brew trek

tasters & tidbits

Between refreshing the look of this site and the sudden, traumatic loss of one of our pets, it’ll be awhile before we can get a new story about a brewery posted. But life in the craft beer world goes on, and so here are some of the stories going on to tide you over until we can resume recounting our visits.

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl TebowingAll of this may be moot by the time you read this, but it’s playoff time in the NFL, and our beloved Broncos, on the back of Tebow have amazingly made it to the second round. Seeing Pittsburgh’s Mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, having to Tebow after the Steelers loss in overtime was priceless. It was the result of the bet between Mayor Ravenstahl with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock prior to the game.

So it was expected that Mayor Hancock would make a similar bet with Boston’s Mayor Menino. What resulted in their discussion about the bet became a shit storm of comparison’s between Colorado and New England beers. ‘Mumbles’ is obviously still living in the seventies and has no clue about craft beer in general, much less anything brewed outside of Boston. Read the full story here.

On another note, brewery openings are exploding here in Denver. With at least four breweries slated to open within the city limits, 2012 looks to be a great year for fresh beer here in the Mile High City. To remind the rest of the country what a great place the city is to drink fresh craft beer, Visit Denver has released the following video:

In other news, Silverton has a new brewery, Avalanche Brewing Company. The reason I bring this up is that the wife and I have nearly completed our reservations and planning for a Colorado Western Slope brewery tour this Summer. In addition to Silverton, we are looking to visit brewers in Edwards, Carbondale, Paonia, Palisade, Grand Junction, Montrose, Ridgway, Ouray, Durango, Pagosa Springs, and hopefully visit Moonlight Pizza in Salida and Bierwerks in Woodland Park.

To close, we’d like to thank the guys over at Twisted Pine, and everyone else who shared the link to our list of Top Ten Draught Beers of 2011 on their Facebook pages. The traffic on the Brew Trek site has quadrupled over the past week, and we greatly appreciate the exposure.

So check back soon to see the progress we are making in refreshing the site, and visit our Facebook page for notification on new posts and news. Until then, enjoy your favorite craft beer, and visit your local brewery!

This entry was published on January 14, 2012 at 11:45 am. It’s filed under Beer and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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