Cory Treadway Wynkoop Brewing Company 1634 18th Street 303-297-2700 wynkoop.com This is part one of my interview with Cory Treadway, exec chef of the Wynkoop; part two of our conversation will run in this space tomorrow. "I was the first white kid -- the first gringo -- to ever roll egg rolls," ... More >>
It's always loud inside the brewhouse at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, but it got a little louder on Tuesday when eight beer geeks from seven different breweries around Colorado convened to drink beer together brew what is probably the first all-female craft beer collaboration in the state, a Belgian ... More >>
Brewers love to get together and collaborate on news beers, to talk about equipment and ingredients, to come up with new recipes and, of course, to drink a few. And although these collaborations can often result in new forms of deliciousness, they are also a way for the guys to get together and shoo ... More >>
The happy hour at Dazzle has always been a thing of beauty: $3 craft beers, $4 glasses of wine and an array of foods ranging in price from $3.75 to $6.75, catering to both carnivorous and plant-based palates. There's often live music in the lounge, and all the shaken cocktails come with a dance serv ... More >>
It took balls for the Wynkoop Brewing Company to turn an April Fool's Day joke about a brew made with bull testicles into reality in October, during the Great American Beer Festival. But the brewery really had to sack up after that, as it negotiated with the feds about what it could and couldn't pu ... More >>
In the Christmastime classic, It's a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart, as George Bailey, gets a taste of what the world would be like if he had never been born. It's not a pretty picture, and it reminds Bailey, and the audience, of the joy he created. The Wynkoop Brewing Company, founded in 1988, has c ... 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 >>
This weekend is all about the green. Whether you're into partying with the sort-of legal kind at the countless 4/20 events on Friday or celebrating the less controversial plants at Earth Day parties on Sunday, we've got it all in one place for less than $10. And beyond the things that grow in the gr ... More >>
As evidenced in our "7 best-dressed (and undressed) fans at Colorado Rockies home opener," the fans at Coors Field were far more entertaining than the shutout loss for the home team. And yesterday one local voyeur cameraman contacted us to say he could one-up our list's number-one spot with a pic of ... More >>
Holiday beers are on tap all around town, and you'll find some good ones right at the source -- at the breweries that make them. Some of the wintery wonders you can try include Ugly Sweater at Wit's End Brewing, Winter Spice Ale (with star anise, vanilla soaked in rum, ginger and allspice) at Copper ... More >>
Avery Brewing has created an online petition at change.com, urging the brewery's fans to support an effort in Boulder to change the zoning code to allow breweries, wineries and distilleries located in industrial parts of the city to open restaurants. Right now, those businesses are only allowed to o ... More >>
The Wynkoop Brewing Company has had some fun over the past year naming some of the one-keg-only beers that it serves as part of its Firkin Friday program. Remember Weiner's Wood Oak-Aged IPA, which the brewery named for a certain former New York Congressman? Now you can try something with a ... More >>
Eric GruneisenLast weekend, zombies filled downtown. This weekend, it was gorillas -- 1,200 of them, all participating in the eighth annual 5K Gorilla Run, which benefits the Denver-based Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. That's more runners than there are mountain gorillas left in the wild ... More >>
FacebookCopper Kettle brews.I'm hitting the highway soon for a little Colorado summer road trip. But before I pack the tent, the beef jerky, the CDs or even the cooler, I'm stashing my copy of The Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado map (fifth edition!) above the sun visor. This awesome fold-ou ... More >>
Copper Kettle BrewingAmerican Craft Beer Week starts in a little less than three weeks, but the nine (yes, nine!) breweries in Fort Collins have already banded together to brew a collaboration beer that celebrates the seven days that Congress dedicated to the quaffing of craft brew. C.B. & P ... More >>
Wynkoop BrewingWynkoop brewers know hops.You won't find many of Colorado's brewers around Colorado this week as most of them have taken off for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, taking place in San Francisco. But that doesn't mean you can't toast them -- and the industry as a whole -- whi ... More >>
