To start it should be noted that this brewery had to be done in two parts. First, obviously was the beer drinking and second was the actual tour of the brewery itself. We did the beer drinking a few weeks back and then had to wait for nice weekday to sneak out of work and head to the brewery for the tour because for some unknown reason Boulder beer only does brewery tours on WEEKDAYS at 2pm.
When we arrived to sample the beer and we first noticed a few key things.
1) We were really late – this is not surprising knowing Julia
2) The parking lot is very Boulderish and makes no sense at all and almost deterred from going at all
3) What looked to be EVERY employee was smoking in front of the building which means not only did we get blog content, some good beers and a lot of laughs but lung cancer too!
As previously stated we eat constantly so we all ordered food. Not just any food but the most fattening food on the menu. What better compliment to the empty calories we were about to consume in beer than some of the most fat filled foods you can get? Flawless female logic. (Kind of like how I go to the gym before every brewery. –Julia)
While waiting for our food we were asked by one of the other non-boobed group members (no this was not a highly athletic semi-lesbian female) but one of the males what we were going to do after we finished all our 30 brewery tours and subsequently had nothing more to write about.
The obvious progression for any good alliterative blogger is to continue down the alphabet. So be prepared for our follow-up blog- Cocaine, Cooters and Confined Spaces (We felt we should continue with something unhealthy, something dirty, and a place to do all of it).
I got irrationally angry at the waitress (admittedly) because she was singing and dancing to the awkward 80′s cover band and it was uncalled for. The males decided to challenge our blog with their own entitled “Burritos at Breweries” because every time we go to a brewery with food they order burritos. In case you were wondering it WILL feature a moob rating system.
As a result of Julia dropping her pen under the table, me wearing a short dress, and her taking pictures under the table of me trying to pick up the pen with my feet we also inadvertently started the “Cooters” portion of our next blog early.
At this point it also got a bit awkward when I proclaimed that I am in fact “better with my feet”. For the rest of the night, the males referred to me as “Footjob”. All jokes aside, footjobs ARE possible.
(I just keep picturing you being an evil James Bond Nemesis. And killing good guys with your feet. After you bang, of course. –Julia)
After devouring his food in record time, one of the males began staring at everyone else’s food as they were still eating.
Male 1: “Do you want some of this?”
Male 2: “No, that’s okay…”
As you can see by the picture he had his eyes on something else he was hoping to be offered by staring at them.
Our guest boob for the night was Sarah Megill! Since I generally don’t get along with females – EVER, I ran out of female friends after the first guest boob, which means we have to rely on Julia to provide us with additional females to accompany us on the remainder of the brewery tours.
(Good luck on that. I have approximately 5 female friends, Lisa included. If we were doing a blog involving gay men as our companions, we’d be SET –Julia)
As we started with the beers we *astonishingly* realized one of the beers on the taster we had already had. Buffalo Gold is also served at the Walnut Brewery and because we were too lazy to ask we have no idea which brewery actually brews this.
I would hope though that if we had asked they would have passed blame to the other brewery. Yes, I said passed blame because this beer is sub-par, especially in comparison to the other beers they serve.
We also noted most the beers weren’t very cold. but we seized the opportunity as an excuse to drink them faster.
Onto the beers.
Buffalo Gold- It’s been less than a week and we still hated it.
Cold Hop Spring Ale – Bitter aftertaste.
“It tastes like flowers!”
“Yeah. Bitter flowers.”
Lisa -3 (only because Julia gave it a 2)
Pastime Ale- Not bitter, smells like fruit.
Singletrack Copper Ale- The name serves it justice. Tastes like copper.
“Tastes like if you got a penny stuck under my tongue, then drank a beer. Maybe just half a penny though, not the full thing.”
Sundance- nutty and hoppy
Sweaty Betty- Originally excited for this beer, but then realized it tastes like cloves and rotten bananas. The bananas freaked us out. It’s creative, but weird.
2 boobs (only for originality)
Hazed and Infused- The original. It’s powerful and delicious.
Flashback- “There’s a biscuit in this!” “This tastes like I got it in my nostril”
Planet Porter- WEAKEST PORTER EVER. There wasn’t really a point
“It’s a lady porter. It’s the Smirnoff Ice of porters.”
1 boob, only because it was a disgrace to porters
Mojo Pale Ale- Wasn’t as good as Avery’s.
“It PALES in comparison. HAHAHAHAHA.” -Lisa
To be fair, I found this beer was delicious and was only disappointed since it lacked the real kick that the comparable IPA’s had. Definitely a must order if you go to this brewery though.
Blueberry Beer (seasonal) Kinda Blue- Tastes like tea. Would’ve been better had it not been flat and warm.
“Tastes like tea.”
“What kind of tea?”
And that was that. Stay tuned for the review of the Boulder Beer tour, which we really liked. I leave you with this picture of my dress, which matched perfectly with my bra, making it the perfect drinking dress. You, know, just in case.