The Brewers Association released its annual accounting this week of the top fifty craft brewers in the nation as base on sales, as well as the top fifty brewers altogether. In Colorado, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Odell, Left Hand, Boulder Beer and Craftworks -- which owns the Rock Bottom and Old Chic ... More >>
After all the big holiday parties and meals, restaurants can be slow in January. But there's reason to get up and out to Larimer Square, where two sibling restaurants are bringing back their successful Tuesday specials to celebrate the new year: Sips and Snacks at Rioja, and Beer Bites at Euclid Ha ... More >>
Resolve to eat more great food this year. The Monday night wine dinners are back at Frasca Food and Wine, and tonight's edition will feature a flight of deep red wines presented by Mike Joyce of the Natural Wine Company, located in Denver. Joyce, along with Frasca's Bobby Stuckey, will pour the wine ... More >>
Tiny De Steeg Brewing, which makes beers much bigger than its alley-entryway space near the corner of 44th Avenue and Lowell Street, sold its first keg of beer to an off-premise account this week: Ernie's Pizza, which is located not far away on 44th and Federal Boulevard, is now serving De Steeg's F ... More >>
New breweries are opening nearly every week in Colorado, but the one that started up a new Facebook page last Saturday isn't one of them. "No we didn't change our name," reads the first post on That Brewery on Zuni's page. "We're still that great craft brewery making unique, great tasting craft beer ... 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 >>
Salt Lake City-based Epic Brewing, which announced in January that it will build a 20,000-square-foot brewery and taphouse in Denver, updated its followers on social media this week with a couple of pictures and some potential opening dates. The Facebook pictures (like the one above) show the brewer ... More >>
You have three more days to help out the Colorado-based producers of Crafting a Nation, a feature-length documentary that "tells the story of how the American Craft Brewers are rebuilding the economy one beer at a time." The group's Kickstarter campaign ends on Friday, and although donors have alrea ... More >>
The thirteenth annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival takes place in Vail this Thursday through Saturday, January 12. This winter fest features some of the most unique and rare craft beers in the country; check the website for the full lineup of participating breweries, the schedule of ... More >>
In November, shortly after Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, thus creatiing the possibility of limited retail sales of marijuana in the state, we provided a list of Five Colorado pot-themed beers to pair with Amendment 64. Well, you can make that a six-pack. As Oskar Blues has reminded us with ... More >>
Each week, Strange Brewing taps a new, small-batch creation: just one barrel of whatever head brewer Tim Myers and buddy Harry Smith (who is starting his own brewery next year) can think up. Along with the beer, they take a pic of the wort as it is being brewed and post it on Facebook as Strange Mas ... More >>
Update:Yesterday afternoon, Jesse Paul Speer, a photographer with Colorado ties who's accused of kidnapping and assaulting an eleven-year-old Cody, Wyoming, girl, waived his right to fight extradition during a brief court hearing in Montana yesterday. Meanwhile, new information about the crime is ac ... More >>
Updated with new events: Tourists may go to Rome to see the Coliseum, but it's the side streets, the adventures and the hidden cafes that typically fill their cameras and their post-trip stories. The same is true of the week surrounding the Great American Beer Festival. The event is the centerpiece, ... More >>
Joe Freemond Cellar Wine Bar 2556 15th Street 303-455-9463 www.cwbon15th.com Read part one of my interview with Joe Freemond, exec chef of the Cellar Wine Bar. Best thing about cooking in Denver: Being a part of the culinary explosion that this city is finally experiencing. Having grown up here, I ... More >>
National Park ServiceIt's the first week of August, so it's likely that many of you are experiencing Endofsummeritis. You may think there's nothing you can do but watch the slow creep to winter, and before you know it, you will be shoveling your car out of six feet of snow while icicle tears form ... 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 >>
Like you and like us, many people are attempting to recover from all the loving-of-America we did this past weekend. But if you're still going strong (or already recovered), we have food-and-drink options for you this week. Take a peek at what's on the menu:
Doug and Wendy Ishii are more than mere players in the realms of science and theater.
Historic and contemporary photos grace the walls at Gallery Roach, Gallery M and Walker Fine Art.
AMERICA'S LARGEST TOBACCO COMPANY WANTS TO RUN SMOKERS OUT OF DENVER ON A RAIL.