Bike Tour Highlands to Rino

We started out at Denver Beer Co and as usual I think the best description is “adequate”. Yep, they have beers; yes, eventually you will get service. Probably the most interesting thing about it is watching the Highland Hipster scene play out. However it was the appointed start for our ride so after a bland Hefeweizen I tried the Night at the Duxbury Oyster Stout and was very pleasantly surprised with a full-flavored beer (see Beer of the Week)

From there it was a short but circuitous ride along the Platte past broken bottles and bathing homeless to Mockery and a much more flavorful experience. I tried too many to list but overall the whole experience was fantastic. Continue reading “Bike Tour Highlands to Rino”

Beer Of The Week: Denver Beer Co Oyster Stout

Finally, a DBC beer with full flavor! This has all the qualities of a normal, robust stout with the addition of Massachusetts oysters (not the Rocky Mountain variety like Wynkoop). The oyster adds something extra – perhaps an umami flavor – to give the beer added depth and a savory flavor. Even on a hot summer day this stout was so compelling that after a few samples I even chose it over the Hefeweizen, which at first seemed the more obvious choice.dbc