Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
1 day ago | Beer Man
No, this isn't a geography quiz. New England-style IPAs are the hottest and most controversial thing to hit craft brewing in a long time, and Colorado breweries are making some of the best examples in the country. The "style," which isn't yet reco...
5 days ago | Beer Man
Peaches and peppers tend to get the most play when it comes to Colorado crops. For craft breweries, many of whom have developed close relationships with growers over the past few years, particularly on the Western Slope, grapes, cherries and apric...
6 days ago | Beer Man
Summer is over, but the canned beers never stop rolling off the lines in Colorado. Over the next few weeks, you'll be able to try at least five new canned beers from three breweries: Spice Trade, Good River and Lone Tree. The first two are canning...
7 days ago | Beer Man
Brewers have always loved to hang out together, to travel, to talk shop, to raise a pint — and another. And in the morning, those same brewers will often lend each other equipment, ingredients, advice, even employees. It’s part of what has made th...
11 days ago | Beer Man
Skiers and snowboarders think about snow all winter and fall, and they know when its’s getting close because there are gear and season-pass sales all over the place. Beer lovers think about rich, high-gravity treats all winter and fall, and they k...
13 days ago | Beer Man
If you've seen a photo of a brewery on Facebook anytime in the past two years there's a good chance that it was captured by Dustin Hall, the creator of The Brewtography Project. Hall has been traveling the state, taking pictures — behind the scene...