Avery Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.97/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

4910 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, Colorado, 80301
United States

(303) 440-4324 | map
www.averybrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
105
Reviews:
16,726
Ratings:
46,954
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
355
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
5.24%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 87 | Ratings: 355
Reviews by GilGarp:
Photo of GilGarp
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I've visited the Avery Brewery several times but now I'm motivated to review.

It's hardly what you would call a pretty brewery like New Belgium or Odell. Hidden behind a carwash and other crappy non-descript buisinesses, Avery has zero street presence. However, once inside, things improve. A newly lengthened bar (now a longer L-shape) and enlarged seating area with tables and memorabilia, give Avery an improved atmosphere and it's a genuinely enjoyable place to sit and have a beer.

Quality is excellent, as you'd expect from such a well-respected brewery.

Service is exceptional. Every time I've gone in, whether for samples or a pint, the service is better than any other brewery I've visited. They not only greet you and make educated recommendations, but they ask you your name and offer theirs as well. Not only that but they remember your name when you come back to the bar.

Selection is great as long as you're only looking for Avery beers. In this case, they have all of the "usual" offerings plus a lot of great brewery-only beers. They even have a couple on cask and a few pre-mixed blends.

No food other than the option to heat your own pizza. Something about not being able to serve food at a brewery in Colorado...

Overall very reasonably priced.

A great brewery with awesome service and excellent beers. What more could you ask for? Maybe some nice pub food but I'll have to bring that up with CO state legislature.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Eddiehop
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beervana
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of coldriver
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Avery's always been a bit of a sleeper brewery for me - you know they're there, and you know they're good, but they just don't seem to get the hype that many lesser breweries seem to get. I made my third visit to Avery on August 14 and my respect for this place has gone up every time. They've got an upstairs restaurant with great food, a downstairs taproom, and a large outdoor seating area - they can handle a huge crowd here and yet they've been close to full all three times I've been. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Avery is how many styles they do really well - hoppy beers, Belgians, and sours are all top notch, not too mention a stout lineup that I'd put up against any brewery on the planet. The tap wall contains 30-ish selections with their common stuff along with tap room only selections. All-in-all this place is easily on my top 5 beer destinations list!

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jawshu
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of JoeMans
4.98/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is a must stop in Colorado. While not all their beers will appeal to everyone, they have a fabulous ever changing selection that is high quality. Extra bonus is that their food is some of the best you could find at a brewery.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.69/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of RolandBlunts
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Towee111
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of btravers13
4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Awesome place and can't say enough good things about it. I was so impressed by the wide variety of beers all of which are very well done. That's rare for a brewery. The sours, IPAs and especially the Calligyian stout were all fantastic. The servers were knowledgeable and everyone from the servers to the gift shop girl were very friendly. Can't wait to go back.

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Photo of msvitak
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Beer always awesome. Food a little spendy, but good.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Nszuch8
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Vinithing
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

First off the tour is terrible! Save yourself time and just do the self guided tour. Very cool building and great selection of taps. The outside prior needs to be bigger. Just a very busy place.

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Photo of baggedlunch
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of CUBEER
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

What a great place to stop by, the tours are very informative. If you are the spur the moment type and don't want a full on tour, they have a catwalk which is easily accessible and allows direct viewing access to their brewing and lab. It's pretty darn neat.

The food is awesome, albeit on the expensive side. If you are a fan of meat, especially smoked meat, try the Meat, meat, meat. Everything is great and they try hard to locally source their food.

At any given time they have a TON of beer to try, from barrel projects to go-to favorites, to odd takes on those favorites as well.

It gets pretty busy during peak hours, and the service seems to suffer (understandably) and it's fairly loud as well. More room would have been great, especially for special releases.

Overall it's a top notch place to go and have good food and good beer, also very informative if you take the tour. Not an everyday place however, more of a special occasion place.

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Photo of dbannister
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Avery is located on the outskirts of Boulder (about 30 minutes from Denver). Its a fairly large location with both a large bar area and a restaurant.

The taproom has quite a few of their beers on tap. If you love hot beers, this is the place for you (a lot of >15% beers). Pretty darn good brewer. I wish the service was a bit better though.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO
97 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.
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