At 11 a.m., the Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, will release its new beer, Skull & Crossbones Black Ale, inspired by Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship, the new exhibit that sets sail today at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The dark- ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week kicks off on Saturday, which is also when the 2011 Beerdrinker of the Year will be crowned -- but in the meantime, there are plenty of culinary events to fill your belly. Here's what's on the menu:
Not only is the Wynkoop Brewing Company making a special beer to commemorate brewery co-founder John Hickenlooper's gubernatorial inauguration party on Tuesday, it will deliver that beer, Hickelooper's Inaugurale, via horse and carriage. The party, which is being held at the Fillmore auditor ... More >>
Brad Page, a real estate agent and co-founder of the Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing in Fort Collins, plans to start Denver's first hard ciderery this spring. Cider, which is more popular in England and Ireland than in the United States, is made from fermented apples. Page will buy his apples f ... More >>
Wynkoop BrewingThe Wynkoop got together with Breckenridge Brewing.In April, the Wynkoop Brewing Company began delivering kegs and cans to some of its downtown clients via horse and buggy. The move was a cool addition to Denver's beer culture and a fun sight to see on Friday afternoons. But C ... More >>
Lori Midson Behold the highlights and low lights of what you may have missed this week on the Cafe Society blog.
Yesterday, we offered readers another chance to win a pair of tickets to Dish, Westword's annual celebration of dining in Denver, at the EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Street, on Wednesday, September 22. Contestants had to tell us in five words or less why they deserved the tickets. And the wi ... More >>
This morning, we offered readers another chance to win a pair of tickets to Dish, Westword's annual celebration of dining in Denver, at the EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Street, on Wednesday, September 22. Contestants had to tell us in five words or less why they deserved the tickets. And the ... More >>
On Friday, we offered readers another chance to win a pair of tickets to Dish, Westword's annual celebration of dining in Denver, at the EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Street, on Wednesday, September 22. Contestants had to tell us in five words or less why they deserved the tickets. And the ... More >>
We remember when LoDo's restaurant scene was a vast wasteland beyond the Wazee Supper Club -- and the area wasn't even known as LoDo. But those days are long behind us, as evidenced by LoDo Bites, the second annual "sip, sample, stroll" event, which will send diners out into the streets of lo ... More >>
From denverrollerdolls.orgThe Denver Roller Dolls' travel team, the Mile High Club The Denver Roller Dolls, one of Denver's two badass roller derby leagues, will soon have its own beer, courtesy of the Wynkoop Brewing Company. According to the Dolls, the beer will be a "pre-Prohibition-styl ... More >>
The Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, will host a holiday beer dinner tonight pairing seasonal brews from Wynkoop, AC Golden, Breckenridge Brewing, Dry Dock, Great Divide and Odell with a special menu by chef Bart Profitt. Brewers from the guest breweries and Wynkoop's own Andy Bro ... More >>
Tonight's holiday beer dinner at the Wynkoop Brewing Company is sold out, but you can still enjoy some beer-infused holiday cheer with two special (non-alcoholic!) items that Wynkoop has crafted out of its ever-popular Rail Yard Ale.
I mentioned this last week in my Twitter Tuesday post, but in case you missed it, there's a tweetup tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Wynkoop Brewing Company. In other words, a bunch of people who kinda-sorta know each other from Twitter will be hanging out, drinking beer and getting to kinda-sorta k ... More >>
A Garden Grapes & Hops party sprouts at the Botanic Gardens.
Before the Nuggets-Lakers series began, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa put an unusual spin the typical sporting bet between city head honchos over playoff games. If the Lakers lose, he promised to send Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper the Los Angeles Times to replace the Rocky Mountain News ... More >>
Last year's winner toasts with the judges. Millions of people drink beer, and many more consider themselves to be beer experts – either in quantity or quality -- but only one can be Beerdrinker of the Year. The Wynkoop Brewing Company is now taking resumes for its thirteenth annual Beerdrinke ... More >>
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Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.