It’s about that time of quarantine to pull up some cement on the front stoop, have a seat and wait for Dennis Hopper to swing by with the drinks.
He’ll be in Boulder Saturday night, but, spoiler alert, he’s a trolley. A trolley that will be delivering booze from Longmont’s Dry Land Distillers.
Dry Land can’t be open, but it can deliver to-go drinks and bottles of its craft spirits. The only problem is, there’s not enough staff. So co-founder of the distillery, Nels Wroe, hired David Lewis and his wife Radha Lewis, co-owners of Longmont’s BrewHop Trolley, to enlist their delivery services via vintage trolley.
“This not only gives them a life line during this time, but it helps us out too,” Wroe said.
Friday, the trolley will deliver to Fredrick and Firestone, will hit Boulder’s streets Saturday and will deliver in Longmont May 30. The team made its first deliveries last week in Longmont and Wroe said it was so popular they had to cut the orders off. Those interested in a Boulder delivery can order at drylanddistillers.com through Saturday by 1 p.m. and Dennis Hopper will come bearing boozy gifts (and free cookies) between 3-7 p.m.
“Having this classic old-school trolley driving through neighborhoods is really something to see,” Wroe said. “You can’t ask for a better visual.”
BrewHop is a hop-on/hop-off brewery tour that is usually full of beer, liquor and cider fans, but lately with closures, it’s been dormant.
“For us, this is really all we can do work-wise until restrictions are lifted,” said David Lewis. The trolley carts around private tours and wedding parties. “We’re a niche business and we are trying to come up with some creative ways to get the trolley back on the streets.”
Like most delivery services, BrewHop has its own trolley tracker and Radha Lewis texts and calls people from the route to give them estimated delivery times. The Lewises said it’s fun to watch people in the neighborhood run out to film the…
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