Avery Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.94/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

4910 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, Colorado, 80301
United States

(303) 440-4324 | map
averybrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
102
Ratings:
37,536
Reviews:
12,272
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
371
Reviews:
87
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
5.23%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
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4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Decided to make my way up to Avery after GABF 2009. I know, I know, it has been awhile, but I will always remember this place.

The atmosphere is good. The indoor area is less a bar and more has a bar and places to sit. Basically - it's a bar in their brewery where their lobby would have been. I'm ok with that, it's laid back and the view outside is gorgeous.

The quality and selection of beers was out of this world. I think Avery is a decent brewery, but I was amazed by what they had on tap. They had experimental beers, older anniversary beers, barrel aged versions of beers. I was really very impressed. But WHY DON'T THEY RELEASE MORE OF THESE EXCEPTIONAL BEERS? They do have some very good beers they've released, but I feel like they could do much, much better.

The service was also outstanding. Everyone there knew a lot about all of the beers they had and were willing to talk about them.

Update: Visit during 2011 GABF
I visited Avery again on the Sunday after GABF 2011. I was not nearly as impressed as the previous visit. The servers seemed less knowledgeable, the re-design of the pub made it seem less brewery and more pub/restaurant, and the overall vibe wasn't nearly as good. I really enjoyed the raw, brewery feeling of the pub pre-re-design. I'm sure this had something to do with sitting in the back of the place instead of ordering from the bar and the place was by no means bad or even average, but I was certainly disappointed. This was at the time of my first visit my favorite brewery experience. It has dropped quite a few places.

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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JBDE16
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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4.84/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ryno3031
4.84/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of MrsSpills
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of fredmugs
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.53/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.18/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Eddiehop
4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beervana
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of coldriver
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
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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4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.53/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

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4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
4.53/5  rDev +3%
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 -16.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

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Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO
3.94 out of 5 based on 37,536 ratings.
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