Quarter Celtic Brewpub, Albuquerque NM

Dave's Travels

January 2019

New Mexico, Albuquerque specifically, has a lot of breweries. Many have won a lot of awards for the fine beers they produce.

One such place that has gotten many awards is Quarter Celtic Brewpub in Albuquerque.

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Accomplice Beer Company, Cheyenne Wyoming


January 2020

Last year at this time (2019) I flew into Denver airport in Colorado to arrive for my gig that week.

It was cold as heck outside, I hopped on the rental car bus and went to pick up my car where I then proceeded to drive 100 miles north to Wyoming.  I arrived in Cheyenne and located my hotel where I would be staying for a week while working nearby at a customer site.

There are not a whole lot of choices for restaurants to dine out in this small town but what they have is pretty good.  One restaurant I found and enjoyed was Accomplice Beer Company which is a happening brewery in downtown Cheyenne.


This is a very unique brewery with pay-as-you-pour self serve that was very interesting.

How it works is you get a card when you check in to the brewpub and you use it when you pour  yourself a beer. Insert the card into a slot on a display to activate the tap and it tracks how much beer you pour yourself throughout your stay.

When finished, bring your card to the register and pay by the total.


This is the first place I had ever seen this self serve beer automation – have seen more since.

It’s kinda cool and fun to pour your own beers and it’s always interesting to read the beer info on the displays above each tap, found that to be informative and helpful for making choices.



I tried several beers and had a pizza for dinner. It was all very good. Ended up going back there again while on my business trip out, two thumbs up for this place.


The Accomplice Beer Company serves beer in Cheyenne, Wyoming where they have seven signature beers, three seasonal styles and four guest taps and change their beers on tap periodically.

If you find yourself in Cheyenne anytime, be sure to stop by Accomplice Beer Company!


115 West 15th Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham AL

While working in Birmingham Alabama last year, my co-workers took me to a local popular brewery called Avondale Brewing Company.

Avondale Brewing Co. has a nice location at 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL, check out their website for current event info and more – https://avondalebrewing.com/

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PasoPort Winery, Paso Robles CA

One of my favorite types of wine is port wine. It’s a sweet dessert wine so you have to  kind of have a sweet tooth to enjoy the style. My all time favorite is tawny port.

Several years ago while staying in Paso Robles for a beer event at Firestone Walker (another story), the misses and I took a drive around the local hills to check out what wineries we could find. One of them was PasoPort which specializes in port wines and spirits (brandy, grappa and more).

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Beers in Bend Oregon

I’ve traveled to Bend, Oregon while working in nearby Prineville for several years and over time grew to know and love the area very well, and of all the places I’ve traveled all over the globe – Bend Oregon is one of my all time favorites.

The area is beautiful. The landscape consists of a variety of terrain extremes which makes the area unique, and then there are the breweries…

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Out of Bounds Brewing Company, Folsom CA

13407 Folsom Blvd, Folsom, CA 95630

From the website:
Out of Bounds Brewing brings years of Pacific Northwest brewing experience to the Sierra Nevada Foothills & celebrates the Northern Californian lifestyle at it’s best with award-winning, handcrafted beers.

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La Pasadita Preparadas, Houston TX

8133 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055

On the corner of a strip mall parking lot at the address above in Houston Texas sits a tiny little building that houses a business that makes really great michelada’s, it’s called La Pasadita Preparadas.

If you are not familiar with a michelada drink, here is the description as found in wikipedia:

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New York Beer Project, Lockport NY

Dave's Travels

July 2016

While working in Pennsylvania for a couple of weeks, I drove to upstate New York over the weekend to check out Niagara Falls and visit a friend.


One afternoon after driving around we went out to lunch at a really great new-ish brew pub in the local area that makes their own beer on property, has good food and has an outstanding large facility.

New York Beer Project is located at 6933 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY Phone (716) 743-6927  Website http://www.nybeerproject.com

The building was huge, this is only half of it in the photo above.

This brew pub was made for hanging out and enjoying beers with friends. It’s got a very nice roomy and cool main area with a wrap around bar, a second story with another bar and numerous places to hang out and play darts too and there is also an outdoor area…

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Bucket of Blood Saloon (and beer)

Location:  1 South C Street, Virginia City, Nevada

There is an old mining town named Virginia City that looks like it has been frozen in time up in the Nevada hills about 30 miles south of Reno.

The town has been a hot spot for tourists and motorcyclist alike for decades, especially during the annual Street Vibrations motorcycle event, where I first set my eyes on Virginia City while out on a local area ride my some buddies.

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