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Beer here!

Founding father Ben Franklin once observed, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Beer is homey, friendly, communal and fun the perfect conversational beverage.
Bob Campbell

click to enlarge Tom Herbert Manitou Springs - Retired carpenter  -  What - was the brand of your first beer? I was born and - raised in Philadelphia, so it was Philadelphia-brewed - Schmidt's. -  - What beer do you typically drink these days? - My favorite beers nowadays are Mexican: Modelo, - Superior, Estrella, Pacifico. -  - Have you ever made your own beer? Both beer - and wine. All your microbrews are ales, essentially, and - ales are easy to make because there's no temperature - control. Homebrew is every bit as good as - anything you buy in the stores, really fresh, but it's - cheaper to buy it than make it.
  • Tom Herbert
    Manitou Springs

    Retired carpenter

    What was the brand of your first beer? I was born and raised in Philadelphia, so it was Philadelphia-brewed Schmidt's.

    What beer do you typically drink these days? My favorite beers nowadays are Mexican: Modelo, Superior, Estrella, Pacifico.

    Have you ever made your own beer? Both beer and wine. All your microbrews are ales, essentially, and ales are easy to make because there's no temperature control. Homebrew is every bit as good as anything you buy in the stores, really fresh, but it's cheaper to buy it than make it.

click to enlarge Harriett Landrum Downtown - Waitress What was your - first beer? I had this fascination with Guinness for a - while, so it was probably that. -  - What was the occasion? To get drunk - literally. I was 17, someone else was buying. -  - What's your favorite now? I still like lagers, - stouts and porters. Amber at Phantom Canyon is - probably my favorite. It has a little sweet - aftertaste, and it's not too hoppy or malty. -  - What's your most memorable beer? This really - hardcore, high-alcohol beer that - tasted like plums and vinegar that was passed - around the bar for everybody to taste. - Nobody else liked it, but I kind of enjoyed it  it was - very complex. I don't know what it was.
  • Harriett Landrum
    Downtown

    Waitress

    What was your first beer? I had this fascination with Guinness for a while, so it was probably that.

    What was the occasion? To get drunk literally. I was 17, someone else was buying.

    What's your favorite now? I still like lagers, stouts and porters. Amber at Phantom Canyon is probably my favorite. It has a little sweet aftertaste, and it's not too hoppy or malty.

    What's your most memorable beer? This really hardcore, high-alcohol beer that tasted like plums and vinegar that was passed around the bar for everybody to taste. Nobody else liked it, but I kind of enjoyed it it was very complex. I don't know what it was.

click to enlarge Julia Weiland Memorial Park area - Accountant at nonprofit - What was the first beer you drank? - Coors Light. I took a sip of my dad's. -  - What was your first solo beer? My 21st - birthday. It was a Beehive. -  - What kind do you generally drink now? - Depends on where I am  usually either Coors Light or - Blue Moon. -  - Do you drink beer much? Yeah. I'm a beer girl. - It's cheaper, it lasts longer, I like the taste.
  • Julia Weiland
    Memorial Park area

    Accountant at nonprofit

    What was the first beer you drank? Coors Light. I took a sip of my dad's.

    What was your first solo beer? My 21st birthday. It was a Beehive.

    What kind do you generally drink now? Depends on where I am usually either Coors Light or Blue Moon.

    Do you drink beer much? Yeah. I'm a beer girl. It's cheaper, it lasts longer, I like the taste.

click to enlarge Jonathan Prince Manitou Springs - Maintenance guy What - was the occasion of your first beer? I snuck one of - my dad's Coors. -  - What beer do you drink now? Mostly - microbrews. I like trying different kinds. My favorite for - now is Young's Chocolate Stout  I think it's English. -  - What's your favorite local microbrew? - Tommyknocker Stout, which you can only get at the - brewery. Very creamy, very smooth, reminds - you of a Guinness. -  - What's your guiding beer philosophy? I love - beer. I love the different tastes. And I love living here - because there's so many different types.
  • Jonathan Prince
    Manitou Springs

    Maintenance guy

    What was the occasion of your first beer? I snuck one of my dad's Coors.

    What beer do you drink now? Mostly microbrews. I like trying different kinds. My favorite for now is Young's Chocolate Stout I think it's English.

    What's your favorite local microbrew? Tommyknocker Stout, which you can only get at the brewery. Very creamy, very smooth, reminds you of a Guinness.

    What's your guiding beer philosophy? I love beer. I love the different tastes. And I love living here because there's so many different types.

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