The Barrel, Estes Park’s first outdoor beer garden, to open in spring

You’ve just summited Colorado’s storied Longs Peak, you’ve earned a beer.  You spent a night in Room 217 at The Stanley Hotel, saw a ghost, and peed your pants; you need a drink to calm your nerves.  After a few rounds at Estes Park Brewery, you realize you’re still thirsty.  Where can your designated driver […]

DIA to give passengers a taste of Colorado beer culture

What image does Denver International Airport (DIA) project?  The roof of the Jeppesen Terminal looks like snowcapped peaks so our mountains are represented.  It features Western-inspired art like the “Spirit of the People” painting and that gigantic blue devil-horse off of Peña Boulevard so our history is on display, too.  But what about Colorado’s most […]

A photo tour of Breckenridge Brewery’s new Littleton digs

Breckenridge Brewery’s new Littleton compound, located on a 12-acre lot between Santa Fe Drive and the South Platte River just north of the Aspen Grove shopping center, is slated to open in April/May of 2015.  While the site’s still under construction, major headway is being made and what might possibly be Colorado’s (maybe America’s) greatest […]

Oktoberfest 2014: Where to party in Denver

It’s Oktoberfest season!  The beer’s flowing, the sun’s still shining, and it’s high time we donned our lederhosen and drank copiously in the biergarten.  Here are the places in the Denver area (i.e. from Golden to Aurora and from Northglenn to Castle Rock) where you can party like a German or, at the very least, […]

Biergarten Festival turns Morrison into Bavaria

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!

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 […]

Lowry Beer Garden Brings Europe to East Denver

When I got word a German-inspired beer garden was opening less than a mile from my house (0.7 miles to be exact), I was elated.  This was immediately followed by a brief period of depression after I thought of what it may do to my waistline… then straight back to elation.  As the months passed […]

Wife Out of Town Special Day 6: Denver Beer Co.

Brewery Name: Denver Beer Company Website: denverbeerco.com Year Founded: 2011 The Bawss’s: Charlie Berger and Patrick Crawford Brews: It’s honestly always changing. There are definitely a lot of frequent favorites, but they just tap whatever is fermented. Tap room/Tour hours: Monday Closed, Tuesday – Thursday 3 – 10pm, Friday and Saturday Noon – Midnight and Sunday […]