It’s so very convenient that our favorite local liquor store, Bubbles Liquor World, is just across the street from our favorite (and only) local Castle Rock brewery, Rockyard Brewing Company. We hadn’t planned on drinking beers but instead went to Bubbles to pick up some cervezas for a little Cinco de Mayo shindig we were having. However, stocking up on cervezas and tequila can be hard work, so when Rockyard beckoned us over after we were done, what were we to do? It seems rude to just drive by without stopping!
Since this was a spontaneous visit that centered as much on getting some grub as it did some beer, we didn’t take very good tasting notes. However, we both decided to throw caution to the wind and try brews we’d never tried before. I ordered the Drunken Uncle Dunkelweizen. It totally would have ordered it by the awesome name alone, but luckily for me, it was also a really great beer! I can see why the uncle was so drunk! Jeff had the Farmhouse Ale, which was a Belgian-style Saison and also quite good. We did a pretty poor job of pairing our food (we had nachos with our German and Belgian styled brews!) but somehow it all worked.