Brewpub Tour 2014


In early May of 2014, Tom and Iris departed on a road trip to visit family in Iowa and Indiana. To make the drive more enjoyable, they decided to stop along the way and sample craft beer at local microbreweries and brewpubs. At each stop they would order a "flight" of beer to share. It's like wine tasting. You get 4 or more small glasses (usually 4 ounces) of different craft beers that they currently have on tap. Early on, I made the mistake of asking for a "flight to sample ALL of your craft beer". We ended up with 17 4-ounce glasses of yummy craft beer with an alcohol content ranging up to 12%. Luckily, our hotel room was only a few blocks away. We enjoyed most of the craft beer we sampled during our road trip, emptying the small glasses while consuming food. We discovered many different flavors infused into beer: orange, lemon, watermellon, raspberry, apricot, jalapeno, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. During our road trip we also started a collection of souvenir logo pint glasses which were for sale at most breweries for about $5. (photo on right). We managed to stop and sample craft beer at 23 microbreweries and brewpubs across 11 states.

Sin City Brewing, Las Vegas, NV

Banger Brewing, Las Vegas, NV

Rockslide Brewery, Grand Junction, CO

Kannah Creek Brewing, Grand Junction, CO

Crazy Mountain Brewing, Avon, CO

Brewery Rickoli, Wheat Ridge, CO

Colorado Plus Brewpub, Wheat Ridge, CO

Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO

Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO

Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, CO

Pumphouse Brewery, Longmont, CO

Loveland Aleworks, Loveland, CO

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, CO

Lazlo's Brewery, Lincoln, NE
(selfie in Lazlo's basement, waiting for tornado to pass by)

Front Street Brewery, Davenport, IA

Great River Brewery, Davenport, IA

Bent River Brewing, Rock Island, IL

Mad Anthony Brewing, Fort Wayne, IN

Boscos Brewing, Little Rock, AR

Bricktown Brewery, Oklahoma City, OK

The Big Texan Brewery, Amarillo, TX

Il Vicino Brewing, Albuquerque, NM

Beaver Street Brewery, Flagstaff, AZ

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