Friday, February 27, 2015
New Belgium Brewery Tour
Both sons, my daughter-in-law, and I took the 90-minute New Belgium brewery tour this afternoon. The tour was led by Derek, an outgoing young man who was unfailingly affable and knowledgeable, absolutely the best tour guide I have seen.
There were five beer tasting stations during the tour. The sample beers ranged from New Belgium's flagship beer Fat Tire to some rather peculiar niche beers, including a chocolate-and-chile beer offering a deceptively sweet start followed by a burning finish and a sour beer called La Folie that would have deranged my innards if I had dared to take more than three sips.
I am ambivalent about New Belgium's beers, but I can wholeheartedly recommend their marvelous beer tour.