Weight I have lost

Friday, August 1, 2008

And I'm still living in a hotel...

So the work week hasn't ended for me. I work tomorrow. In fact I work through Wednesday. But that is not all bad. I do get paid.

Monday I did get up and run. I ran/walked 3 miles. It was slow and it was not pretty. But I got it done. Then I switched shifts, and I have been so tired. I get up at 530 which isn't bad but working an 11 hour day, I'm tired, so I go get beer after work which doesn't work with the run. It also doesn't help the brewery is across from the plant.

Thursday, bossman and bartender set up a beer tour for me. So off to Ft. Collins I went. First I went to New Belgium Brewery. The facility is fascinating. First they try to close-loop their entire system, and any waste, they try to use. For instance the used wheat goes to a local farm for cow feed. There is some kind of water sludge, they are testing for fish food. Second the beer and the tour are free. So I had Fat Tire, 1554, Skinny Dip and Mystic Arrow. Mystic Arrow was my favorite.

After that tour I went to Odells Brewery. Now I have been to this size of a brewery before, so I didn't take the tour. I bought a sampler and then had 2 Nitro Cuthroat Porters. They were good. So good I found myself with a 6 pack 2 days later. So after that, I decided I was hungry. I would go to the Coopersmith Brewpub.

First it wasn't on the street, the address is on. It is around the corner. That was the first slam. Second I was making a LH turn, and didn't get the light, so I was backing up so as to not block the box. I didn't make it all the way back, and blocked part of the pedestrian walk. This woman wagged her finger at me. So I wagged THE FINGER back at her. Bitch!

So I finally find the place, and sit there with 2 bartenders. One finally notices me and asks if I need a menu. Before I answer, he gives me one and walks away. 5 minutes later, I flag the other bartender (they both disappeared) and order some fries. Before I can order a beer he walks away. I get my fries, and then order a beer. They give me a 20 oz POOR EXCUSE of a stout. I'm done my fries, and get my check. I drank 3 sips of the beer, paid and left.

So then I drove to Longmont to go to the Left Hand Brewery (note breweries don't serve food, brewpubs do). It is a neighborhood bar, and I sit down and get a Milk Stout. It is good, but I am still hungry. So I finish that up, and drive to get some pizza and then go home.

So now I feel better coming to Colorado and getting to see some of the things I want to see.

Tomorrow back to work...

10 comments:

AKA Alice said...

Bummer that you're working so much...but at least there's beer!

Viv said...

Man, Al it has to suck being away so much. Hang on let the beer keep ya cool. Way to get in a run during the week.

Susan (aka Suba) said...

ALB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tammy said...

Wow. That's a lot of working.

The breweries sound like a nice diversion...

Great job getting in a run in the middle of all of that!

bg_94 said...

I love, love, love New Belgium beers. All we can really get here is Fat Tire and Skinny, but damn they are good.

At least if work sucks hairy monkey balls, you get better beers than I do!

Diario de Elysia said...

BEER + PIZZA = a happy DIVA

hey Alby, keep on keepin on! When are you back in GA?

I am heading there next weekend. My aunts bday celebration is bar hoppin in some place outside Atlanta, it has a row of bars is all I know.

Yasmin said...

Um, I want your job, Al. I already get up at 5:30, and I have worked 11 hour days...

I just don't like living in hotels

Carly said...

I always wished for a traveling job but I don't know if I could do what you are doing. Hang in there, but the beer is a bonus!

Kelly said...

Beer, fries and pizza???

OK - yum.

Good job on fitting in a run!

Nicole said...

What? Why did I not know that you were in Colorado? Or at New Belgium, FPS??

Are you still here?

I live in Fort Collins.

New Belgium is awesome. They give all their employees bikes to ride to work.