Home / Articles / Cuisine / Boulder Weekly Beer Tour /  Brewery burnout
. . . . . . .
Give Through iGivefirst
Thursday, May 9,2013

Brewery burnout

The crew begins to wear down at Walnut

By Steve Weishampel
Photo by Elizabeth Miller

At some point, I think we all lost the ability to identify beer flavors.

It probably happened long before the conversation where I realized it, sitting with most of the staff at Walnut Brewery and discussing the Indian Peaks Pale Ale. Maybe it was the little taste of Ghost Face Killah back at Twisted Pine that killed our taste buds. Or maybe we never knew what we were doing at all.

Whatever the cause, we can’t for the life of us agree what fruit notes we’re getting from the IPPA. I write down pineapple just as Jeff says peach, then changes his answer to apricot. Joel agrees with everyone, then takes a cue from the menu and argues it’s citrus of some kind.

Tack on the fact that none of us knew, and some of us still refuse to believe, that cucumbers are fruits rather than vegetables, and there’s mounting evidence that we don’t know anything about stuff that grows on trees, vines or bushes. But, hey, at least we all agreed that cucumber was a flavor.

Don’t call it beer fatigue, but the shine might have worn off this beer tour idea just a little. Blame our short attention spans.

At Walnut, for example, I’m fascinated by the ceiling. It’s at least 25 feet high. The whole building is really a pretty remarkable structure, one I’d never taken particular notice of in downtown Boulder. Like at many breweries, brewing tanks and equipment sit behind the bar. Unlike at many breweries, these are behind glass about 15 feet in the air, accessible by stairs. It’s one of the coolest rooms we’ve been to for this tour.

And Walnut offers one of the coolest programs out there, too. The Mug Club is simple: Join for free, get a mug, drink out of it, get free stuff for showing up. That’s it. Not to mention, by our estimate, Walnut’s mugs are bigger than the average pint glass.

As we run through Walnut’s offerings, which range from the pale ale to the malty, smooth, nutty St. James Irish Red Ale to the smoky Old Elk Brown Ale to the slightly hoppy Spring Lager, we can’t help but glance with envy at the guys at the bar with their own mugs.

So maybe we’re ready for more. The problem might be that the nicer weather, which has finally arrived, is calling us outside. So as we head up to Nederland to try out Wild Mountain and Very Nice, we’re hoping for at least one patio so we can bask in the high-altitude sun.

Respond: letters@boulderweekly.com

Next stops: Very Nice, 4 p.m., and Wild Mountain, 5 p.m. May 9; West Flanders, 4 p.m. May 16. Members of the public welcome.

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
POST A COMMENT
No Registration Required
REPLY TO THIS COMMENT

Karl Lagerfeld, Germany famous fashion designer,Christian Louboutin Shoes was born in 1933 in Hamburg.Speaking of Karl Lagerfeld,Christian Louboutin Outlet head first is the artistic director of Chanel's trademark expression forever,Roger Vivier Shoes wearing dark glasses,and holding a catch fan,Roger Vivier Outlet the back of the head with pigtails,is this eternal sunglasses white hair long braid was actually occupying commanding point of fashion. People refer to him as the fashion of Julius Caesar, and Galeries Lafayette.He's always like eat ginseng as energetic,Kate Spade Outlet fluent in German,English,French,Italian,and witty,Kate Spade Handbags his love of traditional,and look forward to the future,dubbed by the media representatives of the UGG Outlet contemporary renaissance.Comments in November 2013 for alleged discrimination against fat had been France women's group sued.Karl lagerfeld every year Cheap UGG Boots for the production of eight series of Chanel clothing,including ready-to-wear and haute couture,Michael Kors Outlet for the production of 5 series, Fendi also do design for his own brand. He this kind of super ability to his global lead in the fashion industry.He is also Michael Kors Handbags a famous photographer.

He not only for Chanel shooting pictures and product catalogue,also held the exhibition of his own.As a knowledge of English,French,German and Italian,he is not willing to miss the publishing industry also.In Paris he Rue Lille on opened a bookstore called 7 l,Michael Kors Outlet books published by the topic he is interested in all kinds of fields, including fashion,photography,literature,Michael Kors Outlet Online advertising,music,newspaper,mythology, illustration,humor works and buildings.However,one of the most popular is unabashed Lagerfeld himself Michael Kors Outlet published in 2002 "Karl unabashed Lagerfeld guide to lose weight.In September 1938,was born in Hamburg,Germany.Karl,Michael Kors Handbags who was born in 1938,but various evidence that he is actually understates his 5 years old! Karl lagerfeld's father was selling condensed milk businessman,Michael Kors Outlet mother is lingerie salesman. 14 years old when his family moved to Paris, and the finished school.

