Weekend off the Wagon: 4/29-5/1

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Your weekend forecast* Friday, April 29th High of 66, low of 35 — Partly Cloudy and Windy 10% chance of precipitation Saturday, April 30th High of 44, low of 30 — Mostly cloudy 20% chance of precipitation Sunday, May 1st High of 44, low of 33 — AM Snow Showers (yeah you read correctly) 50% […]

Talk Derby to Me

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Dress/Polo Jacket?  Check.  Hat?  Check.  Horse? Meh. Even though it’s Kentucky Derby time (the 137th time around), you can still enjoy the horse festivities without the horse.  The season kicks off next Friday, May 6th and the party continues well into Saturday, May 7th.  Dress up, drink better, mingle, gamble, and be that classy, traditional […]

Breckenridge Releases Regal Pilsner

Breckenridge Regal Pils

Earlier this week, Breckenridge Brewery released their imperial double pilsner, Regal Pilsner, to market. This small batch series weighs in at 7.5%, and is sure to be a patio-drinking favorite this summer.

Updates from Odell Brewing

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Two new updates from Odell Brewing up in Fort Collins. They’re bringing back the small batch festival, and they’ve got a great video out about their brewing philosophy. Check it out:   Craft Brewing – Odell Brewing Co. from Odell Brewing on Vimeo.   And more info on the small batch festival:   Fort Collins, […]

Cooking with Wine: Does it Matter?

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(Courtesy of The Persistent Palate) We’ve all been told to cook only with wine you would drink. But what does that mean? Wine that you can swallow without wincing? And what about specific kinds of wine for a recipe. Does it matter if you use Pinot Noir or Cab? Chard or Sauv Blanc? When it […]

Crooked Stave, Euclid Hall pair up to release Good Glory, brewery’s first

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Ryan Conklin, of Euclid Hall, and Chad Yakobson, of Crooked Stave, have been busy. On Tuesday, May 3rd at 4pm they’ll be tapping the Good Glory, Crooked Stave’s first beer on tap. Good Glory is a Belgian single (an Enkel) with lavender and coriander and should prove to be a great kick-off to summer weather. Yakobson previously hails […]

BarCode: take the cue.

Queen's Park Swizzle

The janitor is rusty.  I just got back from a working vacation, put in a massive order Monday afternoon, and was then happily surprised with some sweet tickets to the Nuggets game Monday evening. Tuesday was a day of laundry, recovery, and book keeping at the restaurant, and tonight I return to being behind the […]

You scored a first date… now where?

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So you got her number. You go, Glen CoCo.  You guys have the spark and the mutual interest, and now you are planning a first date.  Just you two.  High five, my friend.  Thursday, 7pm, and  you’re in charge of the spot. Where do you go? If you’re the type that prescribes to “no food […]

Drink wine, have fun, be nice to people.

Kelly Wooldridge Having Fun

I’m a geek. Really. I like to joke that I don’t watch sports because my social skills are too well-developed. But I have a quick note I want to drop on everyone: wine is FUN. I had this brought home to me with serious intensity over the last week. From Monday through Friday last week […]

Spring Pairing Dinner at Freshcraft

Freshcraft Spring Pairing Dinner

When: Wednesday, May  4th, 5:30-9pm Where: Freshcraft – 1530 Blake Street What: Join us Wednesday May 4th between 5:30pm and 9:00pm for our 3rd seasonal Beer Pairing Dinner celebrating Spring. Educated staff & brewery representatives will be on hand to speak about the beer and why each course was developed to complement it. This should […]

Twisted Pine Brewing re-releasing Ghost Face Killah

Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah

(Boulder, CO) – Twisted Pine Brewing Company will be re-releasing Ghost Face Killah this Cinco De Mayo in 12oz single bottles. Named one of the top 25 beers of 2010 by Beer Advocate’s Alstrom Brothers, Ghost face is brewed with five different fresh peppers before Ghost Peppers, or Bhut Jolokia, are added to the fermentation. […]

Gary V. does Colorado Wine

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Last week I had the pleasure of meeting renowned wine guy, Gary Vaynerchuk, at the Tattered Cover on Colfax on his book signing tour for his newest book The Thank You Economy. If you are a small business owner, work for a large corporation, are in the service industry, or just have a regular 9 […]

Just Announced: Cheeky Monk tapping Pliny the Younger

Cheeky Monk announced the tapping of a keg of Pliny the Younger at the Colfax location.  The tapping will be Tuesday April 26th at 7:00pm with ticket line-up and sales starting at 6:30pm.  Tickets will be $10 with a limit of one per person.

Monday Morning Blues – Waiting on the Cards to Fall

Let’s start the week off right. With some blues. Leave your Monday Morning Blues suggestions in the comments. Have a good week!  

Alabama Boycotts Five Colorado Craft Breweries

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Free the Hops – “a grassroots, non-profit organization whose mission is to help bring the highest quality beers in the world to Alabama” – has initiated a boycott on all products distributed by Anheuser-Busch in their home state. Their justification for the boycott is the alleged efforts A-B is taking against their moves to “modernize” […]

Star Bar adds WiFi

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WiFi at Star Bar is now live! One of the best things about beer culture is the connectivity of the people – with each other, and the products.  We decided we needed to enhance our ability to increase that connectivity through WiFi.  That, and the fact that we are two blocks from Coors Field and […]

Amato’s Ale House Grand Opening

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The new Breckenridge Ale House at Amato’s, which had a soft opening a few weeks ago, is raring to go for their full Grand Opening tomorrow. Tuesday night, brewers and media were invited to check out the new spot, taste the food, and do what we do best: drink and talk about beer. Breckenridge Brewery will celebrate […]

The Vine Street Anniversary Bash Has Been Postponed Until Thursday, May 5th at 4:20pm

The forecast is calling for chilly weather and showers this afternoon.  In order to maximize the funds this benefit will be able to raise forJudi’s House, our Smokin’ Hot Anniversary Party will take place on Thursday, May 5th at 4:20pm at the Vine Street Pub. Today is still our birthday, so we encourage everyone to come in and […]

Cure Your 420 Cottonmouth with Humulus Lupulus

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At a Mile High, we’re notorious for the high life. We’re a special place.  With continual reports about CU-Boulder trying to “control” its 420 crowd, the Green Mile (Broadway) has landed us publicity nationwide, and green crosses are more frequently visible than Mormon wards in Salt Lake City.  And in one of the best beer […]

Denver Whiskey Club is TONIGHT, yo!

Looking for something fun and educational to do tonight?  Check out the April meeting of the amazing Denver Whiskey Club. This month they will explore the good things surrounding Denver.  The meeting is at the Providence Tavern in Edgewater and the featured whiskeys are from Downslope, Dancing Pines and Peach Street. Downslope is located in Cenntenial, Dancing Pines is located […]