Arrived at Avery Brewery, Boulder Colorado at 11.30am. Twenty two beers on tap, most of which are over 7%!! TRUCK, our designated tour guide, greeted us with pint in hand and introduced us to the line up. First up, a trial Pilsner, the first lager we had seen from any of our visits (excluding the Ballast Point India Pale Lager at 7%abv!). A great Belgian Wheat was on offer, an un-assuming 10%abv Belgian quad/Abt, the awesome Hog Heavan and an intense IPA, amongst many others. However, we planned on having some lunch, then a whirl-wind tour of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We were set to return at dusk to have a full tasting of the entire range.
Mountain Sun, downtown Boulder. A brew pub with great burgers and sandwiches. Stand outs were a rye ale and the Isadore Java Porter, which used locally roasted coffee beans. Note the 'tasters' on the left which were 7oz each!!! Tasters!?!?!
After finding a hotel, we decided to take a cruise into the mountains in our truck (see below).
Barney decided to get a little bit sick...while the rest of us enjoyed a great dinner at the nearest craft brew pub....Oskar Blues in Longmont. In the meantime Barney was battling for his life in the Longmont Hospital. Unfortunately we didnt get to make it back to the Avery tap room that evening.
Upon Barney's speedy recovery (had something to do with two bags of saline going into his veins), Nate from Oskar Blues takes us through a tasting of the Dogfish Palo Santo
Thanks to Nate and all staff at Oskar Blues. Special Thanks to the firemen of Lyons, Colorado... first on the scene, the local Ambulance and all staff in the Emergency Room at the Longmont United Hospital.