The Boulder Beer Co. is dead, long live Boulder Beer. To the press release: Founded in 1979 (a year before Sierra Nevada Brewing opened, and 9 years before Colorado's first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing opened), Boulder Beer is ready to reintroduce itself to the public!Shortly after reaching the milestone of its 40th anniversary in 2019, it … Continue reading Boulder Beer Co.
On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, Boulder Beer Co. — Colorado's oldest start-up craft brewery — closed its doors to the Pub on Wilderness. The facility itself opened in 1983/4, the first in Boulder County, and its closing on Jan. 18 signals the end of an era. Not the end of craft beer in Boulder County … Continue reading This week in Drink — In Memoriam: Boulder Beer Co.
This article originally appeared in Boulder Weekly. It all started with a wedding, specifically, the marriage of Ludwig, Bavaria’s future king, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on Oct. 12, 1810. All of Munich was invited to the celebration, which lasted for five days. A horse race was held to mark the nuptials, and copious amounts … Continue reading Know your brew: Oktoberfest/Märzen
What are these hippies doing up here in Boulder?” Randolph Ware, co-founder of Boulder Brewing Company, remembers Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) inspector Lou Krivitzsky saying when he visited Colorado’s first craft brewery in the late 1970s. “He was not happy,” Ware elaborates. “He had a gray suit and a thin, black acetate tie, and … Continue reading The Early Days of Boulder Beer
On Saturday, July 20, Colorado's first and oldest craft brewery, Boulder Beer Co., celebrated 40 years in brewing with special tappings, live music, karaoke, and a rare vertical tasting of Boulder Beer's Killer Penguin Barleywine Ale. Originally founded in 1979 by two University of Colorado Boulder astrophysicists — David Hummer and Randolph "Stick" Ware — … Continue reading Boulder Beer @ 40: Killer Penguin Barleywine