Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Baby brewery tour

We went to Durango this past weekend to visit my brother, and sister-in-law, and baby nephew. Whom at 16 months, I've never met, which obviously makes me a very bad person.

But there is always a time and place for redemption.

And this was the time. And place.

And honestly, the kids did get in their floor time. Playing with toys and books and each other, including curious pokes from one to the other, and silly sounds, and crazy faces.

But more importantly, of course, was their interaction during the baby brewery tour.

Because honestly, who can go to a town like Durango and not check out, first hand, via those endearing little taster glasses, the local, awesome breweries?

Well I can't. We can't.

The babies were totally up for it. Who were we to let them down?

We hit Ska,

and Steamworks,

and Carvers.

We hit the Durango Brewery too, but before their very, very limited 3 - 8 pm tap room hours. (I mean, c'mon, 3 pm?!)

And we were so in the tasting groove that it was no sweat to get the folks at The Cosmopolitan to give us an on-the-fly taster set when we sat down to their very non-brewery dinner fare that evening. (Sans babies.)

Ah. Fresh-brewed beer. What could be better?

Not even cheerios.


not a beer drinker in PA said...

As someone who has never acquired a taste for the hoppy stuff, I'll focus on the other picture..Hap with a Mini Hap!!
Crazy, but it made me feel old, and a tad bit nostalgic, to see Hap all grown up with the cutest boy ever on his lap.
Seems like only yesterday that we were making him play "spin the lincoln log" with us on Sharon Ave.
thanks for the brief flashback..looks like a good time was had/drank by all :)

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Brewery tour? In Durango? That right there is a little slice of heaven for our girl Beth.

LOVE those baby shots. A mini-Hap and a mini-Beth.

And I love the placemat too:

"Bread is the staff of life, but beer is life itself."

Awesome, Beth.


Pat said...

What can I say...I'll take full responsibility, especially for the beer addiction. They can't help themselves.

Great to see pics (please send more, Beth). Maybe next time,if I promise not to embarrass you (that'll be the day), you will let me come.
Love, Mom

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh my God, I'm so THIRSTY!

Love those little cousins, so sweet!



Hsin-Yi said...

Now I'm thirsty. They say beer is good for breast milk, and I'll believe it so long as it allows me to taste one of those refreshing beverages!

Anonymous said...

Family time is so important...
I have even more respect for you now. Sheri