Pat, left, and Kit, right, prepare to grind more than 600 pounds of barley on Saturday. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Pat, left, and Kit, right, prepare to grind more than 600 pounds of barley on Saturday. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall

Photos: Pedal power at Denver Beer Co., 4/7/12

The owners of Denver Beer Co. found out how long it takes a bike-powered grain mill to chew up barley when they hooked the mill to a stationary bike provided by their Platte Street neighbor, Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, and fired up the contraption.

Read more: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power to grind its malted barley. Photos by Brandon Marshall for Westword -- see the full slide show here: "Denver Beer co. uses pedal power."

Charlie, the brewmaster, hoisting one of twelve bags of barley. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Charlie, the brewmaster, hoisting one of twelve bags of barley. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall
Olivia works for her beer. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall

More photos on Page 2

Grady pedals for the finish, beer in hand. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Grady pedals for the finish, beer in hand. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall
Meghan enjoys a beer on a warm spring Saturday. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Meghan enjoys a beer on a warm spring Saturday. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall
Barley grinding down the mill at Denver Beer Co. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Barley grinding down the mill at Denver Beer Co. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall

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Kit relaxes on a pallet of barley just before she pedals for beer. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Kit relaxes on a pallet of barley just before she pedals for beer. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall
On her 22nd birthday, Gloria starts the celebration early. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
On her 22nd birthday, Gloria starts the celebration early. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall
Roxanna takes one more for the road. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Roxanna takes one more for the road. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall
Mandy shows off her beer of choice, Hefeweizen. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Mandy shows off her beer of choice, Hefeweizen. Slide show: Denver Beer Co. uses pedal power.
Brandon Marshall
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