I have been traveling around Northern Colorado in search of 'NoCo's Greatest Pie' for several months now. With the current state of things, I've made a change.

Since I can't travel to try out pizza and having pizza delivered from say, Millken, doesn't sound like the right thing to do either, I've decided on a new way to go about my weekly pizza review.

For now, I'll be bringing home a frozen pizza from my local grocery store (Loveland's Downtown Safeway,) and a can of beer made by one of our local breweries. When I told the boss about my new idea, he said, 'When there's a will, there's a [way.]'

So, here we go Frozen Pizza & Beer #1: Open Nature and Horse & Dragon's 'Adventure On' IPA.

I'll be reviewing IPAs, as statistics show that IPAs are the most popular of craft beers.

I stopped by Brands Beverage on my way home on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and hit up their 'pick-six' case for ONE can of the Adventure On (I'd not had one, yet.) I then stopped by Safeway for a pie.  Looks like I'll be seeking out sausage and/or pepperoni pies.

The Open Nature pizza was about $5, $4 if you count the discount. The can of beer was $2.50 So, the whole 'dinner' was about $7-$8.

Dave Jensen, TSM

Here's how the pizza part of my review will go: I'll eat half the pie (eating the whole thing in one sitting is too much sodium;) I'll choose to say 'Yes, I'll eat the other half for lunch tomorrow,' or 'No, it's not worth saving.'

My beer will go as so: I'll have one can. I'll choose to say 'Yes, I would have liked another,' or 'No, the one was enough.'

My Frozen Pizza & Local Beer Review #1: Open Nature: Not worth saving. Horse & Dragon: I definitely would have liked another, it was very good.

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