Wednesday, August 20, 2008
At long last, America's finest brewer has come to Colorado.
Russian River Brewing, that denizen of sour Belgian and hopped masterpieces that make normal IPAs taste like American light lagers, made its grand debut in the Centennial State last night. It announced its presence with a thunderous "yee-haw!" at a beer-pairing dinner at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. And now it's in the finer liquor stores in the state.
I have much to say about the arrival, and I will say a lot more over the next several days. But I figure the best thing I can do is let anyone who is reading this know is exactly where to find bombers of Pliny the Elder, Damnation and soon Blind Pig IPA (yes, that's all they've planned to bring out here for now), so you can do the important work of drinking beer now and perform the more odious task of reading my babble later.
So, here is the list of liquor stores where you can gobble up the limited amount of Russian River now in the state, courtesy of Elite Brand distributors:
Boulder: Liquormart, Boulder Wine & Spirits, Harvest Wine & Spirits
Centennial: Tony B's
Colorado Springs: Coaltrain
Denver: Argonaut, Mondo Vino and Incredible Wine & Spirits
Fort Collins: Wilbur's and Supermarket Liquors
Glenwood Springs: Roaring Fork Liquors
Greeley: Bittersweet Wine & Spirits
Greenwood Village: The Wine Company
Highlands Ranch: Davidson's and Lukas Superstore
Lakewood: Mile High Wine & Spirits
Longmont: PJ's Wine & Spirits
Loveland: Liquor Max
Thornton: Daveco Liquors and Total Beverage Thornton
Westminster: Total Beverage Westminster
. . . and, of course, Falling Rock Tap House.