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The West End Tavern hits the road in a Boulder Brew Bus

Boulderites have been going to the West End Tavern for years to sample its distinguished selection of craft brews, including some hard to find specialties.

But beginning on June 20, the West End will be taking its customers to the beer.

Owned by the Big Red F Restaurant Group, the West End is rolling out the Boulder Brew Bus, a funky spectacle of a vehicle which will pop in at three breweries, Avery, Upslope and Twisted Pine, every Sunday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The three-hour tours, which cost $30, include tours and tastings at each place and an appetizer back at the West End.

The bus, which is described as being "tricked out like a traveling hillbilly shack," can hold 25 people and is owned and operated by Banjo Billy's Bus Tours, which also gives tours of Boulder and Denver focusing on ghost tales, crime stories, and history.

"We partnered with Avery, Twisted Pine and Upslope because we've had a long standing relationship with them," says Bryce Clark, of Big Red F, which owns Jax Fish House, Lola and Happy, among others. "They are all really great Boulder breweries to work with, and since the relationship with already there, what better reason."

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