Next month, Ghost Plate & Tap, an elevated pub with a formidable beer list and an excellent cocktail program, would have celebrated its second anniversary downtown, but the Wynkoop/Breckenridge concept, which opened in June of 2011, is shuttering just shy of its two-year anniversary, closing this Fr ... 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 >>
The Colorado Brewers Guild, which represents the interests of more than 100 of the state's 160-plus breweries, has acquired the rights to Colorado Beer Week and will revitalize the celebration as Colorado Craft Beer Week. The fest, which will incorporate events throughout the state, kicks off on Ma ... More >>
Odell Brewing's next big beer will be very, very small. Loose Leaf American Session Ale, an extra pale ale, will weigh in at only 4.5 percent alcohol by volume, making it one of the lowest-alcohol Colorado craft beers available in liquor stores. It will also be hard to get. The Fort Collins brewery ... More >>
There's good news for residents of Fort Collins, which will soon have a piece of the Breckenidge-Wynkoop empire in their own town. On February 8, the company closed on a two-story property in Old Town Fort Collins that was previously home to Beach House Grill. See also: - Breckenridge Brewery wil ... More >>
Dining Out for the Homeless takes place today at various restaurants throughout Denver. Participating establishments will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
Breweries, big and small, have been opening at a dizzying pace over the past year along the Front Range, from Colorado Springs to Windsor and everywhere in between. Denver alone welcomed eight new breweries in the past twelve months, while Boulder County added at least eight, including four within t ... More >>
Denver is in a frenzy over both tonight's debate and next week's beer-soaked Great American Beer Festival . And sometimes the two obsessions even come together! To check out all the GABF-inspired events, go to our Great American Beer Festival 2012 Calendar of Awesome, which we're updating regularly ... More >>
This weekend is sure to be out of this world. Whether you're witnessing the newest mission to Mars, browsing ethereal art, or journeying to a Harry Potter world of magic, you won't need more than a Hamilton to escape reality at these exciting events. Have a blast, get out there, and don't worry abou ... More >>
Ace Eat Serve, the Asian restaurant and ping-pong palace that will open Wednesday next to Steuben's, is the latest restaurant to tap into a nearby brewery for its own house beer.
The Great American Beer Festival is coming a little late this year, October 11-13, but tickets go on sale August 2, and the GABF buzz is already beginning as breweries in Colorado and around the country get ready to wow the crowds -- the big crowds. As usual, Westword will be fully loaded immersed, ... More >>
The Wynkoop Brewing Company is Colorado's oldest brewpub. But it almost wasn't. In the spring of 1988, John Hickenlooper and his business partners took out an ad in a homebrewer publication promising the public that "Colorado's first brewpub," as they were calling it, would open for business on Aug ... More >>
Ian Clark, the head chef at Boulder's Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, opened a nanobrewery, Bru, in his garage just two months ago. But Clark is already expanding, replacing his half-barrel system with a three-barrel brewhouse that will allow him to more easily supply beer to his restaura ... More >>
Update: Breckenridge Brewery released this statement this afternoon as a result of confusion over their future plans: "There have been some questions today about Breckenridge Brewery's plans after Colorado House Bill 1347 failed to progress. (See article in Denver Business Journal.) Breckenridge Bre ... More >>
Bike culture rolls strong in Colorado, where every sort of cyclist thrives -- from leg-shaving, spandex-wearing road racers to evening pleasure cruisers. Whether reliving our childhoods or taking it a little bit too seriously, we seem to love everything on two wheels in these parts, so it follows th ... More >>
On Saturday night, March 10, Wazee Union was filled with comics, art, artists, music, open studios, beer from Breckenridge Brewery and music from Little Fyodore and Black Out Beat. Photographer Javid Rezvani brings back photos from the free event at the RiNo space. More photos are below.
