Saturday, September 26, 2009

From Coors to Leinenkugel's

My Colorado friends, Terry and Janet, arrived Friday afternoon. We had lunch and visited and they got settled in for their visit. Of course we had a few beers in the afternoon and then (my favorite) Papa Murphy's for supper. It is so much fun to have Colorado friends here in Rice Lake, WI!! Terry and I worked together at Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado for about 15 years.
Today (Saturday) we took a drive to Chippewa Falls to visit the Leinenkugel's brewery. Much to our surprise, when we arrived at 1pm the next tour we could fit into was not until 4pm, so we had our 2 free beers and then shopped in the gift shop. Terry added a tap handle to his collection, it's a sweet little canoe!

On the way to Rice Lake from Chippewa, we took back roads and near Jim Falls, ran across a closed bridge. These pictures of a part of the Chippewa River that is dammed but 4 times a year they release for white water. I want to try to get back there when that happens. I saved the location in my GPS memory.

Terry & Janet

The leaves are starting to look great!

Once home, Terry & Janet took over for dinner. Terry grilled chicken...okay the skin was a little 'caramelized' but it was very yummy! Great fun. We had our own mini Great American Beer Fest and tried several flavors of Leinie's as well as the Viking Brewery Vienna Style Pilsner.

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