Thursday, October 18, 2007

Denver Beer Haul

I'm back home in Virginia now. As much as I enjoy Denver, it's good to be home with my family. I brought back a few beers that I can't get here. I have a travel bag that holds a styrofoam lined box that can carry 12, 12 oz. bottles. I also packed larger bottles in my suitcase. The bottles in my suitcase are wrapped in a foam carrying bag or in clothes, and put inside large zip-closure plastic bags. So far it's worked well. In fact today as the beer bag came up the ramp to the baggage carousel at Dulles I watched it flip end over end twice. There were no casualties in either bag. Interestingly, the brand label on the bag that holds the 12 oz. bottles is "Happy Day". That certainly fits. :-)

Here's the haul from this trip to Denver. I had planned on bringing back the Odell and Great Divide beers. The rest were purchased on impulse while browsing at Incredible Wine and Spirits in the Tech Center area and at Lukas Liquor Superstore in Lone Tree.

Odell 90 Shilling Ale
Odell IPA (2007 GABF Gold Medal Winner)
Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale
Boulder Cold Hop British-Style Ale
Ska Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter

Overall I had a very good trip. I got lots of work accomplished and managed to take in some of the Denver beer scene as well. I look forward to going back.

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