Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Hello, Fort Collins!

A short trip to Fort Collins was exactly what Andrew and I needed. Fresh air, mountains, lots of beer, and quality time together.

Awesome art/cultural project!

We headed to FC first thing in the morning on Saturday. We wanted to make sure we had plenty of time to check into our hotel, grab some beers, and see the town.

Oreo: Good at being awesome, bad at posing for pics

I was so excited when we checked into the hotel and saw a cat! Oreo has been living at the hotel since 2004, and she is so sweet. Her favorite spot is in the chair at the front desk, but she did follow us to our room one night. We were best friends!

Armstrong Hotel

So after we checked into the cutest room ever (no seriously, I would prob just move in if they let me) took a stroll through Old Town and ended up at Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing for lunch.

We watched all the Tour de Fat riders during our lunch.

It was just okay. The atmosphere was lacking, the soup was good, but the beer was lackluster at best. Oh well, we quickly moved on to bigger and better things... Odell Brewery!

We were hoping to jump into the 1 pm tour, but when we got there at 12:30 pm it was already full. Bummer! Oh well, we know how to pass the time. Beer flights! We just had to try them all! Since we were waiting around for a little over an hour for the next tour, the staff was nice enough to ask us first. Odell was quickly becoming my favorite brewery. The tour was pretty b.a.

They had some cool little nooks and crannies filled with new beers, they showed us some big ass fans, and there was even a monkey on the ceiling (it's the little things that count).

Because we had enjoyed one or two beers before the tour, we were full of questions. One question asked about their beer distribution in Iowa. Alas, they aren't there yet (but they are in Nebraska, yippee!). This led us to meet a fellow Iowa Stater in the group. We struck up a good conversation and learned that he still lived in Iowa and was just as excited about the game as we were.

Onward! We were ready to catch the second half of the CO v. CSU football game. Per Andrew's cousin, Ryan's, suggestion we went to a local bar called Lucky Joe's. This is exactly what we were looking for. Bar food, beers, and lots of CSU fans. It was a typical college bar with lots of random decor on the walls, peanuts, and plenty of tvs to watch the game. We cheered CSU to a win and decided it was time for a nap. Bad idea!

We slept too long and drank too little water. Holy headache! The cure? More beer! We were off to Funkwerks, a local brewery that was open late. I chugged a bunch of water and then kept chugging along. I had something that I can't remember the name of, and Andrew had a flight. As usually, we left with some merchandise and love for another brewery. Thanks for an awesome day, CO!

 So I guess my time in FC can't be summed up in one blog post. Hold on to your pants! The next one will be coming soon.


  1. We also loved Odell, and I wish Ryan would have been in the right state of mind to enjoy Funkwerks a little longer, but my italian soda there was yummy! :) Haha, someone had to drive!