19: A White Elephant In The Room

    I begin my drive from Denver at 4:30am, Monday the 13th, an hour and a half before sunrise. I’ve calculated the travel time and this is the latest I can leave to reach Dallas, Texas by nightfall, 1300 km (820 mi) away. The temperature is 10°C (50°F), which is unexpected but welcomed after -7°C (19°F) the previous night. My newly-acquired, heated gloves and socks keep me warm before sunrise, with relentlessly cooling wind extracting the heat from my fingers and toes as I barrel through the frozen countrysides, interspersed with the warmer cement cities.

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18: My Birthday And The Local Flavor of Denver

    The afternoon of the 5th, Dawn, Gabe, and I find ourselves at the Great Divide Brewery. We arrive shortly after 3pm to discover they’re running late on their hourly tour. I have just enough time to grab a glass of their Oak Aged Chocolate Yeti Imperial Stout, taste, and share before being led into the brewing chambers. It’s a short tour, but more informative than most. There are a few things that I note that I haven’t heard about or seen on other brewery tours.

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