Friday, February 26, 2010


Now, I was looking through registries today for my upcoming wedding and ran into a problem. I own pint glasses from almost every brewery I've been to and if you've seen the list, I've been to a lot. Now here's the complexity, I kinda want sets of all the different type of glasses: wheat, pilsner etc. they all need different glasses. Damn, I'm going to have soooooooo many glasses.

It may be poison, but it sure is delicious.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mountain Sun Brewery ~ Vine Street Pub

Mountain Sun Brewery
Vine Street Pub
1700 Vine St.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 388-2337

Mountain Sun Brewery is bringing some Boulder to Denver. After living in Eugene, OR for quite awhile it's places like these that make me feel at home; the brewery's motto is "Beer, Food, Music, Love What else Do You Need?" Don't head to this pub if you're looking to watch the game, you won't find a TV here. Although there is certainly entertainment, every Saturday night from 10pm - 1am there is live bluegrass and never a cover. You think this is a deal? There seems to always be a deal going on at Vine Street Pub.

Sat - Thurs 4-6pm ~ Kids Eat Free
Burger & Beer Mondays
T-Shirt Tuesdays
Taco Thursday 10pm- 12am

Happy Hours
Mon - Sat 4- 6pm, 10pm- Close
Sun 4- 6pm

Colorado Kind Ale (Amber)
Isadore Java Porter
Annapurna Amber
Illusion Dweller IPA
Quinn's Golden AleBig Krane Kolsch
Hogback Dopplebock
Claymore Scotch Ale
Raspberry Wheat
XXX Pale Ale
Chazz Cat Rye
Belgian Dip Chocolate Stout
Cleveland Brown Ale

Orlando Brewery

1301 Atlanta Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806

I flew into Orlando, Florida with a list of breweries to go to but in the end there was only one: every other brewery on my list has closed within the list year. It's a sad event for Orlando but at least they were left with a damn good one, "Florida's only certified organic brewery" conforming with the German Purity Law in 1516.

It's kinda hard to reach in an industrial district off of I-4 but I think that adds to the ambiance. The taproom is in a corner of the brew-house, one of my favorite brewery set-ups. Every time I find myself in space like Orlando Brewery I think of the evolution. I like the idea of growing up with your beer; brewers starting small, just trying to find their inspiration then slowly growing up, carving a part of their brew-house into a taproom. Outside they have seating and a stage which they play music quite often.

Organic Brewing Blonde Ale
Organic Brewing Pale Ale
Organic Brewing Red Ale
Organic Brewing Brown Ale
Organic Brewing Blackwater Porter
Organic Brewing Eagle Stout
Organic Brewing Olde Pelican
Organic Brewing European Pilz
Organic Brewing Pompous Ass

Hours Open:
Mon - Thurs 3-10pm
Fri & Sat Noon - Late
Sun 3-9pm

Happy Hour: Open - 6pm $3 pints
Brewery Hours: Mon - Sat @ 6pm
Free Wireless
Tuesday 2 for 1
Thursday Ladies Night

Ok,, let's get started

I have been meaning to start this blog for awhile but it's hard to know where to begin. I have been visiting breweries around the country for years, and while I've been taking good notes (most of the time) it's hard to review them all. So I will start with trying to list them all, then one by one I'll post the reviews sound good. Plus you have my solemn oath that I will try very hard (most of the time) to keep up with my new adventures.
** I'm going to use the double star as an indication of a brewery that has no pub and I couldn't get into the brewery for a sample, but found a bar close by with their beers.
): I'm going to use the frown face for pubs that I found out too late don't brew the beer on premise.

East Coast:
Trinity Brewing Co. ~ Providence RI
Boston Beer Works ~ Fenway Park, Boston MA
Salem Beer Works ~ Salem MA
Cottrell Brewing Co. ~ Pawcatuck CT **
Harpoon Brewery ~ Boston MA

Orlando Brewing ~ Orlando FL

Motor City Brew Works Inc ~ Detroit MI

Odell Brewing Co. ~ Fort Collins CO
The Fort Collins Brewery ~ Fort Collins CO
New Belgium Brewing ~ Fort Collins CO
CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing ~ Fort Collins CO
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery ~ Vine Street Pub, Denver CO
Estes Park Brewery ~ Estes Park CO
Golden City Brewery ~ Golden CO
Breckenridge Brewery ~ Coors Field, Denver CO :(
Flying Dog Brewery ~ Denver CO :(
Great Divide Brewing ~ Denver CO
Wynkoop Brewing Co. ~ Denver CO
Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery ~ Denver CO

