Happy 303 Day! Here is a Colorado love story about my favorite microbrewery. Colorado has over 100 microbreweries churning out amazing beer! Our absolute favorite small brewery is Comrade Brewing Company, where you can find my husband Paul almost every Friday. And what’s not to love? It’s located in an old auto repair shop with enormous overhead doors which raise up to let the Colorado sunshine and fresh air pour right in. Paul is obsessed with their Koffee Kream stout, made with real coffee and milk sugar. This is astounding to me, as Paul is neither a fan of dark beer or coffee, but he LOVES this beer. I DO love coffee, and I think this beer is one of the best I’ve ever had! I love it when Paul comes home with a surprise growler full of Koffee Kream for us to share over the weekend! Look how pretty it is…..mmmm, beer….
My hubby brought me a growler of my favorite #koffee beer home from @comradebrewing and it is GLORIOUS. I’m pretty sure my opening this is responsible for the clouds parting and the sun coming out, so… You’re welcome, #Denver! #welkometotheparty #comradebrewing #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #coffeebeer #beerisforgirls #imjustsohappy
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Let me share with you why I really love Comrade, though – obviously it’s my husband’s favorite spot, and they know him well. They already have his beer poured when he walks through the door. Me, though – I am not as well known. I only get out of my bubble of Girl Scouts and homework and piano lessons and haircuts every once in a blue moon. Happy Hour isn’t my usual gig these days. But the folks at Comrade treat everyone like a regular! The staff is amazing, and I always feel like I’m visiting friends when I belly up to the bar. Here’s an example! I took my mom grocery shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner while she was recovering from knee replacement surgery. So me, my mom in a motorized scooter, and my FOUR LITTLE KIDS, all at Sam’s Club, for HOURS. I had to fill up our growlers for pre-Thanksgiving dinner beer tasting, so I stopped into Comrade and shared my tale of shopping with two sets of twins and my elderly mom. The guy filling my growler immediately bought me a beer to quickly enjoy while Grandma and kids waited in the car. THAT IS LOVE, PEOPLE. Love for your customers. Compassion for your fellow man. Beer for your homie!
Next up: food! Our buddy Steve owns and operates the food truck that appears at Comrade every Friday night. If you like wings and rib tips, his are SUPERB! Steve was the manager at Hooters for 20 years before his location on Colorado Blvd closed about, what, three years ago now? He ended up starting his own food truck, the WING WAGON GRILL.
His Daytona Wings are bomb! But if you don’t like wings, not to worry, he will grill you up a great burger and fries, too. And that’s the wonderful thing about Comrade and most other breweries – you’re welcome to come on in with whatever food you like! And pet all the dogs!