105 Edwards Village Boulevard
After finding out that there was no brewery in Vail, Colorado – the good people at the tourist info sent me 12 miles west to the Gore Range Brewery. Driving up to the brewpub, I saw a big, ugly Budweiser truck unloading into the delivery. What would a brewery need from Budweiser? Ugh.
I was hungry as hell, so threw up my hands in a “fuck it” manner and went in. I saddled up to the bar to see a series of taps that consisted of about 4 of their beers and yes, Budweiser. Ugh ugh. I was already in and still hungry as hell, so I ordered up the most palatable looking beer on the menu: Powder Day Pale Ale. I was parched and needed sustenance. It was a 6 hour drive already from Denver since the Eisenhower Tunnels were FUCKING closed. This made for a long-ass circuitous route around part of a lil mountain range called the FUCKING ROCKIES. So yeah I was hungry and in dire need of a beer.
And the beer did the trick. It was nothing special, nothing amazing – maybe in other circumstances, I would not have even enjoyed it. It was hazy and cold and moderately balanced and I drank it with a big smile on my face. I ordered up the pulled rotisserie chicken sandwich which had onion rings on top. Same thing – hit the spot.
The place looked like a spot that locals hit after skiing in the winter. I could see that. I wouldn’t go so far to say this place was great, but if you’re driving through the Rockies and hungry (and perhaps thirsty) – it works wonders.