Wild Woods Brewery is ideal for Boulder's beer and outdoor enthusiasts
For outdoor enthusiasts, there’s a real sadness that hits when a camping trip comes to an end. A gloomy feeling sets in when the campfire has been extinguished, the car has been repacked, and the beautiful mountains that have served as a temporary home become nothing more than another photo on your Instagram feed.
But the best parts of spending quality time in the outdoors don’t necessarily have to end once you hit that on-ramp heading eastbound on I-70.
Wild Woods Brewery. Photo credit: Tyra Sutak.
Enter Wild Woods Brewery, a charming nano-brewery located in the up-and-coming foodie district of East Boulder. From the second you set foot inside this craft brewery, you can tell that the owners of this popular neighborhood watering hole have a passion for the great outdoors; just check out the various tree branches that decorate the walls, and the names and flavors of each brew. Stepping inside Wild Woods is like stepping into the back-country, surrounded by lush trees with a blue sky above and a cold brew in your hand.
Belly up to the bar at Wild Woods and take a moment to appreciate the handcrafted wooden bar and the woodsy hues of the place. If the camping experience for you is defined by those gooey, messy campfire smores, then order a pint of the Smores Stout. Made with cocoa nibs, this sweet and roasty beer measures in at 4.9-percent ABV, making it a sessionable beer to enjoy in the tap room—or out of a growler on your next camping trip. The crisp and hoppy nose on the Treeline IPA makes you feel like you’re breathing in a breath of mountain air first thing in the morning. And the smoky but smooth flavors in the Campfire Red Ale will have you telling your favorite campfire stories to all of the other patrons in the bar.
When you visit Wild Woods, you might even be lucky enough to enjoy a pint of the River Rock Brown ale tapped from the cask. And keep an eye out on the Wild Woods Facebook page for official release dates for the Ponderosa Porter and Treeline IPA in 22-ounce bombers—the brewery’s first packaged beers since their inception in 2012.
By Tyra Sutak | Online Contributor