Odell Brewing takes pride moving slow, and in expanding at a reasonable, measured pace -- which is why the Fort Collins beer makers was so deliberate last week in announcing that it would enter the Texas market -- the company's first new state in two years. To help out, Odell produced the above onli ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's best ingredients home with them and cook up a feast, and when they're not cooking at home, ... More >>
Denver has just come off the high of the sold-out Great American Beer Festival and a week's worth of equally beer-geeky events, but that doesn't mean the town has run out of brews. In fact, quite the opposite. There is still a ton going on. If you're a brewery, though, and you don't see your event l ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is the biggest and best sudstravaganza in the world. This year, the sold-out fiesta will take place October 10-12 and feature 626 breweries pouring an astounding 3,159 beers. But GABF is just the start. Beginning on Monday, and continuing all week, breweries, bars, ... More >>
The fifth annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival takes over Fillmore Plaza on Saturday afternoon. The celebration features eats from nineteen of Cherry Creek's food and beverage establishments, as well as a variety of wines, spirits and beer. Tickets -- which can be purchased here -- are $60 ... 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 >>
The Wynkoop Brewing Company may have built a neighborhood, and launched at least one political career, but that wasn't the only career that got started at Denver's first brewpub. Jen Schwertman took a job there in October 1992 as one of the first bartenders in the newly-added upstairs pool hall. "Th ... More >>
Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, 1610 16th Street, is tapping a spiced holiday ale from River North Brewing at 5 p.m. today. The beer-centric pizza joint is also midway through its Twelve Beers of Christmas celebration, so there will be a special release from Sierra Nevada on tap as well. See also: -H ... More >>
The Mayan calendar ends this Friday, December 21, which some people believes predicts the end of the world. As a precaution, the Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, is offering would-be refugees a Party Like There's No To-Maya package this Friday. The deal includes rental of the entire fifteenth floor ... More >>
The lineup for the Wynkoop's annual Parade of Darks this Saturday reads like a Colorado beer geek's wet dream -- notwithstanding the stout made with bull testicles. In fact, the beer list is so electric that attendees may not know where to begin. Billed as a fest dedicated to "beers in the amber-to ... More >>
The taps at Falling Rock, 1919 Blake Street, are always up-to-date, especially during the Great American Beer Festival. In fact, Denver's most famous craft-beer bar can be a welcome alternative to the massive fest. There will be daily tappings throughout the weekend there, and today's begins at noon ... More >>
The Great American Beer Fest will fill the Colorado Convention Center this Thursday through Saturday. Tickets to the seminal celebration of craft beer sold out in record time this year, and Cafe Society will be offering up comprehensive and "professional" coverage throughout the week -- as well as a ... 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 >>
Two of Colorado's biggest craft brewers registered some displeasure late last month over the efforts of one of their colleagues, Breckenridge Brewery, to get a bill passed that would have allowed it to significantly expand its business model in the state. The rift shows how competitive the craft be ... More >>
The third annual Denver International Beer Competition takes place this weekend at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, a contest that last year received more than 190 entries from brewers in more than twenty states and six countries. The gold-medal winners will be showcased at the Taste of El ... More >>
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 >>
Beer is made from fermented barley. Wine is made from fermented grapes. So what do you call a beverage that uses both? The answer is Récolte Sauvage.
The resumes were long and detailed, the qualifications extreme, but the ten finalists in the Wynkoop Brewing Company's annual Beerdrinker of the Year contest have been whittled down to three -- and these guys know their beer. The man who eventually claims the title for 2012 will be determined at an ... More >>
Colorado will get a new specialty brewer later this month when Elevation Beer Company near Salida opens, crafting seasonal barrel-aged beers on a fifteen-barrel system. We're not talking about your classic, blondes, reds, browns and IPAs here. Elevation's first two beers will be a Belgian-style Quad ... More >>
courtesy of Ryan ConklinRyan Conklin, certified Cicerone and head barman at Euclid Hall, doesn't think his reasons for going into bartending were very different from what motivates other professionals in the industry. "Like a lot of bartenders, you just kind of have some sort of drive to it, ... 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 >>
MinglewoodMinglewood is rife with references to hippie culture -- including this logo based on the Grateful Dead.It's been six months since Tom Nash signed a lease in east Boulder, where he planned to build a lunch and happy hour restaurant in an area of town that also holds Avery Brewing Co. ... More >>
One of the biggest bummers about the Great American Beer Festival being over is that it can be hard to find -- and drink -- the medal winners: Some were one-off brews that are no longer available. Others are on-draft-only options in towns a couple of hours away. Luckily, a few are still floating aro ... More >>
