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: 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)

(Photo Credit: Colorado Brewers Guild)

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. […]

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

(Photo Credit: Denver off the Wagon)

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 […]

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. […]

Two22 Brew Mixes Beer and Charity

Two22 Brew

Two22 Brew, one of Denver’s newest breweries, is opening up with a novel concept – it’s giving away part of its profits. At its core, Two22 is a marriage of a brewery and a philanthropic endeavor. Paige Schuster, who co-owns the brewery with her husband Marcus Christianson, said the idea of Two22 – opening in […]

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

Two22's take-home options

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

New Belgium's Spring Blonde

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, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – What’s better than candy & flowers on Valentine’s Day?

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] Taking your favorite person (which counts yourself) out for some tasty meals & drinks this weekend, that’s what! Yes, Valentine’s Day is considered a big day for marketing and ad revenue… but why can’t it be an excuse to spoil someone special? (Again, who’s […]

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 […]

Drink Like a Russian: Beer

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Bitter Siberian winters.  The unforgiving Taiga.  Oppressive Czarist regimes.  Oppressive Communist regimes.  Oppressive current regimes.  The Cold War.  The “Miracle on Ice.”  Rocky IV.  Excuses for Russians to drink are never in short supply and, whether they’re spirits, beer, or wine, alcoholic options are equally abundant.  As the Sochi Winter Olympics near, we at Denver […]

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 […]

Fresh Taps: Jan. 29th – Feb. 4th

Cedar Creek Pub Super Bowl City Showdown

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 you may have heard, there’s a football game this Sunday. But that’s not the only party going on this week, as several breweries turn a year old (Fate, […]

Brewed: Where Craft Beer and Craft Coffee Collide

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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing, Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing… These are the beers that first come to mind when we think of the delicious harmony between beer and coffee.  The rich, roasted flavors of dark beers like stouts and doppelbocks impart themselves wholly to the […]

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

Wiley Roots 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. We’re in the middle of winter, which means the dark beers keep on coming. From Yak & Yeti dishing out weekly porters to Wiley Roots Brewing celebrating with a […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Jan. 17-19, One Last Ugly Sweater Party, Coffee Experimentation and Epic Game Sunday

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] It’s the weekend once again, isn’t it glorious? Friday, if you’re in Castle Rock and wanted in on the ugly sweater fun everyone else was having, you’re finally in luck. Parry’s Pizza heard your cries and is throwing one last horrendous woolen party for […]