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

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 […]

Colorado Breweries Take Home 9 Medals in 2012 US Open Beer Championship

You may be wondering why beer competitions exist outside of the Great American Beer Festival in the US… and I’d otherwise agree with you.  However, the US Open Beer Championship is a little different.  It is the only beer competition to pit professional breweries and award-winning homebrewers against each other in the same class.  Over […]

Stop eating sand and doing that stupid dance! I said Burning CAN!

Burning Can! Just like Burning Man except without all of the wierdos. Well… um… That might not be the right way to put that at all. I mean, the event is in Lyons, there will definitely be weirdos. Anyway, this Saturday, June 9, Oskar Blues is having a festival for those of us that love […]

All Hail the IPA! Give us Liberty, and innovation.

What started out as a brewer’s act of necessity more than 200 years ago has emerged as one of the primary driving forces in the booming and experimental craft brewing industry we see today. By now we should all the know the story of the development of the first English IPAs. Sailing around the world […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 7/15-7/17

YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST* Friday, July 15th Isolated Thunderstorms High: 87˚ – Low: 66˚ Precip: 30% Saturday, July 16th Isolated Thunderstorms High: 92˚ – Low: 68˚ Precip: 30% Sunday, July 17th Sunny High: 82˚ – Low: 68˚ Precip: 0% * This is Denver. Bring a swimsuit and ski jacket at all times.  And with the recent […]

Free the Hops stops the boycott

Alabama-based non-profit Free the Hops has called a ceasefire on their boycott. They’ve made some headway in their effort to help modernize craft beer laws in Alabama, and believe they are moving in a good direction and no longer need to boycott the distributors originally believed to be hampering their efforts. As far as the […]

Alabama Boycotts Five Colorado Craft Breweries

Free the Hops – “a grassroots, non-profit organization whose mission is to help bring the highest quality beers in the world to Alabama” – has initiated a boycott on all products distributed by Anheuser-Busch in their home state. Their justification for the boycott is the alleged efforts A-B is taking against their moves to “modernize” […]

5280 Week: Picking a Restaurant by the Beer List

It’s almost half over already. 5280 Restaurant Week (or half-month) is here again. A few hundred of Denver’s best restaurants open their doors, menus, and kitchens, so that we might sample their goods and expand our palates. At $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one, you have to go! Pick out a restaurant or two […]