Enjoy Fresh Beer While Being Spoiled Rotten

Photo: Neill Pieper

Photo: Neill Pieper

Adventurers expecting a four-star hotel experience, scenic views, great beers and close proximity to the outdoors need look no further this summer.

The St. Julien Hotel & Spa, located 45 minutes from Denver, has partnered with West Flanders Brewing Co. to introduce the Boulder Brew Package, an experience that they describe as “truly unique.”

Following check-in, guests will be treated to a bucket of brews in the comfort of their own room or at the cocktail bar, followed by a private tour and tasting at West Flanders Brewing Co. 

West Flanders, located on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall, was founded in 2012 by brothers Mark and Chris Heinritz, along with brewmaster Brian Lutz. 

West Flanders does not offer packaged beer and cannot be purchased within downtown Boulder, with the exceptions of its brewery and at St. Julien’s T-Zero Cocktail Bar, thus making the experience a rare opportunity. 

The hotel has 201 guest rooms, a 10,000-square-foot spa, and more than 16,000-square-feet of both indoor and outdoor meeting and event space that boasts views of Boulder’s famous Flatirons.  

The location offers easy access to dining and shopping on the Pearl Street Mall.

There is also a vast range of hiking and biking opportunities available at the close-by Boulder Creek.

The hotel showcases local artwork and hosts live musicians and as a part of its Boulder Lifestyle Packages, allows guests the opportunity to “live like a local” through bicycling, rock climbing, brewery tours and more.

West Flanders Brewing Co. features Belgian-inspired brews and crafty food that “demonstrate how craft and passion come together,” the brewery reports.

West Flanders offers a great opportunity to local home brewers each year during its home-brew contest, with the winning recipe then being brewed on its system.

The brewery also collaborates with local companies to produce the recurring Saison Locale, which includes something new in each batch. 

- Gabrielle Olejniczak