A strong appetite, average palate, and weak writing, mixed with outdoor adventure.

A strong appetite, average palate, and weak writing, mixed with outdoor adventure.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Golden City Brewery

Golden City Brewery (GCB) is a bar, tasting room, beer garden and brewery rolled into one. It quite literally occupies the backyard of the owner and has been serving freshly brewed beer for 17 years.


Its claim to be the second largest brewery in Golden is a bit if humor, as the Coors brewery is located their as well. As you can imagine, there is no comparison between the two…multi-acre industrial complex versus a backyard of beer enthusiasts.


Pictured above is John and Becky, who upon completion of a 90 minute trail run had no problem convincing me that my first visit to GCB was in my best interest. The only difference in opinion, I prefer to drink from a larger vessel.


That is pitcher of IPA that John and I were sharing and we would have both been willing to wrestle over the last pint’s worth. It was delicious, with a hoppiness that had a very subtle bitter at the ending.

The scene was social, with most everyone knowing everyone else. Banjo music, some a capella singing, the din of a crowd and a beer amongst fellow enthusiasts was an excellent accompaniment to the general joy of transitioning from the work week to the weekend.

Dog friendly!


Lastly, it is a cribbage bar! Cribbage is a game I enjoy and consistently lose at. if you are setting yourself up to fail against cribbage veterans, it may as well be with a backdrop of excellent beer.

This post does not need another picture, but it is too nice to hoard. Pale of color, bubbles of carbon dioxide hugging the glass and the sunlight from deep in the western sky.


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