Food & Drink International - Fall 2017 - 82
Beer & Bike Tours
>> The Farmhouse offers seasonal menus and items made from scratch, including shrimp and grits, which feature house-smoked tasso, holy trinity, creole butter sauce and creamy grits.
took some getting used to for me, but I
thought was good in moderation. My
absolute favorite was Sad Panda Coffee
Stout followed by Fort Kölnz.
At Horse & Dragon, it's all about
finding an amazing beer and grabbing
a second pint. The atmosphere in the
brewery is very relaxed; you feel like
part of the family and everyone is easily
approachable. The brewery traces its
beer from the grain to the glass and the
process is underway in the next room as
patrons sip its current creations.
Funkwerks' flagship saison ale, was
born from a series of test batches in
co-owner Gordon Schuck's backyard.
It was the 2012 Great American Beer
Festival gold medal winner.
Wine and Dine
Our last stop on the tour was Jessup
Farm Artisan Village. Timberline Road
was our path of choice because it runs
adjacent to the farm, but also required
we bike up a decently steep hill. I was
very aware of the altitude at this point.
"Beer & Bike Tours is a fantastic way to
experience Fort Collins with Williams
as your guide to local gems."
Funkwerks was the second stop on
our journey, featuring saison, provincial and seasonal/experimental beers.
Wine lovers will find a home here as the
beers feature more fruity notes. Saison,
The views were amazing, so halfway
up the hill I hopped off the bike and the
three of us walked the remainder of the
hill to the farm.
Jessup Farm Artisan Village is beau-
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tiful with restored buildings that now
house a coffee shop, retailers, a restaurant and brewery. The Farmhouse at
Jessup Farm, a casual eatery focused
on country and healthy farm fare, is set
in a 130-year-old building. On a quarter-acre of land and with a chicken
coop in the backyard, The Farmhouse
offers seasonal menus and items made
I had the herb brine pork chop that
was set atop creamy white grits and
asparagus. Molasses-thyme apples
topped the tender pork chop. Eichler
chose the shrimp and grits, which featured house-smoked tasso, holy trinity,
creole butter sauce, creamy grits and
micro greens. Both were amazing as
were the seven-day pork belly bites we
dined on for an appetizer.
Beer & Bike Tours is a fantastic way
to experience Fort Collins with Williams
as your guide through local routes and
hidden gems. The company offers personalized tours throughout the United
States and overseas. The next "Adventure on Tap" awaits.