Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
1 day ago | Beer Man
The fifth annual Collaboration Fest may still be five months away, but that doesn't mean the brewing hasn't already begun. Among several collaborations that took place while out-of-town brewers were in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival t...
3 days ago | Beer Man
Once a rare treat in Colorado, coconut beers caught on in 2016 and then rolled into 2017 like a warm tropical storm. Many of them are one-off or infrequent taproom specialties — including long-gone brews from Cerebral, Weldwerks, Copper Kettle and...
6 days ago | Beer Man
Just thirty minutes into the opening session of the Great American Beer Festival last week, Neil Fisher knew he was in trouble. A line had formed at his booth in section U almost immediately — and it was getting longer. “We had a decent crowd last...
7 days ago | Beer Man
When Sean Guerrero moved to the city of Huzhou, China, with his wife and their kids two years ago, he discovered one very depressing fact: "There was really no good beer," he says. All he could find were mass-produced light lagers and "internation...
8 days ago | Beer Man
Aspen Brewing will be forced to close its downtown Aspen taproom at the end of this month after the developer who owns the building made plans to lease it to another tenant. But the brewery, which actually produces its beer at a different facility...
9 days ago | Beer Man
Growing up in the 1980s, Brian O'Connell was bombarded of images of the Cold War, of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, of the Soviet boycott of the Olympics and of the end of the U.S.S.R. Years later, when he founded Renegade Brewing, O'Connell...