I did something today I've been wanting to do for a long time, and that is take a tour of the Great Divide Tap Room/Brewery at 22nd and Arapahoe.
I never drink any amount of alcohol and drive. I'm always the designated driver. It was tough looking at their "on tap" list, picking the six I'd sample, then not order anything. I'm sure it's a given that no one else in the tap room was drinking and driving because, boy, were they sampling! Being sober, the noise level in the room rose with the amount of beers sampled. I bet I'm the only guy who noticed.
I took the 3pm tour. Lots of huge vats, lots of machinery. The tour guide, beer in hand, gave us the rundown on their operation. We see the six packs of Great Divide on our local liquor store (LLS) shelves, behind the scenes there's a lot that goes into it. Not the least of which is coming up with the right formulas for their brews. Some breweries come up with beers I like (Great Divide) others come up with beers I can't drink (xxxxxxxxxxxx). No accounting for taste, really.
The pic of what looks like beer going down the drain? I was sad till I was told they were just cleaning out some vats, don't worry about it. Whew!
They had a cooler in the main room with GD beers I've never seen. That top shelf alone must have been $75.
I'm drinking a Titan at home as I type this.
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