Russell Shaw - Owner

Truer words have never been spoken. Winter beers are typically a little stronger, richer and full bodied. Our December tour promises some great Santa inspired beers! We know that he loves “Winter Warlock” from Bristol Brewing Company. Who doesn’t remember the Winter Warlock from “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!”? We’ll have that namesake Oatmeal Stout on the tour to help keep you warm on our walking tour of Manitou Springs. We will also feature a “Shake” Porter from Boulder Brewing Company on nitro. Instead of CO2 we use nitrogen which gives the beer a creamier and smoother feel. Nitro can also lessen bitterness in the brew. Give it a try for the holidays!

I want to thank everyone who has supported me since opening Springs Beer Tours in June. Especially, my wife, friends, Manitou Brewing Company, The Cliff House, Creekside Cuisine and of course everyone who has taken the tour. 

One final note, during the holidays remember to thank our troops for their dedicated service. Many have spent multiple Decembers away from their families. Also remember the humane society who help keep stray pets fed and warm.

Yours in beer,

Owner and Chief Tour Guide