Last weekend we decided to escape the heat of the front range and head to the Colorado mountains. More specifically, we realized we hadn’t been to Estes Park in a while, and a sunny, summer day seemed like the perfect time for a quick road trip. Estes Park is a beautiful and bountiful mountain town, filled with shops, outdoor activities and three breweries – none of which we have visited yet. The plan was to spend a […]
Hi there… remember us? Yes, we were pretty absent over the holidays, when all the craziness of the season kept us from writing as often as we’d like. Fortunately, the start of 2016 has gotten us motivated to get back on the (or off?) the wagon. Today we’re kicking off the year with a recap of the first new (to us) brewery we visited in 2016: Odd13 Brewing Inc. in Lafayette, Colorado.
Dead Hippie Brewing quietly opened their doors and started serving pints last weekend. This newest neighborhood spot officially unlocked their doors on Thursday, October 22, and we stopped by their first Saturday to check them out. As luck would have it we even ran into a few of our own hippie friends, Rob and Stacy, which was an awesome surprise.
It’s ridiculous that it took us so long to get to CO-Brew. This homebrew shop and brewery has been open a few months, and they’re less than a block from my office. We literally drive past them every day on our commute home from work, yet we hadn’t stopped. One night after work we finally got a sign that we should stop in for a beer. This sign…
This weekend we finally made it by Factotum Brewhouse in Sunnyside. It’s was an unplanned stop so we only had enough time to try two pints, but our first impression was that we left pretty damn impressed. The beer was great, the taproom was really cool, and the staff was as friendly as you’ll find at any brewery.
I know it seems like all we do is visit great breweries and drink craft beer. If only that were true. In reality, we both work totally beer-free desk jobs Monday through Friday. We sit at our computers all day long, trying to solve problems and put out figurative fires for our employers, all without a single craft beverage in sight. By Thursday afternoon we need a break from the meetings, the conference calls, and […]
Remember how just a few short weeks ago we were complaining about rain? And how last month we had snow? Well, all of that is long gone, and summertime has finally arrived in Colorado. Now our days are filled with sunshine and warm temperatures, while our nights are cool and lovely. If you live anywhere outside of Colorado right now, you should be jealous. It’s simply wonderful here this time of year.
Yesterday we went to the future site of Great Divide Brewing Co to celebrate for their 21st Anniversary. The new space is almost complete, with a full kegging and canning line already installed. This location will also serve as their barrel storage facility, and although they plan on keeping their current Arapahoe Street establishment open, eventually a full brewhouse and tasting room will be added at the new site, too. While the space isn’t quite […]
We’re way behind on writing about new breweries. How far behind? Well, we’re just now reviewing Coda Brewing Co in Aurora, after they’ve been in business a full year. But what we lack in punctuality we make up for in persistence, so someday we’ll get around to all the breweries. Fortunately for us, we decided to visit Coda Brewing just in time for their 1st Anniversary Party, where we enjoyed an afternoon of fine beer, […]
It’s been raining a lot in Colorado of late, in case you didn’t know. The weekend before this last one we decided that we’d spent enough time sitting indoors because of the rain, and we decided to head south – where the sun was (mostly) shining and we could enjoy some fresh air and beautiful views. We spent most our afternoon walking around Colorado City and enjoying their annual Territory Days festival. Afterward we decided to head […]
Recently we’ve been refocusing our efforts on visiting ALL the great breweries in Colorado. At this point we’ve lost track of how many actual breweries exist in the state, but it’s somewhere around 250+ or so, and we’ve only visited around half of them. The horror! To help get us back on track we decided to make a Saturday afternoon trip to the only two breweries in Longmont we haven’t visited yet: 300 Suns Brewing and Großen Bart […]