Boulder Beer Company is pulling back national distribution, and downsizing operations.
For nearly 30 years, Boulder Beer has been brewing beer in their home in Boulder, Colorado. Citing an “explosive number of brewery openings” and “crowded shelves,” Boulder will focus solely on providing their brewpub at Wilderness Place with beer.
Brewery owner Gina Day made a statement about the move on Boulder’s Facebook page:
Times have changed and change is hard, but I’m ready to put the ‘fun’ back in beer. Our friends will still be able to enjoy our beers in the brewpub, and by brewing in small batches, have a wider variety of options on the ever-rotating specialty taps. We’re celebrating our milestone 40th Anniversary this year and look forward to furthering our legacy in Boulder and the industry.
The brewery further states the brewery fans will be able to try Boulder’s beers in small batches at the brewpub that is open seven days a week, with even more styles and creations in the future.
Boulder Beer currently produces 16,000 barrels (496,000 gallons) of beer annually and distributes to 34 states. Unfortunately, up to 21 employees will be eliminated as a result of the downsize.
The brewery declined to further comment.
Boulder The Dude’s D’Spare
Boulder Beer Scourge of the Dude is a sequel to another rare barrel aged offering from Boulder, The Dude’s Bane. So named, because the barrels aging both beers were constantly in the brewery’s “Shipping Dude’s” way.
The dude strikes again! A sequel to The Dude’s Bane, Scourge of the Dude is the second release in our barrel-aged Dude Series. This barleywine ale was born on our pilot system, using a blend of caramel malts, toasted rye and a hint of smoked malt, then aged for eight months in first-use bourbon barrels. Although strong bourbon and oak characters from he barrel dominate up front, the Scourge opens up with subtle raison-like notes and a dry, tannic finish.
Boulder Beer Scourge of the Dude will be available in 22oz bombers, capped & waxed.
Boulder Beer Company (Boulder, CO) has canned a new offering, The Heckler.
The beer is Belgian-style tripel, available in 16oz cans. The beer is brewed in commemoration of the 2014 Cyclocross National Championships, taking place in Boulder in January, 2014.
The Heckler will only be available in Colorado.
Style: Belgian-style Tripel
Availability: 16oz Cans. Colorado distribution only
Ever wondered what exactly dry-hopping a beer entails? Check out Boulevard Brewing’s Cellarman Alex Rodriguez as he walks you through the process.
Boulder Beer will be tapping a one of a kind brew on 2/2/12 at 4pm. Dubbed an “awesome oops” this crazy concoction will never be available again because no one even knows exactly how it was made. Boulder has a mistake at shift change to thank for this beer. The first shift added 4,000 lbs of grain to a 50 barrel batch and unknowingly the second shift came in and added their own grain for a different beer to the same batch. All this grain left brewers with a huge mess but they decided to make the best of it and added some hops. The end result was a 12% ABV cross between Planet Porter and Mojo Risin’ Double IPA.