So I had planned to hunker down and check out the beers we have stored in the basement this weekend as the last big snowstorm was rolling through this weekend. Instead what we got was some wet weather and cold wind. I exchanged my flannel pajama pants for jeans and we heading out to see what a Saturday in Longmont had to offer! We have seen Open Door Brewing at a few different beer events around town so we decided to give them a try. Generally, new breweries are a no-go for us but this new tasting room is part of a brewing company that has been creating craft beer for about 18 months so it was fair game!
We asked for tasters of everything they had! We ended up with the ODBC beers as well as their guest taps… Lots of beer and lots of styles! Pictured here are just the ODBC beers on tap.
After sipping (very methodically, mind you) we settled on our favorites. You can see a full beer list here. My favorites Saturday were the Libertas Creme Ale and the current iteration of the Hopgave on tap (it sounds like there are a few versions out there!). There was also an interesting grapefruit collaboration (with Crystal Springs, I believe) that was pretty tasty but the name escapes me.
Overall, the tasting room was pretty empty but that might have been the storm. It is good to note that it sounds like most of the restaurants in Prospect will deliver so this is a great place to meet up with friends if you need a big table! With so much competition in Longmont, I don’t think I had any beers that would drive me back in but I will happily have another Libertas at the next Longmont beer festival!
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The Husband’s Two Word Review