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Walnut Brewery & Restaurant
(CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc.)
Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)
1123 Walnut Street
Boulder CO 80302
Telephone: +1 303-447-1345
Hours: Open daily 11:00am-midnight.
Brewer: Rodney Taylor
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Visited: October 20, 1994

Opened: 1990

Annual Production: 2,184 bbl

Contributors: David Edgar, Ralph Wells, Richard R Tinurelli, Roger Kirkpatrick

Updated: March 30, 2013

Beer List

    • Date: September 9, 1993 (#282)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Very red with a reasonable head, clear, darker than I'd expect. Lots of caramel aroma. If I didn't know better, I'd call it a Brown. Thick, bitter. Finishes pretty clean. Good caramel flavors too.

    • Date: October 20, 1994 (#454)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      A shade darker than Oktoberfest. Some fruit aroma, some hops. Berry? Very subtle. Really doesn't show up until the finish, and even then you wouldn't notice it if you weren't looking for it.

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    • Date: September 9, 1993 (#280)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Very nice golden color, thin head, clear. Some hop aroma, but certainly not as much as they claim. More malt, I'd say...albeit a bit faint. Malty flavor. (Munich?) Good carbonation bite without being fizzy. Slightly sweet but not cloying at all. Mike's favorite. Rockies makes a beer of the same name...are they related?

  • Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    • Date: September 9, 1993 (#285)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Black opaque, head OK. Some alcohol scent behind the roast. Not burnt at all. Thick and smooth. Bitter, but not a "big" taste. Lacking all around (except body).
    • Date: September 9, 1993 (#288)
      Package: real ale
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, more opaque. Big bubbles in head...fading more slowly. Earthy aroma. Still not burnt, but closer. Almost chewy. Chocolate flavors, some burnt character but still not enough.

  • Golden or Blonde Ale

  • Oktoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

  • Old Elk Brown Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale

  • St. James Irish Red Ale
    Irish-Style Red Ale

  • Weizen
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier