The Intrepid Sojourner: Traveler, Brewer & Biker

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Archaeologist, Andrew Moore, opened up Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project in Denver in 2017 and transitioned that brewery into Next Stop Brew Co. Sadly, his brewery became a casualty of COVID. But this adventurous wanderer – AKA The Intrepid Sojourner, a traveler, brewer and mountain biker, doesn’t look at closure as end.

Thankfully he looks at it as a beginning. When Intrepid Sojourner closed recently, Andrew decided to go on a bike ride, and not just any bike ride. Joining a colleague and friend, Jon Strother, Head Brewer at Guanella Pass Brewery, they took off on a 250 mile bike ride. Riding four days and tackling 22,000 feet of elevation gain, Andrew doesn’t do easy; he tackles challenges head on.

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Join us as we chat with Andrew about the closing of his brewery, his mountain biking adventures, brewing in Bermuda and his goals for the future. Being the traveler, brewer and biker that he is, we selfishly hope that he opens up another brewery so that we can continue to share in his adventures.

Keep an eye out for Andrew Moore. His former brewery may be a casualty of COVID, but I imagine you’ll see his name floating around Denver in the future.

Oh, the places we went!

Oh, the beer we drank.

  • Turkish Coffee Lager from Pigeonhead Brewery in Reno
  • Whiskey Barrel Aged Rouch Bock from Green Mountain Beer Company
  • Instigator Doppelbock from Green Mountain Beer Company
  • Kellerman Czech Pilsner from Green Mountain Beer Company

Want More?

Andrew’s talking about some serious rides. We’ve got a short video for you on a serious ride for us. Definitely not 200 miles, but we did some hike-a-bikin!

Wondering more about Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project and Next Stop Brew Co.? Check out out Stout Conversations with this Intrepid Sojourner.

Maybe you’re interested in a through hike or a through bike. Not quite the same, but quite close. Jesse and Janae hiked the Colorado Trail, and they have some fun tales to tell of their adventures.

Need some guidance on finding great craft breweries? Start here!

PRO TIP: When possible, please check ahead anywhere you go. Many places are re-opening, but some may not be. Due to the C-word, you need to be prepared for restrictions and closures. Be flexible.

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Shout Outs:

To Andrew Moore for always being so accommodating when we want to chat about beer, travel and biking. Good luck in everything you do. But selfishly, we do hope to see your unique brews back in the business sometime in the near future.

To Green Mountain Beer Company for doing your best through all of the crap the world can throw at you. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on your patio on a warm winter day, podcasting and drinking the day away with some tasty brews.


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