After much anticipation, Joyride Brewing will open its doors and start serving beer today on a prime corner of West 25th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard overlooking Sloan's Lake. The brewery, hailing itself as Edgewater's first brewery and occupying what was the town's first grocery store back in 1910 ... More >>
Colorado's craft beer scene is getting crowded as a new brewery opens roughly once a week somewhere in the state. But the liquor store shelves can be a bit of a tangle as well, especially as older breweries introduce new or changing products to keep up with the latest thing. Here's a rundown on ten ... More >>
Denver Beer Co is just a few weeks away from firing up the kettle at its new production facility, dubbed "Canworks," and brewing its first batches of Graham Cracker Porter and Incredible Pedal IPA in Sunnyside. The brewery's second location should begin canning those two beers before its third anniv ... More >>
The ninth annual American Craft Beer Week, which runs through May 18, is in full swing right now as breweries, restaurants and craft-beer bars across Colorado and around the rest of the nation toast the craft-beer renaissance. "With more than 2,800 small and independent craft breweries and hundreds ... More >>
Dammion Heard, twenty, was a championship wrestler from Texas who continued to take part in the sport as a student at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. But on March 30, he apparently committed suicide by hanging. The key word in the previous sentence is "apparently." Heard's parents ar ... More >>
When Trinity Brewing founder Jason Yester created the recipe for Red Swingline, a hoppy IPA that is also cheek-puckeringly sour, his goal was to make something "signature American." But in doing so, he may have helped to pioneer a style that beer drinkers in the rest of the country will eventually a ... More >>
Amarillo. Cascade. Centennial. Simcoe. These American-grown hops varieties have become stars over the past decade and are most commonly associated with the big, brassy IPAs brewed in Colorado, California and the Pacific Northwest. But none of them is actually indigenous to the United States. In fact ... More >>
Bryan Jansing and Paul Vismara, who've been slinging suds at the Falling Rock Taphouse for years, will release their book, Italy: Beer Country The Story of Italian Craft Beer, in a couple weeks with a couple of launch parties. The fully-illustrated book covers the "story of the Italian craft beer mo ... More >>
Sleeping in the van. Editor's note: As she has in years' past, Kalyn Heffernan from Wheelchair Sports Camp will be sending us dispatches from the band's trip to Austin for SXSW. She sent her first report, which you see here, Wednesday afternoon, before a drink driver crashed into a crowd of pedestr ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper, co-founder of the Wynkoop Brewing Company, signed legislation this week that will continue to fund the Rural Economic Development Initiative, a program that "encourages local governments and businesses to join forces to develop community infrastructure and private facilit ... More >>
Colorado breweries made and packaged hundreds of amazing new beers in 2012, expanding their range and proving once again which state is the center of the craft beer universe. And although thousands more were brewed and sold on draft in tap rooms, bars and breweries, this list -- like the one I did l ... More >>
Lone Tree Brewing has brewed a pair of special beers that are being served only at the four Parry's Pizza locations -- in Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock and Parker. The first beer, which will be available year-round as a house beer, is Landon's Wanna Walk Wheat, an unfiltered wheat ... More >>
Update: This weekend, members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deployed a Taser against a suicidal man now identified as Guy Guthrie, 55. He was armed, but only with a BB gun -- and died about an hour later. A JCSO spokesman defends the safety of Tasers even as he acknowledges that the outco ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing just announced that construction of its new brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, will be delayed by eight months, meaning the facility may not start making beer until 2016. "The adjusted construction timeline is the result of increased capacity coming online in Fort Collins this ... More >>
Here's to American Craft Beer Week (which began Monday), the annual salute to small independent brewers that the Boulder-based Brewers Association (with help from Congress!) created seven years ago to increase awareness of craft beer. Of course, in Colorado, as some people say, every week is craft b ... More >>
Did you know that Italy has a thriving craft-beer scene? Neither did I. But Brian Jansing and Paul Vismara, two longtime suds slingers at the Falling Rock Taphouse, did, and they've traveled all over Italy, researching the movement as it grew from fewer than twenty craft breweries in 1996 to nearly ... More >>
Bob and Rosario Van Diest take pride in serving a little-known but authentic Peruvian dish, pollo a la brasa, at La Polleria, which I review this week. Here's another dish they are eager to tell people about: papas a la huancaina (potatoes huancaina style). Often served at parties with baby potatoe ... More >>
