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Old 06-21-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default FL to CO summer vacation.

Flying to CO for family vacation. What beers should I try? I can get some of the bigger CO brands in FL, but availability is poor (Oskar blues, Fort Collins, flying Dog for instance). I will def try those for sure. I know there is limited Russian River distribution, and I plan to try and seek some out. Also Odell, and Firestone walker.

Any other highly recommended breweries and specific brews y'all can recommend?

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CO is beervana! O'Dells, Oskar, Avery, Breckenridge, Ft. Collins Brewery, Boulder, Great Divide, Funkwerks, New Belgium, Ska, Tommyknocker, Wynkoop.

If you're in Aurora, Dry Dock is my local favorite, I'd love to meet you for a pint, PM me. Crooked Stave, Prost, and Denver Beer are local but awesome.

I'd plan on taking a few cases home, at least.

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Odell's is a must, 90 shillings & easy street wheat, just a couple to mention but all their beers are awesome! Fort Collins brewery! New Belgium Tour is fun! Lots of great beers in Colorado I miss the college days! Go Rams! Sucks that I moved out of Colorado and have to now only enjoy PDX Beers & HB! Life is good!! :-)

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It's a family trip so brewery tour is not an option.


Grabbed some st lupulin and rampant so far. Will keep an eye out for the others.

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90 schilling is good!


So far:
St lupulin
Rampant
90 schilling
Laughing Lab by Bristol brewing
Some royal gorge specialty brew in between an Irish red and and APA somewhere.

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CO is beervana! O'Dells, Oskar, Avery, Breckenridge, Ft. Collins Brewery, Boulder, Great Divide, Funkwerks, New Belgium, Ska, Tommyknocker, Wynkoop.

If you're in Aurora, Dry Dock is my local favorite, I'd love to meet you for a pint, PM me. Crooked Stave, Prost, and Denver Beer are local but awesome.

I'd plan on taking a few cases home, at least.
We stay in aurora I think on the last night of the trip. Any recommended restaurants? Dry dock is a brewery or a brew pub?
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Decadent by Ska Brewing (Durango, CO). Usually found in a 22 oz bomber with a red waxed cap.

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Durango tomorrow!!


Will look for that beer!

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Woodcut series from Odell or Lips of Faith series from New Belg are good limited release options.

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Found these at a random small nothing special shop in Durango.. You folks from CO don't know how good you've got it!


I guess if I could buy great beer with a wealth of variety though, I may never have become a homebrewer,

In Utah now for a bit. After a long day of walking, traveling, and some low intensity hiking, settled down for dinner to discover the whole town is dry....

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