Searching for a place to down some incredible beers, all while savoring a succulent meal? Then you’ve got to check out the Avery Brewing Company. I’m sure you’ve already had a taste of their two most popular beers, White Rascal & Avery’s IPA – they’re in just about every bar in town! Well, they’ve got plenty more brews on tap, offering a diverse variety to pair with any entree on their menu.

Let’s take a look at a few of Avery’s finest beers, beginning with the Maharaja IPA. An employee favorite at the brewery, Maharaja offers a flavorful citrus twist, teaming with the hops of a bold IPA. According to bartender, Alex, about 80% of Avery’s employees would vote the Maharaja as their top beer – now, that’s saying something. The Maharaja pairs perfectly with anything from Avery’s southwestern Pork Green Chili to their doughy Das Pretzel served with zesty nacho cheese.

If you’re looking for something a little heavier, then I’d suggest the Bourbon-Barrel Aged Mephistopheles’ Stout, named for the demonic shapeshifter. Ranking in at a high 16.4% ABV, this velvety ancient beer has a smooth finish with notes of dark fruits and chocolate. Tempted by the Taproom Rarity? The dark side is calling you.

If you’re looking for something a little lighter, my go to beer is always the White Rascal, but a new personal favorite of mine is Avery’s First Lady of Song. Another Taproom Rarity, the First Lady of Song is a double IPA infused with Green Tea. It’s not overly abundant with hops, giving it that sweet taste of paradise, and an even better aftertaste. Whether you’re just stopping by for desert, or feasting on Avery’s Half Bird, the First Lady of Song won’t disappoint.

By the way, if you are stopping by for desert, I strongly suggest the Apple Tart, smothered with vanilla ice cream and a cinnamon frosting drizzle. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. If yours is too, go check it out – they’re open until 11PM.

Fresh to Boulder, Bronwen made the trek from the East Coast this past June. The decision to move westward came to her after exploring our magnificent country for two wonderful months on the road. Before moving to CO, Bronwen attended Roger Williams University, where she jumped at the chance to study abroad in Perugia, Italy for 4 months at the Umbra Institute. Her passion for the world didn’t begin there, but when she caught the travel bug on her first trip to Italy while attending Kent School. Now, she’s loving her new life in Boulder! Since the big move, she’s been taking advantage of every second of sunshine our beautiful city has to offer. Whether it’s pushing her limits on a hike or practicing yoga in her backyard, she thrives in the outdoors. Aside from traveling and enjoying nature, Bronwen is a huge movie buff, especially when it comes to LOTR and Batman. You can always find her photographing and writing about her adventures!