Visited on 10/10/12. GABF Week.
We had stopped in Mountain Sun to meet up with friends for lunch before we started brewery hopping.
A: The place has really laid back vibe, great homey mellow feel to it. Its a lot more brewpub than brewery as the bar area only had 5 stools but many tables for food/beer patrons.
Q: The quality of the beers were decent, no one had any complaints and while some beers were good,, most that the group tried were acceptable.
S: We had gotten there right before noon and the place was easily 3/4 full but our servers were very friendly, prompt, and knowledgable about the beers.
S: Selection was very good, had almost 20 taps of in house beers that offered a wide selection. It was pretty impressive especially after seeing their small brewing system. Also offered other selections from local CO breweries too.
F: Food was really good, nobody had any complaints at all. Had a burrito which was not only made with fresh flavors but worth the 8 dollars they were charging.
V: Half Pints/Pints/Flights were all reasonably priced as was the food too.
Overall, this is a place that does well with the locals and I can see why after having visited. Definitely a stop worth making when in the Boulder area.
Visited with Mike on my tour of Boulder. Smallish location in the downtown area. Small patio out front and some tables and booths inside. Ordered some of their rotating Belgian beers to try and a chicken burrito. Found the burrito to be quite enjoyable and the beers were pretty solid all around with one or two duds. The service was very friendly and quick. They have a ton of beers on tap, so you can probably always find something new. Cool little place, would definitely be back.
After visiting the Vine Street Pub in Denver the day before I was a bit disappointed that there really wasn’t anything different here in terms of beer. Also, there was pretty much nobody in the restaurant. No bartender, no servers, nothing. I sat at a table and eventually someone came by and I ordered a glass of the wet hopped Saison which was admittedly pretty good. The server was nice but judging by how little she had to say I suspect that they were closing up shop for the night. I didn’t eat anything, just had a quick pint and headed out. They had less available than the Vine Street Pub over all but if you’re in Boulder and not Denver then you might as well try the beers here.
Overhyped. The food is good for bar food. The service was lacking when we went in, and it wasn’t even busy. Wouldn’t want to see it when it gets packed at night. There is a wide range of beer styles, but nothing truly outstanding. Probably fair at best. A Boulder institution, but it won’t hurt you to miss it.
Good selection of beers from the brewery, tasty food, and affordable prices. The place is really packed most of the time, so prepare to wait. The atmosphere is great and service is good. Great place, definitely worth checking out and coming again.
Pretty small place, but definitely has a style that feels at home in Boulder. Amazing staff that checked in often and was more than happy to stop for a second and talk beer. Selection was great with a number of taps dedicated to house beers and great guest taps that were filled out by other local CO breweries. Apparently, February is Stout month so dozens of Stout varieties are available throughout the month. Food was good and every plate that passed my table going to someone else looked equally delicious. Cash only, but there’s an ATM in the back with just a small service charge. Very cool place overall.
Brouwerij (40) Boulder, Colorado | October 27, 2012| Updated January 23, 2014
Nice atmosphere with friendly and generally knowledgeable staff, service is usually pretty good. Their tap list always has 10-12 of their own beers plus a few guest taps. Nice rotation of beers and they’ll let you try any beer you ask about. The food is pretty good. Recently added a small patio. One of my favorite places to grab a beer.