Coors Factory Tour

When we first decided that we were going to go on a vacation to Denver, the first thing that Jason and Derek said was that they wanted to go to the Coors Factory and take the tour. While I wasn't against this, I can honestly say that I wasn't really looking forward to going on a tour of a beer place. I'm not a big beer drinker, so this wasn't something that peeked my interest. But, let me tell you... I loved it! I was so surprised. It was very interesting and amazing to see and hear all about the process of making the beer. The vats that they brew the beer in are HUGE. I couldn't believe the size of them. I learned that Coors makes very little waste - they recycle and/or reuse so much of their waste. The grains that are leftover from the process are sent out to local farmers to feed that cattle and the yeast is sent to Purina to make cat food. Who knew?

the little man finds drums where ever he goes:
I also loved the city of Golden. It was so cute and old and small town-ish. It was the original capital of Colorado and many of the buildings are so old. We had lunch at the Old Capital Grill which was in the building that was the original capital.


Cheri said...

When we went to St. Louis we went to the Budweiser factory and took the tour. I'm thinking to myself- what a great place to take your kids :)
But we all loved it too. It really was interesting and so much fun!

Rachel Slagle said...

cheri... i thought the same thing taking the kids there. the worst part is that dillon is still asking to go back! i just shake my head as a failed parent (haha).