Today the dogs and I took a road trip to Eleven Mile Canyon recreation area (where they swam and romped and played).
Once the playing was done I drove them over to Buena Vista where I checked out Eddyline Brewing Co. The beer was very tasty and the pizza looked good. The first beer I tasted was a raspberry wheat which was pretty tasty. It did not have an overwhelming fruity taste to it and was satisfying. The next beer was their Crank Yanker IPA that turned out to be one of the better IPAs I’ve tasted. I had a meatball sub sandwich to go with the beers instead of pizza, ostensibly to avoid all those “carbs and calories.” I wish I had ordered pizza… Anyway, the food did the job I intended: it soaked up the beer. Also, I picked up a new t-shirt in the process. This is definitely a place to which I will return.
After BV, it was off to Salida and another brewery: Elevation Beer Co. While the location out by the fairgrounds is a bit too far from the main part of town for my liking, it did offer gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains… or at least, on a clearer day it would. The West Fork fires were pushing smoke all the way into the Salida area on this day. I tried their First Cast IPA while I sat on their “patio” with the dogs. I used quotation marks around patio since their entire outdoor area was crushed gravel.
I tried to purchase a t-shirt here, too, but they told me they had limited supplies… nothing in my size. “I guess I’ll have to come back again,” I told the bartender.