Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Ian Clark is a man of many talents. He is a chef, a brewer, an ice cream artist, a gardener, a beekeeper, and a modern-day MacGyver. He attended the New England Culinary Institute and went on to work in acclaimed restaurants across the country before falling in love with Boulder. After years honing his culinary techniques in the kitchen and devoting endless hours to his home brewing passion he started his entrepreneurial career by opening a brewery, BRU, from his garage. BRU quickly moved and expanded to its full gastro-brewery glory, where he brings both his passion and knowledge of food and beer under one roof. Ian then opened Heifer and the Hen, an organic creamery right next door to BRU. At Heifer and the Hen, he brings that same enthusiasm and his culinary palate to ice cream, mixing up dreamy concoctions like burnt honey and mint basil with bitter-dark-chocolate chunks.
Ian has also won numerous awards and accolades over the years for his cooking, brewing and ice cream, including a national TV appearance on the Cooking Channel’s “Unique Eats,” the silver medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival for his LOCH Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Best Brewpub from Westword, a spot among the “6 Beer and Food Innovators” named by Draft Magazine, the Ten Best Ice Cream Shops in Denver via Westword and 15 Unique Ice Cream Shops from Afar Magazine.