Colorado Recap Part 2: Boulder Brewing Company

Continuing with my Colorado recap posts!  If you missed the first, click over to this post to read about our day on Pearl Street.

Boulder Brewing Company

Friday after we spent the day on Pearl Street, we headed back to the hotel to relax for a bit, then got ready for a night at Boulder Brewing Company.  This was one of Tim’s our must do’s during the trip, we’ve had their beers before at the Boston Beer Summit and really like them!

Bonus:  The brewery was a three-minute walk from our hotel.  #forthewin

They had a great outdoor patio, again with a view of the mountains in the distance.  Colorado is so weird because some parts are SO flat, but you can always see crazy mountains somewhere far off.  Or not so far off as you’ll see in Recap Part 3 and 4!

We spent a while trying to decide what beers to get.

The solution when you can’t decide?  Get all of them!

My favorites:

  • Sweaty Betty Blonde:  A Bavarian style wheat beer, unfiltered and cloudy with subtle hints of clove and banana
  • Kinda Blue Blueberry Ale:  A tasty and tasteful summer brew – a filtered American wheat, placed in perfect measure with muted tones of blueberry
  • Buffalo Gold:  A true golden ale that’s an easy drinking, lively carbonated stampede of flavor.
So good if you can get your hands on them!
After some beer sipping, we got hungry and studied the food menu instead.

I was craving something burger-ish, so I went with the Barley Vegetarian Burger which was “made from a  flavorful blend of brown rice, mushrooms, rolled oats, sunflower seeds and mozzarella cheese, charbroiled and served on a lightly toasted fresh kaiser roll.”

I ate this as an open face burger topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions with only half the bun, and substituted a side salad instead of french fries.  So good.

At the end of the night, we went inside where Tim bought a t-shirt, and I snapped some photos of the brewery.

We also bought a 6 pack of the Golden Ale on the way out to enjoy by the outdoor fire pit at our hotel — that’s where we spent the rest of the night relaxing!  After taking this pic of Tim in front of the Get Hazed truck of course — that’s his favorite BBC beer!

Fun times!

Ever tried a Boulder Beer Co. beer?  What’s your favorite kind?

Off to teach Core Strength and work a floor shift at the Y!  Enjoy the night.

Scenes from the Weekend + Weekly Workouts

How was everyone’s weekend?

Mine consisted of a grill date with Ashley and Bret on Friday night, lease signing (we found an apartment!) on Saturday morning, Sarah’s “I Do BBQ” wedding celebration in Mattapoisett all day/night Saturday, and then some pool lounging Sunday afternoon.  Oh, and I was also offered the position of Group Exercise Coordinator at the Y!!  But more to come on that and other career related things later.

Scenes from the Weekend

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Was a fun weekend, and as you can see I enjoyed a lot of tasty food!

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

This Week’s Workouts

This week’s workout plan isn’t as regimented since I have some vacation time and will not be following as strict of a schedule!

  • Sunday:  Off
  • Monday: Some type of cardio + teaching Core Strength
  • Tuesday:  Teaching both Kickboxing and Circuit
  • Wednesday:  Off for the 4th of July
  • Thursday:  Kayaking (maybe?) or a reservoir workout
  • Friday:  TBD
  • Saturday:  TBD

What tasty food did you guys eat this weekend?  Anyone get to do anything active?  How did last week’s workouts go and what’s up for 4th of July week workouts?!

P.S.  Just for fun — you have to watch this video that Jen posted last week.  It’s hilar, and I promise a great way to start your Mondays!