Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
13 hours ago | Beer Man
If Left Hand Brewing's lawsuit against craft-brewing yeast supplier White Labs ever goes to trial, the court room is going to look more like a lab than a legal proceeding, with all the microbiology expert witnesses showing up. Colorado's fourth la...
16 hours ago | Beer Man
Two years ago, Renegade Brewing founder Brian O’Connell posted a treatise on his website calling for an end to the use of the word “craft” to describe, well, craft beer. “The moniker of craft is now being used as a tool by the macro brewers to mar...
2 days ago | Beer Man
Brewers carefully craft their beer recipes so that when someone drinks the finished product, they notice specific flavors, aromas, textures and colors. If the beer is paired with food, other flavors can come out, or the beer can bring out new flav...
5 days ago | Beer Man
The Colorado-founded C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Brewery chain has closed its longtime location in Broomfield, leaving behind the building and all of the restaurant and brewery equipment. "We are unfortunately closing our doors at Flatiron Cro...
7 days ago | Beer Man
Sometimes you have to go back to go forward, left to go right, east to go west. That's the case for Leadville's Periodic Brewing — the highest-elevation brewery in North America and the second highest in the world — which has taken over the 5,000-...
8 days ago | Beer Man
Two small, homegrown breweries — both founded in Denver in 2012 — have teamed up on a new distribution arrangement. TRVE Brewing, which started a distribution arm last year to help sell beer for some of its brewery friends in other states (like Bu...