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Walnut Brewery

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1123 Walnut Street
Boulder, Colorado, 80302
United States

(303) 447-1345 | map

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Reviews by dauss:
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3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Located closely to Mountain Sun, I had to stop by because I was in the neighborhood. Interior is pretty nice. Large with lots of wood and steel girders. It had a cool look. Serving tanks are behind the bar, fermentation vessels above the serving tanks, and the mash tun, hot liquor tank, and boil kettle is located in a square room surrounded by glass near the back. I had a chance to talk to the brewmaster and he was very knowledgable and nice.

I found out that they are a sister company to rockies brewing company, so some of the beers like single track and buffalo gold are on tap. They had a few other ones that they just make. Looks like they keep their 7 flagship beers on tap, 2 on nitro, and 1 special one. I thought most of the beers were good, but there was a few that I didn't care for, and one that was really good. I got the sampler and they gave it to me for free because it was my birthday the day before. How nice. If your looking for beers that are out of the ordinary, this isn't the place.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sbuchert
4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of JBDE16
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Akeah
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of gmoneyproductions
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

i have been going here on and off since i moved to colorado in 1992
the place has been in business since 1990
i find the beers here to be somewhat middle of the road and not terribly noteworthy
buff gold jame irish red are somewhat tired beers
i like the vibe here with a big open airy dining room and bar area
the place is often busy and can accomodate a large number of diners/drinkers
quality of beers is ok, selection is fair food is solid pub fare
overall a decent place but not my first go to in boulder
given the number of new taprooms and brewpubs in the boulder area this one has a tired feel

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Photo of Front_Ranger
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of SudsTerkel
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

The WB, long a Boulder institution, has been surpassed by other beer providers who outstrip it in the range and depth of their beer offerings. I've been going there off and on for 20 years or more. Over those years, they've stuck with the same recipes, some of which I really like - their Bitter for example - but believe they would benefit with some more experimentation. Food is well prepared and satisfying and service competent. In spite of my reservations, they seem to being doing well; there's always a wait on weekends.

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Photo of Moose90
3.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of kfey
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5

Photo of double2chin
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of GJ40
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of yemenmocha
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of bilyboy65
2.25/5  rDev -37%

Can't comment on the food. This review is strictly beer and atmosphere. Price seemed pretty good. Atmosphere was really nice. Brewing equipment in sight and cool posters of their beers made a nice brewery decor to a restaurant. Beers were not that good, even almost horrible. I don't know how they have so many mug club members. Decent prices and a cool atmosphere doesn't make up for the lacking of its sole purpose, to make beer. All the beers tasted the same. Same spice, lack of hops and water feel to them. Only the week use of malts differentiated them.

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Photo of cfrobrew
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Butchnasty
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of JakeZWord
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Jeremy_Karanovich
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of RickyBell
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Shadmika
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of maxecho
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.39/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

The high spot of this brewery is probably the amount of space and ample seating around the brewery. A large bar and many tables and booths means we had no wait to be seated. The pub also had many TVs around (no some I look for in a brewery).

The beer selection is quite diverse but not to the quality of neighboring competitors. I tried single pours of many tap beers and couldn't find anything I was really sold on or would need to come back for.

They have a very large food menu, consisting of pretty ordinary pub food. The prices are nothing to celebrate.

All-in-all a nice pub worth visiting, but probably not your go to.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Walnut Brewery in Boulder, CO
Brewery rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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