Although they've both been operating in Fort Collins for more than two decades, Odell and New Belgium had never collaborated on a beer. That changed last month when the two Colorado stalwarts teamed up on FOCOllaboration Ale, a pale ale made with Fawcett Crystal Malt (an Odell favorite), Centennial, ... More >>
Colorado's small craft breweries are well-known for helping one another out with advice, equipment and other kinds of support. But the big guys like to do that, too. On Monday, Avery Brewing announced that it had signed an agreement with New Belgium Brewing that will allow Avery to make its best-se ... More >>
Both locations of Marczyk Fine Foods (the original at 770 East 17th Avenue, and the second store at 5100 East Colfax Avenue) will donate a percentage of their Friday Burger Night sales from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight to the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Fund. The scholarship supports "children ... More >>
For several years now, Westvleteran 12, which is brewed by monks at the Saint Sixtus Abbey in Belgium, has commonly been referred to as one of the best -- if not the the best -- beer in the world. And because it is almost impossible to get it outside of Belgium, Westy 12 has also created a cult-like ... More >>
It's been quiet out there in the craft beer world this week -- primarily because most of the movers and shakers from around the country are in Washington, D.C. for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, and industry-only event hosted by the Brewers Association. This year's version -- the thirtieth on ... More >>
Tivoli Brewing, which owns the trademarks to several historic Denver beer brands, has released its second beer, Sigi's Wild Horse Buck Beer, based on the recipe for an incredibly popular beer that was first brewed in Denver 139 years ago. New Belgium Brewing is releasing Rampant Imperial IPA this m ... More >>
Kim Jordan, the CEO of New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, is no longer the majority owner of the company she co-founded in 1991. Instead, Jordan is just one of 456 owners as of December 28, when she sold her family's 59 percent stake to the now 100 percent employee-owned entity that runs the compa ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing started small in 1991, but in the 21 years since, the Fort Collins beer maker has grown into the third-largest craft brewer in the county -- and it will get even bigger in 2014 when it opens a second major brewery in North Carolina. But New Belgium went back to its roots in Octo ... 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 >>
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 >>
Forge Motion Pictures, NRS Films, and New Belgium Brewing premiered The Elder this week, the final film in director Skip Armstrong's five-part Of Souls Water series. Armstrong calls the film "a dreamy, contemplative, non-literal piece" about Rob Elliot, 68, a Grand Canyon river guide with more tha ... More >>
This morning Forge Motion Pictures, NRS Films, and New Belgium Brewing released The Warrior, the fourth of five short films in Carbondale-based director Skip Armstrong's series Of Souls Water profiling a series of athletes and adventurers whose lives revolve around water in different ways. We've b ... 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'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 >>
New Belgium Brewing will build a second major brewing facility in Asheville, North Carolina, giving the Eastern Seaboard its own claim to the nation's second largest craft brewer and the company that made its name on a bike-friendly beer.
Tomme Arthur, the legendary owner of Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey, is in Fort Collins today to collaborate with New Belgium Brewing Company on an upcoming beer that will be part of its Lips of Faith series. Then, at some point soon, brewers from New Belgium will travel to California to brew a second ... More >>
The beer-happy bunch at the Wynkoop Brewing Company has a New Year's Resolution for 2012: put a few sacred cows out to pasture. "The goal," says brewery spokesman Marty Jones, "is to rock the status quo and to shake up the beer list with new offerings." To that effect, the Wynkoop is messing around ... 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 >>
Do you like Fat Tire? How about Ranger IPA? If so, you'll be getting more of both in February when New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins releases both beers in sixteen-ounce cans. The two beers will be the brewery's first tallboys and they'll be among the first to be produced in Colorado.
Colorado. You're gonna need a bigger coozie. Oskar Blues, the Colorado company that kicked off the craft-beer-in-a-can revolution in 2002, will celebrate a decade of unconventional packaging next year by pouring its flagship brew, Dales's Pale Ale, into sixteen-ounce tallboys for the first time.
