Greetings from Colorado: New Belgium Brewing Co.

shiftFort Collins, Co.  About a 45 minute drive outside of Denver, we ventured to Fort Collins for the day and checked out the sites! Located on the continental divide, The township reminds me of an old western stop on the way west. As I quickly learned New Belgium Brewing is located here, and along with a beautiful brewery some of the most appetizing natural beer products I’ve tasted were here. Of my favorites, Shift, a 5% medium hopped beer is mild enough to refresh the 90º weather, and heavy enough for taste. The good news, is New Belgium is not only available in Fort Collins, but across the United States. On top of that they are known for their sustainable practices which include solar power, sourced local ingredients, and compostable packaging, distribution and water conservation. Making for a happy Sunday indeed.

 

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Weekly Spotlight: Rob Machado/Alex Atala

 

Rob Machado has lived a fascinating life. Born to a professional surfer in Australia, and raised in Southern California his name has become world famous for his surfing skills, and more recently his artistic vision. Rob Machado quit the WCT (World Championship Tour) but finds his passions in “Free” surfing. His influence has taken him around the world, in search of the best rides, and finds his soul surfing keeps him grounded. In this video, the latest on his “Through the Lens” Series, Rob ventures to meet with Alex Atala, a world renowned chef, that has focused his passions in life through beauty, both inside and outside the kitchen. Check it out.