Thursday, November 1, 2012

happy hour

at 4:07pm I strolled into Our Mutual Friend Malt and Brew and became their first ever Thursday customer.  So I got that going for me.  Any brewery located on the storied Larimer Street is a brewery for me.  I wasn't disappointed.  OMF is located at 28th and Larimer, north of Downtown in a former warehouse district turned residential neighborhood....think of what Lodo was 20 years ago, and you are there.  The fact is that the vagrants moved out a decade ago, and nobody told it is a relatively safe and quiet corner of Downtown.  River North Brewery and Black Shirt Brewery is all within walking distance.

The beer scene here in Denver is so rapidly changing that there are now at least 3 breweries that I haven't visited of them isn't Our Mutual Friend...anymore.

Sessionable.  That is the only way to describe the beers I had sampled.  I only tried two and sampled two others.  But, no big huge beers, (even though they do have an IPA), just beers you wouldn't think twice about having more than one.  New friends can be found at the bar, which is an important aspect of a brewery in bring a friend and meet a few more while you hang out.

It is my new favorite brewery....but as I said, they have competition, there are three that I haven't been to yet...I am looking forward to learning more about their own malting (did I mention that they malt their own specialty grains on premises....) from their brewer/maltster Brian.


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