:
74
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of GarrisWH
1/5  rDev -74.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Most filthy, disgusting brew facility I have ever seen. Actually saw a rat running around.

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Photo of tippebrewcrew2
2.46/5  rDev -36.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3

This was stop 1 on my beercation. Boulder beer co. makes decent beer. I wouldn't turn one down if someone gave me one. The only vibe I got from boulder beer co was that they wanted to make money. My beer tender couldn't tell me how big their brew house was, couldn't tell me was style of beer he was serving me, and only responded in short generic pre-generated answers. I understand everyone has bad days but this was a bit too much. I went in with average expectations and came out shocked and dissappointed. The beer was not in style specific glassware and the lighting was awful. When I am in town again, I will surely skip over boulder beer co.

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Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.78/5  rDev -28.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Went here twice. What they do have going for them is they have very talented musical guests. Besides that, the food is medocre, the beer is pedestrian, the bartenders and servers can be stuck up, and the selection is weak. For what they serve you, it is too expensive. I hate, really hate to slam a place like this but they are in the middle of a very strong and respected beer community yet they represent with the city's very name and weak tasting brewery. They also have a beer representing CU, of which I recently graduated, called Buff Gold, which tastes like a BMC beer. I just wish it could find a way to redeem itself, lest unsuspecting tourists keep visiting this place.

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Photo of DividedAvery
2.79/5  rDev -27.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3

I went to Boulder a beer once and was extremely excited. This was my first trip to a brewery and I had been living in Boulder for 4 years. We got to the brewery and sat down, we were the only ones there. Not only was the service slow but it seemed as if the bartender would rather be doing anything else with his time than serving us. He charged us $2 for little tasters and was just overall incredibly rude. I haven't been back since mostly because their beer is nothing special and they aren't very nice there. I hope that my experience was an isolated incident but from what I have heard from other friends who have visited there we would all just rather drive the 2 miles to Avery.

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Photo of mastodonj
2.86/5  rDev -26.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

As a Boulder resident, I sure wish this place was better because I
would stop in a lot more often. Bottom line is: if you're from out of
town, it is worth stopping in just to buy some of their swag. One
thing that Boulder Beer has is great art work for their labels which
you can get on every type of apparel at this pub.

If you're local, maybe come in to see if they have Obovoid on tap (winter months).

The wait staff is a little slow and the bartender does not seem to care about the tables i.e. even though he is the first one to see
you, he doesn't communicate that to any of the waitresses.

They don't do tasters right: too small for the price.

Among locals, I have not heard anyone say much good about
the place. There are several other places where you can spend
your time and get better beer and service.

They do have a good summer festival if you're around for that.

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
2.98/5  rDev -23%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of bditty187
2.98/5  rDev -23%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

In all my visits to the Boulder area I had never been to Boulder Beer. I realized I had missed nothing. What a completely lame selection of beers on-tap. Nothing out of the ordinary at all.

We had just eaten at Oskar Blues in Longmont so we didn’t try the food. And frankly the beer selection was so boring we just had one each and left.

The bar/eating area is fairly small… there is a patio for the warmer months. I felt like it didn’t feel like a eatery or a bar… the “brewery” was too present. It was like the brewery tour launch point-bar-restaurant-gift shop was all crammed into once space… maybe because it was.

Friendly service.

I have nothing else to add. It was almost pointless for us to stop.

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Photo of BriAri
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of deereless
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of MinorThreat
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of trytoketchup
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ScorpyX
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of EmptyPockets
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of deac83
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

A: Bar and tables, it was pretty quiet but it was a Tuesday afternoon.
Q: Some real misses, the Shake Chocolate Porter was a real hit.
S: I'd have to say fairly bad. Had trouble getting the bartender to come back to wait on us while sitting at the bar.
Sel: The do have around 10 beers on tap.
O: If not for the Chocolate Porter this would have been a total waste of time. The bar was empty, we had come into the do a sampler but the bar tender wanted to only poor 4 at a time. Someone sitting at a table had a complete flight of beer. Wouldn't have been a big problem but we couldn't get the bartender to come back. We finally had to give up and move on.

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Photo of Rednotes
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ChristopherAdams
3.52/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Moose90
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of davidt
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My wife and I stopped by for lunch and a tour during a recent trip to Denver. We had a couple of excellent burgers. Initial service was fast, but once we got our food, no one ever checked back. We were drinking iced tea but would have liked a refill. The only other people in the inside dining area were folks waiting on the tour. I had some worries about the tour when I overheard a waitress asking a guy if he was doing the tour, and he replied "Yea, unless I can talk <unheard> into doing it." He didn't sound thrilled. There ended up being about 20 people on the tour. Within the first 5 minutes the brewer was correcting what the guide was telling us. The rest of the tour was okay, but the guide had a cold or allergies and obviously wasn't happy to be there.

After the tour, there was something like 13 pitchers with all different beers for us to taste. The Hazed and Infused was in bottles pulled right off the bottling line. This was quite a generous treat. The drawback was the giude simply left us. No guidelines or info about the beer other than the lamenated place matt. Didn't seem like they had any interest in telling folks about their product. We were on our own. When we were done tasting, my wife and I were ready to be 'tourists' and by some 6-packs, t-shirts, glasses. No one was sitting at the bar, but the bartender and our guide walked by us 6-7 times without acknowledging us or even replying to my "excuse me!". We finally got the guide's attention and he got our shirts and glasses off the shelf with a big sigh. Then we had to almost beg to pay for them and the beer.

The food was great, the beers are excellent, but the service here sucks to say the least. The offer daily tours and merchandise for sale, but act like we're being pains in the ass for actually wanting to take advantage of it.

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Photo of johnyeast
3.6/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I expected more form the oldest micro brewery in Colorado. The place is closed on the weekend. This is actually the third time I've tried to visit the brewery. Service was decent. The bartender had good knowledge and was nice, but interested in talking to friends. A good selection of brews. By that I mean that there was a range of types to choose. Had the Hazed and Infused. One of their better brews.

Atmosphere was just okay. Kinda sterile. Not very busy for a Friday afternoon at 3pm. I guess I expected more.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of aussieyank
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of WynnO
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Knoxrb12
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub in Boulder, CO
Brewery rating: 52.4% out of 100 with 12,884 ratings
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