On Friday, April 16th the Wynkoop Brewing Company made history. For the first time in almost 100 years, the Koop delivered kegs and cans of beer to LoDo bars via horse-drawn wagon. Now it is not uncommon to see draft horses pulling meticulously decorated wagons with massive oak kegs in Bavaria, especially during Volksfest season, but here in the states this is rare. The Wynkoop wagon is a bit more modest than what one finds at Oktoberfest, but it truly fit in with the western heritage of Colorado. Local historians say beer has not been delivered like this in Denver since 1915.
Don’t feel sad if you missed it – this was not a one-time gimmick. If you want to witness history you can see it again every 2nd or 4th Friday of each month. Get to the Brewery before 6 pm so you don’t miss the action. Heck, get there by 4 pm and warm up.
I’m off to Montana soon and hope to keep you up to date on beer happenings in Big Sky Country. Aufwiedersehen.