West Flanders Brewing Company's lady-brewer, Erin Casey, has been with the brewery since its beginning. While she has held many positions in her time at West Flanders, she ultimately found her passion behind the brew kettle. Erin now works alongside Head Brewer Devon Allred & Brewmaster Brian Lutz, brewing beer on the Pearl Street Mall's only brew system!
After brewing all day, I’ll typically stick around West Flanders for an after work beverage.If I'm feeling up for it (trust me, brewing is a lot of work) I would head to Eureka!. They're located right down the street from us on the West End. They've got a great rotating craft list and their Fried Chicken Sliders are to die for.
I'm a little biased, but my favorite beer from a downtown Boulder brewing company is whatever is super fresh on tap at West Flanders! But with Oskar Blues now on Pearl Street, I'd definitely recommend stopping in and grabbing one of their Pinner Session IPAs.
My all time favorite place for food downtown is T|ACO. It is definitely a West Flanders' staff favorite and even though it's known for their margaritas and not really a "beer place"... I couldn't help but recommend it! My favorite place for happy hour downtown is The Med, especially if you've got a big group!
One last insider's tip... the bar with the best beer selection is the Sundown Saloon, better know around here as The Downer! They actually have a great selection of beer plus free pool. Cheers!