You can get ready for Ash Wednesday by sinning big-time on Fat Tuesday. But that holiday is just part of the fun on on this week's culinary calendar, which also includes National Margarita Day and the start of Denver Restaurant Week. Here's a peek at the rest of the menu:
There will be beer dinners celebrating local brews this week, as well as several wine events -- and restaurants are gearing up for the all-important Valentine's Day dinners, too. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Breckenridge Brewing doesn't always release limited-edition, barrel-aged beers, but when it does, there's a big to-do about it, complete with a party. On Saturday, the brewery, located at 471 Kalamath Street, will offer 240 hand-numbered 750 ml bottles of Summer Cab Ride, Breck's Summerbrigh ... More >>
In this week's review of Ale House at Amato's, I reminisce about family trips to the original Breckenridge Brewery, where my parents would take my brother and me after forcing us to enjoy the great outdoors. Thanks to my dad's love of brewpubs, though, we also made regular trips to a Denver-based fo ... More >>
We know: You're all wrapped up in planning your GABF debauchery festivities, and we're here to help! Below, find a selection of pre-GABF events, plus a beer-versus-wine dinner, cooking demonstrations and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Jonathan ShikesSka Brewing's malted goodness.American Craft Beer Week is a beer drinker's paradise, a week that celebrates small (and a few not-so-small) independent brewers around the country. There are a huge number of events going on this year in the Denver/Boulder area -- not to mention ... More >>
Ale House at Amato's Pour a little liqua' out for Goose Island: The famed Chicago brewery was purchased this week by Anheuser-Busch for $22.5 million. And although the mega-brewer will probably try to keep things the same, gigantic corporations aren't usually very good at that. Goose Island ... More >>
Lori MidsonJust a few weeks after they joined forces, the Breckenridge and Wynkoop breweries have taken on an unexpected challenge: slapping together a new concept to fill the former Rocky Mountain Diner space at 800 18th Street, which closed last month after a twenty-year run. The two comp ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesBreckenridge Brewery's barrel-aging riches.The Breckenridge and Wynkoop breweries officially sealed the deal on their joint venture, and celebrated their future on Tuesday by tapping kegs of each other's beers at their respective breweries. And later this month -- possibly as e ... More >>
Add one more sport to Denver's lengthy list of athletic obsessions. The city now has its very own Denver Skeeball League. For the past month, 20 teams have been battling for ruler of the ramp every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m. at the Breckenridge Brewery.
Eric Matelski is all about making art accessible to others, especially work by local and emerging artists, and the 13 Lumens Candle Art Show, which opens tonight with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Art Salon, isn't the first time he's taken this approach: reproduced art printed on the l ... More >>
Courtesy Denver International AirportAfter the lights go down on the airport, where are you drinking?It's the holiday season, that magical time of year when we endure a couple of hours of airport torture in order to enjoy days of family torture. In honor of that, we're serving up tips on ho ... More >>
Breckenridge BreweryBreckenridge Brewing plans to roll out its second canned beer, Lucky U IPA, by the end of the month, adding it to Avalanche Ale, which it began canning last year. "We got the cans on Friday," says Breckenridge brewmaster Todd Usry. "Distribution will be limited to begin w ... More >>
Between the Denver Beer Fest, the Great American Beer Fest and various Oktoberfest events taking place around the city, you're sure to find your fill of beer at one place or another. Still, there's lots more non-carbonated fun taking place, including a new movie series at Infinite Monkey Theo ... More >>
Lola has been pouring "copious amounts of Mexican lagers" for years, says Bryce Clark, a spokeswoman for the Highland hot spot's parent company, Big Red F. So have Lola's Mexican-influenced sister restaurants, Zolo and Centro Latin Kitchen. "But we've never been truly happy with their taste, ... More >>
More than 20 breweries will be on tap this Saturday at Govnr's Park, 672 Logan Street, for a brew fest fundraiser to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. A mere $15 grants you entry into the event, which begins at 5 p.m. and includes a souvenir glass and all the suds you can gu ... More >>
I saw this bumper sticker affixed to a light pole outside a brewery in a little mountain town last week, but the brewery wasn't Rosie's Brewpub and the town wasn't Leadville. Instead, someone had decided to celebrate Rosie's, which closed May 30, just a few feet from the front door of Amicas in Sal ... More >>
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