I went into the State Beer Challenge on June 1st with the best intentions to drink only Colorado beers for the whole month. However, unfortunately for me, I have a bad memory. So I blew it on day one…less than 24 hours after I started. It was an honest mistake, and I’ve been doing really well since then. I beg your forgiveness!
Here’s a rundown of all the tasty Colorado beers I’ve had during the first week of the challenge:
Day 3: Odell Ranger IPA, Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA
Day 4: Avery Maharaja, Ska Modus Hoperandi, Great Divide Rumble Oak Aged IPA (it’s BACK for the summer–yay!)
Day 5: Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery FYIPA
Day 7: Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery FYIPA, Ft. Collins Brewery Rocky Mountain IPA
As much as I love many of the great beers brewed in the state of Colorado, doing this for the rest of the month is going to be somewhat tough. I hope it’s not cheating to sip off of others’ beers, as there are some new and exciting things I can’t resist drinking…like Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA. I will do my best, but if something rare comes along I just might have to imbibe. If nothing else, June just might have to be 95% Colorado beers, as a beer lover like me can’t really be expected to pass up the occasional special brew.