Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
7 hours ago | Beer Man
While the majority of breweries in Colorado have patios — some of them open rain, snow or shine — the action of ordering a beer usually takes place inside. But in the last month, two Denver breweries have added outdoor bars, an uncommon amenity, i...
2 days ago | Beer Man
New Belgium has been making tiny batches of one-off sour beers for years, but it hasn't ever packaged them, focusing instead on its larger sour creations, like La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek. But last month, the Fort Collins-based brewery reve...
You can find most Coors products everywhere, but Barman, a special pilsner named after the hometown of brewery founder Adolph Herman Joseph Coors, is tougher to locate. It's brewed at AC Golden, and sold at only sixteen bars in metro Denver.
Bierstadt Lagerhaus is very particular about its beer...and the glasses its poured into. The brewery is the only one in Colorado to insist that its beer be sold in its own glassware....and many bars are willing to comply.
From the outside, Crazy Mountain Brewing’s path over the past few years has seemed, well, a little crazy. Founded in 2010 in Vail Valley, it expanded rapidly by packaging and distributing beer to other states and overseas, using the recognition it...
7 days ago | Beer Man
There's no bigger power couple in craft brewing than Kim Jordan and Dick Cantwell. Jordan co-founded New Belgium Brewing, the nation's fourth largest craft brewery, and is now the executive chairwoman. Cantwell helped start Elysian Brewing in Seat...