Howdy! Did anyone else’s weekend just fly?
My weekend was jam-packed! I’m looking forward to having tomorrow off to catch up on some chores/laundry/blog stuff. Oh, and search for jobs. Always exciting -_- If anyone hears of anything digital communication/social media/PR related in the Denver area, let me know!
Friday consisted of Divergent (loved it!) and work. It was fairly uneventful, but I have to say, I didn’t mind Shailene Woodley in the film. She actually fit the role of Tris quite nicely!
- Fairlife Yoga Event
Saturday afternoon, I attended an event put on by Fairlife at a local yoga studio in Denver. This was so not your typical yoga class! We practiced partner, acrobatic yoga in a warm room and it was actually extremely entertaining! I’m not a very bendy person but I love hot yoga, so this was my kind of activity!
Fairlife is a brand that creates lactose-free, high protein + calcium milk products. They seem like an absolutely wonderful company that truly cares about the environment and their consumers. They even have their own cows and treat them wonderfully – shelter, care and NO rBST growth hormones.
- Craft Beer Breweries
Saturday night Ian and I headed up to Fort Collins to visit his cousin and his girlfriend that were in town for a veterinary conference. We met up with the rest of the family for dinner, drinks and board games. It was nice to eat a home cooked meal and spend time with them!
On Sunday, we scoured the city of Fort Collins searching for the best microbrews and craft beer we could find. First stop, CooperSmith!
CooperSmith is also a pub where you can get food, but we just stopped in for a flight. I LOVED the Punjabi Pale Ale and also didn’t mine the Sigda’s Green Chile beer — it was interesting, but I don’t think I could have an entire pint of it!
Next we headed to Equinox, where we split another flight. I can’t remember which beer was my favorite here. We split a traditional flight, which included a hefeweizen, a few pale ales and a few stouts. I’m not usually a huge stout fan, but they had this “eclipse” on that was really delicious and nutty. I am loving pale ales lately, so those were usually my go-to.
Third stop was ODell Brewing Co, which was much bigger in size than the previous two. They have an AWESOME patio where we soaked up the sun for about an hour. Again, I loved their 5 Barrel Pale Ale, classic IPA and of course their wheat beer — Easy Street, which is on tap at many places in the area that I live.
Finally, we ended our day at New Belgium Brewing. Y’all — if you ever make it to Fort Collins you HAVE to tour this brewery. The people here are so passionate, knowledgeable and FUN. Did I mention you get six samples while on the tour? I also love that NB is 100% employee owned, and that on their one-year anniversary, employees are gifted a New Belgium cruiser bike. HOW COLORADO IS THAT? I love it.
The tour was super informative and I actually learned more here than I have on any other brew tour that I’ve been on.
Fun fact: Did you know that “Fat Tire” (a popular NB beer) was named after the founder of New Belgium went to Belgium and the locals were obsessed with the fat tires on his mountain bike?
It’s also worth mentioning that each sample is only $1.50, which is actually VERY reasonable considering most flights we purchased were much smaller in size and ~$10 bucks for six.
It was a fun weekend, but I am EXHAUSTED! I’ll catch you all up later!
Oh, and I should probably talk about the CrossFit open that I’ve been doing, shouldn’t I?!
Questions for you:
- Have you been to a brewery tour? What place is your favorite?
- Divergent: Yay or nay?