Monday, September 12, 2011

What is a Brews Cruise?

Personally, I don't care that much for beer. However, my husband likes one now and then. I had to offset the visit to Harriet's quilt shop with an appropriate "guy thing," so I signed us up with Brews Cruise for a tour through several microbreweries in Denver.

The reviews by "cruisers" on really sold me on the tour. Brent, our tour guide, gave our group of 10 men and 2 women an Intro to Beer 101 at the Breckenridge Brewery, our first stop. He showed us some of the ingredients and explained the process it all goes through to make a beer.

We visited four microbreweries in all, with ample samples from each one.    Click on the Smilebox arrow below if you would like to see pictures of our tour.

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Even though beer is not my thing, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the people from all over the United States and some of the locals who were on the tour with us. I told one group of guys that I was a real beer "wienie." They all got a laugh out of that. Simply stated, the only beer samples I tasted that I even remotely liked were the mild, pale ones with very little hops brewed in them. The more hops, the more bitter a beer tastes. I learned more about beer-making than I knew before and developed a better appreciation of this beverage.  Brent did a fantastic job showing us a good time.

On the next day, we had a completely outdoors adventure. I'll tell you about that next.

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