Walnut Brewery, a longtime fixture in downtown Boulder, will close June 4, to be replaced by another staple of the city: Boulder Beer.
The Daily Camera reports that Tennessee-based CraftWorks Restaurants & Brewery Group, the current owners of Walnut Brewery, announced Thursday a transfer of ownership to Frank Day, founder of the original Old Chicago in Boulder. Day’s wife, Gina, is a part-owner of Boulder Beer, which will open Boulder Beer on Walnut in July.
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Day originally opened the Walnut Brewery,which debuted in 1990 at 1123 Walnut. Day went on to launch Rock Bottom Restaurants, which grew into a 141-chain, $382 million group that included the Rock Bottom, Old Chicago and ChopHouse brands.