Westword photographer Brandon Marshall spotted a penny farthing in City Park at the 2011 Tour de Fat DenverNew Belgium Brewing, the Fort Collins-based brewery with the iconic cruiser bike logo and best known for its Fat Tire Amber Ale, raised more than $90,000 on September 3 for the Overland ... More >>
Big pics below.On Saturday, a day before he visited the 9/11 Freedom Rally at Dick's, photographer Brandon Marshall checked out New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat 2011, a bike ride that drew a crowd estimated at 10,000 pedallers, many of them outfitted in hilarious costumes. Check out an asso ... More >>
Take your job and shove it: Seven companies from Colorado made the cut this year in Outside Magazine's annual 50 Best Places to Work list, released this week and published in the magazine's September 2011 issue -- including the top four spots on the list.
Last January, we profiled local type-and-design maestro Rick Griffith and his MATTER studio. Much of the story focused on small details -- the tiny serifs on a font, miniscule measurements between blocks of text on ancient letterpress printers. But Griffith and his crew also work big, as in a ... More >>
Kelly KaoudisThis New Belgium cruiser was raffled off at Ernie's Bar & Pizza.Jeff Lebesch drew the inspiration for what would become Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing Company from a trip to Belgium in 1989, when he toured the country by bike, while tasting the regional brews and gatherin ... More >>
Barley, water, hops and yeast. They are the four basics of beer -- unless, of course, you're gluten-intolerant. Then barley is off the table. Which makes it hard to drink beer. In the past few years, however, a couple of companies across the country have begun making gluten-free beer, inclu ... More >>
Photo courtesy Discovery ChannelRyan Van Duzer on the Discovery Channel's "Out of the Wild: Venezeula"Tune in to the Discovery Channel tonight, when Ryan Van Duzer (Boulder's "Out There Guy" endurance athlete and adventure journalist) gets dropped off at Angel Falls with a bunch of annoying p ... More >>
Dogs, beer and philanthropy make a perfect mix.New Belgium Brewing Co. is teaming up with Outside Magazine to take advantage of dog owners' desires to take pictures of their dogs and eagerly share them with anyone who's alive. Coinciding with the release of Mighty Arrow Pale Ale is a Facebook ... More >>
I love holiday beers. But that's not all that Colorado's breweries are putting out right now. Here are five beers that have just been released -- or are about to be -- that were brewed simply because, well, because Colorado is awesome. Double Rainbow Trinity Brewing, Colorado Springs Black ... More >>
Has the war between intoxicants formally begun? The California Beer and Beverage Distributors (CBBD), a trade association, recently made headlines for donating $10,000 to oppose Proposition 19, the California marijuana-legalization measure to be voted on in November.
Some hotels provide guests with a bottle of wine; some with a little champagne. But at Hotel Monaco, beer has entered the pantheon of beverages brought to your room. And it's about time. The luxury boutique hotel, at 1717 Champa Street, rolled out its Denver Brew and You promotion this mont ... 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 >>
The Wynkoop Brewing Co. was the first modern-era brewpub to open its doors in Denver, and this summer, it plans to become the first city brewery to sell its beer in cans. "We're pushing for June," says new Wynkoop head brewer Andy Brown, who got the project off the ground by persuading the owners o ... More >>
More beer! Tickets for the 27th annual Great America Beer Festival – which starts this Thursday – are sold out, but you can still get in on some beer-drinkin’ action. Falling Rock Taphouse, 1919 Blake Street, will host a series of spillover events all week long for anyone who is locked out o ... More >>
Click here for slide show by Jon Solomon Pee Pee, Paper Bird and New Denver Orchestra Saturday, May 24, 2008 Mercury Cafe Better than: Uh…doo doo? Just thinking about Pee Pee’s name makes me want to crack up. I was giggling like a twelve-year-old when I told a few people I was going to hear Pe ... More >>
Celebrate fifty years of On the Road with a weekend of events.
Oakhurst injects roots rock with a heady dose of bluegrass.
East High gets booked
Beers and cheers for the American way at Arapahoe Basin this Memorial Day.
Denver doesn't hold a monopoly on treating diners badly.