College kids can ruin anything!

My wife and I had a friend in town this weekend, and the main point of the visit (besides of course, seeing us) was to visit the BeerFest in Fort Collins. He’s a beer nut, like brews his own in his garage (He made us a pretty tasty apricot hefeweizen when we were in CA visiting him), so this was a great multi-purpose visit.

We left Highlands Ranch around 9am, in order to make sure we were there when the BeerFest opened at 11am. With stopping for Coffee, and Claritin-D for me, we got there at 11:15am.

The BeerFest is a very fun time, I highly recommend it! Go early though! College kids don’t wake up before noon and the first few hours will be nice an mellow, sampling beers from all over CO.
We learned a few things this time, that will make next time even better

1. Bring a camelBack (or two). Water bottles are good, but heavy and cargo shorts only have so much ‘cargo’ capacity.

2. Bring a can koozy. You know, those foam do-dads for keeping canned beverages cold. Well the keeping cold part isn’t such an issue since you’re drinking the beer fairly quickly (no sipping with so much to try!), but the pourers are pretty liberal so after your first cup, you’re pretty sticky from beer all over your hands.

3. Don’t stop to eat lunch. This isn’t so much to maximize the drink-age or anything it’s to avoid the college kids. We stopped around 1 to eat and when we came out of Coopersmith’s, the place was a nightmare. Where you once we able to walk up to a brewery station and get a cup of beer, now you had a 40-50 person line full of loud annoying college kids, shrieking like banshees at each other.

Normally I’m not annoyed by people much, other than my general overall dislike of people, but the college kids of Fort Collins, I hate them. If it wasn’t the screaming across the streets at each other it was the drunken wandering from line to line slowly cutting in front of everyone else. There was even the annoying. “What’s your name? Here’s my number” drunken college girl hook up thing going on.

Not to sound like Wil, “Get off my lawn!”, but really kids, wait until you have a job, and work Monday thru Friday to start drinking, or at least to start going to things like BeerFest. You really ruin it for those of us that have grown out of walking around half naked, baked out of our skulls, chugging beer while in line for another.

All that said, we’ll be there next year! But we’ll be gone by 1 before the kids arrive. Oh, I meant to have a picture or two to post, but… forgot. :(

8 Comments so far

  1. dicker (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 8:46 am

    From what I hear, all the locals stay home during Brewfest since it’s populated with the NoCo equivalent of the bridge and tunnel crowd. Apparently a lot of local businesses close up because it’s so damn annoying and biased.

    In my humble opinion the only thing worse than a street fair/festival is an open mic poetry reading.

  2. John Wilker (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 10:04 am

    can’t speak to bias, but I’d close up for sure. I can’t see doing any business that weekend. Any money is getting spent on booze tokens LOL

  3. Aaron DeLay (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 8:21 am

    Bunch o’ crazy college kids! Get off my lawn!


  4. college kid (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 9:14 am

    FUCK U college kids will control the world soon so stfu before its to late

  5. John Wilker (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 11:44 am

    :) ah the future captain of industry speaks :)

  6. Mark Johnson (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

    “wait until you work monday through friday to starts drinking”? So I’m assuming you were sober for those four years?

  7. Mark Johnson (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

    “wait until you work monday through friday to starts drinking”? So I’m assuming you were sober for those four years?

  8. John Wilker (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

    well come on. There’s drinking, and there’s making an ass of one’s self and ruining a good time for others around you. There is a difference.

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