How many breweries are there in Colorado now? I think the latest count I have seen is 207. 207? Colorado now boasts 207 breweries that are tickling the tastebuds of beers consumers and providing the best product we can enjoy. I ventured out last weekend on my own and tried BRU in Boulder. I was delighted from the moment I sat down. I was able to taste 7 of the 14 beers on tap and I was never sad My favorite taste, pictured below, was the Obitus. I think the brown category is growing on me. They are warm and usually a hint of caramel. Just enough sweet to make me think I’m having dessert.
Everything in this place was handcrafted, from the beer to the art on the walls. I also really loved that they started with the beer and added food. Who doesn’t love a beer centric menu that is created to enjoy the beer on tap? If they put the mustard spread I had in a bottle, I would buy enough to keep me through the winter!
There were porch sipping beers like the cream ale and the kolsch but most beers were food beers. And when I say food beers, I mean beers that are great on their own but even better when paired with the right tasty bite. Just a hint of bitter or salt sometimes makes a beer the best thing you’ve ever tasted. While the tasting notes on the menu were very simple, the way the flavors in their well done food played off of them made them even better.
I can’t wait to head back for lunch or dinner and test the beers against more food choices. There are so many choices. Anyone in? want to join me for happy hour after work some day?
And because everything at BRU is handcrafted, I wanted to share some of the handcrafted pieces around the restaurant.