Brownstone Restaurant & Brewpub ~ Idaho Falls ID
Trail Creek Brewing Co. ~ Twin Falls ID
Sun Valley Brewery ~ Hailey ID

Suds Brothers Brewery ~ Evanston WY
Bitter Creek Brewing ~ Rock Springs WY
Altitude Chophouse & Brewery ~ Laramie WY

Fish Brewing ~ Fish Tale Brew Pub, Olympia WA
Roslyn Brewing Co. ~ Roslyn WA
Big Time Brewery & Alehouse ~ Seattle WA
Elysian Brewing Co. ~ Tangletown, Seattle WA
Hale's Ales ~ Seattle WA
Snoqualmie Brewery & Taproom ~ Snoqualmie WA
Walking Man Brewing ~ Stevenson WA

Calapooia Brewing Co. ~ Albany OR
Standing Stone Brewing Co. ~ Ashland OR
Barley Brown's Brew Pub ~ Baker City OR
McMenamins ~
Back Stage Bar ~ SE Portland OR
Bagdad Theater & Pub ~ SE Portland OR
Blue Moon Tavern & Grill ~ NW Portland OR
East 19th Street Cafe ~ Eugene OR
Grand Lodge ~ Forest Grove OR
High Street Brewery & Cafe ~ Eugene OR
Hillsdale Brewery & Public House ~ SW Portland OR
Kennedy School ~ NE Portland OR
McMenamins Cedar Hills ~ Beaverton OR
McMenamins Corvallis ~ Corvallis OR
McMenamins Greenway Pub ~ Tigard OR
Murray & Allen ~ Beaverton OR
Northbank ~ Eugene OR
Oak Hills ~ NW Portland OR
Ringlers Annex ~ SW Portland OR
Ringlers Pub ~ SW Portland OR
Riverside Pub ~ Beaverton OR
The Old St. Francis Pub ~ Bend OR
Bend Brewing Co. ~ Bend OR
Deschutes Brewery & Public House ~ Bend OR
Silver Moon Brewing ~ Bend OR
Eugene City Brewery ~ Eugene OR
Ninkasi Brewing Co. ~ Eugene OR
Oakshire Brewing ~ Eugene OR
Steelhead Brewing Co. ~ Eugene OR
Mt. Hood Brewing ~ Government Camp OR
Big Horse Brew Pub ~ Hood River OR
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom ~ Hood River OR
Full Sail Brewing Co. ~ Hood River OR
Alameda Brewhouse ~ NE Portland OR
Amnesia Brewing ~ NE Portland OR
BridgePort Brewpub & Bakery ~ NW Portland OR
Cascade Brewing Co. ~ Raccoon Lodge, SW Portland OR
Deschutes Brewery & Public House ~ NW Portland OR
Hopworks Urban Brewery ~ SE Portland OR
Laurelwood ~ NW Public House, NW Portland OR
Lucky Lab Beer Hall ~ NW Portland OR
Lucky Labrador Brewing ~ SE Portland OR
The Mash Tun Brewpub ~ NE Portland OR
MacTarnahan's Brewing Co. ~ NW Portland OR
New Old Lompoc ~ NW Portland OR
Lompoc Brewing ~ Hedge House, SE Portland OR
Lompoc Brewing ~ 5th Quadrant, N Portland OR
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ~ SW Portland OR
Rogue Public House ~ NW Portland OR
Roots Brewing Co. ~ SE Portland OR
Tugboat Brewing Co. ~ SW Portland OR
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. ~ N Portland OR
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. ~ 7th st. Brewhouse, Redmond OR

Napa Valley Brewing ~ Calistoga CA
Pizza Port Brewing Co. ~ San Clemente CA
Firehouse Grill & Brewery ~ East Palo Alto CA
Stone Brewing Co. ~ Escondido CA
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. ~ Half Moon Bay CA
Huntington Beach Beer Co. ~ Huntington Beach CA
Ocean Avenue Brewing ~ Laguna Beach CA
Los Gatos Brewing Co. ~ Los Gatos CA
English Ales Brewery ~ Marina CA
Redondo Beach Brewing Co. ~ Redondo Beach CA
San Diego Brewing Co. ~ San Diego CA
21st Amendment Brewery ~ San Fran CA
Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery ~ San Fran CA
Thirsty Bear Brewing Co. ~ San Fran CA
Creekside Brewing Co. ~ San Luis Obispo CA
Downtown Brewing Co. ~ San Luis Obispo CA
Santa Barbara Brewing Co. ~ Santa Barbara CA
Santa Cruz Ale Works ~ Santa Cruz CA
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing ~ Santa Cruz CA
Seabright Brewery ~ Santa Cruz CA


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