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:
101
Ratings:
37,611
Reviews:
12,284
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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Ratings: 371 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of Sammy
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Avery was the place to come to, and a highlight on this trip. Great sunny bar, amazing selection of beers on tap, with a couple of casks always running. Lots of tables for the evening crowd. Friendly customers and the service extremely good. Very good prices on their beers at about $4 for 10 ounces. The experiments were th great fun, with a dry-hopped pilsner, a wonderful smoked beer barrel aged in an excellent local Colorado scotch streatham cask. Their regular beers were even better than the bottles, as you would expect. You can buy some beers. A couple of aged barrels were out and available. Only complaint was on my timing as no sour was available.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of misternebbie
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dogbrick
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited the Avery brewery and Taproom on a recommendation from our server at Mountain Sun, and we were glad we did. The brewery is buried behind some industrial-type buildings off Arapahoe Ave. There is a small parking lot out front.

We were lucky enough to arrive shortly before a tour hosted by one of the bartenders. The tour included an exclusive glass, and was pretty informative to boot. It's amazing how much beer they are able to churn out in what seems to be a relatively small space.

The bar/tap room has an L-shaped bar on the right side, with high table seating in the adjacent room. There is also a small semi-private room in the back that has a window into the brewing area. The available beers are listed on boards behind the bar.

The tap list at Avery is pretty impressive, with 20 draughts plus two cask offerings. Several of the beers are only available in the tap room, such as Joe's Pilsener, Big Smoky, India Pale Lager, Hand of Buddha and an unfiltered dry-hopped IPA. In addition, many of Avery's flagship beers are available. The bourbon barrel Black Tot and Out of Sight Stout were especially tasty.

Service was very good on our visit. The bartenders were all beer lovers, including the one who took us on the tour.

We did not try any food on our visit.

Overall I am happy I didn't just discount visiting Avery due to them being a "bigger" craft brewery, because we had a great time and would have missed out on some good brews.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We get a decent amount of Avery brews here in the Philly area, but I figured there was a lot we were missing, so a trip to the brewpub seemed necessary. A bit off the beaten trail, which is nice. The pub was nice; kind of gave off an "I'm partying in a friend's basement" vibe. A bit hipster, but oh well, it's Boulder. Also since many Avery brews are higher in alcohol...beware of drunken hipsters; d-bags can and may abound.

A medium-size bar seats around 15 people, and there's plenty of tables, including an outside seating area. Service was just fine, with ample servers and bartenders to accommodate a larger crowd. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. A great selection of beer on tap for a micro. Only Avery brews available, as would be imagined, but there were about 15-20 to chose from, including some taproom-only selections. Bottle and cans available for take-out as well. Mostly pub food and comfort food on the menu, salads and burgers and the like, but everything was good. Lots of merch available. Prices are relatively reasonable, though if you dive into the stronger beers, you're going to be paying more.

A good experience and definitely worth the stop and then some.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

finally made it to avery on a day when it wasnt too crowded to enter the palce. its quite big inside, tucked back in an industrial park. few rooms, lots of people, outside seating area, maybe 15 or more taps, huge selection. all the beers were obviously fantastic, and there is always a few exclusive beers there that they dont bottle, which is great. the range was impressive, and the service was kind and good for how busy it was. prices were totally reasonable, food looked good, but we didnt eat, and it was just a great place to hole up for the afternoon and sample fine beers. definitely check it out if you make it to boulder, this place has it all, and the beer speaks for itself.

edit: the new place is so cool. its immaculate, enormous, and well planned, and it has a great vibe, with a fun dining area upstairs, a ton of brewery only beer, and an option for a self guided anytime catwalk tour. congrats to avery for getting this place up and running, and for making it such a fun gathering place. i cant wait to go back and drink eremita 8, oh my goodness that beer is special!

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4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Yetiman420
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stop #247 on my world brewery tour.

Visit was on the Thursday of GABF and the taproom was very crowded (parking was a challenge in an industrial park with other businesses). The barrel room was closed to the public for an industry event which made things even more crowded.

The good news of all the hassle of the crowd was the service was excellent and the special beers available were great. We had the Double Dry Hopped duganA, Meph Addict, and a sour (maybe Fred's Mom). The sour and Meph were both phenomenal.

Look forward to a return visit at a more low-key time.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Not exactly a place that I would have been eager to visit, had I not heard of the quality of the taproom exclusives.

Unfortunately, located a bit outside of the lovely Boulder citycenter. A bit hard to find from the road - very industrial setting. Decent enough interior and a handful of tables out front as well.

Lots of stuff on tap - including 8-10 brewery exclusives which ranged from solid to excellent. Service was good - really like the handheld devices that communicate with the bar. The option of ordering sampler-sized pours of everything was also a nice plus.

I don't really care for most of Avery's distributed line (less maharajah and a few other exceptions), but I'll look at them in a slightly different light after checking out the taproom.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I went to this brewery a few months back with a friend from Denver and to my surprise there was a line of people going out the front door into the parking lot! It didn't seem to be any sort of release day?! Anyway, I got with my friend to try and sample some beers and he mentioned he had never visited there and I was from Wisconsin. This led to three free samples. At the time, some of their higher end beers were hard to find in my area of Wisconsin, so it was a treat. There were checker boards, card tables, shuffleboards (I think), etc, etc. The feel had the ambiance of an old time tavern like one you would see on the movies where everyone was happy. In all the places I've been... hundreds of breweries, this place on that day had the best atmosphere I've ever seen. I mentioned how great the place was to the server, who in turn gave me yet another free sample! The prices when I did pay were ok, and they had virtually their whole line up for trial. They would have gotten a perfect score from me if they had some rare or one off that day, but that may be as much my fault as it is theirs. I would love to come here again, and found this to capture the adventurous spirit that comes with the pursuit of good beer.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of nickfl
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
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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4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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

Photo of greenspointexas
4.18/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO
3.94 out of 5 based on 37,611 ratings.
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