Beer Drinker of the Week #01

Beer Drinker of the Week is a new segment we're starting here at Focus on the Beer.  This will serve as a way to show off all that delicious beer you've been drinking, or just simply show us what beers you enjoy on a normal basis. This series allows you to present your beer in an artistic environment, tell us what you think about the beers you're trying, what beer is in your fridge regularly, or tell a story about how you acquired a hard to find beer. You and your beers are the focus here.

How Do I Become a Part of This?
If you are interested in being our Beer Drinker Of The Week please e-mail us at You can propose to us which week you'd like to take, or we can pick the week for you and send you information and some basic directions. We'll try to post every Thursday (or so) the beers that one reader drank the previous week. We try to focus on the Colorado Springs drinkers but may be willing to expand, so email us!

So since this is the first one, I'll start as an example (and to show off).

Beer Drinker of the Week (Feb. 19th-25th, 2012)
Grant Goodwiler
: Pourer, writer, and maker of Beer.
The Beers:
(Clockwise from top: Odell Footprint, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Southern Tier Choklat, Odin Brewing Odin's Gift, Epic Brewing Sour Apple Saison, Epic Brewing Brainless On Peaches, Southern Tier Gemini, Crooked Stave Fertile Soil, Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Green, Hair of the Dog Adam, Boulevard Chocolate Ale, Ska Skawork Orange)

The Story:
The wife and I took a trip to Boulder to see some friends and family. I went a bit crazy when we went to Liquor Mart, hence the amount of fine bombers I drank this week, which are featured in this photo. I've been holding on to the Crooked Stave beers for a while, I had them when they first came out on tap at Brewer's Republic, but wanted to see what they tasted like with a few months age and bottle conditioned. Isaac, another writer for the blog, has been on "vacation" for the past few weeks in North Dakota and Washington and he was kind enough to bring back some rare beers that you can't get here in Colorado. Most of these bottles were opened last Sunday at Eric Steen's (the founder of this blog) birthday breakfast party. It was a great time to indulge in all of these great beers. My favorite was a tie between the Epic Sour Apple Saison and the Wild Wild Brett Green. Cheers!

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