Rainy Days and Renegades

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. I guess it’s true: misery really does love company. I only bring up this fact […]

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Colorado Springs Beer Tour, Part 3: Visiting Trinity Brewing Company

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. Jeff ordered the ½ breakfast burrito, and I ordered a ¼ size of their special […]

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Colorado Springs Beer Tour, Part 2 of 3

After a Saturday afternoon sampling a few of the Colorado Springs breweries, we were ready to hit it even harder for Saturday night! On the agenda was Bristol Brewing Company, Black Fox Brewing (which, technically, is located inside Bristol Brewing), Kevin Baity Kraft Beers, Rocky Mountain Brewery, and Phantom Canyon Brewing Company. That’s a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get to it!

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Colorado Springs Beer Tour, Part 1 of 3

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, we’re talking about beer. We decided this weekend to make some real progress on our efforts to visit all the breweries in Colorado by scheduling a quick little getaway to Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs isn’t very […]

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Rockyard Brewing Company in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Hello Again, Rockyard

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 […]

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Lone Tree Brewing Brings Great Beers to the ‘Burbs

Lone Tree Brewing Company 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 hopped, at 80 IBUs.  Still, the Puddle Jumper had a good […]

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Reminiscing over Beers and Burgers at Pints Pub Brewery

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 at three Denver bars. Our first stop was at Heavenly Daze, which I think was […]

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It’s Friday and We’re In Love…. with Arvada Beer Company

Today was full of surprises.  We started the night with a BBQ class we took because of a great Groupon offer.  The class at Ruff’s Barbecue Shoppe was great.  Not only did we learn a lot, but after the class, we got to grub on a seriously amazing barbecue dinner!  We really hadn’t planned on a full dinner being included with our class, so at 7 pm when we were finished, we were ready for […]

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Copper Kettle Brewing 1 Year Anniversary

We visited Copper Kettle Brewing Company this weekend, just in time for their One Year Anniversary celebration! Apparently, however, though our timing was right, we really blew it (according to a friend) by not having the best beer on their menu, the Mexican Chocolate Stout. I mean, it was only a GABF Gold Medal Winner. Ugh. I guess we already need to plan a return trip.

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All Hopped Up at Bull & Bush

I’ve known about Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery for years, but not only have we never visited, I hadn’t even driven been by the place. It’s kind of off the beaten path in Cherry Creek. Maybe they like it that way, so that only those smart enough to come looking will find this hidden treasure of a pub. It’s certainly not a newcomer to the scene, as Bull & Bush Pub has been around […]

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Frikin Friday at Dry Dock

We celebrated the end of the work week at Dry Dock Brewing for happy hour for their Friday firkin. Firkins are hit or miss with us. I like the experimental brews and will try them whenever and wherever they’re offered. Jeff, on the other hand, doesn’t really like messing with a good thing. Since he’s not a big fruit or flavored beer fan, he often tries them but rarely thinks they’re better than the original. This […]

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