About Us

Shoes and Brews is a specialty running shoe store with a joint taproom/brewery serving 20+ of Colorado's finest and most unique craft beers. Running and beer have been buddies for a long time. At Shoes and Brews we leverage this friendship to bring an enticing social experience in the form of group runs, the half mile beer price challenge, and new local races to name a few events. The "mullet" analogy has been used to explain our store layout. We've got "business" in the front and the party in the back. You can be the judge as to which refers to shoes and which refers to brews. But of course, that does not mean that you need to be a runner to enjoy a brew in our taproom or to be a beer drinker to come in and receive a great shoe fit for your goals.

Thursday Night Fun Runs
Oktoberfest Bike Tour 1
Oktoberfest Bike Tour 2
Oktoberfest Bike Tour 3
Oktoberfest Bike Tour 5
Oktoberfest Bike Tour 6
Oktoberfest Bike Tour 7
Oktoberfest Bike Tour 8
Oktoberfest Bike Tour 9
Shoes and Brews Front
Shoes and Brews Open
Shoes and Brews patio
Shoes and Brews Pint
Shoes and Brews Taps
Shoes and Brews Tasters
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Our staff has over 20 years of running shoe industry experience allowing us to find the best shoe for your needs. We love what a running shoe can do for a person. Whether that means running, walking, improving comfort when on your feet, or looking super cool with your outfit.

Shoe Brands we carry


Our taproom and brewery is completely unique to Longmont. The vast majority of the beers we serve, you will not find anywhere else in town. We've worked hard to select a wide variety of the most soul satisfying brews across the state. This took a lot of "market research" by our team and we think you will appreciate their choices. We continually rotate options as new beers are created and suggestions come in from beer advocates like you. We also brew our own beer on a single barrel all electric system. Click here for a detailed list of our current beers. Check out our food and non-alcoholic beverage list here.

Want to determine the price of you beer? Grab your shoes and run our 800m Road Challenge. The time you run is the price of your beer. Check out the results.

Breweries on tap


Beer and Running: How these two Passions Intersect

September 2, 2016
Posted by Competitor Running - Brian Metzler
Shoes and Brews opened in Longmont, Colo., in late July as the first full-fledged beer and running operation in the U.S. It was started by a group of runners (including three former collegiate runners) who have an inkling for beer and sensed a business opportunity. More

Boulder County Beer Run: Running and Brews make a good team

July 13, 2016
Posted by Daily Camera - Aimee Heckel
It might seem like an unlikely pairing: running and a glass of beer. In fact, that's a common response Ashlee Anderson gets from new patrons to her nanobrewery-slash-running-hangout Shoes and Brews in Longmont. More

Longmont Breweries to Collaborate on Habitat for Humanity Build

March 21, 2016
Posted by Times-Call - Brett Callwood
While the many breweries in and around Longmont are hardly at one another's throats, any amount of industry competition will be put to one side while nine of them collaborate on a Habitat for Humanity build, wittily named The House That Beer Built. More

Earning Your Beer: Fitness & Craft Beer in Boulder County

February 4, 2016
Posted by Eat Drink Boulder - Lisa Grove
True to its name, Shoes & Brews in Longmont is one part running shoe store and one part craft brewery and taproom, offering a social environment where these two activities and passions can be combined and thrive. More

Making a beer run

August 13, 2015
Posted by Boulder Weekly - Grace Boyle
Cheers and clapping come from the road as two eager runners take off in a sprint in the 800-meter road challenge for Shoes and Brews in Longmont. More

Alumni build community, one pint and one pair of shoes at a time

March 12, 2015
Posted by AlumLine CSU - Ben Fogelberg
The business concept’s generating buzz locally and nationally—stories have run everywhere from beer blogs and the Longmont Times Call to Runners’ World magazine. Each article praises the “mullet concept”: business in the front (the shoes), party in the back (brews). But the concept’s much more than a totally awesome ’80s metaphor: it’s about creating community. More

A Bruising Cruise With The Shoes And Brews Crew

March 5, 2015
Posted by Longmont Compass
I confess to kid-in-a-candy-store syndrome as I wandered about Shoes And Brews. Clean, spacious, and stuffed with running gear, running gizmos, running shoes – and beer. More

Beer & Running: A Running Store With 20 Beer Taps

November 26, 2014
Posted by Competitor.com
Many running shops have happy hour runs and offer post-run beers, and there are also many breweries with an interest in running—including brew pubs that host regular group runs or produce running-themed beers—but Shoes & Brews is a one of a kind in the running world. More

On Tap Locally

September 23, 2014
Posted by 300 Suns Brewing
Shoes & Brews has done it up right. Not only are they truly wonderful folks, but they have a kick-@#$ establishment (a brewpub plus a shoe store) that is comfortable, fun and has a great beer line-up. More

Shoes and Brews | Longmont, CO

August 12, 2014
Posted by PorchDrinking.com
More than simply noticing the need for a speciality shoe store, everyone involved in Shoes and Brews is involved with running in one way or another. More

What if you were to find out that the shoe store is also a taproom serving over 20 of Colorado's finest craft beers? You'd be out the door before we could say "microbrew." More

Longmont's Shoes & Brews grand opening this weekend

July 24, 2014
Posted by Times-Call
A combination running store and microbrewery might sound like a strange idea to some, but the founders of Longmont's new Shoes & Brews say it makes perfect sense to them. More

Does This Running Store Have a Drinking Problem?

July 22, 2014
Posted by Blood Sweat & Cheers
Combining two of our favorite activities, a group of (uncertified) geniuses in Colorado have married running and drinking together under one roof. More

Shoes & Brews to combine running, craft beer

June 18, 2014
Posted by Coloradoan
If you've ever enjoyed a cold one while getting your bike tuned, you can probably imagine doing the same while trying out new running shoes. That's what a pair of former Colorado State University runners are betting on as they open Shoes & Brews in Longmont in July... More

Shoes and Brews pioneers new store

June 16, 2014
Posted by Draft Magazine
A while ago I decided if I ever win the lottery, I'm going to open a craft beer and running shoe store called The Beer Run. Unfortunately, I've yet to win the lottery. And in the meantime, another store has beat me to the finish line with this business model... More

This Running Store Serves Beer — Yes, Really

June 14, 2014
Posted by Refinery29
There's a magical running store opening in Colorado next month that will sell you sneakers and serve you a pint. The shop, Shoes & Brews, will have a taproom with 20+ Colorado craft beers, a one-barrel brewing system, and locally prepared grub... More

Colorado Running Store with Tap Room to Open in July

June 12, 2014
Posted by Runner's World
Sipping on a post-run pint surrounded by your running friends – doesn't get much better than that, right? Now, imagine you could ponder the beer list, one that includes, say, a Prefontaine Pilsner or Jogger Lager, and snag a new pair of shoes or a tech shirt, all under the same roof. ... More


Shoes & Brews

63 S Pratt Pkwy
Longmont, CO 80501
(720) 340-4290

Shoes Hours

Mon-Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

Brews Hours

Mon-Thursday: noon-8pm
Fri-Saturday: noon-9pm
Sunday: noon-7pm

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