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    Golden City Brewery

    I finally made it down here today. I first stopped in at the Coors Brewery, the largest brewery in the world (so they say) then went to GCB, the second largest brewery...in Golden.

    From the macro to the micro, the operative term at GCB is "intimate". Yes indeedy, a small place but can expand out to the outdoor seating area during warm times. Even on a Monday afternoon the regulars kept streaming in.

    I don't go to these shoots to drink beer but I'll sip a few. I tried the Evolution IPA, the Mad Molly Brown and the Fireroasted Pumpkin Ale. One sip of each. Nice.

    edit: the pics posted backwards but what the heck.
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    GCB is a great little place. Use to go there in college and had a keg of their creme ale at our wedding back in '05.

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    Growler's loaded for a 'bid' in golden tomorrow! Will be filled with that pumpkin ale!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
    Growler's loaded for a 'bid' in golden tomorrow! Will be filled with that pumpkin ale!
    I'll get my glass ready.
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    That is our little gem!

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    Mucho bueno, that's my midway point in my Saturday big loop!
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    Mmmmm...I'm thirsty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post

    I don't go to these shoots to drink beer but I'll sip a few.
    I'd say you're in it for the wrong reasons. Seems like a slap in the face to the brewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post

    I don't go to these shoots to drink beer but I'll sip a few.
    I'd say you're in it for the wrong reasons. Seems like a slap in the face to the brewers.

    I go to the Zoo, not to look at animals, but to inspect their cages.

    I go to rock concerts. Not because I like music, but those rockers wear some really cool clothes!

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    Buddy of mine is opening his place in north Golden. Cannonball Creek should be ready for post-riding bliss for the new year. Dude can brew, should be a great hang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vger View Post
    Buddy of mine is opening his place in north Golden. Cannonball Creek should be ready for post-riding bliss for the new year. Dude can brew, should be a great hang.

    Was wondering who was putting in a micro at that location. Pass it everyday on my way to and from work. Good info Vger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dickt3030 View Post
    I'd say you're in it for the wrong reasons. Seems like a slap in the face to the brewers.

    I go to the Zoo, not to look at animals, but to inspect their cages.

    I go to rock concerts. Not because I like music, but those rockers wear some really cool clothes!

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    Great news

    Quote Originally Posted by Yetigirl View Post
    Was wondering who was putting in a micro at that location. Pass it everyday on my way to and from work. Good info Vger!
    I go by there every day too. That is a great location. I'll be checking it out. Tell your buddy to hurry up!

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    Dohhhhh!!!! Details left out, two brewers from Vine Street are starting it. I'm sure what ever comes out of the place is going to be AWESOME. I hope he does a version of the Java Porter..... I could live on that stuff.
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    IPAs

    the Vagabond at the SSun is my fav at the present time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
    the Vagabond at the SSun is my fav at the present time.
    Did someone mention Southern Sun? I shot both Mountain and Southern Sun a few days. Tasted the Vagabond at Mountain Sun (very yummy) and the Colorado Kind at Southern Sun.

    I'm not an ESB drinker usually. Matt, the assistant manager at Southern Sun, poured me a glass of Colorado Kind (he called it "Hoppy Amber-ESB") for me to shoot. After the pic you see I did indeed taste it and WOW. It was all I could do to stop at three sips (had a drive home through rush hour traffic) but I could see sessioning that stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    but I could see sessioning that stuff.
    Nice biking reference.

    Wonder if GCB will still be able to claim 2nd largest brewery in Golden in a couple months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    Nice biking reference.

    Wonder if GCB will still be able to claim 2nd largest brewery in Golden in a couple months?
    Well, if that new brewpub is smaller, then yes of course. And, if the new brewpub is bigger, then technically YES... since Coors actually annexed itself OUT of Golden years and years ago IIRC.



    (What I am saying is technically GCB is actually the largest brewery in Golden, currently.)
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    oops

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    ^^^WKD says there will be 4 new ones in Golden in 2013.
    Cannonball, Mtn Toad, CODA, Barrels and Bottles

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    Psssh. What does THAT lush know about breweries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    ^^^WKD says there will be 4 new ones in Golden in 2013.
    Cannonball, Mtn Toad, CODA, Barrels and Bottles
    Ummmm.....

    Can someone provide some details on all this talk of new breweries in Golden?????

    Please!

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    I would Google that for you (that's' a hint) but I am too lazy.

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    More details: Brian Hutchinson was the head brewer for the three Mountain Sun breweries for a few years before embarking on his dream to operate his own place. He is a great brewer, great guy (as is his partner, Jason) and a longtime friend. I was just in his new place (Cannonball Creek) yesterday - it's gonna be badass. The hang inside will be slick, and there will be a large-ish patio once the weather accommodates. I parked there to sample the new north table mountain trails, and was ready for a pint! ...soon!
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