This week’s “Brews with Views” is a bit different than episodes 1-5. On Saturday we toured Odell Brewing in Fort Collins. On Sunday, Riley played in the river at Confluence Park in Denver, CO.
August 17, 2019
Confluence Park is an urban park in Downtown Denver with the South Platte River running through it. The whole loop is about 2.3 miles. It’s a highly trafficked trail with people running, biking, scootering (shoutout to all the Limers), and walking their dogs.
Difficulty level: Easy
Elevation Gain: 36 feet. My watch said my elevation gain was only 10ft during my whole walk/run which was 30-40 minutes.
Temperature: 88 degrees
Summary: On Sunday morning I woke up to a cup of coffee, ate some eggs and chorizo with a whole wheat english muffin, and watched a little bit of “Chopped Junior”. Gotta love some good television. After an hour or so Riley was eager to get outside so we walked the 5 minute walk over to Confluence Park, right over the bridge from LoDo– next to DaVita.
Confluence Park is located next to the REI co-op (1416 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202) where Mac and I adopted Riley a few weeks back. This is a great park to go to when you’re looking for a low-key walk with lots of sunshine, water, and active people. If you have a dog that likes the water, this is the spot for him.
Brewery: Odell Brewing Co (Fort Collins, CO)
Beer: Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA – 8% ABV
Brew Review: On Saturday we toured (for free) Odell Brewing Co in Fort Collins– The second oldest brewery in Colorado. They’re a 100% employee owned company that opened in the late 70’s with taprooms in Fort Collins & Denver. 60% of their sales come from Colorado and 40% of their sales come from Fort Collins alone. Today, “Odell Brewing is the 22nd largest craft brewery in the country distributing beer to just 18 states”.
If you’re looking for some live music or brewhouse yoga, check out their upcoming events page.
Perk: you’ll also get 2 free beers on the tour. Cheers!