Asking any Beer Friend what their favorite brewery is has proven to be a dangerous endeavor. Expect hours of conversation as the Beer Friend presents information and opines about the brewery and it’s beer, then retracts some of the more outlandish statements, and then may even pass out from beer conversation overload. Once he wakes up and has a coffee, ask what his top five are and you’ll be much better off. In this Beer Friends top five is Bristol Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
After an exciting first two rounds, the strong have survived. These are the premier beers of the tournament. We have strong winners in Great Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout and last years winner, Fat Tire getting knocked off by first year Breckenridge Breweries 471 Small Batch Double IPA. Polls close on April 4th, so get out there, vote and spread the word! (more…)
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day! Please take some time to reflect on all our freedoms and values today – what people have fought for us and continue to fight today. Many of the Beer Friends get involved in social issues on their own time and we encourage you to as well.
Results for the past week:
January 8 – Bavaria Holland Beer – 28.57% have tried it
January 9 - Drie Fonteinen Kriek – 0% have tried… come on people! Travel and drink a little! (Beer Friends included)
January 10 - Jerome Cerveza Rubia – 0% have tried… again – travel to Argentina for this Belgian White Ale
January 11 – Compass IPA – 66.67% have tried this beer – Colorado breweries!
January 12 – Belhaven Wee Heavy – 0% have tried – next time I’m in Scotland this is on my to-do list.
January 13 – Hades Belgian Style Ale – 50% have tried – Great Divide is very easy to get to in Denver… hint hint.
January 14 – Arabier – 0% have tried – granted it’s a Summer seasonal – so for the Summer to-do list
January 15 - Boscos Hefeweizen – 0% have tried – there is no excuse… Memphis is a quick drive or flight – grab a Boscos and some BBQ
January 16 - Alaskan Oatmeal Stout – 100% have tried! There we go!
January 17 Daily Beer Poll
Barons Lager from Sydney, Australia is described as a “full-flavored” lager. Wonder what that means – try it! Then vote! Down Under! Beer!
After doing this for 10 days, we have come across a few beers the Beer Friends have reviewed and tried, but today is a special day – Compass IPA from Bristol Brewery in Colorado Springs, CO – a favorite of one Beer Friend. Where’s all my Colorado voters?