Boulder is great! I never got to taste so many kinds of beer as in this town. I have the feeling that every person in this town owns a microbrewery. And each of these microbreweries produce at least 10 different varieties of beer: The Belgian style beer, the Kölsch, the ale, the IPA, which I have to recommend very strongly, the Weizen, the Stout, and so on…
I was told by the friendly barmaid at the Gravity Brewery in Louisville that there are even hopheads in this area - people that are so much into IPA with its ridiculous amount of hop, that they cannot drink any other beer because of the habituation for the hop. I know this only from chili.
By the way, the mexican food here is great! If you order spicy stuff, you’ll get spicy stuff. Unlike in Germany, where your food stands maybe half a meter from a pepper grinder and most people start to scream of its spiciness. One can get a decent chili-shock here. That’s what I like. I hope to get some American style barbecue one of the next days, since I’m curious. As a Thuringian, I have to be sceptical of other peoples ways to grill but nonetheless I’m convincible. When Tim Walters was talking about the ways of preparing the bbq and fancied the sauce, he got my mouth watering. Maybe I’ll check it out today with Bernardo Barros.
Two days ago we were hiking in the Chautauqua Park and it was really awesome. The Countryside around Boulder is so astonishing that it’s even ok to speed up a hill of a height of maybe 400m for enjoying the view. The geological form in this area is really strange: There is this huge plain to the east (the Great Plains) and at the west starts a ridge with phenomenal rocks, indicating the ultimate beginning of the Rocky Mountains. The next days I’ll be exploring more on the countryside, as I heard of beautiful national parks and german restaurants in this area.