Denver Beer Co.’s new Barrel Room annex

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A misty moor, whale-oil lanterns flickering in a dim room, curls of ethereal smoke flowing from a Sherlock Holmes-esque pipe: despite a sludged-up River Thames, rampant disease, and the fact that people just threw their bodily waste out the window, the Victorian Era still retains a great deal of romanticism. But where can the modern-day […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Great Divide Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale

Great Divide BA Hibernation

Great Divide Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale [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!]

Colorado Collaboration of Awesome: The Full Story

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A couple of months ago I told you cats about a secret I had been keeping regarding a Colorado collaboration of epic proportions.  With the arrival of GABF it is time to share with you all of the (not so) gory details. It all started with an invite from Mr. Moose of Peach Street Distillers […]

Barrel-Aged Cocktail Memoirs: Vol. 1

Barrel-Aged Corpse Reviver No. 3

The wood. “From boyhood to manhood, you can always count on your best friends.” This is not a tale about a man with cold feet on his wedding day, who reminisces about a meaningful youth - it is, however, a tale of companionship, and the warm embrace of, well, wood. The complexities of oak in beverage maturation have […]

Welcome to Barrel Season!

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You might be wondering what I mean by ‘Barrel Season’, so I’ll explain myself.  You can find a barrel-aged beer on the shelves of any liquor store in town from January to December.  However, it’s around this time of year that their numbers appear to increase dramatically.  But it’s not just the pure number of […]

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 […]