I think we can all agree that we have been blessed with some amazing weather these past few weeks in Boulder. It’s not often that you catch weeks in a row of temperatures in the 60s – 70s. All of a sudden, we have a Boulder winter with options! It’s March and we don’t have to resort to sitting in endless traffic on the way to ski or snowboard every weekend, instead, we can stay in town, we can leave our homes without wearing one million layers, we can hike, we can bike… the list goes on and on.

Next weekend, I have a couple of friends coming into town and, speaking of biking, their trip inspired me to write about one of my favorite ways to entertain your out of town guests – Boulder brewery bike tour.   Currently, Boulder doesn’t offer a “guided” bike tour, which you can find in Denver. However, why hire a guide when you can just coordinate a tour of your own?

This activity is a great way to see a lot of Boulder in one day, as well as get to know your local breweries! Oh, also you get to exercise a little bit – might as well make turn some of that beer drinking into burnable calories, right? #CarboLoad. So here’s the deal, I’ve selected a list of breweries that together map out a perfect line to Pearl Street, an out-of-towner favorite.


What You Need To Know:

Brewery Map

Beer Flights Await You At:


  • Upslope Brewing Company – First stop, Upslope. Be sure to try the Pale Ale! This was their first beer offered to the public after the two founders moved to Colorado from Argentina. PS – they allow dogs both inside the taproom and outside on the patio!
  • Wild Woods Brewery – Keeping us all inspired, this brewery proves you’re your background doesn’t have to define the dreams you decide to pursue– in this case, beer! Curious about what beer created by an electrical engineer and a nurse might taste like? Wild Woods Brewery will not disappoint.
  • Sanitas Brewing Company – Tired of biking? Stop in at Sanitas for a cold one, play some Giant Jenga or Corn Hole, and snack on some delicious McDevitt Tacos.
  • Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place – Shine is a fantastic Boulder business owned by three sisters. In fact, they’re triplets! Three heads really are better than one and their award-winning beers prove it.
  • Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery – This will be your last stop! Located in the heart of Pearl Street, the location and atmosphere will only solidify your brewery tour completion accomplishment. Relax and let Mountain Sun show you why they’ve been a Boulder staple since 1993.


How Long Will This Take You? Mapped out (thanks, Google), this route is a cool 5-miles and a short 30 minutes, total. You even get a little elevation gain of 167ft!


Don’t Have Enough Bikes? That’s okay! B-Cycle Stations are located all over Boulder, have your out-of-towners rent for the day. But, remember; be sure to drop your bike off at a station every 30 minutes to avoid added charges.


Happy touring and safe riding!