About John Mogos

John brews beer (very unprofessionally) and keeps a very well stocked wine cellar. He's been to Belgium and Napa, but he is not pretentious, at least he likes to think so.

Barks and Brews: Being a dog owner for a day

If there are two things it seems that all Denverites love, it’s beer and dogs. In fact, they go together so well in Denver, that bars such as Bark Bar have opened specifically as dog-and-beer destination locations. I know my way around a tap house pretty well, but I do not own a dog. So, while […]

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Catch Lightning in a Bottle at Diebolt Brewing

When the taproom opens on Thursday, December 5, at 4pm, Diebolt Brewing, operated by father/son team Dan and Jack Diebolt, will begin selling memberships to catch some “Bottled Lightning”. Bottled Lightning will be their inaugural beer club for 2014. For $125, members will receive twelve 22-oz bottles of Diebolt beer. This isn’t your standard beer […]

The Aftermath of NKOTB

Saturday night, children of the 80s (and a few from either side of that decade) donned their best neon garb and crimped hair for a beer party extravaganza at The Lobby. Twenty-two breweries all under the age of 2 were represented by over 36 different beers rotating swiftly through 5 taps. A DJ rocked 80s […]

Beer Vs. Wine: 2012 Chocolate Edition

Beer v Wine Menu

On a crisp November evening sixty people entered the side door at Highland Tap and Burger marked “Do Not Enter”. What waited for them behind that door? This year’s Beer Vs. Wine competition – a throw down to see which libation pairs best with this year’s secret ingredient: chocolate. Chocolatiers from Hi*Rise, Ziva Chocolates, Lioni […]

Crooked Stave Cellar Club Memberships On Sale Monday, October 22

If you were lucky enough to join Crooked Stave’s Cellar Club this past year, stop reading this post and go renew your membership. Alright, now that we’ve got that out of the way. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project began their Cellar Reserve Club in 2012. At that time, they didn’t even have a tap room. […]