A nanobrewery is defined as a very small brewery operation and they are the newest trend in craft beer. More and more people are realizing that they want to brew beer and not worry about opening up a huge business in order to do that.
Enter Wild Woods. This new addition to the Boulder beer scene is owned by a husband and wife team that have been brewing and perfecting recipes in their garage for years. In late fall of 2012, they decided to open a larger venue in which to brew and pour. Basically, a bigger garage.
Wild Woods is not an easy place to find. (Notice something about these East Boulder brewery locations?) But that’s definitely part of this brewery’s appeal. Located in a maze of office complexes, you know you’re close when you see the orange chairs and patio umbrellas.
And once inside, you realize that this garage isn’t your typical garage. The wood used for the bar, the tables, and the tap wall is reclaimed pine beetle wood and looks gorgeous. Between the outside area and the inside, there are lots of places to sit and enjoy your pint. All beer is brewed on-premises and growlers are available for to-go beer. While Wild Woods doesn’t currently serve food, there is a food truck that shows up on Wednesday nights for hungry beer drinkers.
As the brewery’s name suggests, all of the beers stick to a natural theme. The owners use locally-sourced ingredients to infuse the beer with different flavors. Hence, the Wildflower Pale ale, the Ponderosa Porter, and the Berry Patch Wheat. Because of Wild Woods’ small size, they can switch out seasonal beers quickly and have a variety of new beers on tap. This means that you’ll almost always have something new to try when bellying up to this bar.
Wild Woods, closed on Sunday and Monday, is located at 5460 Conestoga Ct. If you’re looking for a quiet gathering place in East Boulder with delicious beer, head over there. The people are friendly and you will definitely feel like you’re in on the secret.