Monday, December 19, 2011

And Now For Some Christmas Cheer

We just happened to be in Golden, CO the other day. Golden is the home of the Coors beer brewery and the Colorado School of Mines, founded in 1873 and 1874 respectively. Our son (a student at 'Mines') says that Golden is not a "college town with a drinking problem" but it is a "drinking town with a college problem!"

We took the 'short tour' at Coors - which means a quick walk down the hall toward the tasting room. The hall is lined with cases containing historic information about the brewery and the beer, so it is mildly educational. Apparently our son takes this short tour with some frequency as we will often see an open invitation to meet for "Coors lab" on Facebook!!

We enjoyed our free beer tasting. Each person is allowed up to three, free beers. We enjoyed the moment even more when serenaded by a lively group of college kids. We may, or may not, have known this was going to happen. We may or may not have known one or more of the kids in the group!! (I will protect their desires to remain anonymous!)

I took a video of the presentation, but I couldn't get it to load on blogger. One of the other bystanders shot this video and put it on YouTube. 

It was great fun to see the kids having some fun. The Coors employees seemed to enjoy the presentation as well, as did other beer tasters in the crowd.

I thought I'd share it with you, my readers. It's a fun twist on a traditional carol and certain to bring a smile on this day, so close to Christmas!


  1. Haha! Funny! makes me want some beer. . .is 9:30 am too early?

  2. Something different to do is always fun! I love beer, but am no fan of Coors, sorry!

  3. Looks like fun to me! I'm guessing this was sung on the third free beer! A college town and three free beers per of Coors.

    Cindy Bee

    PS - Hey Allison, it's noon somewhere!

  4. Oh My, I can't let my sons see this. They'd be heading for the Coors Lab post haste!!!

  5. Oh my! Kids were drinking?

    Funny song. I'm amazed that they knew all the words so perfectly. They must visit quite often like you said.

    Beer. It's what's for dinner....and breakfast...and lunch...and snacks.

    The last guy...what a hoot, dropping the F-Bomb. He's had one too many Blue Moons, I think.


    ps My hubby, John Westfall, used to be the head lacrosse coach at School of Mines about 15 years ago.

  6. When we lived in Colorado we took a tour..great fun! I enjoyed the video:)

  7. Okay, that was cute and funny and much needed! :-D

  8. Golden is one of my favorite places. I miss it.


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