Jonathan Shikes is a contributor at Westword who writes about business and beer news.
3 days ago | Beer Man
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project just dropped a bombshell on its Facebook page: the Denver brewery, known nationwide for its wild and sour ales, has begun canning three of its beers and will start distribution in June, just in time for Colorado'...
4 days ago | Beer Man
Perhaps, kind sirs and madams, you are not aware of the award-winning histories of St. Ides Malt Liquor, Olde English 800 and King Cobra. Indeed, said beverages, often mocked for their high-alcohol "bottom-shelf" reputations at liquor stores, have...
5 days ago | Beer Man
There are plenty of new canned Colorado craft beers hitting the market this month, including Oskar Blues Fugli Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA, Ska Brewing Pink Vapor Stew, Telluride Brewing Russell Kelley Pale Ale and Denver Beer Co. Maui Express. But ...
6 days ago | Beer Man
Once upon a time (about four years ago), the owners of Colorado’s medium-sized and larger craft breweries faced a choice: use some of the cash they were earning from double-digit sales growth to take a major leap in size and keep up with the deman...
7 days ago | Beer Man
Gordon McKennon doesn't mind being judged. In fact, he welcomes it. Late last month, he and his wife, Joy, realized a longtime goal when they opened a small brewery inside of their three-year-old Aurora craft-beer bar, Peak to Peak Tap & Brew....
10 days ago | Beer Man
Peter Bouckaert, the renowned Belgian beer maker responsible for New Belgium Brewing's groundbreaking sour-beer program and many of its other recipes, is leaving the nation's fourth largest craft brewery after 21 years to launch a tiny — and myste...