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Good Times at the G’Knight Ride

In Adventures, Event Recap, Exploring Colorado by Chris

Beer and bikes are two of our favorite things, so we were excited to be participating in the 2nd Annual G’Knight Ride in Longmont. Festivities started at Prospect Park in Longmont, and the entire even was sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewing Company and presented by Bicycle Longmont. Oskar Blues G’Knight Ride This was the first ride of the summer for us, …

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Fort Collins Part 3: Odell Brewing Company

In Exploring Colorado, Featured Brewery by Chris

If you are looking for great Colorado craft beer, Fort Collins has more than enough great spots to get your fix. During our day in Fort Collins we had already visited New Belgium Brewing and Fort Collins Brewery. Last but not least, we made a stop at Odell Brewing Company. Odell Brewing Co Odell Brewing Co has a long history of …

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Fort Collins Part 2: Fort Collins Brewery

In Exploring Colorado, Featured Brewery by Chris

There’s more to Fort Collins beer than just New Belgium Brewing. That’s not to say we don’t love New Belgium, clearly we do. But there’s plenty of other great breweries in town that are worth a visit. We were lucky enough to visit two more great craft breweries while in Fort Collins. Fort Collins Brewery Our second stop in Fort …

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Fort Collins Part 1: New Belgium, Baby!

In Exploring Colorado, Featured Brewery by Chris

The plans for this weekend started small enough. We registered for the G’Knight Ride, a 10-mile ride around Longmont sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewing. Combining our love of biking with our love of beer seemed like a great time. As ride day approached, we decided it might be fun to make a weekend of our trip to northern Colorado. From …

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Drinking on School Nights

In Beer, Whatever by Chris

This week we broke one of our self-imposed rules and went out for a few beers during the week. Usually we need weekdays days to recover from our brewery stops on weekends, but not this week. We managed to visit two of our tried and true local breweries for some school night drinking this week. We stopped by Lone Tree …

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Oops, We Did it Again (at Dry Docks)

In Featured Brewery, Fun by Chris

We had to visit the Brew Hut this past Sunday for some homebrewing supplies. We decided to go to Dry Dock Brewing for one beer. Just one. Jeff had to try their Hop Abomination, after all. It would be silly to go all that way and not have a pint. In solidarity, I had a Breakwater Pale Ale. We would each …

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Our Love / Hate Relationship With Lowry Beer Garden

In Beer, Featured Beer Bar by Chris

Lowry Beer Garden opened last week, and we couldn’t wait to get there to check it out! Early reviews and teaser photos had us really excited about this place. Who doesn’t love a beer garden, right? And why should we have to wait till Oktoberfest to visit one? We decided to visit for Happy Hour with our friends Jessica, Shawn …

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Kicking Off Memorial Day Weekend at Vine Street

In Featured Brewery by Chris

For Memorial Day weekend, we were headed up to the mountains to spend time with family, and figured a brewery was not likely going to be part of the plans.  What’s a beer lover to do?  It seemed obvious that we had to make at least one brewery stop on the way out-of-town, but where to go?  Well, we needed …

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Rainy Days and Renegade

In Featured Brewery by Chris

Here’s a fun fact about Jeff and me:  We live 33 miles outside of Denver, but we both work downtown.  With Denver traffic this is not ideal, to say the least.  The only nice part is that we work within a few blocks of one another, so although the commute is horrible, at least we get to spend time together.  …

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Colorado Springs Beer Tour, Part 3 of 3

In Exploring Colorado, Featured Brewery by Chris

After a whirlwind tour of the Colorado Springs brewery scene, we woke up Sunday with only one thing on our mind:  breakfast!   Lucky for us we found a cute (and pretty popular) local place for some grub, the King’s Chef Diner.   If you’re in Colorado Springs for breakfast, I highly recommend this place.   Just be warned:  their portions are HUGE.  …

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Colorado Springs Beer Tour, Part 2 of 3

In Exploring Colorado by Chris

After a Saturday afternoon sampling a few of the Colorado Springs breweries, we were ready to hit it even harder for Saturday night!   Our first stop:  Bristol Brewing Company.  Bristol is one of the few Colorado Springs breweries we were actually familiar with before our trip, and we were pretty excited to check out their tap house.   What made this a …

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Colorado Springs Beer Tour, Part 1 of 3

In Exploring Colorado by Chris

There’s something to be said for getting away from it all, even if you’re not getting away very far.   Even a brief night away can help you recharge your batteries and reconnect with what’s important to you. Of course by important, I’m talking about beer. We decided this weekend to make some real progress on our Colorado Beer Tour by …

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Hello Again, Rockyard

In Featured Brewery by Chris

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.   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 …

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Lone Tree Brewing Brings Great Beers to the ‘Burbs

In Featured Brewery by Chris

Our visit to Lone Tree Brewing Company was more about meeting up with friends than sampling all their beers, so we both stuck with one variety the whole night.  Jeff stuck with the Hoptree IPA, and I had the Puddle Jumper Pale Ale.  Both were good, with strong hop aromas and flavors.  Of course the Hoptree was much more aggressively …

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Reminiscing over Beers and Burgers at Pints Pub

In Featured Brewery by Chris

Pints Pub holds a special place in our hearts.   Jeff and I visited Pints on our first date more than 13 years ago.   After meeting at happy hour, I told Jeff I was pretty new to the area and hadn’t gotten out too much.  He offered to take me out on the town, and that first night out we stopped …