Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fun Weekend in Denver

The I-25 Beer Bandits had yet another great year at the Great American Beer Fest (GABF).  We all live along I-25 from Fort Collins down through NM.  We all gather once a year with team shirts, pretzel necklaces and fake mustaches (just for fun) and spend a weekend together in Denver.  This was Alex and I's third GABF.  There are now 11 total I-25 Beer Bandits.  The Festival is held in the convention center and this year there were 457 breweries represented with over 3000 different beers to sample.

You are given a one ounce glass and you can sample as much or as little of the beer as you want during the night.  There are some amazingly good beer and some really bad beer.  We all tried to be a lot more selective about what we tired this year.  GABF is also a very prestigious competition for the breweries and awards are given out on Saturday.

 The I-25 Beer Bandits waiting in line outside the convention center (4pm), doors open at 5:30pm.

 Alex looks down right scary with his fake mustache.

 Not much to do while we wait for the door to open except smile and take pictures.

 Alex is trying to choose which beer he wants to sample next.

 The I-25 Beer Bandits 2009!!!  No Alex is not falling over he was just being silly as usual.

On Saturday, the day after GABF, we all got up and went to Coors Field and toured the stadium before watching the Rockies take on the Cardinals.  The tour was actually interesting and the game was a blast!

 Gates to Coors Field.

 Me in the dugout.

 Alex and I on the Field.

 We were able to get 2 for 1 seats int he Wells Fargo Club seating section and it was AMAZING!!  The seats were padded and were much more spacious.  There were waiters that would bring you food and they  had chefs carving meat!  They had great lounges where you could rest before the game and the bathrooms were tons nicer than that rest of the stadium.  And all for really just a few bucks more.  It was great!

 Our seats were right at first base and we had a great view of the sunset over the mountains.  This picture doesn't do it justice, but it was beautiful!

Our Friends the Havlick's were at the game too and we meet up with them briefly to say Hi and they brought Eve with them.  They were so sweet and let us watch Eve for half of the game.  She was so good, especially with all the noise!
 I felt bad for her that she had to lay on the dirty cement but I guess that's what dogs do.

I tried not to put a gazillion pictures up on the blog but if you want to see more pictures of the festivities you can go to our website ( and find links to pics under "fun with friends".

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