With a little time to kill in Ft. Collins, the Husband and I found ourselves at CooperSmith’s. This was a brewpub with a full bar, beers made in house, and a tasty menu. I ordered a flight of CooperSmith’s beer and found a tasty chili beer, a fantastic brown, and three sodas made in house. As I look back on our visit, what I remember are some pretty tasty beers (nothing I would turn down), and great space, and an amazing dessert! That’s right, Monday Suds is turning into Monday Sweets.
We were there on a weekday afternoon so it was pretty quiet. There were some chatty regulars and some people in for lunch. We had eaten but I couldn’t pass up the brownie on the menu. There was whiskey ganache, fluffy brownie, homemade whip cream, and we nearly demolished the whole thing. This was definitely the stand out of the afternoon.
If I find myself in Ft. Collins on a Friday night for dinner, I might try out this place and see what the pool hall is like across the way!
And a nice shot of downtown Ft. Collins.
And I am completely confused…
Usually at this point in the year, the holiday shopping is done and the cards are ready to be put in the mail. But we have had a really tough two weeks and I think we are just starting to catch our breath. And now that we are getting caught up, I have realized that I only have 2.5 weeks to get my list complete. At least I have my cards nearly ready to hit the mailbox.
Before things got hectic, we sat down and made our holiday budget and that was it. We grabbed a gift for my sister because she is pretty easy to shop for our first weekend and said we would finish it the next trip out. So now I am looking for help! If anyone has Santa’s direct number, pass along his number.
What do you get your family for Christmas? Everyone in our house has a piece of Left Hand gear and I am not making a coupon book of DIY junk… I want to get them tangible gifts that mean something. We are looking at some fun gift baskets for those we don’t see all year like this one but the games included are so lame (who plays checkers?) and some night out packages for those who need a date night. And after hearing this heated debate on NPR, the gift card without some thought is out as well.
And I haven’t even started on the Husband’s gift. Definitely want to spoil him this year as he has had some rough weeks but I might just keep my fingers crossed and buy a big red bow for a new car!
With two weeks left, what should we get?
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About a year ago we started hearing rumblings of a new brewery opening in Boulder. They were going to have an amazing bar, a large beer selection, and the food was going to make you want to stay for dinner. They did an incredible job of getting the FATE word out by collaborating with other local breweries and using their equipment while the home brewhouse was being installed. While I was curious, it took me almost a year to get there.
When we walked in you could tell that every detail in restaurant was picked out on purpose. Nothing was left to chance. We pulled up a spot at the outdoor bar with an incredible heater and ordered our first taster flight. We tried out the standards and everything was a classic taste. I really enjoyed how clean the Kolsch was and how incredibly smoky the roggenbier was on my palate.
What I really loved was the current collaboration menu. While you would think these would be with other breweries or homebrewers, these collabs were paired local coffee roasters and the zoo for a charity event. I love that they have turned the idea of collaborations on its head and made it something that means more outside of the beer community.
And those tap handles, how great??
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