Jonathan Shikes is the managing editor and beer writer for Westword.
20 hours ago | Beer Man
Oskar Blues, which is one of the fast growing independent breweries in the country, said today that it has purchased Perrin Brewing, a medium-sized Michigan brewery that had been in business less than three years. Management of the two companies g...
3 days ago | Beer Man
Denver will recognize Declaration Brewing today as the first brewery in the city to be certified as "sustainably" green; the designation means it complied with a specific set of environmentally-friendly practices, like donating spent grain to farm...
8 days ago | Beer Man
Bierstadt Lagerhaus – probably the next brewery to open in River North — got a big boost late last week when the owners took delivery of eight huge tanks and a whirlpool that will be used to make German-style lagers. Cranes lifted the tanks into t...
9 days ago | Beer Man
For the last few years, Colorado craft breweries and their allies at local liquor stores have worked on convincing state lawmakers to keep grocery and convenience stores from being allowed to sell full-strength beer, wine and booze. Now these...
10 days ago | Beer Man
Colorado Craft Beer Week roars back into the state this weekend, with dozens of events at breweries, beer bars and restaurants. The kickoff – which has sold out – is Collaboration Fest at Sports Authority Field, featuring 75 one-off collaborative ...
11 days ago | Beer Man
Peaches and pumpkins are popping presently. But raspberries have always been a popular ingredient for Colorado breweries, whether it was Great Divide's Wild Raspberry Ale in the mid-'90s, Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat in the early 2000s, or New Bel...