Colorado Chronicles – Funkwerks

  Our last stop in Fort Collins was Funkwerks, a newer brewery on the Colorado landscape.  I need to make a few caveats about my visit to Funkwerks: 1) we were exhausted after an entire day of drinking and 2) I was dealing with some serious palate fatigue.  That said, Funkwerks makes some absolutely delicious beer. Funkwerks brews a style of beer called a Saison.  Saison is a farmhouse style...
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Colorado Chronicles – New Belgium Brewing

Our second day in Colorado started with an amazing brunch in Boulder at Lucille’s.  We then piled into the car and headed to Fort Collins to visit the breweries there.  The first stop was the legendary New Belgium Brewery.  The brewery was huge!  The set up was almost like a ski lodge bar.  It offered a cool, hip vibe full of bicycles and thirsty tourists like ourselves.  NBB gave...
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Colorado Chronicles – Avery Brewing Company

I landed in Colorado last Friday night with my fiance and immediately headed to Avery Brewing Company in Boulder.  The Avery Brewing Company is a highly regarded brewery that distributes nationally to 33 states.  They are especially known for their high gravity beers, some over 15% ABV!  Avery’s taproom is tucked into an industrial park/business district and is pretty hard to find if...
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The Colorado Chronicles

  Last weekend I visited some friends in Boulder, Colorado and continued my beer adventures in the place where they began.  Two years ago I went to Colorado following my deployment to Iraq.  As I awaited wrist surgery, I couldn’t ski so I attempted to try as much good beer as possible.  This year, once again, I was injured and couldn’t ski so I decided that I would retrace my...
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