"You talk to any brewery, old or new, and they will tell you a story about how another brewery helped them out," says Chris Bell. "Everyone helps each other along. We want to celebrate that and celebrate what makes this industry great." That's the idea behind a collaborative brewing effort between ... More >>
Just because great brewers come together to collaborate on a beer doesn't mean that the beer will be twice as tasty. And just because dozens of breweries from Colorado, from out of state and even from a foreign country are coming together for a Collaboration Fest doesn't mean the beer is going to be ... More >>
Colorado returned to form at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival, taking home a whopping 46 medals -- spread out across breweries of widely varying ages, sizes and locations. The medal count was also up significantly from 2012 -- when the state won only 35 medals as part of a four-year slide -- an ... More >>
There has never been a shortage of beer in Golden, Colorado. But until this month, there had only been one brewery in town that wasn't named Coors. On Saturday, however, Cannonball Creek Brewery will open its doors, joining Golden City Brewery, which has been the town's "second largest brewery" sin ... More >>
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 >>
Former Mountain Sun brewers Brian Hutchinson and Jason Stengl have left the company to open their own place in Golden later this year. Cannonball Creek Brewery will be the second craft brewer in a town that sits in the shadow of the Coors plant. Hutchinson, who was the head brewer at Mountain Sun, ... More >>
The Alpha King Challenge, a low-key hoppy-beer contest that takes place every year during the Great American Beer Festival, will move this October from the Falling Rock Taphouse, which has hosted it for thirteen years, to the Rock Bottom Restaurant. The move seems like a strange one for Hopunion, t ... More >>
Just two weeks shy of its fourth anniversary in Denver, the Vine Street Pub & Brewery finally got its brewery license on Wednesday, and although the brewers won't whip up their first batch of beer until Wednesday, they are allowed to start filling up growlers now. To celebrate, co-owner Kevin Daly ... More >>
February is Stout Month for the Mountain Sun group, which means all three locations will be featuring a rotating draft selection of stouts (including some stellar guest taps), along with various other happenings in honor of the increasingly popular style. It's an annual tradition that's become a muc ... More >>
FacebookKyle Hollingsworth jams at Boulder Beer.There's a moment on stage when Kyle Hollingsworth just lets go. It's a crucial moment, especially for a jam-style musician who relies on his instinct and his skill when he's performing to help lead the band in the right direction. The same is t ... More >>
Ska BrewingMexican-style craft-brewed lagers are set to make a splash in Denver this summer, with a couple of new ones joining the fiesta in the run-up to Cinco de Mayo. Because of its lighter, more mellow profile, Mexican lager isn't a style that's common among craft brewers, who typically ... More >>
The Southern Sun pub in Boulder will tap a firkin of its FYIPA today, the first of what brewer Brian Hutchinson hopes will lead to many more in the near future. In fact, the Southern Sun and Denver's Vine Street Pub, which are both owned by the Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery group, are close t ... More >>
Vine Street PubConstruction begins.Vine Street Pub is getting ready to raise the roof on its new brewery. But first it had to lower the floor. "We dropped the whole thing about three feet," says Brian Hutchinson, head brewer for Vine Street. The goal is to make room for a twelve-barrel brew ... More >>
It's Stout Month at Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery -- and all its satellite brewery locations -- which means beer educational classes galore. It's the perfect way to kick off your Superbowl Week, and we've also got the best places to grub on Sunday when you're watching the game. Here's a taste ... More >>
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