Denver: Day 1

Greetings, earthlings! I was lucky enough to score a pass to The Great American Beer Festival (Parkway is amazing), which is why I’m writing you all FROM DENVER!! Yesterday was a whirlwind of airport and plane annoyance, but the promise of beer(s) kept me strong through it all! Here are the highlights of the day!

tickey
First plane ride ever!

clouds

In the clouds, just the way I like it

Honkers

Honkers Ale at the Goose Island outpost…IN THE AIRPORT

matilda

Matilda in the airport becuase…#treatyoself

Mountains

Flying into Denver! You can kinda see the mountains..hehe

Loose leaf

 Odell Brewery’s Loose Leaf American Session, at Biker Jim’s, a gourmet hot dog restaurant. Dad, you MUST try this place!
I was a little disappointed by this beer, not much flavor or hop presence.

crooked stave board

Up next: Crooked Stave, a brewery that specializes in sour beers

Wild Colorado
Colorado Wild Sage: Mildly sour with a slight sage aftertaste, a solid brew

apricot

Apricot Petit Sour: Tart initial flavor and a sweet aftertaste
BALLIN’ SOUR…I want one right now…it’s 8:30 am…get over it

batch 100

Batch 100: Sour brewed with kumquats and dry hopped with centennial hops.
Sour, earthy goodness

My favorite beer of the night, and ironically the only beer I don’t have a picture of, was Oskar Blues’ Coconut Porter. The coconut was JUST perfect in this yummy brew.

That’s it for now, peeps!  Talk to you soon!

-M

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