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Brewery of the Week: Lone Tree Brewing Company
September 27, 2014
This week’s brewery is the result of one of the more clever beer related activities I’ve seen. One of my good friends (yep, just gave you a compliment Shan….way to rock the awesome) works for Douglas County Libraries and told me about a partnership the library had made with several local breweries in a brilliantly crafted piece of mutual promotion. To keep from digressing too much into the details of the contest I suggest you just read about it yourself by clicking here. All up to speed? Fantastic. As the last brewery on the treasure map of sorts I had created to gather my stamps, I was not expecting to do more than have a single pint and retire for the evening. For several reasons, I found myself staying a great deal long and enjoying myself a great deal more than expected at Lone Tree Brewing Company.
I was lucky to find myself at Lone Tree Brewing in time for their Oktoberfest brew to be available. The Marienplatz Pilsner is a particularly light and crisp iteration of this German style favorite with a malty profile and slightly spicy notes at the pack of the pallet. The Out of Range Pale Ale (which is really a Pale Lager) was also quite good flaunting a beautiful caramel color and foamy head to compliment the more bready and slightly floral tastes and aroma of this beer. While sipping my pints I also noticed the cans of the Peach Pale Ale from the corner of my eye which I’ve made a point of seeking out in the near future.
The best word to describe the atmosphere at Lone Tree would be jovial. The décor and setup have the feel similar to someone who has taken the time and effort to build a bar in their house with carved tap handles and shelves of growlers proudly on display. As someone who has put in the time and effort to make a bar, this is an analogy meant as the highest of compliments. The friendly and happy patrons who I met at Lone Tree added to the feeling of being at a get together at someone’s home. Even with a thunderstorm forcing people off of the patio and indoors, everyone in the taproom had a smile to go with the pint in their hand. If you find yourself in or around the Park Meadows area, I would recommend stopping by Lone Tree while you are out to see if you too feel like you have popped over to a friend’s place for a good beer with good people.