Sam Tallent gave up the daily grind four years ago to focus on comedy. A full-time comedian since that jump-off, Tallent co-founded the Fine Gentleman's Club comedy troupe, a group that offers its Too Much Fun show every Wednesday night at the Deer Pile community space above City, O' City. In additi ... More >>
Breckenridge Brewing has joined fellow Colorado breweries Odell, Great Divide and Oskar Blues in offering four-packs of some of its limited-release beers. The brewery will start with 471 IPA and 72 Imperial, a double chocolate cream stout made with chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; it ... More >>
Great DivideGreat Divide Brewing puts on some great throw-downs, especially during the quarterly release parties it typically holds to fete its seasonal beers, three at a time. But the brewery will take a time-out this month even as it puts its first quarter seasonals -- the new Nomad pilsner ... More >>
Back in November, the Wynkoop Brewing Company hosted a membership rally for the Boulder-based National Homebrewers Association -- a rally that turned into a giant brewing session: each of the 210 AHA members in attendance pitched a cupful of hops into a boiling brew kettle, making a beer that will b ... More >>
Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. Well, not when there's this much beer around. Welcome to Great American Beer Festival week in Denver -- which is, for some, the most wonderful time of the year. And the presents have already started arriving. But whether you have tickets to the main ... More >>
FacebookCopper Kettle brews.I'm hitting the highway soon for a little Colorado summer road trip. But before I pack the tent, the beef jerky, the CDs or even the cooler, I'm stashing my copy of The Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado map (fifth edition!) above the sun visor. This awesome fold-ou ... More >>
Every time I think that there can't possibly be enough room in the market for another brewery in Denver, I step into a packed tap room and I change my mind. In fact, it's so difficult to get a seat sometimes at places like Great Divide and Dry Dock, that both places could probably double in s ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayGreat Divide's parties always rock.Tickets for the Great American Beer Festival's thirtieth edition go on sale to the general public tomorrow, and even at $60 a pop, the biggest beer fest in the world is still worth the price of admission. Although most things will be the same ... More >>
There is no shortage of hop bombs when it comes to Colorado beers. Whether it's Oskar Blues G'Knight, Dry Dock Double IPA, Odell Myrcenary, Great Divide Hercules, Avery Maharaja, or Ska Modus Hoperendi, hop heads can get their fill of beers brewed with huge quantites of that magical, sweetly ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Friday, March 18 Morning: 1000 miles and over eighteen hours in a van with five man children. Our trip from Denver began at 5 a.m. yesterday with packing, grumpiness, excitement. Aaron puked at 7:10, and at 7:20, Aaron and Andy had a tickle fight in the back seat of the van, followed by ot ... More >>
Williams.Senator Suzanne Williams's involvement in a Texas crash that killed a woman who was seven-months pregnant continues to be a contentious topic among readers. One commenter speculated that Williams may have received special treatment from the Amarillo police because of her position.
Hayley Spain Sad news: We've received word that Light Travels Faster has reached its natural conclusion, a lot sooner than many around here would have liked. Those who caught the band at last month's Gathering of the Clouds should count themselves lucky, as that gig unfortunately appears to ... More >>
Alex Maldonado.The death of a child is a parent's worst nightmare under any circumstance -- but a lawsuit by Philip Maldonado, whose son Alex died this summer, accuses Boulder's Crist Mortuary of compounding the family's agony. The complaint states that mortuary employees dropped Alex's cask ... More >>
Jim Caruso and George Stranahan. It took a few laps around the block and a sprint through the rain to find the Flying Dog Brewing Company's new Denver tap room, at 2330 Broadway, but it was worth the hunt. The tiny but brightly-painted space (it's on the east side of an apartment/office bui ... More >>
Early arrivers gathered around the bandstand an hour or so before Palin was set to speak. A country band was twanging up a storm when I entered the Jefferson County Fairgrounds building where Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was slated to appear today. Didn't ... More >>
In advance of the Fear Before the March of Flames show tonight at the Marquis Theater, we sat down for a chat with frontman David Marion, who filled us in on everything that’s been going on with the band, from recording the new record, which the act just finished, to getting ready to head back out ... More >>
You've just spent most of the past four decades in one of the most thankless jobs ever: newspaper reporter. So what's next? You attempt to land an even more thankless job: elected government official. That's Charley Able's mission, anyhow. The longtime scribe for the Rocky Mountain News is running ... More >>
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