The beer is very average, some brews are better than others but no real standout as their awards clearly indicate. The food is not good at all (sweet potato fries are a shadow of what they offer at Nosh, and the burger we've tried was so dry it was not really edible), the staff is aloof and owner recently sounded off on social media regarding the need to leave Colorado Springs as we are clearly too uneducated to appreciate his amazing talents. To this we say ASAP!
After trashing the community that helped build his tiny brewery the owner has declared he may be moving. I earnestly hope he closes up shop here and tries to move up to Denver where the competition for craft beer is far tougher than the Springs and their average swill will be completely dismissed.
Instead of going to Trinity support the many excellent and loyal local breweries both old and new who will appreciate your patronage and are in this community to raise the bar on our culinary and cultural offerings as well as be a positive advocate for the people responsible for their success. The only person clearly lacking an education in humility and customer service is the owner of Trinity and he does not deserve the modicum of success the people of Colorado Springs have granted him.
For myself and many friends who enjoy sampling the recent boom in craft beers all over the city we are officially finished with Trinity. There are so many wonderful choices in this town for craft beer, don't support the one sour grape owner who doesn't appreciate your business and thinks the Springs isn't worthy of his mediocre offerings.
Very glad to see that Paradox beat them. Paradox makes some really interesting and unusual beers - some sour, some not so sour, but all of them are very tasty. If this guy thinks the locals are too dumb for his beer, then maybe he does need to move to Denver. I'm sure there's way less competition up there anyway. Right. I drink beer because it tastes good, not because it won some stupid medal. I don't think this guy even gets that.
I drink beer because it tastes good, not because it won some stupid medal. As a Woodland Park resident, I'm so happy that Paradox beat them. Maybe he is right. They should move to Denver. Way less competition up that a way, right? Doofus.
So, where are the best wings in the Springs now?
What an arrogant putz to assume that the public can't taste his great art. Maybe he should focus on quality product and decent service instead of throwing a social tantrum. He should look up insincere and disingenuous with the "I apologize for the city thinking...". I patron places that can appreciate me as a customer not just as a source of "gimme-your-cash-and-STFU" which is why the crew at Nano108 get it, why Paradox gets it and why Trinity can suck it.
TBH I get it...
You put a shitload of time and effort into your product. The more you work with it, the more you understand and get the subtleties of what you are doing.
Keep doing that. Fuck the awards. In time other people will end up "Getting It". Whatever it is and will be rewarded for your efforts.
You have to keep hammering away though.
Oh boy another retired Air Force officer. He'll fall right in line with the status quo to nowhere.
Interesting. I knew this person some years ago via an another friend when he was at Bristols and going to CC. Back renting a house on campus days.
I hate to say it and feel bad but I found him to be snobby even then. Yes, he made great beer back then also. He was amiable but stuffy.
Jason, you're in the hospitality industry. I really enjoyed your brews when I visited. Funny though I tried to speak with you more about your brews at the fest some years ago in Old CO and you did not want to be bothered there.
If you want to be in this people facing business, perhaps have someone handle all the front of the house business including your social media.
His business is around still because he has some very good brews and personally I love the harder to find Belgian style offerings. So you have a good product but your personal hang ups are holding you back from hitting it big.
People like a friendly welcoming attitude and atmosphere. Add that to your hard work and love of the craft and business will boom even more so. Else stick with the distribution side.
Sorry but best to hear an honest opinion then go through life blind.
I know this town could definitely get behind a Sour Crawford Saison or a Bitter Bryce. Here Here!!
Hey, I am not happy with my district but don't call us stupid because we tried to oust lamborn and failed.
Call me revolutionary, but I don't believe a person should need supplementary instruction to enjoy a beer. Everything I have heard about this man paints him as an arrogant try-hard that can't take criticism. I only wish we could convince him to peddle his mop water even farther away than Denver.
This is some serious comedy gold right here. What a doofus!
Amy Lathen is saying she doesn't know how to be a Mayor. Amy requires a committee to tell her what to do. Let's remember as a County Commissioners Amy went with the lies about term limits and the cover up going on with Sheriff Maketa.
"I think these beers take a lot of education and a lot of studying and a lot of tasting to really grasp." -- Jason Yester
Maybe that's your problem -- you are making beers to impress judges, not the public.
"I will definitely apologize to the city thinking I said it was a stupid population," he said."
What does this even mean? Sorry that the city took his words literally?
In our "modern times" Mayor Bach was indeed the "first strong mayor." But COS has been down this road before. Back in 1909 we (well not me, but I'm sure my ancestors) adopted the Mayor-Council form of government. Each Councilman (called "commissioner") was head of one of the four major city departments, and the Mayor was considered the CEO with the ability to hire and fire employees of the city. Sound familiar? After several years of haggling, our form of government changed again in April, 1921 to the Manager-Council form of government. The reason was to remove partisan politics and individual shenanigans that seem to get a lot of goodhearted folks in a lot of hot water. Sound familiar? So, here we are over a hundred years later still trying to figure out what is best. Folks back in the early 1900's realized a "strong mayor" wasn't really that great of an idea. Perhaps it's time folks here in 2014 realize the same.
Indy, this is all you got? Criticizing a politician for sending out Christmas cards?
Interesting, but not surprising, that all the candidates displayed tact and professionalism in their comments about the Mayor, except for that quitter, Joel Miller.
Lamborn has burrowed his way into our pockets to the tune of $8 million for one piece of passed legislation. As for his religious affiliation, he's a pseudo-Christian. A false witness (Proverbs 6:16-6:19). If he was a real Christian he wouldn't have voted to cut WIC and SNAP. Hurting the needy,elderly and our young military families is not the Christain thing to do. Voting to shut down the government hurting his constituents is not the Christain thing to do. Supporting legislation that cuts Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid hurting young children, young families, retirees, is not the Christain thing to do. Voting to support the interests of Mammon is not the Christian thing to do.
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