Oskar Blues, which pioneered putting craft beers in cans in the United States, is taking an old favorite from the U.K. and making it better. Call it an AmeriCAN revolution. This week the Longmont beer-maker will become the first stateside brewery to can a beer that has been carbonated with nitrogen ... More >>
Left Hand Brewing in Longmont has been looking to get control of the word "Nitro" since 2011, first by wresting the trademark away from a small Canadian brewer that had never used it and then by filing a trademark claim of its own on the word as it relates to beer. But that effort bubbled over last ... More >>
Bud Light got the Denver Broncos-related headlines last weekend after Peyton Manning told reporters at a post-playoffs game press conference that the main thing "weighing on my mind is how soon I can get a Bud Light in my mouth. That's priority No. 1." But in the week leading up to the Denver Bronc ... More >>
There are cocktails and beers we call winter warmers, the kinds of drinks we associate with warm nights by the fire with snow blowing outside. Steaming Irish coffees and hot toddies ward off hypothermia and sobriety at the same time, while beers like Great Divide's Hibernation Ale and Samuel Smith' ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing just announced that construction of its new brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, will be delayed by eight months, meaning the facility may not start making beer until 2016. "The adjusted construction timeline is the result of increased capacity coming online in Fort Collins this ... More >>
Four years ago today, the Rocky Mountain News closed on the cusp of its 150th birthday. The changes in the Denver media scene since then have been profound. And while the Denver Post, the city's surviving paper, continues to exist, its present doesn't look much like the future that seemed in the off ... More >>
It's been four years since the Rocky Mountain News closed just shy of its 150th birthday. What's happened to folks at the paper since then, and where are they now? That's the subject of "After the Love Is Gone -- Following the Rocky Road," a discussion today featuring the likes of longtime columnist ... 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 >>
Greenwood Village-based Red Robin has introduced a beer milkshake, just in time for, um, winter. Luckily, this state's hottest summer isn't over yet. But rather than go with a Colorado brewery, as Smashburger -- another Colorado-based fast-casual chain -- did for its new beer-and-burger pairing menu ... More >>
Boston mayor Tom "Mumbles" Menino thinks Colorado beer sucks. He thinks Boston beer is better. Yeah, you heard that right. On Thursday, Menino made headlines after Denver mayor Michael Hancock suggested that the two make the traditional sudsy bet over the outcome of the Denver Broncos vs. New Engla ... More >>
FacebookThe Big Red F restaurant group has made a name for itself in the local craft beer scene over the past two years: Boulder's West End Tavern is a grat place to find rare and delicious craft brews, while Centro in Boulder and Lola in Denver dish out cans of Top Rope, a Mexican-style lag ... More >>
In the past few years, attention-seeking breweries like Sam Adams, Scotland's BrewDog and Germany's Schorschbock have been engaged in a battle over who could make the highest-alcohol beers in the world -- turning out concoctions that weighed in at 40, 50 and even 60 percent alcohol by volume. ... More >>
It just keeps growing: Last year, the annual Global Dance Festival expanded from one rave-tastic night at Red Rocks to two -- and the Triad Dragons have just announced a third GDF night at the premier outdoor concert venue in the country. Headlining will be Australia's Empire of the Sun, an e ... More >>
Govnr's ParkRevelry from last year's party.There's a battle brewing at Govnr's Park. On Saturday, from 5 to 8 p.m., the ageless watering hole will host its second annual Spring Meltdown Beerfest, pitting 35 breweries against each other. They'll be fighting for the love of Gov's patrons, and ... More >>
This weekend's Snowball Festival in the Vail Valley has already surpassed expectations. Barely in its first year, and the festival has put together an impressive lineup that includes acts like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, the Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives and D ... More >>
Editor's note: Two of our writers were at the Decemberists show last night in Boulder, and so today we present you with two different accounts of the show from two different perspectives. Two for the price of, uh, none, as it were -- well, unless you count the cost your Internet connection. Adam Pe ... More >>
After selling out three nights at Red Rocks, Widespread Panic returns to the Pepsi Center for a two-night New Year's Eve run on Thursday, December 30, and Friday, December 31. Tickets are $61 and go on sale this Saturday, October 9, at noon and are available through TicketHorse. Speaking of ... More >>
I've tasted hundreds and hundreds of beers over the past twenty years, from Keystone Ice to Sam Adams to Odell to Dogfish Head, and I've loved almost every one. I love the craft brews especially, and thank god they are around - in force. But sometimes the hype about a certain beer or brewery ... More >>
The Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams, was the big winner at the first annual Denver International Beer Competition last weekend, winning fifteen of the 33 awards. Several Colorado brewers took home prizes as well, including Oskar Blues, which won three awards, and Odell and Silverton ... More >>
The inaugural Boulder Sour Fest has been sold out for a while now, but give thanks to the gods of pucker-inducing beer: Additional tickets are going on sale today at 8 a.m. at www.ticketalternative.com/events/9351.aspx. (The address won't work until 8 a.m.) Tickets are extremely limited, so ... More >>
At first, I thought it was a tiny little head... Because of an office construction project, I had to clear off my desk -- which meant moving seven years of accumulation. Every morning, I'll share another uncovered item with you. Okay, so it's fairly obvious what this is, right? A coconut. ... More >>
Paramount Pictures/Lucasfilm Join Henry and Indy Jones at Film on the Rocks.Film on the Rocks is, hands down, my favorite summer film series in the area. First, there's the gorgeous view of the city from Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway in Morrison. Then there's all the a ... More >>
The Beer Clothing Company, the Central City firm that graced the world with its (patent-pending) Beer Buckle, has landed a contract with Boston Beer (the maker of Sam Adams) to manufacture Beer Buckles branded with the Twisted Tea logo. The Beer Buckle is a genius creation: a belt buckle that folds ... More >>
Jay Cutler as he looked when he was ballin' in Nashville. The folks behind In Denver Times have been looking for ways to get more attention for their ambitious web project, as noted in yesterday's blog Q&A with Kevin Preblud, an Entrepreneur Backing In Denver Times. But an item by the Nashville Sce ... More >>
Steve Foster speaking at the March 16 In Denver Times press conference. As noted in Tuesday's blog "Highlights from the In Denver Times Launch Announcement Press Conference," Steve Foster is among the driving forces behind the project, which will debut in May with a thirty-person staff culled from ... More >>
At around 11 a.m. today, two prominent churches on the Auraria campus were hosting very different functions. A group of down-on-their-luck people stood in a line behind St. Elizabeth of Hungary to receive a donated lunch. Meanwhile, several hundred yards away, thirty former Rocky Mountain News jou ... More >>
This morning at about 5:15 a.m., I walked to my driveway, eager to peruse the final physical edition of the Rocky Mountain News -- but although my delivery person generally drops my newspapers off prior to 5 a.m., it wasn't there. When I left home for the office at 6 a.m., it still hadn't shown up ... More >>
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Silly me. I thought the most aggravating Denver local-TV moment this morning would be Channel 9's use of a seemingly endless promo for the Baz Luhrmann film Australia as a blatant time waster toward the end of the 5 a.m. half hour -- a topic already derided here in the November 21 blog "Filler Vid ... More >>
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