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    Chris Blackwood of Avery Brewing Company

    Chris Blackwood, Executive Chef at Avery Brewing CompanyChris joined Avery Brewing Company as executive chef of its restaurant and tap room. His menu infuses Creole, smoked barbecue, Southern comfort food and traditional pub favorites with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create a unique dining experience. Quality is Avery’s brewing mantra, and Chris mirrors this in his beautifully crafted dishes. His passion for Creole fusion was galvanized while working under master chef Gerhard Brill at the Perdido Beach Resort in Alabama. He then moved to Boulder, spending seven years at Jax Fish House and 10 years at the West End Tavern on Pearl Street.

    My Perfect Day in Boulder
    • Begin at Vic’s Coffee Shop in North Boulder with a dark roast coffee and a soy chai for my teenage son, who makes waffle cones at Sweet Cow ice cream shop.
    • Take our dog to Coot Lake, a hidden gem with amazing views and fun, easy trails.
    • Work up an appetite for a hearty lunch and head to Avery Brewing’s dog-friendly patio to order whatever the daily special is — because we know it’ll be good! Grab a six-pack to take with me, or a growler of one of the Tap Room Rarities. Wander the brewery catwalk to show my son the amazing place I work.
    • Pop over to East Boulder to pick up my daughter from hip hop rehearsal at Streetside Studios and take her to Ozo Coffee for a white chocolate mocha.
    • On our way home, pick up #3 and #4 empanadas from Rincon Argentino, plus chicken noodle soup and potstickers from Zoe Ma Ma.
    • My perfect day either takes me along the Diagonal, 63rd, Arapahoe, Broadway or a ton of fun bike trails on days we decide to leave the car at home!