I’ve been drinking Avery beers for many years, and I thought I was familiar with mostly all of their brews. However, I visited their tap room twice within the past month, and I was pleasantly surprised at all the extra “Tap Room Exclusives” they had available.
The ones that stood out the most to me were:
- Chocolate Mint Stout. This was unlike any other mint stout I’ve tasted, as it seemed like spearmint rather than the standard peppermint flavor.
- Winter’s Day IPA. This one was brewed with rosemary and was AMAZING. I love IPAs that contain some sort of interesting herb. It made me think of one of my favorite IPAs from GABF, Mammoth Brewing Co.‘s IPA 395, brewed with desert sage and mountain juniper.
- Out of Sight Stout. Avery’s Out of Bounds Stout is a decent stout. But once they added coffee to it–WOW. This is one of the best coffee stouts I’ve ever had. It’s definitely not lacking in coffee flavor, which is how I like it. Just wonderful.
Now that I know they have a bunch of delicious Tap Room Exclusives, I’ll be making more trips to Boulder (something I never thought I’d hear myself say). And, while they don’t make food in-house, they do offer a full menu from Savory Cuisines Catering Co. next door. If you haven’t been to Avery’s tap room, I recommend you stop by there as soon as possible. It’s a great place to be!