Smallish tasting room for a brewery that distributes in 11 states, reminds me of a college dorm. reggae music and tvís on sports channels? Trying a little hard to bring in the CU students I believe. 15 beers on tap is nothing to thumb my nose at, but only about half of them are worth the while. The other half arent bad, per se, just kinda standard or unsuprising. Didnít try the food, though it certainly smelled good.
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.
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.
DEcent enough place, the beer was also okay. I do like dogs, but after a couple of fights and constant barking, I did get a bit fed up of it!! Their beers were not too bold, but well drinkable. Worth a look if you are in town.
3fourths (1537) Boulder, Colorado | April 14, 2009| Updated September 30, 2013
The tasting room reminds me of a college dorm. Beer quality is consistently poor. Prices are reasonable, happy hour discounts are frequent. I donít go here often.
NachlamSie (731) 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.
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.
When I mentioned at a few other places that I was planning on visiting here, they looked at me like I was nuts. So I did not come here with high expectations. The good thing is that I was pleasantly surprised! The beers I tried were quite good, the bartender, who was also the owner, was very attentive, talked about his beers, brought us some peanuts to snack on and even offered to give us the recipe to his IPA when I mentioned how I liked it and would love to brew something similar. A little hard to find, but not far from Redstone.