Sunday, March 5, 2017

Colorado Brewery Visits #1-5

In late January 2017, Andy and I decided to undertake the challenge of visiting every brewery in Colorado before the end of 2018. A delicious, yet daunting task given the 300+ breweries in the state. We took some time to plan out our visits and relaized we need to visit 13 breweries a month every month in order to meet our goal. Here on my blog I'll track our progress, five breweries at a time, with the label "Colorado brewery visits".

1. Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder)
  • Visited: Sunday 1/29/17
  • With: Just us
  • Notes: We were the first ones in the door minutes after the taproom opened. Our buddy Mark works there and had called ahead to ask the beertender to put our beers on his tab. My brother, sister-in-law, and nephew FaceTimed us while we were at the bar :)

2. Four Noses Brewing (Broomfield)
  • Visited: Sunday 1/29/17
  • With: Mark & Devon
  • Notes: There were Girl Scouts selling boxed of cookies on the patio like little geniuses! It was a warm, sunny day and the patio was packed.

3. Beryl's Beer Co. (Denver)
  • Visited: Monday 1/30/17
  • With: Just us
  • Notes: They are doing construction on the road they're located on, so it wasn't busy despite their fabulous barrel-aged beers. The beertender also coordinates events for the brewery and gave us a tour of their cool barrel-lined event space.

4. Station 26 Brewing (Denver)
  • Visited: Wednesday 2/1/17
  • With: Kevin, Jon, Katie, and the Elevation crew was there too
  • Notes: It was their weekly February Dark Star (barrel-aged imperial stout) release. We drank too many and had to catch a ride home oops!

5. The Barrel House at Jessup Farm (Fort Collins)
  • Visited: Satuday 2/4/17
  • With: Jon and his buddy
  • Notes: Ed was working (I used to work with Ed at Funkwerks). We went before attending Lost in the Woods at New Belgium.The beers were super yummy and Andy bought two bombers for us to enjoy at home.


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