Greetings from Colorado

A beer brunch! Is this a great country or what? On a snowy Sunday, I joined a bunch of local Common Causers for a brunch-time benefit in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was held in the New Belgium Brewery, where “Fat Tire” and other great beers are brewed. Though there was an ample spread of great food, laid out for us, I took breakfast straight from the tap. (It’s just grain and water!) Kim and Jeff Jordan, the founders of New Belgium, were there and they are a perfect example of the progressive business spirit that DeMarco and I celebrate in Swim Against the Current. The brewery (now producing half a million cases a year) is worker-owned, aggressively green, strongly supportive of grassroots community groups… and is a fun enterprise for all involved. The road I’m on is long, but events like this one make it smooth.


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