Colorado craft breweries have remained steady on the Boulder-based Brewers Association's annual list of the top fifty craft-beer makers in the country. New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins is still the third-largest craft brewer in the nation, while Longmont's Oskar Blues rose from 29th on the list ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins will debut a new series of seasonal beers this year, most of them focused on a new or unsual variety of hops. The Hop Kitchen beers, as the series is called, will be sold only in 22-ounce bomber bottles and on draft. "People want what is new and what is fresh, so ... More >>
Big things come in small packages, and that goes double for craft brewers, who package many of their potent products in twelve- sixteen- or twenty-ounce cans and bottles. But those big things can also come with a big price. While a six-pack of craft beer usually runs from $8.99 to $10.99, there are ... More >>
Hops can make spicy foods spicier. Roasted malts complement the sweet tang of barbecue sauce. And coriander? It pairs perfectly with Mexican food. Smashburger, the fast casual chain that began on South Colorado Boulevard and has expanded to around 160 locations in 27 states in just five years, has ... More >>
You could spend a small fortune keeping up with every Colorado beer release over the course of a year -- believe me, I know. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't at least try a couple of them. In the old days -- like, three years ago -- beer releases were fairly predictable. Most breweries had one or ... More >>
There are plenty of dates to mark on the culinary calendar this week -- including a free, independent film screening sponsored by New Belgium Brewing in Boulder. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
There's something about the crack of a can of beer being opened that says summer: The sound is loud, proud and promises refreshment. In the past, that crack was reserved for cans of mass-market beers, but now there are dozens of choices available from Colorado's favorite craft breweries. Here are ... More >>
Carbondale-based filmmaker Skip Armstrong's short film The Mother premiered online this week, the second of five films in his series Of Souls Water for Forge Motion Pictures. The Mother, presented online in partnership with NRS Films and New Belgium Brewing, is a meditative profile of 67-year-old ... More >>
Over the weekend, director Skip Armstrong and the Carbondale-based Forge Motion Pictures crew premiered Nomad and The Mother at the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale. The films are the first in a planned five-part web series titled Of Souls Water, profiling five different people whose lives revolve ... More >>
Standing in front of the beer cooler in Colorado, the Napa Valley of Beer, can be a little overwhelming. Okay, it can be a lot overwhelming. There are dozens of styles -- from IPAs, stouts and sours to Belgian saisons bocks and barrel-aged brews -- from a confounding number of breweries. And then t ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing's social media specialist created a small controversy yesterday when he complained in his blog on the brewery's website that the federal government was "leaking upcoming beer labels" and that bloggers were following suit. But the points he made ring hollow.
New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins has finished the installation of its 16,000-square-foot canning line and plans to begin using it this week. The first beers off the line will be 16-ounce tallboys of Fat Tire and Ranger IPA, but the brewery's newest beer, Shift Pale Lager, will be released for the ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing, Colorado's largest craft-beer makers and the third largest in the country, revealed in May that it was searching for an East Coast location for a second facility. The company said it would make a decision by the end of 2011. Well, we're getting close, and New Belgium has narrowe ... More >>
The Good Food Awards has announced the finalists in its second annual national celebration of products that are "tasty, authentic, responsible." And the list includes not just several local brewers and spirit makers, but Dagstani & Sons, "A Very Fine Fruit Company" that makes small-batch fine fruit ... More >>
For obvious reasons, the Denver Broncos are unexpectedly fun to watch this year, especially with a glass of locally brewed goodness. It's yet another reason Colorado is such a cool place to live. And that will serve you well over the next two weekends, while the Broncos are on the road. But if you w ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing releases its new winter seasonal, called Snow Day, today (and props to them for waiting until a part of the year when we can actually get snow to unveil a winter beer). Snow Day, a cross between a black IPA and a winter warmer, replaces 2 Below, New Belgium's previous, lon ... More >>
Over the past two decades, New Belgium Brewing has helped to make Fort Collins into one of the most well-known small beer cities in America. Now New Belgium could solidify the reputation of another small beer city by creating a second brewery there. The company confirmed to the Fort Collins C ... More >>
Turn out the lights! Director Josh Berman and his Level 1 Productions crew -- local heroes all -- are bringing it tonight at 8 p.m. for the world premiere of After Dark at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton Street ($15). The twelfth installment in the Level 1 ski porn filmography fea ... More >>
Clutch could use a cold one.Colorado brewers love their music, whether they are talking about it, naming beers after it or rocking it in the brewhouse at volumes loud enough to malt barley on its own. Boulder Beer recently worked with String Cheese Incident keyboardist and song writer Kyle Ho ... More >>
Divide & Conquer! The Denver Roller Dolls are hosting the Continental Divide & Conquer (the 2011 Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association Championships) November 11-13, and tickets go on sale on Saturday with early-bird pricing through July 31. It ought to be quite a battle: The Rocky Moun ... More >>
Kick it! Local photographer Terry "The Rat" Ratzlaff -- best known for his snowboarding and action sports photography -- is one of ten featured artists at tonight's 1st annual Sole Food art show presented by Division West at Black Book Gallery, 555 Santa Fe Drive, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Ra ... 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 >>
Get dirty! Head to Fruita for the 16th annual New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival this weekend, where organizers have dropped most of the pretense in favor of letting people go ride during the day and then party all night. Don't miss the Clunker Crit junker race on Saturday at 2 p.m. ... More >>
Although I've never been New Belgium Brewing's biggest fan when it comes to their standard beer lineup, I've always admired the way the Fort Collins craft brewer -- Colorado's largest -- tries to keep environmental and employee-happiness issues on their list of priorities.
We knew rap had gone mainstream when Will Smith's The Fresh Prince of Bel Air began airing in 1990, and we know craft beer has done the same now that T.G.I. Friday's is pairing its new menu items with selected beers from New Belgium Brewing. On December 21, the casual dining chain will host ... More >>
The city is awash in beer dinners this week -- but there are also many classes, food drives and the annual Top Latke Cookoff. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
New Belgium BrewingThe Great American Beer Festival can be daunting. After all, there are 2,200 beers on tap from 462 breweries all over the country, and the three-day event takes place in a massive convention hall filled with 49,000 of sweating, drunk, pretzel-wearing hopheads. What's the b ... More >>
The Cache la Poudre River runs through downtown Fort Collins and right past the parking lot of the New Belgium Brewing Company -- and the company plans to keep it that way. Last month, New Belgium gave a $40,000 grant to the Waterkeeper Alliance -- a worldwide network of 192 organizations, f ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing's Peter Bouckaert and the Vail Cascade's chef Adam Votaw share a brew.Tonight, the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival will kick off in Vail with a stellar lineup of breweries, some of which are even offering specialty brews for the tenth annual installment of the f ... More >>
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Get a head start on the solstice tonight when cruiser bikers from all over the city converge for the Park to Park Summer Solstice Cruiser Ride, a leisurely social ride linking three major -- and lovely -- Denver landmarks: City Park, the Denver Botanic Gardens and Washington Park. Celebrate summer ... More >>
Old Chicago will kick off a local version of its World Beer Tour tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. with six selections from New Belgium Brewing Company - four on tap and two in bottles. The Colorado Beer Tour, as it's being called, lasts until June 14. Beer lovers (you!) who try each of the New Belgium beer ... More >>
As we reported in March, New Belgium Brewing has rolled out its second canned beer - Sunshine Wheat -- in Colorado only (the trucks hit the road on Friday on their way to liquor stores). But if sales are strong - as they were when the Fort Collins brewery introduced Fat Tire in a can last summer, th ... More >>
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