Walnut Brewery in Boulder closing, to be replaced by Boulder Beer

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.

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.


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