Fresh Taps: Apr. 23rd – Apr. 29th (2014)

Comrade Brewing Co

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. Time to celebrate! What you ask? How about the Grand Opening of Comrade Brewing on Saturday! Or perhaps the anniversaries of Copper Kettle Brewing and Echo Brewing. There’s plenty […]

Fresh Taps: Apr. 16th – Apr. 22nd (2014)

Station 26 Brewing

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. It’s clear many are recovering from last week’s CBC, as it’s a light week of Fresh Taps. But, as always there’s still a lot going on! Fort Collins Brewery […]

Fresh Taps: Apr. 9th – Apr. 15th (2014) CBC Edition

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. The Craft Brewers Conference has officially begun, so what does that mean to you if you’re not going? Tapping events that are GABF-like in quantity and quality, that’s what. […]

Fresh Taps: April 2nd – April 8th (2014)

Freshcraft

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. Looking to continue the party with the ending of Colorado Craft Beer Week? Well you’re in luck! Denver is hosting the Craft Brewers Conference, and many tappings/events are happening […]

Fresh Taps: Mar. 26th – Apr. 1st (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. Colorado Craft Beer Week is in full swing through Saturday, and there’s plenty to do until then! Tap takeovers galore, beers from the Collaboration Fest, and so much more. […]

Fresh Taps: Mar. 19th – Mar. 25th (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. Hope you’ve recovered from St Patrick’s Day because there’s a slew of tappings coming during Colorado Craft Beer Week, which starts this Friday. But that’s not the only source […]

Fresh Taps: Mar. 12th – Mar. 18th (2014)

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. The great beer drinking day is upon us! St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Monday, though you won’t have to wait that long to have some special Irish tappings. […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Ska Brewing’s True Blonde Ale

Ska Brewing's True Blonde Ale

ABV – 5%  IBUs – 22 Ska Brewing’s True Blonde Ale Tasting Notes – Marilyn, Farrah, Madonna.  Sexy, iconic, and not afraid to be a little different, just like True Blonde Ale from our friends at Ska Brewing.  Slightly fruity and mild, with hints of lemon and honey, this beer goes great paired with grilled […]

Fresh Taps: Mar. 5th – Mar. 11th (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. The list may not be the longest, but it certainly is diverse. Jagged Mountain’s Grand Opening, yet another Pliny the Younger sighting, Irish Car Bomb inspired beers, a TRiNiTY […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Stone’s Levitation Ale

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  ABV – 4.4%  IBUs – 45 Tasting Notes – Q: What’s better than a burger and beer?  A: Nothing.  There’s nothing quite as pleasently pleasurable, as delectably delightful,  or as sinfully satisfying, as washing down a perfectly cooked piece of beef with a perfectly brewed beer.  Stone, a name synonymous with great brews, can […]

Fresh Taps: Feb. 26th – Mar. 4th (2014)

Fat Old Sun

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. As February comes to an end, more and more spring-time brews are making their way to the taprooms, such as a Mayor of Old Town and Odell Brewing collaboration. […]

Grand Opening – Former Future

James Howat, owner and head brewer extraordinaire (Photo ©Justin Shoenborn)

Beer is crafted from water, yeast, and barley, and at Former Future Brewing, it is also crafted from love, and a dedication to community. James and Sarah Howat, the husband and wife owners of Denver’s newest brewery, are a collegial couple of kindness, smiles, and beer brewing expertise.  James, a former high school science teacher, […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Telluride Brewing’s Face Down Brown

Telluride Brewing's Face Down Brown

ABV – 5.7%  IBU – The Dark Unknown Tasting Notes – You’ll go absolutely ape (sorry, it was too easy) for this brown beauty from Telluride Brewing Company.  Malty, with creamy chocolate notes, this nutty brown is sure to please the most discerning of dark ale lovers.  As deep brown as a perfectly pressed espresso, […]

Fresh Taps: Feb. 19th – Feb. 25th (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. One might think that the brewing world would take a break after so many Valentine’s Day tappings, but that would be wrong. This week is as busy as ever […]

Beer Porn of the Week – New Belgium’s Spring Blonde

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ABV – 6.0% IBU – 48 Tasting Notes – As the cold moves out of Denver and Old Man Winter reluctantly releases his icy grip, our taste buds shift with the temperatures and our reliance on porters and stouts gives way to lighter persuasions.   New Belgium’s Spring Blonde offers up a nice middle ground, […]

Libations & Wellness: Drinking Champagne Is Good for Your Brain

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New Year’s might be long over, but Valentine’s Day is a champagne-worthy holiday. Last year, scientists at the University of Reading in Great Britain published a study that one to two glasses of champagne a week can help ward off age-related memory loss. The study found that champagne’s phenolic compounds help improve spatial memory, which […]

Fresh Taps: Feb. 12th – Feb. 18th (2014)

River North

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. Some of you probably love Valentine’s Day, while some of you hate it. Well all beer enjoyers will love the beers being tapped this week for Valentine’s Day, Stout […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Aspen Brewing Company’s This Season’s Blonde

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  ABV – 5.6% ABV – 24 Tasting Notes –  Floral and bright with just the right amount of hops you’d expect from a sessionable blonde such as this.  A fantastic little brew that will put a smile on your face after a long day on the slopes, or great for sipping after landing that […]

Fresh Taps: Feb. 5th – Feb. 11th

Pagosa Stout Month

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. Shots, shots, shots? Try stouts, stouts, stouts! Stout Month is in full swing with numerous stout takeovers and the like over the next week. Perfect timing for this chilly […]

Beer Porn of the Week: Former Future Brewing’s English IPA

Former Future Brewing's English IPA

Former Future Brewing’s English IPA ABV 6.4%  IBU 48 A floral, easier drinking IPA that’s well balanced on the front, with nice strong hops on the back.  A bit more proper and refined than some of it’s brasher American cousins. [We'll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have […]