Cold? Yes, we noticed. But that's one of the many reasons we have beer. Great Divide has been making one of the best cold-weather beers in Colorado for years, Yeti, and its various cousins. But there are plenty of brand new cold-weather beers out there for you to try as well. Check out our post from ... More >>
UPDATE: We have a winner of our First Bite Boulder contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many total meals were served during last year's First Bite Boulder? Congrats to Katie602, whose guessed 42,000 meals. The actual number is 48,880. Katie602, we'll send you ... More >>
Chow Down, Boulder's first food film festival, gets under way tonight. Hosted by the International Film Series and the Boulder Public Library, the event will bring together a slew of passionate Boulder foodies and local businesses over three days of programs that include seven films about food, fami ... More >>
Put on your stars and stripes and your red, white and blue: the Fourth of July is just days away. Across the United States, fireworks, parades and barbecues will celebrate Independence Day -- and Denver has no shortage of patriotic pride. Here are ten ways to celebrate this year. See also: - Fiv ... 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 >>
Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the d ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's frontwoman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever been ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce will host the fourteenth annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival at Infinity Park Event Center, 4400 East Kentucky Avenue, tonight from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The fundraiser features more than twenty local restaurants, and participating che ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival at Infinity Park Event Center this Thursday, November 15. The fundraiser features more than twenty local restaurants, and participating chefs will take part in a culinary chall ... More >>
Metro-area fans of Trinity Brewing will be making an Oh Face this month as the small Colorado Springs brewery begins distributing a few of its beers to a handful of craft beer-focused liquor stores in the area. Prior to that, bottles of TPS Report, Oh Face and other Trinity beers were only available ... More >>
Some cuisines are easier to pair with beers than others. Mom's brisket, for instance, works really well with a big stout, while a platter of garlicky mussels is going to play nicely off a Belgian saison. IPAs work with fried pub fare, like onion rings and fish 'n' chips, while spicy Mexican food is ... More >>
West Flanders Brewery opened its doors over the weekend at 1125 Pearl Street in Boulder, in the former home of BJ'S Restaurant & Brewhouse (which has relocated to 1690 28th Street in Boulder). The brewpub is one of several new breweries tapping into that town, including J Wells, Wild Woods and Fate ... More >>
Great Divide Brewing has initiated a full-fledged sour ale program this year thanks to a new seven-barrel pilot brewing system that allows it to experiment on a small scale. The first beers from the program, Berliner Weisse and Leipzog Gose, debuted earlier this summer in the tasting room and were o ... More >>
Crabtree Brewing in Greeley has announced that it is moving and expanding in order to make more Eclipse, Oatmeal Stout, Ginger Bee and -- hopefully -- its GABF award-winning Berliner Weisse. The brewery will hold a grand opening at the new location, 2961 29th Street, on Wednesday, August 8 at 4 p.m. ... More >>
You're going to spill beer on your shirt. That part is guaranteed. But when people understand why the owners of Black Shirt Brewing have decided to serve their red ales exclusively in glasses with slanted rims, it will all make sense.
Crooked Stave, the one-man sour-beer-making brewery operation that's been in Fort Collins for nearly two years, plans to move to Denver shortly. Owner Chad Yakobson said in his monthly newsletter that he will sign a lease this week on a Denver "Barrel Cellar" and bottling warehouse -- although he ha ... More >>
Wit's End Brewing, which may be Denver's smallest beer maker, is getting bigger. Owner Scott Witsoe has purchased two three-barrel fermenting tanks from Strange Brewing, which is going through an expansion of its own. "Once I get these online, it will almost double my fermentation capacity," says Wi ... More >>
Banjo Billy's Bus Tours has joined a growing list of companies offering brewery tours in Denver with a three-hour journey that begins at the Wynkoop Brewing Company (with an optional tour) at 6 p.m. and then heads to Strange Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery and Denver Beer Co. The tours depart ... More >>
Longmont's Oskar Blues Brewery has signed a letter of intent to open a new restaurant in Boulder's historic train depot, it was reported this week, an interesting decision considering how many other brewpubs and brewery-centric restaurants are open or opening in town. The Boulder Beer Company and Tw ... More >>
Oh, man, our West Coast counterparts at the LA Weekly and OC Weekly were on the ground reporting from Coachella all weekend, and they brought back some really great stuff, giving a chance for land-locked music lovers like us who watched the stream on YouTube to live vicariously: • "What My Spirit ... More >>
Recent reports provide illustrated proof that Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio will make an appearance on the premiere episode of the 23rd season of The Simpsons. Apparently, Marge wants to be a Top Chef contestant. (Oh, Marge, so adorable!) Which got us thinking about all the memorable scenes ... More >>
Jaundice is the new sexy.By some scientific estimates, over half the internet consists of pornography. That statistic is actually made up, but there's no doubt that there is a mind-boggling amount of porn out there -- so much of it, in fact, that there is a universal rule for it: "Rule 34: If ... More >>
This week in culinary news, Breckenridge Brewery celebrates its anniversary, different venues around town offer Tour de France specials, Le Central launches a Wednesday night crepe special through July -- and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Tuesday, July 6: Le Central, 112 East 8 ... More >>
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