Friday, April 29, 2011

Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

I'm drinking Moose Drool, I know, are you kidding me! 50 draft beers on tap but nothing jump out at me :)

Avery Brewing "Sisterhood of the Hops"

Sisterhood of the Hops is the inspiration of bartender, Caitlyn Vestal. This was my first time for this event and didn't know what to expect.  Last night there were around 12 or more women and two men in attendance for this beer and "bites" pairing, 4 beers with 4 appetizer. The food and beer were paired well due to the help of Bob Sargent who owns Savory Cuisines Catering across the alley from Avery.
I enjoyed the event and I met a wonderful young woman, Amy who is a home brewer and it was her first time at the Sisterhood of Hops.
Next month will be a fundraiser, though I'm not sure what charity.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hops & Pies

Check out this pizza shop that has over 20 draft beers on tap!
Stone's smoke porter with vanilla bean, slight smoke front end and a vanilla back end with a bitter aftertaste.
5.9% at $8.00 a pint.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cheeky Monk Belgian Cafe

Last chance for Pliny the Younger!

Cheeky Monk Belgian Cafe in Denver

Lindemans Faro and Dogfish Head Midas Touch on tap at the Cheeky Monk.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

We went for happy hour at Backcountry Pizza and Tap House last Friday where pints and appetizers are a dollar off normal price.  I couldn't decide what I want to drink so I had got a taster of two beers I never had before, Leifman's Fruitesse which is a blend of cherry, bilberry, elderberry, strawberry, and raspberry and Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura, a sour stout.  I wasn't in the mood for either so on a whim I blend what was left in the taster glass together and it was delicious!  I know, many of you are cringing at the thought of blending beers.  But it worked and the flavors together were so complex that I'd do it again.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Avery Brewing

Dry-hopped Maharaja, hop aroma and taste like hops.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Upslope Brewery

I'm going through Upslope Brewing withdrawals! It's one of my favorite breweries and they are closed during their expansion.  For those who don't know, Upslope leased the next unit to the brewery and is expanding the taproom.  I believe for their reopening, they will be tapping special brews and on a couple of Saturdays have a live music.  But I have to wait until April 26 when they reopen, they're changing the taproom hours to Tues - Sat, 2pm-8pm.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Falling Rock Tap House

New veggie burger that is made from scratch. It is has two kinds of rice, black beans, mozzarella cheese, and the staff can't get enough.

Falling Rock Tap House

The special tap list for Colorado Beer Week. Stop by for a pint, I'm drinking Russian River Temptation aged in Chardonnay barrels for 12 months :)

Falling Rock Tap House

Colorado Beer week at the Falling Rock, from Dry Dock Brewing a new barrel-aged barleywine at 12%. It has a wine aroma with an oak and smoky flavor.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Avery Brewing, Sour Ale Fest tickets sold out!

Yesterday I get an email from an employee at Avery, Holly who tells us the Sour Ale Fest tickets were sold out online and there wasn't many left at the taproom.  So Larry and I scurry over to the Avery taproom and find out there was only around 10 tickets left.  Around that time a friend, Mitch Smith, text us about the tickets almost selling out and to notify another friend, Max Wolsky about the situation.
So we buy 2 tickets, have lunch then I remember about Max, text him and he text back in astonishment that the tickets were almost sold out. He ask it a ticket can be saved for him cause he's on his way to the taproom. In short, he made it and was able to buy 1 ticket.

The Sour Ale Fest tickets sold out online in 19 minutes! I didn't think that many people drank sour ales. Over three hundred tickets were sold online and over 80 tickets at the taproom.  We were told that there was a line waiting for the taproom to open yesterday.

The old adage of You Snooze, You Lose, is so true, especially with a limited amount of tickets.

I'm want to thank Holly for emailing us, because we were like Max thinking we could buy the tickets anytime during the day.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Equinox Brewing

Table made from front door in their new seating room part of their taproom expansion. Winter warmer barley wine and Baltic porter on the table along with Larry ;)

Equinox Brewing

Betelgeuse Baltic Porter, hints of coffee, roasted malts, such rich flavor at 6.5%.