Community Spotlight: Boulder Beer Company

Boulder Beer Company is Colorado’s first microbrewery, first incorporated in 1979. They produce a wide variety of tasty beer, with “Hazed and Infused” being their best-seller. A brief tour of their brewery starts at 2 PM every weekday and ends with free samples of beer for those over 21. The brewery is located at 2880 Wilderness Place in Boulder.

A very vigorous fermentation produces lots of CO2 and foam.

Hot water drops onto malted barley in a process called “sparging.”

The U-shaped bottling line washes, fills, and caps the bottles.

Packaged beer waits for pickup in a refrigerated storeroom.

The “grist mill” grinds up malted barley and sends it upstairs to the mash tun.

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