Walnut Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.36/5
Walnut BreweryWalnut Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1123 Walnut Street
Boulder, Colorado, 80302
United States

(303) 447-1345 | map
www.walnutbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
11
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
49
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
83
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
51
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by kemoarps:
Photo of kemoarps
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

We stopped here on our way back to Texas from RMNP. Our original plan was foiled (because it was sunday), so we just googled nearby breweries, and this came up.
The interior was alpine standard, wood everything. I like it, but it wasn't anything special. The beer itself was a little underwhelming. Again, it wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything special (I got the Porter because the Stout wasn't available). My friend's got a flight and liked the white quite a bit. We also got the stadium pretzels, which were decent, if doughy. The dip was pretty good, though. Our server was very attentive (but not to the point where he was annoying or smothering), though there wasn't really many other tables, so YMMV on a busier night. When we were there, of the nine or so brews they had on the board, a vast majority of them had been crossed out, and were unavailable, which was disappointing. Ended up spending like 30 bucks for two full beers, a flight and the appetizer (including tip).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Akeah
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of gmoneyproductions
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of SudsTerkel
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
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 -0.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of kfey
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5

Photo of double2chin
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of GJ40
3.6/5  rDev +2%

Photo of yemenmocha
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of bilyboy65
2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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 -0.8%

Photo of Butchnasty
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of JakeZWord
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Jeremy_Karanovich
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of RickyBell
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Shadmika
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of maxecho
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.39/5  rDev -4%
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 -0.8%

Photo of cleonile2000
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I just stopped in for beers since I was close by and it seemed easy and convenient enough.

I should have thought twice the moment the waitress looked less than pleased when I only wanted beer. Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was a brewery. Turns out that's a stretch.

On beers alone, this place cannot stand.

I tried a flight, hoping to find a good beer to have a pint of and was less-than-impressed to unmoved by all of the beers. Essentially, these beers are light-bodied, lightly-flavored concoctions that seemed cheaply made.

If you are looking for good beer in Boulder there are TONS of better options.

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Walnut Brewery in Boulder, CO
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.
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