Residence Inn by Marriott Denver West / Golden
Travel Blogs from Golden
All the moons are in alignment. A blue moon yesterday and and Blue Moon beer today. We are in Upper Pines campsite in Yosemite, and today's beer is a "Pine in the Neck". Described as a double IPA brewed with juniper berries its history is told as two brewers who lost their be stash in a flash flood (kept in the stream to keep it cool). "Brewed to be nature-proof" ...
... the company’s history and passion for brewing.
The tour takes place in the world’s largest single-site brewery. The brewery experience includes a 2 hour guided tour (our guild was Sarah) highlighting the malting, brewing and packaging processes. Cool off in the "fresh beer room," where visitors can sip a cold sample and rest on ice-cube benches in a refrigerated room. While on this tour we met a nice gal from ...
... of all that has to go into putting this event on.
After a quick turn about the festival grounds, we headed over to find the team buses. Again, we decided to divide & conquer. It worked this time. I got autographs from Taylor Phinney and Mathias Frank from BMC (and narrowly missed getting Tejay van Garderen), while Dejo got Levi Leipheimer. I also got a little glimpse of Hollywood -- turns out that Patrick Dempsey is a big cycling fan, and stopped to talk to ...
... at the time. The other interesting thing about Denver is the amount of emphasis on the outdoors, and physical activity.
I spent some time on the first day chilling out around 16th Street, the main street in Denver. The city runs free buses up and down 16th Street everyday which is a brilliant idea (this is the part where I'd suggest Australia follow suit but unfortunately I doubt Australia will ever do anything for free).
We caught a flight from Chicago to Denver (although we nearly missed the plane as the queue to get through security was so long and slow!). We didn't watch any TV as you had to pay $6 just to watch ordinary TV on the seat back screen! The weather was lovely in Denver - 77 degrees F. We went back in time another hour for the new time zone. Unfortunately we only had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility