Boulder and beer are synonymous for a reason – we make great craft beer just as much as we love drinking it. Whether you’re looking to learn more about the brewing process or just get a deeper look into how a brewery works, taking a tour is a great option. To make things even sweeter, these Boulder breweries offer a tour of their facilities for free.
Time: Monday through Friday at 2 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Price: Totally free!
What: A 45 minute behind-the-scenes look at the hand-crafted brewing process with plenty of free samples at the end.
Details: Come at least 15 minutes early, and be sure to sign up. Visit their website for more information. There are no reservations, and tours are first come, first served. Tours are limited to 30 people so arrive early to get a spot.
Boulder Beer Brewery & Pub; 2800 Wilderness Place, Boulder; (303) 444 – 8448
Time: Guided tours are Monday through Friday at 4 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Price: Free (cash tips for your Avery tour guide are welcomed)
What: A one-hour tour with for an engaging look into Avery’s unique craft brewery. Want to elevate your tour experience? They also offer an Exclusive Brewery Tour & Tasting. You’ll also sample four 4 ounce beers through a guided sensory analysis. The cost of this tour is $15 per person.
Details: Make a reservation on their website. (Also reserve a spot for the Exclusive Tour & Tasting ($15). Visit their website for more information.
Avery Brewing; 4910 Nautilus Ct. N. Boulder
Time: Tours at the Flatiron location are every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tours at the Lee Hill location are on every Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m.
Price: Completely free
What: Join the Upslope tour for a behind-the-scenes look at how beer is made.
Details: A one-hour tour of the Boulder brewery. Visit their website for more information.
Flatiron Location: Upslope Brewing, 1898 Flatiron Court, Boulder, 303-396-1898
Lee Hill: Upslope Brewing, 1501 Lee Hill Road, No. 20, Boulder, 303-449-2911
Asher Brewing Co.
Time: Call Asher at 303-530-1381 to schedule a tour.
Price: Totally Free
What: Learn about Avery Brewing’s organic ingredients and environmentally sustainable business practices.
Details: Visit their website for more information.
Asher Brewing Co., 4699 Nautilus Court, Suite 104, Boulder, 303-530-1381
Lefthand Brewing Co.
Time: Tours are held afternoons daily. Check out their calendar for times.
What: Join Lefthand’s talented beer-tenders for a look into their brew house, bottling hall, and cellar.
Details: Make a reservation for the tour online since space is limited. Tours are approximately one hour. Tours include 45 minutes of standing and walking, including a stair case, but there is alternative routes with notice. Visit their website for more information.
Lefthand Brewing Co., 1265 Boston Avenue, Longmont 303-772-0258 (ext. 130)