Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Slight Change of Plans...

Ok, so you know that I planned the first leg of the trip to culminate in a visit to Trinity Brewpub in Colorado Springs, where they serve ten or so of their own beers, and another twenty or more guest taps. And big guest taps, Like Avery Maharaja DIPA and Port Brewing 4th Anniversary, among others. But idiot boy didn't think to check what time they closed. you see, we couldn't get on the road till 5 o'clock, as some people have to work (some people not being me). We weren't estimated to make it to Colorado Springs till 10 or so. But when I checked the hours of Trinity, I found they close at NINE on Tuesday! NINE! We decided to find a liquor store on the way that would have craft beer without much hope...we found HERCULES!

Hercules Liquor (112 Broadway Ave, Pueblo, CO), is owner Mike Wells' (pictured) little gem of a store that we came upon when we needed it most. He stocks a nice selection of Russian River beers like Consecration, Supplication, and Damnation, along with Port Older Viscosity and other beers you can't get in Albuquerque. He also has coolers full of craft beer. Oh- and his store is also the closest place to the ABQ where you can get Dogfish Head and Victory beer. In fact, we walked out with a six-pack of Victory Hop Devil and a couple Bombers of Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. You may just want to make a day trip there for your share of those hard to find out of town beers.

So, instead of spending the evening at a local Colorado Springs brewpub as planned (NINE?? Do they have old folks lined up for an early bird special dinner too?), this is our hangout tonight- the Super 8. It's entirely tolerable, too, thanks to Hercules Liquor and the pizza place that delivers till 2 am. And we get three HBO channels. This is living!

3 comments:

endometria said...

That sounds like the ideal evening to me. After the salisbury steak and mashed potatoes for $.99 at the early bird special, natch.

Ryan said...

I had wondered where the closest Dogfish Head supplier was to ABQ. Thanks for the info. When my current stock runs out, I will keep this in mind.

ABQbeergeek said...

Endometria- that steak better be extra rare- I have bad teeth.

Ryan- Sure, that is what I'm here for! Though I wish Pueblo was closer. Even from there is is still a long trip.