Sunday, March 27, 2011

Southern Sun

Went for lunch at the Southern Sun in south Boulder and the barley-wine which I was told is really the Super Kind Ale.  The name change was because the brewer thought the Super Kind tasted more like a barley-wine. Weird, huh? I must say the beer tasted really good, what ever they call it.
If any of you have further information about this, please comment.  Thanks!

Upslope Brewing Co

Hey all, just a reminder that Upslope Brewing taproom will be closed for the first 3 weeks in April due to they're expanded into the next unit.  They'll have more room for more tables, a larger bar, and they're thinking of installing a dart board.

This week they will be bringing some fantastic beer on tap this coming week.  Yesterday the Cabernet barrel-aged 2nd anniversary dark ale was on tap.  That is some good tasting beer :)

The imperial stout will be making an appearance along with the Quad, Belgian strong ale. If you have them as a friend on Facebook, Upslope manager, Chad Pieper will keep us posted.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Colorado Beer Tour App for iOS and Android

Colorado Beer Tour is a wonderful app to guide you to great beer venues, breweries, brewpubs, and tap houses. It's also available on the Apple Store and Android Market.

This app has over 50 venues for beer all along the Front Range area of Colorado, in a north/south direction. The places are located in the areas of Fort Collins, Longmont, Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs. The app has a gps locator so you can see what great places are closest to your location. These are Larry Smith's favorite places that he would recommend to friends on where to have beer. You'll enjoy going to each place!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dry Dock Brewing Co

Cocoa Blonde, 5%, blonde color, cocoa aroma and cocoa flavor with a blonde finish. Dry Dock Brewing now has table service in the main taproom and the additional room. Since table service is new for the staff, you might have to wait for your beer.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Upslope Brewing Co

This is Dana Olocki's first visit to Upslope Brewing in Boulder.  She changed from being a pilsner drinker that day to enjoying the 6.7% whiskey aged brown ale from Upslope Brewing. She commented that the ale had coffee under notes with caramel.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FreshCraft in Denver

Lunch at FreshCraft in Denver, ale and cheese soup topped with a doughy pretzel and bacon bits was season to perfection, very well balanced.  The soup was complemented with the Shamrock Brewing Co.'s Irish Porter, 5.3% very smooth, roasted malt flavor, and very tasty.

Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe

Happy Hour at the Cheeky Monk, 11am-1pm ;) Drinking Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence 7.0% slight chocolate aroma, not so much chocolate flavor, roasted malt and a spice flavor!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Crowboy performing in Avery Brewing barrel-aging cellar

Maharaja release party!

Maharaja release party

Avery Brewing Co release their double IPA, Maharaja. Barrel-aging cellar, where Crowboy is playing and the spill-over from taproom.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chocolate Ale

Had a pint of Boulevard Brewing Chocolate Ale at the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver.  This was a very surprising pint of delicious chocolate that wasn't a stout.  It has an amber hue coloring with a lovely aroma of chocolate. The beer was infused with nibs of Dominican Republic chocolate.  The flavor is an intense chocolate with a touch of vanilla, roasted malt, and a sweetness that if you closed your eyes you'd think you were drinking a pure chocolate concoction.  It's also a 9% alcohol beer that doesn't taste that big.

What's new on tap at the Avery Brewing taproom.

Avery Brewing taproom has a whiskey barrel aged old smoky, it's a German style smoke beer, rauchbier. It's 9.0% that is very sweet with a smoke aroma and slight whiskey back end. I was surprised that I enjoyed this smoke beer.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lunch at Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

Drinking Dogfish Head Raison 'd Être and Unibroue Maudite both I'd recommend, very good.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Left Hand Brewing Co new beer

Left Hand's new beer, TNT, Weizen doppelbock, made with a smoke tea. It's 7.9% ABV. Sweet with smoke aroma and flavor

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Upslope Satellite Taproom at the West End Tavern, Boulder

Starting last January, West End Tavern has hosted a satellite taproom for selected breweries on the first Thursday of the month.  On that Thursday night they will have over ten taps dedicated to the breweries rare beers along with their flagship beers.   The West End kicked off with Avery Brewing Co and this Thursday it was Upslope Brewing 11 beers on tap. All 11 beers were on tap in the upstairs enclosed patio.
It was great to be able to drink the Cabernet barreled-aged dark belgian strong ale and oak-age imperial stout again. They had a great turn out!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Glarus Raspberry Tart

It's March 1 and we're in the backyard, temp today over 60 degrees. Winter will intrude any day now, so we're enjoying the spring like weather :)

At Equinox Brewing

Taster set from rt, Eclipse Brown 5.3% a nice American brown ale, Jonas Porter on cask 5.4%, roast malt flavor, Haver Scottish Ale 6.3%, not bad, large glass is Midwinter Warmer Barleywine 10%, sweet aroma and front end with slight alcohol finish, very tasty!

Equinox Brewing, Fort Collins

Beer on tap

Choice City Butcher for breakfast

Berry French toast with 2 eggs and bacon. SOS, biscuit and gravy. Too early to drink beer for me but Larry has New Belgium Dunkle Weiss :)