A tour of the New Belgium Brewery was also on the agenda. I had been told tours fill quickly so I had made reservations when we were still in Colorado Springs.
New Belgium Brewery is an employee owned brewery and our guide was a five year veteran of the brewery and was very informative and funny. The tour was about 90 minutes long, but it seemed like it was only 30 minutes. Tours are give every half hour and are full which speaks to their popularity.
If you are a craft beer drinker you probably are familiar with Fat Tire Amber Ale or Abbey Ale brews, both brewed at New Belgium Brewery. Fat Tire got the name from the guy who originally started the brewery who rode his bike (mountain bike with fat tires) in Belgium to seek out special yeasts for making brews. He met a brew master at one of the Abbeys, thus the name Abbey.
Joel, really enjoyed the tour.
Wow, thats a lot of bottles of beer!
Well, the company is employee owned. I think you won't find this in your mature corporate office.