130 new beers in one year? A Colorado brewery’s experiment led to an unexpected result – The Colorado Sun

WeldWerks Brewing’s pledge to brew and package 100 different beers is possible because of the insatiable appetite of beer enthusiasts for new flavors, new styles, new brands. But what’s the limit?
— Read on coloradosun.com/2018/11/30/weldwerks-brewing-100-beers/

Love the various options for beers in Colorado. But there are alot. But I’m really liking the options from my local brewery, Frolic. Great staff, food and beer.

A shot out to Oskar Blues Brewery – Dale’s On TNT Show

I just need to give a shout out to Oskar Blues Brewery the makers of Dale’s Pale Ale.
I was watching an episode from a couple weeks ago of Men of a Certain Age. In that episode, the character played by Ray Romano brought Dale’s to his hotel pool to drink with his bookie.

Good product placement Oskar Blues! I just love Dale’s Pale Ale!


Canned beer takes off, I love Dale’s Pale Ale

I happened to find Dale’s Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Brewery over a year ago and then discovered another one of their beers, Old Chub Scottish Ale soon after.
I am loving their beer and the can’t be more right, beer tastes better from a can.

It looks like this notion is getting out. NPR just had a story about it today.


I am beginning to see more-and-more brewers can their beer. It is easier to get around, it tastes better by keeping light from hitting the beer and oxygen getting in, and it is more environmentally friendly.

Oskar Blues is strictly canning beer and I have seen cans of Fat Tire, from New Belgium Brewing Company, floating around also.

Look for more beer in cans at your neighborhood store.

A great story on Oskar Blues Brewery

Channel 4 (KCNC) had a great story on Oskar Blues Brewery last night on their news. The story discussed how the brewery, makers of Dale’s Pale Ale, Old Chub Scottish Ale and others, is beating the recession and is actually expanding.
I must say I really love Dale’s Pale Ale and Old Chub. Both are extremely good beers and enjoy them.

The unique thing that they are doing is bucking the trend of bottling. They are not bottling, they are actually canning. They have developed a great way to can the beer where they use a water-based coating and the beer never touches metal of the can.

I think this is a great story of a local company. I hope they succeed and do well. I just want to enjoy the beer some more.

Watch the story on KCNC.

Mackeys Public House in DC a great place to hang out

I was just searching for a nice place to relax after a crazy day at work and found one near my hotel, Mackey’s Public House.
This was a great place to read the newspaper, listen to some great music, have a wonderful dinner, and drink some good beer.

Found a place to collapse, and I ordered a Smithwicks.  Then got a menu and it looked wonderful. There were a lot of good things.

I first noticed the potato cheddar soup and I had to have that to start my meal. I then found the entree’s and had to have the Shepard’s Pie.  I was going to get the bowl of soup, but the waitress recommended I just get the cup. I was glad I did.

The soup was delicious.  It had a good flavor and hit the spot.  But a cup was enough and a bowl would have been too much.

The main dish arrived and I ordered another beer, this time a Guinness.

The shepard’s pie was wonderful. It was warm and tasteful. It was full of meat and vegetables.  And it was quite tasteful with the Guinness.

After all this, I needed something sweet and I migrated to the bread pudding.  This was good and hit the spot. It had a good consistency.

This was the perfect spot to relax after a long day and recharge your batteries.  If you are looking for a place to hang out with friends or just relax, check out Mackey’s Pub on L Street in the Northwest area of Washington, DC.

Montana Brewing Company, an ok dinner

I am in Billings, Mont., for work and headed over to the Montana Brewing Company for dinner. I thought this was going to be a good place to have a beer and dinner because they won the small brewpub and small brewpub brewer of the year at the Great American Beer Festival. But I left disappointed.
Overall the menu was typical brewpub fare, but it seemed a little light on the beer selection. It appeared they had a wheat, amber, stout, and another one I can’t remember.

I choose the wheat and it was different and not as good as other wheats. It does not compare to the Bighorn Brewing Company Hefeweizen. It was almost like I was drinking a fresh Coors Beer.

For dinner I went with the Bacon Cheeseburger and sweet potato fries. The cheeseburger was quite good but the sweet potato fries were not really fries. They were more like chips.

These chips also had a pepper salt on them that were quite hot. I couldn’t eat too many of them.

The Montana Brewing Company was ok for dinner, but I wouldn’t go out of your way to make it here. If you are staying in downtown Billings, then go for it. Otherwise find another place to dine.