Rory Donovan has known fellow Peach Street Distillers co-founders Bill Graham and Dave Thibodeau since they were making beer in Graham's kitchen and starting up Ska Brewing. Donovan and Graham talked whiskey-making for years, looking at all manner of still plans -- like one they found on the Interne ... More >>
Some people are going to hate Ska Brewing's Vernal Minthe Stout, a new canned beer made with spearmint, peppermint, vanilla beans and coco nibs. And some people are going to absolutely love the minty brew, the third in Ska's series of seasonal canned stouts, which will hit liquor-store shelves this ... More >>
Ska Brewing has been making its Euphoria Pale Ale since 2005, but the latest trademark dispute involving a Colorado brewery isn't likely to make anyone euphoric.
On Tuesday, the Durango brewery filed a petition at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, asking the agency's trial and appeal board to r ... More >>
Oskar Blues, which was the first craft brewery in the nation to can its beers, has teamed up with Ska, the second canned craft beer maker, to celebrate ten years of aluminum success with a beer they brewed together in Longmont last week.
Although the beers doesn't have a name or a label, Ska co-fou ... More >>
Ska Brewing is known for being stout: its Steel Toe milk stout won gold at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival and again at the World Beer Cup in May. This fall, the Durango brewery will capitalize on that success by debuting the first in a series of four seasonal stouts that play off ingredients ... More >>
Peach Street Distillers first fired up the stills in Palisade in 2004, a project from Rory Donovan and Ska Brewing co-founders Dave Thibodeau and Bill Graham. Since then, the company has grown steadily from a risk-it-all bootstrapped operation into a well-known local craft brand.
And the hard work ... More >>
Update: The Cheeky Monk is also celebrating Canned Craft Beer Day at its Colfax and Westminster locations. Try two canned beers from Belgium, Wittekerke and Bavik Pils ($5), along with Maui Coconut Porter, Avery IPA and Ska True Blonde ($4).
The canned craft beer revolution began ten years ago in L ... 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 >>
The Great American Beer Festival is the biggest, most well-known beer festival in the world. But there are only about 55,000 tickets issued for the three-day event, which starts Thursday -- and they sold out in a record seven days this year. Still, sometimes the best parts of the GABF aren't ... More >>
It only took five minutes on stage for Nick Nunns to realize that he loved the idea of Ignite Denver. Actually, since his performance only lasted five minutes total, it took less than that. "It's a blast," says Nunns. "After I got over being nervous, I loved it." Ignite Denver 10, taking plac ... More >>
Hop to it.Brewing beer is physical work.
Every day, the guys in rubber waders who do it for a living hump dozens and dozens of fifty-pound sacks of malted barley, rip them open and pour them into a mill. They carry heavy bags, buckets and barrels full of sugar, hops, honey and other ingredie ... More >>
I'm flying to Durango this morning for a 24-hour adventure in beer.
It will start with a plane that uses propellers to fly over the mountains. It will involve a lot of malt, a lot of hops and perhaps some honey. When it's over, I hope to have helped Ska Brewing create a limited-release beer ... More >>
After a six-year absence, Durango's Ska Brewing Company plans to begin selling its much loved (and occasionally scolded) Mexican Logger back to Denver.
The summer seasonal is, you guessed it, a Mexican-style lager that that the brewery serves with limes in its tasting room and sells in bottl ... More >>
It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer.
Of particular interest ... More >>