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BeerTender Tuesday #5: Jenny

What do you do at Joyride? Well, aside from petting dogs and having a good time, I also bartend, serve, and two nights a week I’m the shift supervisor. Where are you from, and when did you move to Colorado? I am originally from Phoenix, AZ, but when I was 6, my family moved to the central valley of California where I spent the next fifteen years going to school and being a kid. My family relocated to Colorado in August…

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BeerTender Tuesday #4: Claire

What do you do at Joyride? Bartend and serve, mostly. But, I recently started working with our design and marketing team as well. Oh, and pet all the dogs. Where are you from, and when did you move to Colorado? I’m from northern New York. Waaayyy up there. Practically Canada, eh? Why did you move to Colorado? I have always dreamt of coming out here. My dad was a ski instructor in Breckenridge when he was younger, so naturally I…

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BeerTender Tuesday #3: Shan

What do you do at Joyride? Beertender extraordinaire, talk smack, make it rain joy, spin fanciful tall tales of Brad’s history as a member of a competitive accapella team… Basically I just have a great time and bring the bubbly goodness to the people. Where are you from, and when did you move to Colorado? Originally from Texas… REMEMBER THE ALAMO!!!! Moved to Colorado 14 years ago and I ain’t looked back. Why did you move to Colorado? See above……

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BeerTender Tuesday #2: Kelsey

What do you do at Joyride? I was hired as a part time server in July of 2014 and my first shift was our second grand opening. I had never served before and this was the perfect opportunity for me to learn, as this particular shift nobody had to pay, it was a thank you to all of the people who helped get Joyride off the ground. I only had to get the right beer to the right person. I had a great…

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BeerTender Tuesday #1: Nathan

(Editor’s Note: We’re starting a new section in our blog highlighting the awesome people who work here. We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know them better!) What do you do at Joyride? What day of the week is it? I have been with Joyride since shortly after we started construction on the building, where I helped with some of the construction before we opened our doors.   Since our opening, I have been behind the bar and also began learning the…

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Abbey Road Belgian Dubbel with Fruit - Joyride Brewing

Abbey Road Belgian Dubbel with Fruit

Rubber Soul was groundbreaking, Revolver is possibly The Beatles at their best, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is perhaps their most important, and The White Album is their most diverse. But Abbey Road is most likely my favorite, and probably the one I listen to the most. There is just something about Abbey Road that makes me come back to it again and again. Perhaps, because it was the last album the group worked on together, it captures them…

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Rubber Soul ESB - Joyride Brewing

Rubber Soul ESB

In my opinion, Rubber Soul represents the exact moment in time when the Beatles were transitioning from their early day sound (like “A Hard Day’s Night”) to their studio masterpieces. However, this doesn’t mean Rubber Soul should be overlooked. In fact, if the band never made a record after Rubber Soul, they’d still be going to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kind of like Michael Jordan coming out of retirement the first time to win his 2nd three-peat.…

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The White (Album) Double IPA - Joyride Brewing

The White (Album) Double IPA

Growing up, I wasn’t always the biggest Beatles fan. In fact, for the longest time, I actually had a distaste for them. When my family would go to a Christmas tree farm to cut down our own tree, there was a time when they were picking me up from a friend’s house after a sleep-over, and they’d normally be showing up early after I had stayed up late playing video games. On the radio on the way to the tree…

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Revolver Farmhouse Ale - Joyride Brewing

Revolver Farmhouse Ale

The Beatles were on top of their game in 1966. They had just released Rubber Soul in December of 1965, and were riding high with accolades. Rubber Soul had effectively changed how pop albums would be created moving forward, with The Beatles making an effort to make an entire artistic album from start to finish, rather than one or two singles with some filler thrown in. The band’s business manager, Brian Epstein, wanted to capitalize on the Rubber Soul high…

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Sgt. Pepper’s Kettle Soured Mango IPA - Joyride Brewing

Sgt. Pepper’s Kettle Soured Mango IPA

It’s 1967, and the Beatles are burned out. They’ve been touring extensively around the world, complete with accompanying interviews and other press engagements. They’d become dissatisfied with the composition of their concert audience, who they felt only came for the spectacle of seeing the Beatles and to scream, rather than being there to actually listen to the music. They were also dealing with a severe public backlash due to Lennon’s “Bigger than Jesus” comment. They had begun to record a…

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Joyride Brewing Company is a small craft brewery in Edgewater, CO, across the street from the banks of Sloan’s Lake. The brewery opened for business on July 16, 2014. We have a 10 barrel brewhouse with ten serving tanks and 11 fermenters. Our downstairs taproom is around 1600 sq ft and can hold about 95 people. Our upstairs rooftop patio is around 2400 sq ft and can hold an additional 150 people. Please join us and enjoy the majestic views of the lake with some of the finest beer in town.