Wednesday, June 26, 2013

BRU Brewing in Boulder

There seems to be no shortage of new breweries popping up all over Colorado, we recently visited a new one in Boulder, BRU Hand Built Ales.  It is just three weeks old and it's a hit with the locals.  The place was full when we were there with 2 spaces left at the bar.

The head brewer or brewer chef is Ian Clark who spent 14 years as an executive chef in major restaurants, Centro Latin Kitchen and Jax Fish House in Boulder.  He was a home brewer who became passionate about beer that he decided to open his own brewery.
The brewhouse is one of the first thing you notice as
you enter BRU.

BRU isn't just a brewery but a restaurant with an upscaled pub food menu.  At the time we ordered a bread appetizer that was delicious, made me want to order another.  The beer was surprisingly good for a new brewery and is naturally carbonated.  I have noticed that most breweries take awhile to get the recipes correct for a larger brewing system.
As you can see, the restaurant is very spacious.

We ordered a taster set of five beers, a Quad Ale that is 10.7%ABV, a Barleywine is 9.86% ABV,  a Red IPA is 6.8% ABV,  the Obitus Brown Ale is 7.6% ABV  and the Saison is 6.9% ABV. My husband enjoyed the Quad and the Barleywine but I liked the brown and the Saison. We will definitely come back and try the rest of their lineup.
5290 Arapahoe Unit 1
Boulder, CO

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