Jonathan Shikes is the managing editor and beer writer for Westword.
5 days ago | Schmuck of the Week
Like the old Chiffon TV ad said, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature," and it's not nice to take her name in vain, either. So, hopefully, she won't be reading this most, in which he lay the mantle of "partykiller" firmly at her feet. In addition ...
6 days ago | Beer Man
Some of Oregon’s best breweries — including Breakside, Oakshire, Gigantic and Cascade — have invaded Colorado over the past year, delighting beer fans here and further crowding bulging tap menus and store shelves. But the newest Oregon arrival is ...
Beer Calendar: Comic Con's Hulk's Mash, Plus Tappings at River North, Freshcraft, Old Chicago, Lowry Beer Garden7 days ago | Beer Man
River North Brewery is growing fast — and is currently looking for a new location to expand its production — but it continues to keep a focus on experimentation. For the past three years, the brewery has channeled that experimentation into its ser...
8 days ago | Beer Man
One third of the small businesses that opened across the country in 2010 closed by 2012. Half of them will be gone by the end of this year. Those numbers, which are kept by the U.S. Department of Labor, stay roughly the same year in and year out. ...
14 days ago | Beer Man
American Craft Beer Week plows forward over the next few days, and while the designation is hardly needed anymore in Colorado where every week is essentially an American Craft Beer Week, the nationwide festival — which celebrates small and indepen...
15 days ago | Beer Man
Chain Reaction Brewing, which will celebrate its one-year anniversary next month, gave itself an early present last week when it installed a seven-barrel system that it bought from friends at Lone Tree Brewing. The twenty-year-old system has no be...