$100 and I went up to the brand new Colordo Mountain Brewery last night. It's never good to judge a place based on the first night they're open - they're working out lots of kinks with just about everything, which is good for them since I thought the joint was average at best.
The food was good (awesome fries, possibly the best in the city), better than the beer. But I don't go to breweries to eat. That, added to the fact that the place caters to the yuppies, church-goers, and Air Force officers on the north side of town, means I probably won't make too many trips to the place. I had pints of the 7258 Pale Ale, the Ole 59er Amber Ale, and the Roller Coaster Red Ale, and none of them are gonna make me forget my two favorite local breweries: Trinity and Bristol. I also have a growler of the Monumental Stout to try after tomorrow's run up Pikes Peak.
We will be back at least once, though. Everyone who showed up yesterday got a wooden coin good for one brew. Since the opening day special was $2 pints all day, $100 and I just paid for all our beers so we could return on a normal priced day ($4) for the freebee.
Skipped desert and insteaded headed to the Rocky Mountain Brewery for a nightcap. It's 12 miles from CMB to Rock Bottom, then another three to RMB. Important stats, since that route will be part of the upcoming brewery marathon...