The Stories We Could Tell

Senior Moments at 32….

So in our last post, we mentioned that the Rocky Mountain National Park was our final stop in Colorado. We totally forgot that our last visit was actually a day trip to Fort Collins, CO. Guess all this free time has begun rotting our brains!

So about Fort Collins: A cute college town (Colorado State) about an hour outside Denver. The city houses several breweries (Odell, New Belgium, Anheuser Busch) and a fun old town area (with shopping, bars and restaurants). The best part of our trip was a tour of the Odell brewery. You probably haven’t had their beer before as 85% of their business comes from Colorado, and they only sell it in a few other select states (CA not included). The owner began as a home brewer so it was cool to see what James could one day become (I think we should open the Blue Eyed Bear Brewery – catchy, right?). Their shop is very environmentally conscious – solar panels provide the power, the cold Colorado air in winter is pulled in the coolers to keep the brews perfectly chilled, barrels from Makers Mark bourbon are recycled to age and flavor the Bourbon Barrel Stout. A perk of working there – you get to brew your own creation in their test batch area… 10 kegs of whatever you can imagine! Cool experience to see what a smaller scale brewery is like.

OK… now on to Utah…


July 2, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

1 Comment »

  1. Bria, Denise owns the old National Bohemian beer bottling plant. It has 3 lines of bottling capacity so when James wants to go into mass production we can handle it.

    Comment by Rob | July 4, 2010 | Reply

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