The folks at West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, know how to share; on the first Thursday of every month, the West End hosts the Satellite Tap Room, offering drafts from a different brewery, with reps on hand to discuss the beers. Today, Sierra Nevada's brews brewers will be at your servic ... More >>
Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. Well, not when there's this much beer around. Welcome to Great American Beer Festival week in Denver -- which is, for some, the most wonderful time of the year. And the presents have already started arriving. But whether you have tickets to the main ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is the biggest, most well-known beer festival in the world. But there are only about 55,000 tickets issued for the three-day event, which starts Thursday -- and they sold out in a record seven days this year. Still, sometimes the best parts of the GABF aren't ... More >>
Great American Beer Festival tickets went on sale today (here), and although they are $5 more this year, $60 is still worth the price of admission. After all, there will be 450 breweries serving 2,200 different beers at the fest, which runs September 29 through October 1. What else is new at ... More >>
Hundreds of beer geeks gathered at Avery Brewing Company on Saturday to enjoy one of the strangest, most inaccessible beer styles in the world -- and they loved every funky minute of it. The second annual Boulder Sourfest attracted 37 breweries, who poured nearly 75 beers - all of them brewe ... More >>
FacebookNew Belgium headquarters in Fort Collins.Two of the nation's biggest craft brewers, both based in California, have revealed the details of some major expansion plans in the past couple of days, and Colorado's New Belgium Brewing, the country's third largest craft brewer, could be clos ... More >>
Old dog. New tricks. The Wazee Supper Club, which has been dishing up Denver-style pizza pies for almost forty years, is adding to, and revamping, its beer lineup to focus more on craft beer. "We used to have twenty taps. Now there are 32, and some of those original twenty taps have been rep ... More >>
Sierra NevadaThe Dream ChaserThese days, as the government slashes NASA's budget and entrepreneurs start making inroads towards the heavens, the space race is increasingly becoming a private-sector enterprise. The development could bode well for the Front Range. Indeed, the Denver-Boulder are ... More >>
There are plenty of lovey-dovey beers to drink with your honey on Valentine's Day -- the Coupler from Wynkoop Brewing, Red Ale from Odell's, and Cherry Dip Stout at the Vine Street Pub, to name a few -- but you're drinking alone this year, right? For that, you need something a little edgier. ... More >>
Oxtail soup for the long haul Arapahoe Basin's Black Mountain Lodge will host the inaugural Dynafit Nacht Spektakel, German Feast & Randonee on Wednesday, January 19. And what's a randonee? Leigh Hierholzer, director of marketing for Arapahoe Basin, chuckles at the question, then says, "We t ... More >>
Update: Two new events have been added (Avery's Rumpkin tapping at Euclid Hall tonight and Vine Street Pub's tapping on Sunday), while the info for the Bull & Bush pig and pumpkin beer tasting has been expanded. See below for details. Pumpkin beers are an acquired taste, but if you love them ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon. Do you know where your fresh-hopped beers are. If not, then here are two suggestions. All 27 Old Chicago locations began pouring Colorado IPA Nouveau this week. It's a limited release that was made especially for Old Chicago by Tommyknocker Brewing in Idaho Springs. T ... More >>
The seasons in Colorado run together like oil and antifreeze on the floor at Jiffy Lube. At the supermarket, Halloween candy debuts in August, while the temperatures are still in the high 90s. Watermelons mix with peaches, while raspberries, pumpkins and roasted chiles mingle awkwardly but re ... 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.
Ray Decker is the man behind the Kitchen's beer programThere's a big beer party brewing in Boulder tonight, and there will be nary a keg stand or frat boy in sight. Instead, revelers will be treated to a served five-course dinner, paired with beer, in the swank lounge that is the Kitchen [Up ... More >>
Last week, GQ magazine put out a bucket list of fifty beers to try before you die (see it below). That sounds like a reasonable goal - even if some of the selections were a little odd. I wouldn't have put Anchor Steam on the list, for instance. It may have been a bucket list fifteen years a ... More >>
Kick your weekend off right at the fourth annual Winter Brew Fest at Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue. This don't-miss event for winter beer lovers will feature tastings of more than seventy samples from upwards of 25 breweries.
There's plenty of food for thought on the local culinary scene, with everything from talks on healthy cuisine to overdosing on the best pizza around. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, January 18: Elizabeth Somer, author of Eat Your Way to Happiness: 10 Diet Secrets to Improve Your Moo ... More >>
The Bruery in Orange County, California, has become one of the most recognized up-and-coming craft breweries in the country in only a couple of years, in part because of its enormous, extreme and experimental beers. And 2 Turtle Doves is no exception. Part two in The Bruery's 12 Beers of Chr ... More >>
Sierra Nevada Celebration is back with a zesty, tongue- tingling bang in 2009, bringing the full host of hops that had been missing from a couple of its previous incarnations. This is the holiday beer that should be in everyone's fridge; it's one that takes advantage of all the powerful bitt ... More >>
The Winter Brew Fest will warm your cold-weather blues.
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Michael Winterbottom delivers a snowy, Wild West adaptation of Thomas Hardy.