After having tried a number of their beers in bottles before it was time to visit. The place was fairly quiet at 8 pm on a Tuesday night. There was a small group sitting at the end of the bar having a good time (being loud) but not much else. We sat at a table in the back half of the restaurant. They have a ridiculous amount of beers on tap, as in easily 20 beers. We tried 10 seasonal beers and didnít even get around to trying the regulars. The pumpkin beer was the best of the 10. It was heavily spiced and had some whipped cream on top. Prices werenít too bad and the server was friendly. Iíd stop back in to see whatís new some time but probably wouldnít spend a ton of time hanging out here.
fairly typical brewpub setup. small patio area, some bar seating, and a bunch of tables in the back area. service was quick and friendly. there were a ton of beers available, but they were getting ready to close, so we just went with a selection of some of their seasonal and special releases. the beers were pretty poor for the most part. the pricing was alright, i guess.
The tap room is just off Hwy 36 in Boulder and easy enough to find. Bob, the owner and brewer, was pouring the brews on Saturday and provided excellent company to sit and talk about his brews. He even sold me a Northstar Imperial Porter from his personal refrigerator since I was from Alabama and he had run out months ago! He lets his golden retreiver have free reign of the place, although he was mostly napping while we were there; he did great us at the door. A must see in Boulder.
4/14/06: Apparently this place took over the old Oasis bottling plant. The hostess was nice enough, but the beers werenít really that good. There were a couple good ones, but Iíd put this towards the bottom of the Boulder beer priority list.
NachlamSie (729) Denver, Colorado | February 25, 2009| Updated September 29, 2013
What a tasteful little tasting room. A huge amount of beer was available, at the very least 10, and the two I had were great. Billyís Chiles may be the best pepper beer Iíve ever tasted. It was pretty quiet on my visit, so I perused the magazine rack of beer publications. Iíd go back just to get more pepper beer. They carry some sandwiches now, but it doesnít appear that they actually have a kitchen or anything like that. You can buy bottles to go from the cooler.
The place surprised me, its really small but there were several pluses: a few off-the-wall beers, I missed an attempt at a sour, but they had three chile beers on tap, one which had great flavour (silly billy). They also had on a decent barleywine. The other beers were almost all average. Loved the tap handles that were part of a 1860ís saloon theme. Service was handled by a confident lady who was alert to everything and any beer you wanted. The sampler tray was all layed out for up to 15 beers (I tried 10) with 4 ounce pours in solid glasses. People were friendly at the bar. A good time.
Cool place, lots of wood. Seating at the bar, tables or outside. Friendly service. Good solid beer.
adnielsen (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010| Updated December 12, 2013
Lots and lots of beers to try here- when I visited there was 15 or so of their own beers. Of course, their beers arenít all that great. The atmosphere kinda sucks. Worth a trip if youíre going on a Boulder beer tour.
Beware of the opening times - the tasting room doesnít open until 3 PM on weekdays. A very dark room makes it out for the tasting room - somewhat dull, but you can see the brewery thru a window. Not many patrons on a Friday afternoon between 3 and 5. 10 beers on draft, so for that matter a scoop. Very attentative and knowledgable service.