Gore Range Brewery, Edwards, CO
After a Saturday training session at our software vendor's office, I headed over to Gore Range Brewery to get computer code out of my brain. Like much of the area, places don't have big signs announcing their presence, but this was pretty easy to find. Having had meals in Vail and Lionshead, it was nice to find a place without tourists. It was about 5 pm, and the place was only slightly occupied: a couple on the patio, four of five people at the bar, and a few couples in booths. It took the bartender a few minutes to take my order, but after that he was prompt as could be.
The beers were all good. Nothing spectacular. The honey ale was light and "sessiony." The red ale was surprisingly smooth. There were some hops, but another session beer. The stout was a little too roasty for my taste, but it sure did look pretty, being dispensed with nitrogen.
Some locals brought in their kids, so there was a nice family feel. If your in Vail, this is the place to visit.
posted by Jeff Holt at 07:16