Jonathan Shikes is a contributor at Westword who writes about business and beer news.
12 hours ago | Beer Man
Everyone needed a beer in 2016. Luckily, there are 5,005 breweries in the United States, so finding one isn't really an issue. That was just one of the things that the Boulder-based Brewers Association — the trade group representing small and inde...
6 days ago | Beer Man
How can a brewery that specializes in sour beers explain to customers that it has made something that isn’t sour? Simple: call it “sourless.” That’s what Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project did a couple of months ago when it tapped Sourless IPA for...
7 days ago | Beer Man
A Boulder-based company making liquid cacao has scored some sweet deals recently with craft brewers around Colorado and in other states, too. Cholaca mixes up its own beverages from the organic cacao, coconut sugar and water, but the product also ...
8 days ago | Beer Man
You can get just about anything at the drive-thru these days, from tacos, burgers and shakes to hotdogs, custard, coffee and paninisSo why not craft beer, made on site? In January, a Boulder County family plans to open Uturn BBQ, a brewery and bar...
15 days ago | Beer Man
Once upon a time (a few years ago), craft beer lovers looked forward to Black Friday, not because of the sales and Christmas shopping, but because it was the day that Chicago's Goose Island Beer Company released its Bourbon County Brand Stout — on...
16 days ago | Beer Man
Colorado’s beer cellars and basement refrigerators will be a little more forlorn in coming years, as Avery Brewing has decided to discontinue seven of its pioneering mainstays, including some much-loved beers that are particularly valued because o...