In 1954,he received champion of Michael Kors Wallets the fashion design award wool jacket.

In 1955,selected by judges Pierre Balmain fashion design award for Assistant, studying under its brand.Chanel Outlet

In 1958,as the fashion designer Jean Patou. Five years after the official departure of freelance.Chanel Handbags

In 1964, he became Chloe Designer, brand positioning in the classical-romantic style.

In October 1972, Karl Lagerfeld designed the Chloe spring/summer 1973 collection was a success,Cheap Oakley Sunglasses and became headline news. Again in 1992 as the brand's designer.Oakley Sunglasses In 1965,has been in charge of design for the FENDI brand,while famous double f FENDI logo is from the hand of Karl.

Oakley Outlet Carl dramatic design Fendi (FENDI) brand clothing received worldwide attention and praise in the fashion,Ray Ban Sunglasses FENDI to Haute Couture line positions.

In 1983,he became designer CHANEL brand,Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses generally are not optimistic about the situation in the outside world, successf ully resurrect brand,Ray Ban Outlet

CHANEL became one of the most profitable fashion brands in the world. Carl perfect essence of refined elegance of Coco Chanel,Louis Vuitton Outlet Online modified,retaining loyal customer,while moderation into the sport,rock elements,attracting a young,Louis Vuitton Handbags consummate skill and Haute Couture flourish, Chanel leads a pair of successful Louis Vuitton Outlet postwar modern and elegant stay. While button square Desrues Lemari Louis Vuitton Outlet Online,embroidery, feather ornaments Fang Fang Lesage Massaro, hat, shoe Fang Fang Michel Goossens and floral,Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores gold and silver ornaments Fang Fang Guillet one by one in the Pocket.

In 1984, the personal name brand Karl Lagerfeld, in his own brand,Gucci Outlet Karl full embodiment of the characteristics: fit,Gucci Shoes skinny,short sleeve outwards along cutting lines,classical style Tiffany Outlet combined with the sentiment on the streets,forming a lot of innovation.

In 1987 for branding purposes,began his photographic career,Tiffany Jewellery after CHANEL,FENDI and most taken by its namesake brand advertising. Photography and fashion magazines have many times together.

Ed Hardy Clothing In November 2004, Carl and Sweden leading fast fashion brand M work,Ed Hardy Outlet the launch of the Karl M limited edition fashion,Cheap Jordans is considered sold out after 2 days.

On December 8,2006,Carr announced the launch of brands under Air Jordan the same name brand k Karl Lagerfeld,Coach Factory Outlet Karl Lagerfeld positioning young recreational fashion,Coach Outlet Store Online menswear Ladieswear,churning out of Tee and jeans.

In October 2007, the FENDI at the great wall of China organized the press conference,Coach Purse kaercheng the first designer of the wall held a press conference.Coach Outlet June 10, 2008, ~9 7th,Versailles Karl Lagerfeld launched the Sun Coach Outlet Online in the light of the Palace of Versailles photography exhibition, a totally original perspective,Coach Outlet Store Online through light and shadow to capture brilliant Coach Factory interpretation of Versailles unique cultural and historical heritage.

In 2008,France road safety under the invitation of the Minister,Coach Factory Outlet Online outside his fluorescent yellow clothes wears a dark suit and Coach Outlet wearing his favourite fingerless black gloves, and trademark black sunglasses,Coach Factory Outlet the campaign slogan is: it's yellow, it's ugly, and it doesn't fit anything,Burberry Handbags but it does protect your life. He also boarded the French dictionary Le Petit Larousse,Burberry Outlet (the Larousse encyclopedia dictionary) cover of the 2009 Edition.

Michael Kors Outlet Germany introduced the teddy bear shape being similar to Carr's Michael Kors Store limited-edition Teddy bear. With black sunglasses,Coach Factory dark black suits with white striped shirt and thin black tie,as well as with KL bright diamond logo waistband.Coach Outlets Carl was involved in the design of artificial islands luxury Isla Moda.

Talking about his pet cat, the fashion guru is in full flight, he said my cat is like a walk in the Park, frolicking in the garden or enjoy shopping. The cat has a dedicated maid caring for each week are full-time doctors to cut their nails. She is very naughty and always laugh by the maid to take care of her.

 

 
Close
Close