We need to get our "J" brewery posted so we can get the taste of that unfortunate post out of our figurative mouths.
I'm glad to say that we actually had a couple of good local brewery choices for our "J" brewery.
Last weekend the SheppyBrew Beer Model (aka my wife) and I played Pickle Ball, and then we headed out to lunch at a brewery ...
J is for Jade Mountain Brewery and Teahouse
From the website ...
Jade Mountain began making beer inside a small tea house in the south of China. Surrounded by history, culture and wonderful ingredients we found our calling. The blending of beer and culture is something that drives us in every beer we brew.Now we aim to bring our unique flavor and experience to the beer lovers of Colorado. We hope you enjoy our beers just as much as we love creating them.
They are located at 4233 S Buckley Rd. Aurora, CO 80013 ... not far from my favorite Homebrew Shop.
Unfortunately I really didn't need any brewing stuff to take advantage of being so close. Oh well.
We started with a flight of beers:
- Shaolin ... Light Rice Lager
- Snow ... Chinese Pilsner
- Red Guard ... Chinese Red Lager
- Silk Road ... Rice India Pale Ale
- Ronin ... Rice Saison
- Soul Eater ... Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate, Lactose Pastry Wheat
I thought all the beer were well done. I really liked the Shaolin and Snow lagers. My least favorite was the Soul Eater (which was that Beer Model's favorite)
Considering how much I liked all these "rice beers", I think I might have to brew some beers that use rice in them.
I really liked the taproom and they had a nice little beer garden area. There are a few restaurants in the area to grab food at.
The brewery also has a food truck schedule.
I'm glad we discovered this little brewery. It is certainly worth stopping by if you find yourself in the area.
They are open Wednesday through Sunday, opening at 11am and closing at 10pm most nights, 9pm on Sundays.
I don't know what we'll do for an "K" brewery. According to the Colorado Brewery Map & List, there are not many options.
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