Two Climbers in a Coors Factory

Golden_Tent Rob & I took a rest day and spent the morning relaxing. We have been climbing and moving about for weeks now with little time to recover. Our muscles wanted a small break. We are currently staying in the backyard of a dentist’s office in Golden, Colorado. We are required to remove our tents for aesthetic reasons, nobody wants to see vagrants living out the window while having their teeth serviced. Clint_Coors Coors Brewing Company is located in Golden and is the largest single brewery site in the world. Their plant extends for five miles just east of the city. The Coors beers are filled with pure Rocky Mountain water obtained from prized aquifers just below Golden. Rob & I strolled up to a queue by the side of the facility. We were waiting for the free brewery tour and tasting that Coors offers daily. Rob_Coors We were soon whisked away by a Coors van and taken on a small city tour. We barely listened to the conductor and driver. We were too busy talking about how exciting it was to get a free beer. We drove through security gates and into the heart of the facility. This place was massive! Coors utilizes outdoor cooling pools, massive containers, and hundreds of lengthy trucks. Rob & I learned how beer was made as we walked through the self-guided tour. At the end of the hallway was the tasting bar. Coors Rob & I sampled Coors Banquet brew first. Not a terrible beer! We liked it much more than the excessively popular Coors Light. We were allowed two more samples. We both chose the Blue Moon Agave Wheat and the Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve, a Pacific northwest styled pale lager. We enjoyed the Blue Moon far more than the lager. With a bit of Colorado history under our belts and a few beers in our stomach we headed back to our short-term residence, the lawn behind the dentist’s office for an afternoon of rest and preparation for our next day.

About Clint Valentine

Clint is currently enrolled in two undergraduate degrees in Biology & Environmental Science at Northeastern University. He enjoys pursuits of endurance and distance which have included summiting many peaks in New England during winter alpine ascents, sailing the Atlantic in a vintage gaff-rigged schooner, rock climbing in five states including Oregon, and cycling 5,000 miles across North America. He has goals of pushing the envelope of his limits and combining his many outdoors interests into one big trip. He has a passion for photography and hopes to one day produce a documentary for a round-the-world tour.
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