Wagon Ride – Golden City Brewing

After a slight delay beyond the original planned date, we’re proud to kick off our first open to the public Wagon Ride (and one of many) on Saturday, July 9th. We’ll meet at Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop at 11am and then make our way up to Golden to visit Golden City Brewing. Plan on bringing some […]

Review: Linger – It’s Dead On

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It isn’t often you get to sit in a restaurant and wonder whether the odor in the air is drying glue from a brand new bar or remnants of 40-year-old embalming fluid from the previous funeral parlor tenants. Recently opened in the historic Olinger Mortuary, and boasting Denver’s chef-of-the-moment, Justin Cucci (also of Root Down), […]

Colorado Brewed: Avery Eighteen Anniversary Ale Dry-hopped Rye Saison

Avery Eighteen Anniversary Ale Dry-hopped Rye Saison

Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one of the thousands of beers brewed in the great state of Colorado. Feel free to shoot me an email with your suggestions of Colorado beers you’d like me to feature – Lee Williams at hoptopia@gmail.com – or leave your ideas in the comments. Since […]

Colorado Cocktail Project shakes, stirs, and mixes up a good time

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by Jess Hunter, Julia Yugel, and Lisa Bongiovanni It was a beautiful affair. You walked into the room, and as far as the eye could see were tables of mini cocktails and drink samples. The sound of ice and alcohol dancing in cocktail shakers filled the air. This was one of the best cocktail competitions […]

My weekend in beer

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My calendar fills up fast. A combination of a love for socializing and an understanding that there is never “just one beer”, my nights and weekends fill up quickly. I’m also a bit obsessed with beer. It’s my life. My schedule for the weekend was full of beer related activities, but I didn’t realize how […]

GABF Tickets on Sale for AHA and BA Members

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The big event is getting closer. If you’re a member of the American Homebrewers Association or Brewer’s Association, you can now purchase your tickets to the Great American Beer Festival. Reasons to get tickets during the Members-only pre-sale: Access to the members-only entrance, meaning a shorter wait in line Access to the members-only session on […]

Beer Porn

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Russian River Consecration   [We'll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

Monday Morning Blues – Junior Kimbrough – Everywhere I Go

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

Friday Afternoon Punk – Less Than Jake – Richard Allen George…No, It’s Just Cheez

We help you ease your way in to the work week with Monday Morning Blues. It’s time to get you amped up for the weekend with some Friday Afternoon Punk. Got an idea for next week? Leave it in the comments! Now go forth, enjoy your weekend.

Meretrix, #8 in Avery’s Barrel-Aged Series, will be released July 16

Straight from the mouth of Avery: She’s patiently awaited you for two years.  Aging gracefully in beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and accompanied by sour cherries, your Meretrix is eager to serve. Meretrix will make her debut at a bottle release party at the Avery Tap Room and Barrel-Aging Cellars at 5PM on Saturday, July 16th. […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 6/24-6/26

Your Weekend Forecast* Friday, June 24th Mostly Sunny High: 89˚ – Low: 61˚ Precip: 20% Saturday, June 25th Partly Cloudy High: 87˚ – Low: 61˚ Precip: 10% Sunday, June 26th Sunny High: 91˚ – Low: 60˚ Precip: 0% * This is Denver. Bring a swimsuit and ski jacket at all times. And now on to […]

AC Golden Brewing Awards Grant Money to Local Charities

Golden, Colo. — AC Golden Brewing Company has awarded $15,000 to four local Colorado charities through its Colorado Native Community Reinvestment Project. Drinkers and fans of its Colorado Native amber lager nominated and voted for the charities. Their picks for who receives the money: Continental Divide Trail Alliance, $7,000; Ignite Adaptive Sports, $5,000; Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of […]

Kitchen Confidential: Williams & Graham faces licensing issues

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And the kitchen renovation drama continues… Earlier this month, Johnny Ballen and Josh Olsen of Squeaky Bean closed at their 33rd and Tejon location to make way for Occidental, a new bar, to open at the same location.  The Bean had hopes to expand their kitchen from the tiny galley in which the chefs, under the […]

Total Bev Longmont Beer Bus!

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Total Bev up in good ol’ westy has announced that there are still tickets left for their recently announced Longmont beer tour bus. Last year I had the privilage to go on their Boulder beer bus and I must say that it was an amazing afternoon.  If you are free Sunday I would highly reccomend snatching up a […]

Colorado Cocktail Project gears up for Monday’s competition

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[Note: We're live tweeting this event right now!] Ten finalists were chosen yesterday for this weekend’s Colorado Cocktail Project. These top 10 contestants were picked from a pool of 30 elite bartenders to represent their interpretation on what our great state tastes like in a glass.  The list of 10 is still subject to change, […]

Denver Summer Brew Fest

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So there’s 96 days until GABF (not that you’re counting), what are you going to do??  Lucky for you, it’s only the beginning of beer fest season!  It seems like there’s something going on just about every weekend to help get you through.  One in particular I’m looking forward to is the Denver Summer Brew […]

Great Divide Red, White and Brew Release Party

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Great Divide will be throwing their Red, White and Brew Release Party on Friday, July 1st from 6-9pm. The party will be launching crowd favorites Rumble Wood Aged IPA and Smoked Baltic Porter, as well as the brand-spankin’-new Belgian Style Yeti. $20 gets you 3 beer tickets, 1 food ticket (food provided by Basic Kneads […]

Colorado Brewed: Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one of the thousands of beers brewed in the great state of Colorado. Feel free to shoot me an email with your suggestions of Colorado beers you’d like me to feature – Lee Williams at hoptopia@gmail.com – or leave your ideas in the comments. From […]

Renegade Brewing set to open this Sunday, June 26th

Renegade Brewing, a new 15bbl brewery at 9th and Santa Fe (925 West 9th), opens their doors for the first time this Sunday. Plans for opening day include drinking beer and having fun. They’re working on a food truck to add to the mix. Brian O’Connell, the President and Chief Beer Officer, said they plan […]

New Belgium celebrates 20th anniversary on June 28th

[Source: BeerNews.org] (FORT COLLINS, CO) – When New Belgium Brewing co-founder Kim Jordan first realized she would need to leave social work to focus on the business of running a brewery, it took a tremendous leap of faith. Yet Jordan quickly discovered that many of her skills translated perfectly to building a new kind of corporate […]