Situated in rural Rocky Mountain plains, Laramie’s home to University of Wyoming. An hour’s drive North from Fort Collins, Colorado, this cowboy town houses mayor-owned ALTITUDE CHOPHOUSE & BREWERY, visited August ’07.
Near downtown railroad station, beige-bricked blue awning-draped brewpub had oak wood-furnished bar (with stumps as seats, TV’s atop liquor shelves, and windowed silver brew tanks to rear), large dining space, high ceilings, and extra side seating.
Enjoyed crab cake sandwich, soup, and salad with corn-sugared cereal-grained lemon-tinged Tumble Wheat, banana-bubblegum-clove-fronted cotton-candied perfume-hopped Solar Weizen, tannic grape-skinned fig-parched coffee-soured musk-wafted Highland Scottish Ale, floral-hopped apple-peach-pear-tweaked grapefruit-embittered oats-honeyed High Plains Pale Ale, and hop-charred coffee-oiled chocolate-seeded fig-dried walnut-tinged Bearpaw Brown Ale. Black coffee/coffee bean-conflux Expedition Porter may’ve outdone creamy coffee-roasted fig-walnut-tinged 7200 Stout.
After lunch, Rosebud Strong Ale concentrated bruised cherry, tangy orange and syrupy peach into alcohol-singed finish. Calm eucalyptus-heather peculiarities befit floral cherry-orange tang massing Old Venerable Double Wheat. Cologne-y diacetyl-duped tangerine-tangy Altitude Amber Ale went adrift.