Sesh Fest – A beer fest you can survive

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Want to attend a beer event that won’t make your tastebuds, wallet or day-after self unhappy? Then look no further. Sesh Fest, the second event in the Lovibond Series presented by The Colorado Brewers Guild and Imbibe Denver, is an event where attendees can sample a multitude of beers without feeling the overwhelming effects of […]

Burning CAN 2014: A beer festival of heart, resilience, and homage to Lyons folk

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When the rain kept coming day after day after day, the St. Vrain river began to swell. And when the Colorado Flood of September 2013 made its devastating debut, the Town of Lyons was caught in its crosshairs. Oskar Blues Brewery has always been a fundamental member of the community. After all, its founder, Dale Katechis, […]

Fermentation Festival coming soon

Fermentation Festival

Fermentation: the drinker’s favorite chemical reaction.  It’s a magical transformation wherein a yeast enzyme converts sugars into simpler compounds thus turning the average, all-ages beverage into an adults-only elixir of celebration.  If you love beer, wine, or spirits then you’re a fan of fermentation. But wait a minute!  The wonders of fermentation aren’t confined solely […]

Biergarten Festival turns Morrison into Bavaria

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On St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Irish.  On Cinco de Mayo, everybody drinks cerveza.  But, for three days out of the year in Morrison, Colorado, everybody is German thanks to the German American Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Biergarten Festival which celebrated its 17th anniversary this past weekend! With lederhosen donned, my girlfriend and I hopped in das Auto, […]

Break out the lederhosen, Biergarten Festival is coming!

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Belgium.  England.  Scotland.  Ireland.  Bohemia.  Europe is dotted with classic, historical brewing regions.  But, let’s face it, for the average American beer drinker, there’s only one place in the Old World to grab a good brew: Germany. This assumption is understandable considering the names of some of the men who brought beer to America: Adolph […]

Kyle Hollingsworth to bring beats and brews to Boulder Beer July 20th

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Music, beer, summertime; the three were made for each other!  What better way to experience this trifecta of awesomeness than at Boulder Beer where, on Saturday, July 20th, Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident fame will serenade the crowd with his tunes and serve up craft beer from over 30 breweries?  Check the press release […]

Denver Beer Co.’s Beer, Bacon, & Coffee Fest celebrates the breakfast beer

Denver Bacon Co. tantalizes guests as they wait for 9am to come.

As many a St. Patrick’s Day and other generally unimaginative drinking t-shirts claim: “You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning.” However true this may be, since you’ve graduated from your wild college days and have henceforth been marching steadily into adulthood and real responsibilities, killing a keg before noon in the […]

Beer, Bacon, & Coffee Fest coming to Denver Beer Co.

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An event centered on beer, coffee, and unlimited bacon pretty much sells itself.  I mean, what else do you need to know before snagging your credit card and making reservations in the next five seconds?  Even if the event is being held at the bottom of the ocean, and all the profits fund the Prohibition […]

The Dark Side of Wynkoop

Plum Sour and Blueberry Sour; possibly the best beers at the Parade

Join the dark side.  They’ve got great beer! No, I haven’t been spending time with Darth Vader and my soul is no more corrupted than usual. In fact, my propensity for darkness helped raise $14,000 for Metro CareRing, a local food pantry, during Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Parade of Darks. Parade of Darks is Wynkoop’s annual celebration […]

Parade of Darks to be held December 1st

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Nights are long, days are cold, winter is nigh; it’s time to put away the fizzy, yellow beers and opt for something a bit heavier. Put down the Pilsner and pick up a porter because you will need a dark beer to warm your core and numb the pain of your relentless relatives this holiday […]

Cultivate Festival to showcase local beer this Saturday

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This Saturday, October 6th, the Chipotle Cultivate Festival, an event specially-made for socially-conscious foodies, will be held in City Park from 10am to 6pm.  The festival is a celebration of food, farmers, artists, freethinkers, and musicians in an effort to bring “awareness about food’s impact on society,” and best of all, entrance is absolutely free! […]

The Greenhorn’s Survival Guide to GABF

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So, this is your first Great American Beer Festival (GABF)?  Feeling excited?  Giddy, even?  Good, but are you truly prepared for 2, 200 beers and 500 breweries?  Can you handle the sheer enormity of it all?  Can you get through the granddaddy of all beer events and live to tell about it?  Yes, yes you […]

Denver Winter Brew Fest

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The Denver Winter Brew Fest is fast approaching (Friday, January 27th) and tickets are selling fast (ok, so I made that part up – in truth I have no idea how fast the tickets are selling).  Anyway, this is going to be an awesome beer fest that you’re not going to want to miss.  I […]