Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 28

We continued east on highway 14 alongside the Cache la Poudre River. We stopped at a laundromat in Ft. Collins and washed all our dirty clothes. We went on to Longmont, Colorado where we set up the trailer at St. Vrain State Park. We took showers (finally) and then went to the new Tasty Weasel taproom at Oskar Blues Brewery (makers of Dale’s Pale Ale). Carolyn had a pint of whisky barrel cask-conditioned TenFidy (a “titanic, immensely viscous stout loaded with neck-deep flavors” – 10% ABV, 85 IBU’s), and I had a pint of Gordon (“a velvet M-80 double red ale with a gooey aroma and sticky mouthfeel" – 8% ABV, 60 IBU’s). Then we went to Left Hand Brewing where we met the head brewer, Ro Guenzel. He took us on a private tour of the brewery. Then we drove to my neice Anne-Alex’s house in Erie where we had dinner with her, her husband Kevin and their daughters Hallie and Maddie.

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