Brewery Lights at Anheuser Busch in St. Louis, Missouri

Brewery Lights - FrontWe had a wonderful time at the Anheuser Busch Holiday Brewery Lights in St. Louis while visiting family over Thanksgiving in November of 2014. I am a little sad that we wouldn’t be able to go this year again, but I am beyond excited to share that the location here in Fort Collins, CO is also doing the Holiday Brewery Lights this year too! I can’t wait to go and see what it will be like this year. For those of you in the Saint Louis area, or if you are going to be in the area, it is running this year on Thursdays thru Sundays from November 26th – December 30th.

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Saint Louis – My 8 Free Things To Do in the Gateway City

Saint Louis - ImageLate summer this year we were happy to spend a week visiting family members and exploring a little more of the Saint Louis area.  I started doing a little research about things to do and was shocked at how many FREE things you can do in Saint Louis. Some of them are parks and such, but some are museums. I just had to do a post and share all of this with you guys.  Here are my top 8 things I hope we can do during our visit. Hope you find it helpful when you visit Saint Louis. Continue reading “Saint Louis – My 8 Free Things To Do in the Gateway City”

Pilsner Urquell Brewery – Our Unique Brewery Tour

Pilsner Urquell - BuildingWe had an amazing time in the Czech Republic while in Europe in May of 2018.  For two weeks we ran around Austria, Germany as well as the Czech Republic. However, we really enjoyed our time in Prague (Praha) and I loved seeing the Charles Bridge and the Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady in Old Town. Sadly we were only there a couple of days and headed south to Germany. However, on our way south we made a detour and visited the city of Pilsner (Pilsen) to tour the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. We have been to quite a few brewery tours, but this one was quite unique. Continue reading “Pilsner Urquell Brewery – Our Unique Brewery Tour”

Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany – Get Your Drink On

Hofbräuhaus - Bldg 1I am so happy to be able to share some posts of some of the exciting things we did while in the Munich area in May of 2018. One of the more enjoyable things we did was visit the Hofbrauhaus. We needed it after touring Dachaus earlier in the day. I can happily say a few beers definitely helped us get back in the holiday spirit.  🙂

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Sturgis, South Dakota – Home of the Annual Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis HillWhile in the area visiting Mount Rushmore National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial in June of 2015, we decided to check out the interesting city of Sturgis. It was founded in 1878 and was originally named Scooptown. It was named this because many of the residents “scooped up” their pay from nearby Fort Meade. Its name was later changed to Sturgis in honor of the Civil War Union General Samuel D. Sturgis. Today that is approximately 6,800 residents.   Continue reading “Sturgis, South Dakota – Home of the Annual Motorcycle Rally”

Odell Brewing Company – Fort Collins, Colorado

Odell Brewery FrontLast year my husband Gene, my niece Cassidy and I spent part of my birthday afternoon touring the beautiful Odell Brewing Company facility in Fort Collins.  We had never been there so it was fun checking out a new brewery basically in our own backyard. Not only did we have a good time exploring their amazing building and store, we also learned that the company has been independent since 1989 and is 100% employee-owned. I found that very interesting. They want their employees invested, and it looks like it works well for everybody. I wish a lot more companies followed this practice. I think there would be a lot more pride in what they do and feel more accomplished at the end of the day.

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