Ron and I took the Boulder Coffee and Pastry Tour. It included stops at 3 coffee shops.
She demonstrated 3 ways of brewing coffee. Same beans were used. Pictured is the sludge factor.
New Belguim Brewery Tour. This is the first room on our stop. Here our guide tells us the history of New Belguim as we sample two beers and can pose for photos.
Here we sample a beer fresh off the bottling line.
Ron notices the motor.
Beer Pairing Dinner With Grimm Bothers Beer
Ron love the chocolate covered bacon.
On the way to Estes Park we saw this squirl at a scenic overlook.
We got a to go lunch in Estes Park then ate on a sunny trail.
On the way from the Denver airport to our Boulder hotel we had dinner at Wynkoop Brewing Company, Denver's oldest brew pub.
We had breakfast at the farmers' market. I was impressed with the Zero Waste Station.
Knarly Barley Beerfest, Larimer County Fair, Loveland, CO
I bought some hops for my head.
Budwiser Beer Pairing Class. First our instructor asked us to smell the Budwiser. She asked what it smells like and one guy says, "Smells like college."
This is Dan's friend Jane Armstrong. People are so friendly in Colorado.
We met Dan and his wife Julie the night before at the beer paring dinner. He was nice to invite us to hang out with him and friends.
We took the city bus to the Avery Aniversary party.
This friendly guy had a wrist band for the VIP room which served limited attition beers. I wanted VIP tickets but was unable to purchase. He brought out some VIP beers and let Ron and I sample.
Our last day in Colorado.
Specialty malts from Canada and Chilton, Wisconsin.
Great Divide Brewing Bottling Room "Water" Cooler Ron and I took a tour of the Great Divide Brewery in Denver. I guess the employees like their job. The tour guide says they don't advertise job openings yet still get about 300 applications per opening.
My hair blowing as I take the bike on it's first ride.