Salida: Beer Rendezvous

leave Denver 7/3/03

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Leadville Boomtown Brewpub

100 Mile Wheat - 4.2% - light, simple, metallic aftertaste.

Mineral Belt Pale Ale - 5.5% - mild hoppy flavor, clean crisp, subtle spice overtones.

Moonboat Amber Ale - 5.5% - mild hop & malt body, metallic finish

Poverty Flats Malt Liquor - 7.1% - bitter, icky, light malt, soapy taste.

Hilde's Scottish Ale - 5.3% - light hint of malts, metallic flavor



Tomato Parmesean soup - yummy, thick tomatoes with vegies

Fried chicken - good

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Campground in Buena Vista all full

Free campsite alongside river

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Rare Vos - sweet, carbonated, malty, Belgian style ale, foamy head, cream colored.



Logan cooks steak & red beans for dinner.

After dinner painting party with:

Allagash White

Bierre de Mars

Flying Dog IPA

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7/4/03

hike to Kroenke Lake, 4 miles one way, start 9,900', 1600 elevations gain

up in 2 nours, down in 1

Barbeque sandwich w/White Rascal

Ska Buster Nut Brown Ale - Durango - dark roasted malt with chocolate flavor, smooth

Aspen Leaf Motel - Salida

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Amicas, Salida

Hefe - slight orange flavor, sweetness is slight, unfiltered - okay.

High Mountain Hemp Ale - chocolately, burnt roasted malts

Rex's Amber Ale - significant carbonations, sweet malt, bitter, subtle, metallic after flavor.

Headwaters IPA - hoppy, significant carbonations, tasty, amber color.

Bomber Blonde Ale - very little hop flavor, bitter, citrus and honey overtones.

Rolf's Porter - sweet coffee, malty, thick, carbonated, dark roast malt.

Ute Trail Pale Ale - strong hop aroma, hop flavor with touch of citrus.

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7/5/03

Beer Rendezvous:

Glenwood Canyon - Burning Mountain Dunkleweisse - dark, malty German style wheat beer.

2nd St., Santa Fe - Amber Ale - hoppy, reddish brown, dark complex flavors.

Eskes, Taos - Peach Larger - strong peach aroma, extract, metallic aftertaste.

Palmer Lake - Saison - coriander, grains of paradise, sweet, tangoy, very intriguing, sour citrus notes. One of the highlights of the day.



Palmer Lake - Hefe-weizen - darn tasty with sweet malt goodness. Banana up front, sour after, refreshing. Another favorite.



Tabernash Maibock - rich, malty, spring ale. 6.3%, 22 IBV. Darn nice.



Il Vicino Jefe Weizen - 40% wheeat, a tad sour, crisp, light, dried apricot aftertaste.



Carver Extra Bitter - 6% - very hoppy with bitter chocolatey coffee aftertaste.



Pumphouse Passionfruit Wheat - tasty flavor, touch of bitterness, carbonated, refreshing.



Redfish - Woutbier - Sour Belgian-style, Blonde, 4.2%. Made with Chinese 5 Spices which is a blend of star anise, Szechwan pepper, cinnamon, fennel, cloves. Unusual beer, Donna's fave.



Gordon Biersch - Maple Brown - strong hit you over the head maples syrup flavor. They us 1 gallon of extract of maple syrup, 1 gallon of honey. Mahogany red in color. Very sweet, good with dessert or on pancakes.



Gordon Biersch - Hefe - very tasty



2nd St, Santa Fe - IPA - reddish orange, quite hoppy.



Eskes, Taos - ESB - hoppy bitter, malty, dark brown color, Donna doesn't like.



Taberash Weiss - wheat, cloudy ,banana, cool, refreshing. I like, I like.



Chophouse - Double Oatmeal Stout - sweet, malty, excellent.



Great Divide - Imperial Stout - 9.5%, thick chocolatey.



BJ's Red Alert Amber



DAM - Pallauicini Porter



19 beers, plus some New Belgiums



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