Brues Alehouse

Pueblo gets a bad rep at times for a variety of reasons. We’re not as hip as Denver.  We don’t have the beer that Colorado Springs does. We’re a tough bunch of blue collar kids that never quite grew up, and that last but might be true,  but on one front I think we might change some opinions. With two new breweries and several beer festivals in the area.  Beer in Pueblo’s on the rise.

If you’re looking for for  great pint and some great food come check out Brues Alehouse.

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They have a great list of house beers ranging from Pre-Prohibition Pilsner to an American IPA with kicking you square in the nose  with hop aroma.

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Flight of Nine House Beers.

And some damn good food

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Bratwurst with Rotkraut
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The Burger's Awesome

All Colorado Beer Festival

There are  several things that I look forward to every year, living in Colorado . The Aspens changing colors in October, elk hunting, first snow fall, but beer festival season is one of my favorite times of year. With over a dozen festivals along the Front Range from early spring to late fall there is always something beer related going on. From the massive Great American Beer Festival, to the outlandish Rails and Ales (if you’ve never been to a beer festival on a mountain top, what are you doing with your life?) . But I think the one that I look forward to the most every year is the All Colorado Beer Festival in Colorado Springs.

It was the first beer festival that my wife and I went to, and it is special to me. Looking back, it was a small festival; with no more than two dozen brewers. There were all the local brewers, and even a few from far flung Denver. We had as much fun finding the really good beers as we did finding the terrible ones. Trust me, no matter what fest I go to, there is always some bad beer. My wife is a masochist and a sadist, finding one and her face contorts in anguish. Then she looks at me, and says, “This is terrible! Here try it.”

I Love This Festival. It’s like an old friend that I get to see only occasionally.

It has grown considerably since our first trip, boasting nearly eighty breweries this year. It is gratifying to see the growth in the event and the number of returning faces. Below are some photos. If you’re looking for a fun, local beer fest next year, keep the All Colorado Beer Festival on your calendar for 2016.

2015 All Co Beer 20151107_13362220151107_125010download_20151107_222001Stacy & I