There’s no doubt about it that Boulder dwellers love their beer. But we also love a well-made cup of coffee, too. No surprise here that Boulder County brewers took note and are combining the two for one delicious brew. The result is often a bold, flavorful beer that has an intense and satisfying coffee flavor for coffee lovers. Check out some of the best coffee beers in Boulder:
Boulder Beer Company’s Irish Blessing
This limited release beer is an oak-aged coffee stout brewed with local OZO coffee. The aging takes place on Jameson Irish Whiskey soaked oak. The end result is a bittersweet chocolatey beer with hints of whiskey and wood weighing in at 6.8% ABV.
Boulder Beer Company, 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, 303-444-8448, boulderbeer.com
Twisted Pine Brewing’s Big Shot
A robust body is the result from the espresso stout’s locally roasted Unseen Bean organic Peruvian coffee, which is 6.0% ABV. Try it with their Lemon Bars or Fudge Brownie.
Twisted Pine Brewing, 3201 Walnut Street, A, Boulder, 303-786-9270, twistedpinebrewing.com
FATE Brewing’s Coffee IPA
IPA lovers can rejoice over this coffee beer that definitely satisfies a love for hops. A refreshing India Pale Ale is infused with OZO coffee’s single origin Ethiopian cold pressed coffee.
FATE Brewing, 1600 38th Street, Boulder, 303-449-3283, fatebrewingcompany.com
Avery Brewing’s Tweak
Tweak is part of Avery’s Barrel Series, and at 16% ABV, is an intense, high alcohol brew. A roasty espresso stout is aged in bourbon barrels for four months. You’ll only find this bold beer annually through November and December so get it while you can. Avery’s suggested food pairing for this beer is a chocolate brownie.
Avery Brewing Company, 4910 Nautilus Ct., Boulder, 303-440-4324, averybrewing.com
Mountain Sun Brewery’s Isadore Java Porter
This rich, caffeinated porter is a creamy ale infused with a generous amount of roasted organic fair-trade coffee. The coffee is from Salto Coffee Words in Nederland and is cold-brewed, added to the beer during conditioning.
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, 1535 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303-546-0886, mountainsunpub.com
Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S. Broadway Suite E, Boulder, 303-543-0886, mountainsunpub.com
Front Range Brewing Company’s Colorado Fall Coffee Ale
The coffee ale is one of this Lafayette brewery’s core beers. A full bodied amber ale is infused with local coffee from Lafayette’s coffee roaster The Unseen Bean. They use Ethiopian Yirgacheffe cold-brewed coffee and espresso dark chocolate.
Front Range Brewing Company, 400 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 1650, Lafayette, 303-339-0767, frontrangebrewingcompany.com
12 Degree Brewing’s Morning Fog
This Louisville brewery produces unique Belgian-style ales. The Morning Fog is a flavorful quadrupel. It’s blended with cold-brewed Chameleon coffee resulting in a smooth, chocolate beer with flavors of coffee and molasses.
12 Degree, 820 Main Street, Louisville, 720-638-1623, 12degree.com
Odd 13 Brewing’s Buzzin Cuzzin
Buzzin Cuzzin is the same base beer at their Coal Miner’s Cuzzin, a regular oatmeal stout. The difference here is coffee. Every batch has a difference single origin coffee that is locally roasted by Proper Grounds Coffee Roasters. They select coffee varieties to accentuate flavors.
Odd 13 Brewing Inc., 301 East Simpson Street, Lafayette, 303-997-4164