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Brewery of the Week: Fiction Brewing Co
December 8, 2014
It’s been a while since my last post, and to be honest since I’ve been able to do anything really beer related (outside of the occasional pint with dinner and what not) and having come off of a particularly long week and heading into another looking to be the same, I thought it time to take a break from the hectic pace for a few pints at one of the more recent additions to the stable of Denver breweries. As many of you know I enjoy a good book almost as much as a good pint, so any chance to enjoy both at the same time is always welcomed. It was with this in mind that I found myself at Fiction Brewing Co. this afternoon to see if this combination made for more than just a good evening at home.
This brewery not only succeeded in the combination but in making some fantastic and original beer. I started with Feely Effects, a green tea chocolate milk stout with delicate and subtle flavors on top of the foundation of a well-crafted stout recipe. I was also surprised by the Are Redheads Supernatural? (pretty much the best name ever by the way) with a pleasantly light aroma and hints of floral tones from the lime leaves and hibiscus in its recipe. These were just a few of the solid lineup on tap, all of which showed the creativity and solid brewing acumen of Fiction Brewing.
Walking into fiction felt very much like being in my own home. The theme of books was everywhere, and proved to be more than just a kitchy excuse for the breweries name. In addition to an awesome bar adorned with the spins of books, there is an impressive bookshelf at the back of the taproom filled with books that patrons are welcome and encouraged not just to read at the brewery but to take home swap and enjoy. This not only kept people looking at the books around them while sipping their beers, but engaging in conversation about what on the shelves they had read and what might have peaked their interest. This wonderful literary environ and the fantastic beer therein have made for a place that I truly want to spend more time in, and I hope that you all will go have a pint and flip a few pages yourselves.