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.
NachlamSie (813) 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. Billy’s Chiles may be the best pepper beer I’ve ever tasted. It was pretty quiet on my visit, so I perused the magazine rack of beer publications. I’d go back just to get more pepper beer. They carry some sandwiches now, but it doesn’t appear that they actually have a kitchen or anything like that. You can buy bottles to go from the cooler.
This brewpub is really close to Avery if you find yourself in north Boulder. Everything seemed to be made out of pine on the interior, creating a cool cabin type setting. Foosball table in the corner along with a handful of tables and a small bar, with additional seating outside. Decent beers on tap, including a whiskey aged Red and their award winning espresso stout. Northstar Imperial Porter wasn’t on tap, but I was able to cajole a bottle out of our waitress when I told her I came all the way from Indiana for the beer. Ray, the brewmaster, was nice enough to take me back into the brewey and show me the whiskey barrels he was using for the stout and red. Cool place and definitely worth the stop for a pint.
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 1860’s 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.
Great wood tables and open space. Not there during the rush, but service was great. Good selection of seasonals (about 8) and their usuals. Prices were maybe the best of the breweries we visited while in town. Overall, slightly unimpressed with the beer, but liked the establishment and would definitely make this a stop if I was in town for beer.