Monday, February 8, 2010

Human Powered Brewery Tour

Human power is the best kind, especially when there are hops involved! This weekend was the third annual human powered brew tour in Fort Collns and the effort was to raise money for A.L.S. (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and is better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. People with this disease loose their ability to control their muscles, and the really hard part to swallow is that there is no cure.
The turn out for the event was small, but the energy could not have been bigger. About 40 of us started at New Belgium Brewery and after a few samples headed to the Fort Collins Brewery, less than two miles down the road. Drinking beer from brewery to brewery seems like the easiest way to raise awareness, why didn’t someone think of this before? But of course there was a fun catch.
The only way to get to the breweries is in a “human powered” way. People ran, cycled, and rollerbladed, but if you still have the good ole scooter, that works too! Or if you are up for a big challenge the human wheelbarrow would be an excellent idea! Or who wouldn’t want to crab walk the five mile roundtrip tour?
From the Fort Collins Brewery we powered our way to O’Dell’s. The spunky part was the costumes. I realized I must have missed the costume memo when I saw a tooth fairy and beer maiden head into New Belgium. But next year I am going all out, maybe I will even bring the gorilla suit out.
And from O’Dell’s to Coppersmiths, and it was only 2:00. The run was in, fun had and awareness was raised. A successful Saturday afternoon. Make sure you hop on the next tour.


  1. thanks for attending Carri! The date of the tour is always easy to remember; the Saturday before the Super Bowl! We hope to see you there next year! -Scott

  2. It was such a fun tour! I can't wait for next year. I better get back to work on sewing my costume for next year!!