More Best Places to Work: Avery Brewing Company

Craft brewery

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Location: Boulder, Colorado
Number of Employees: 70
Digs: Sure they’ve got corporate offices to house the  president, the accountant, and the sales and marketing team; but the real "office" is a production brewery taking up eight or so light industrial units with outdoor tanks, a brewhouse, bottling and canning lines, refrigerated warehouses, a lab, and the Avery Tap Room. From pretty much any window you can see the Front Range, just west of Boulder.
Culture: Avery feels a bit like Santa’s workshop where the elves are perpetually stoked to be making the coolest toy ever—beer. When shifts end, almost everyone sits down at the Tap Room for a few communal beers. It’s a congenial staff of climbers, bikers, ultra-runners, and anglers sharing tales around the table. In marketing director Joe Osborne’s words “it's easily the most fun you'll ever have in an alley.”
Sweet Perks: Along with awesome benefits, the owner throws a New Year’s Party at his house every year, and everyone who works at Avery is welcome along with their loved ones. Also, and perhaps most importantly, the production team gets one free case of beer per week.

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