The next round of drinks in the Brewing Report series are from the The Boulder Beer Company in Boulder, Colorado. This brewery labels itself Colorado's first micro-brewery and in 2009 celebrated its 30th anniversary. We were lucky enough to sample three of their beers.
Sweaty Betty Blonde - Our first reaction to sampling this beer was "Oh! This is so good!! " The inviting aroma gives way to a slight sweetness from the unfiltered wheat. It is incredibly refreshing and smooth. This is the best summer beer we have tasted yet.
Flashback India style Brown ale - This is an interesting riff on pale ale. However, I love the malty goodness of a brown ale and the hops bitterness just ruins this beer for me. The beer can’t figure out what it wants to be.
Mojo India Pale Ale - This is a lovely IPA with the great hops flavor that avoids a sharp bitterness. It has a slight fruity taste and a smooth finish.
This brewery has a lot more beers to sample. We have added Boulder to our must-visit list so we can be sure to taste them all. Cheers!