Is that beer craft or "crafty"? Last week the Boulder-based Brewers Association -- which puts on the Great American Beer Festival -- blasted the nation's two largest beer makers for not labeling some of their smaller brands with the names "MillerCoors" or "Anheuser-Busch." But the big boys have take ... More >>
Red Robin, the burger chain that calls metro Denver home, just introduced a new beer milkshake...made with beer from Boston. It's Octoberfest from Sam Adams, a brewery that's been pushing beer milkshakes for a while, Jonathan Shikes reports. The one that Red Robin unveiled yesterday comes with soft ... More >>
After months of planning, the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project finally has a spot where fans of its sour and wild ales can sit down, talk to the owner and share a beer with him. The unusual brewery, which moved its operation from Fort Collins to Denver in June, will open a tasting room and barrel ... More >>
It's been one hot summer -- and that includes an incendiary atmosphere surrounding some events, whose tickets have been moving faster than a wildfire. The Great American Beer Festival tickets disappeared in under an hour, and you can expect Bruce Springsteen to go just about as fast on Monday. Meanw ... More >>
Odell Brewing kicked of the summer beer festival season on Saturday with its popular Small Batch Fest in Fort Collins. And although it's only May, the heat and the turnout made it feel as if Colorado is already in prime mid-season beer-fest form.
In pondering the purchase of some local eggs recently, I recalled an article I'd read about the terminology of egg labels and how misleading they can be. So I was hesitant to buy "free-range" eggs, but I really wanted to make crepes and decided to pull the trigger. Unfortunately, I made the wrong c ... More >>
Great DivideGreat Divide Brewing puts on some great throw-downs, especially during the quarterly release parties it typically holds to fete its seasonal beers, three at a time. But the brewery will take a time-out this month even as it puts its first quarter seasonals -- the new Nomad pilsner ... More >>
Lawrence Dai will be watching Julie & Julia for the 365th time at 8 p.m. tonight at the Jones, as part of the Denver Center Theatre Company's quirky Off-Center series. In addition to the screening, there will be free beer and unelaborated-upon shenanigans involving onions; tickets are $10. Julie & ... More >>
Since Stranahan's was sold to Proximo late last year, fans have been watching for signs that the corporate culture -- not to mention Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey itself -- has been changing. And they got a big clue yesterday when Jonathan Shikes reported that Stranahan's is no longer allowing craft ... More >>
Manzanares.Jonathan Shikes's most recent Shmuck of the Week post highlighted Michelle Manzanares, accused of giving her teen daughter booze and weed -- gifts allegedly commemorated in photos and video. One reader had unkind words for such parenting, but the following commenter offered a diffe ... More >>
The gang's all beer, now that the town is filling up with hops-heavy events in honor of the Great American Beer Festival, just a week away. But while the GABF is popular, does it need a makeover? That's what Jonathan Shikes suggests in "Five ways to freshen up the Great American Beer Festiva ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesMillerCoors celebrated the first day of summer by kicking off a summer sweepstakes that will send one winner and four friends deep into the heart of the Blue Moon Brewing Co. @ the Sandlot where they can hang out with the brewmasters and spend the day making beer with them. Th ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesAC Golden.New Belgium Brewing celebrates its twentieth anniversary -- and two decades of spreading the word about better beer -- next Tuesday. Founded in Fort Collins in 1991, the brewery has gone from the basement of a house to become the third largest craft brewer in the nat ... More >>
Saturday, June 18, was supposed to be the day of the second annual Burning Can festival, an all-canned beer bonanza featuring craft beers from around Colorado and the rest of the country. Sadly, it was not to be. Oskar Blues, which created and hosts the event, canceled it, saying logistical i ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesPete Coors raises a toast to Batch 19 at Stoney's."It's not every day you get to roll out a new brand -- a new beer," says Pete Coors. And it's not every day you get to drink a beer with the man whose great-grandfather gave Coors its name. But patrons of Stoney's Bar and Gril ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesBreckenridge scores with Ale House at Amato's.Ale House at Amato's, the latest venture from the Breckenridge Brewing Company, opened at 11 a.m. today with a gorgeous view of the Platte Valley, the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains. The highly anticipated LoHi-area beer ba ... 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 >>
Over the weekend, during brunch at the Ballpark Snooze at 2262 Larimer Street, we endured the joint's inevitable hour-long waits for a pancake flight and eggs Benny by soaking up the Colorado sunshine on the patio. Despite the fact that the morning temps were in the fifties -- a welcome reli ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesBreckenridge Brewery has a bounty of bock.Colorado craft brewers are off to a hoppy New Year in 2011 with many new beers on the shelves and the re-release of popular seasonals. In fact, the breweries are cranking out so much stuff, it's hard to keep track. So here's a list of b ... More >>
Denver native Jonathan Shikes has been chasing after stories about Trader Joe's -- and specifically, why there isn't one in Colorado -- for years. Yesterday, he served up the top items selling at Trader Joe's stores in 2010, prompting this response from DenverScener: Bottom line is that TJ i ... More >>
When Adam Lerner moved to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, he brought with him the fabulous Mixed Taste program he'd started at Belmar, which pairs lectures on two very different topics in a delicious culture clash. Tonight's double dip, which starts with drinks at 6 p.m. and the even ... More >>
Behold the highlights from this week's Cafe Society blog: 1. With the streets of Denver flooded in suds, it's likely that you're well and truly hammered while reading this, but if you can still see the screen without covering up one eye, and you haven't had your fill of hops and barley, the ... More >>
Your intrepid blogger performs his journalistic duty by doing a round of car bombs with his friends. If you can read these words on your computer screen today, you have shamed St. Patrick. Also, you were probably not anywhere near Colfax last night. Fortunately for you, that is exactly whe ... More >>
You won't find Michelle Malkin, the conservative commentator who now calls Colorado home and was just named one of the right's top 25 journalists, out at the Denver Federal Center today. That's because the National Park Service will be holding a meeting at 10 a.m. on $3 million in grants ava ... More >>
Lori MidsonTony Bourdain on the streets of DenverWhat you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while bitching and moaning and posting very, very weird comments about Perky Cups, a new java joint that's coming to the streets of Aurora, complete with babes in bikinis: Coming next March to the ... More >>
Eating buffalo is not only good for you, but it's good for the future of the animal, as Jonathan Shikes notes in this Save the Buffalo post. And thanks to Colorado Buffalo Grill, you can get it on the go. From 6 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday (weather permitting), the mobile restaurant i ... More >>
Santa's Little Helper Port Brewing Company San Marcos, California Port Brewing Company doesn't mess around. The company, which began as a pizza place in Solano Beach and now owns a large brewing facility in San Marcos, makes unbelievably big beers. And like Stone Brewing, their Golden State neig ... More >>
Pat's Philly Steaks and Subs 1624 Market Street and two other locations 303-534-1333 P.J. GobblerOver roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo on a hoagie roll$8.50 for a medium Thanksgiving came early for me this year -- by about 48 hours, and in the form of a sandwich, a joyful creat ... More >>
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