Sunday was a really cool day starting with the Barley's Angels event at Hops & Pie then ending up at Backcountry Pizza and Tap House in Boulder where we met Patrick Rue of The Bruery.
Patrick Rue was at Backcountry Pizza for The Bruery tap takeover. I have to admit I didn't recognize him until later when we talked to him in the parking lot. I wrote an article three years ago about The Bruery dinner at a small pizza restaurant, Basta in Boulder. He was with his wife and baby daughter. We were lucky to be seated at the next table to them and we chatted during the course of the evening.
On Sunday after leaving Backcountry Pizza we stopped at Avery Brewing where we met up with Patrick Rue again in the parking lot. We were able to chat with him in the barrel-aging room at Avery. I asked Patrick what brought him to Colorado besides the tap takeover at Backcountry Pizza, apparently he was here to collaborate with Epic Brewing on a 7.518% ABV stout with cinnamon, ginger, lactose, and peaches. Both breweries were ask to collaborate by their distributing company. The distributing company is having an annual party.
My husband informed the Avery tap room staff of who was in the barrel-aging room and they cordially invited Patrick on a tour of the brewery. I would like to thank Patrick again for chatting with us and for our beers, that was so nice of him.
|Larry Smith with Patrick Rue at Avery Brewing's|