From Wynkoop to the Capitol: An interview with Governor Hickelooper

Guest content from Maya Silver, Editor at DiningOut Magazine DiningOut offers an insider’s look at dining in U.S. cities–from behind-the-scenes chef interviews, to exclusive recipes, to restaurant guides in your city and beyond. We chatted with Governor Hickenlooper about his brewing past, his drinking present, and his thoughts on the future of craft beer in […]

The Average Denver Brewery: 2014

Almost every Denver neighborhood is home to one or two breweries ranging in size, age, and amenities.  The city is a rich tapestry of sudsy options and such diversity makes it difficult to describe the typical Mile High brewery.  But that won’t stop us from trying.  Based on the survey results of 32 Denver breweries […]

Fresh Taps: Nov. 5, 2014 and on

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. It’s with a heavy heart that I must […]

More Bacon: Bacon and Beer Brewers and Chefs Dinner

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens might be a few things some people list as their favorites, but when it comes to Denver Off The Wagon, bacon and beer take the top spots. We have already shared with you the details of the third annual Denver Bacon and Beer Festival (tickets are still available), but […]

Beer Theory: Chapter II – How Do You Convert The Bud Drinkers?

Beer Theory is a monthly series that exists where geekdom relents. It’s the cross between prose, poetry, philosophy, and spilling a beer on your keyboard. Look for it the last Friday of every month. For those of us familiar with the craft beer renaissance, this might come across as a joke, but after many travels and […]

Fresh Taps: Oct. 29th – Nov. 4th (2014)

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. If you’re a fan of pumpkin in your […]

Great Divide Expands and Gets Canny

Great Divide has officially started construction at the site of their future second location, 3403 Brighton Blvd in Denver. With a Yeti as his co-pilot (and in hand), Brian Dunn, founder of Great Divide Brewing Company, broke ground at the new site on September 23rd. Dunn started off the afternoon by stating that “a few […]

Fresh Taps: Oct. 22nd – Oct. 28th (2014)

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. Due to unforeseen internet problems (thanks Comcast), this […]

Fresh Taps: Oct. 15th – Oct. 21st (2014)

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. We have numerous milestone events with tappings this […]

Denver Bacon and Beer Festival Returns

Bacon and beer. Beer and bacon. No matter how you say it, it sounds amazing. For the past two years, we have been teaming up with EatBoston to bring you the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival. Let’s take a moment and recap what we ate and drank. Last year we added even more bacon and […]

Fresh Taps: Oct. 8th – Oct. 14th (2014)

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. It seems like it took forever for GABF […]

2014 GABF Medals: How does Colorado stack up to the rest of the nation?

Another Great American Beer Festival (GABF) has come and gone meaning it’s once again time to tally up the scores and see how well Colorado’s medal count compares to the rest of the nation.  The first criterion in deciding the winner is the most obvious: Who won the most overall medals? Most Overall Medals 1. […]

And Your 2014 Great American Beer Festival Award Winners Are…

Now in it’s 33 year, the Great American Beer Festival has more than quadrupled in size. At the first GABF, there were 40 breweries, this year 3,100 breweries participated. Now in it’s 28th year, this year’s competition awarded  268 medals. More than 5,507 beers were entered into the competition. To kick-off the awards ceremony, the State of […]

The 10 people you see waiting in line at GABF

Whether it’s to get into the Convention Center, to get a tasting cup, to get a beer, or to go to the restroom, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) experience is 90% waiting in line.  There’s no need to stand idly with crossed arms and an impatiently tapping foot; queue time is people-watching time.  For […]

Fresh Taps: Oct. 1st – Oct. 7th (GABF 2014)

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. It’s here. The moment we’ve all been waiting […]

Festivus is back! May your beeriest dreams come true.

During this magical week of GABF, it’s also time to look into the future. Into our dreams. And into December, for the third annual Denver Beer Festivus, presented by Imbibe and Denver off the Wagon. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (October 2) at 10am, and tend to sell out, so get ready. Festivus is December 13, […]

Win tickets to GABF at BSide

Want some tickets to the Thursday night GABF session? BSide (1336 E. 17th Ave), the newest creation from the masterminds behind Star Bar, has three pairs of tickets to give away! Here’s how to win: Option 1 – Head into BSide and fill out a comment card before the bar closes on Wednesday night. While no purchase is necessary […]

Beer Theory: The Opening

Beer Theory is a monthly series that exists where geekdom relents. It’s the cross between prose, poetry, philosophy, and spilling a beer on your keyboard. Look for it the last Friday of every month. Beer Theory exists where geekdom relents. It straddles the line between concept and practicality and begins in the simplest of places: your […]

Fresh Taps: Sept. 24th – Sept. 30th (Pre-GABF 2014)

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. With nearly 100 tapping events over the next […]

GABF: How to see your glass half-full

Scalpers running rampant.  Ticketing websites crashing harder than the Hindenburg.  Exorbitant admission fees if you’re even lucky enough to get that far.  Worthy breweries getting shut out.  Spotty cellphone reception.  Sloppy, amateur-hour drunks crawling all over the city.  It’s easy to complain about Great American Beer Festival (GABF).  I, myself, have been guilty of a […]