So, how do you make the most out of 3 hours in Silverton, Colorado? You head to two different breweries. You try all of the veggie options and you drink as many margaritas as you possibly can. Obviously.

There are redeeming qualities about both breweries so visiting both is a must.

Well, I suppose if you weren’t planning to try the margarita (that I desperately wish I was drinking right now), you could probably skip The Avalanche… I wouldn’t recommend that though because my life has been changed. Aaron and I have been traveling full time for nearly two years now, sampling margarita’s across the country the entire time, and this has by far been my favorite one.

It was perfectly spicy and refreshing all at the same time. Man do I miss it now…

A close second was found in Big Fork, Montana: the prickly pear jalapeño margarita. But anyway, moving forward. The food was really good. However, I gotta say, the pizza was far better than the cheesy bread.

For me, something that ranks equally as high in importance as margaritas is ranch. The Avalanche ranch was incredible. Like… order extra and something you can for sure dip in it because you’re gonna love it.

I let Aaron finish the pizza, then I made him give me his crust, and then I proceeded to dip it in the ranch. No shame here friends, it is that good. Ok, fine. I do feel a little shame.

I heard that the beer at this brewery was good too, particularly the Avalanche White Out Wit, but I can’t speak to that. You knew what you were getting into when you read the title of this post.

Golden Block Brewery

Your next stop is The Golden Block Brewery, home of the best vegetarian sandwich (The Minnie) I’ve ever had in my entire life. Aaron and I actually went twice just to have it, but of course that doesn’t mean I have pictures of it. Blogger fail. However, I can tell you that its a tomato, mozzarella, and basil panini and I’ve made it three times since I’ve been house livin’ with a panini press. The only thing that I am missing is the delicious pesto that comes with all of their sandwiches.

When it comes to food, I know what I’m talking about. Go and eat the pesto, even if you don’t like pesto (I don’t). You will not be sorry.

This brewery offers another favorite margarita, but this time it’s just a pizza.

Golden Block Brewery uses a brick-oven as their only means of preparing hot meals — which is exactly how you know the food/pizza is extra delicious. And the website boasts that everything on their menu is prepared in ways dating back thousands of years. Fancy right?

Plus, the building is pretty damn historical too. I’m in love with the ceiling.


Ever since having this delicious spicy margarita it has been a goal of mine to have it again. The good news is, I’ve found an amazing recipe, tested it, tested it again, and I’m almost ready to share it with you.

Jalapeño Margarita recipe coming soon!

 ✌🏻 Amanda

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