The sense of adventure – Denver’s Jagged Mountain Brewing

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A Work of art is, above all, an adventure of the mind. — Eugene Ionesco Notice the tap handles. Every brewery worth its salt makes them their own somehow. At Jagged Mountain they are reformed ice axes – tools used by mountaineers and alpinists to both make progress on a climb, and save their ass if […]

Bryan Selders on Post, Big Red F, living in Colorado and more

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I was with Bryan Selders the other day and he was eating a burrito. Frankly, he seemed pretty damn happy about it. The sun is out, which means it has stopped raining, which is a major break from the storms and floods that have been ravaging Northern Colorado for the better part of the week. […]

Diebolt Brewing – Big Plans for a Big Space

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Diebolt Brewing is set up in one of those areas of Denver you never really think about unless you happen to be  living in the middle of it. Sunnyside is a Denver neighborhood that has only recently raised above the “forgotten” areas like “Globeville” or “Swansea”and will likely be the target of gentrification right after […]

Epic Brewing sets up, we get a sneak peek

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Epic Brewing, based out of Utah, is setting up shop here in Denver slightly off Larimer’s beaten path at 3001 Walnut street. Their 20 barrel, twin kettle system has been delivered (from Oregon!) and they invited us press folks out to take a look at the place before the dust settled. If you frequent the […]

Renegade Brewing’s New Publik House

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Since opening two years ago, Renegade Brewing Company has gained a reputation for pushing the boundaries on beer, which has proven to be popular with local hopheads. With success in the brewing world secured, the brewery is set to apply its aggressive and experimental mindset to pizza with the opening of Renegade Publik House this […]

A chat with Scott Witsoe of Wit’s End Brewing Co

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We’ve all had that feeling like we’re at the end of our rope. If you’re Scott Witsoe of Wit’s End Brewing Company you take a swig of Dale’s Pale Ale, let the familiar bite refresh your soul, and transform your anxious sentiment into a haven for those in the same boat. The cure for what […]

A few words with Black Shirt Brewing’s Branden Miller

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Craft beer is a labor of love, sure, but the crew at Black Shirt Brewing (BSB) takes it to a whole new level. When Branden Miller, 31, discovered the spot for BSB (3719 Walnut St) around this time two years ago, the windows of the grungy run-down space sharing walls with a liquor store featured plywood […]

Sunday Funday: Bacon & Beer Festival Recap

Photos by John Mogos  Sundays are best served up with a side of bacon, beer and football. The first annual Denver Bacon & Beer Festival at Mile High Station on Sunday brought 900 pounds of bacon, 25 chefs, 20 breweries and 800 people together for the ultimate Sunday Funday. The best compliment to bacon is […]

Breckenridge Brewery turns 20, I behave like a bad uncle.

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It isn’t often that someone buys me dinner for their birthday. Since Breckenridge was celebrating their 20th birthday, they are out to prove two things: they are almost of legal drinking age and they intend to remain a Denver institution for a long, long while. Admittedly, I have never been to their ballpark location (2200 […]

Rackhouse 3rd Anniversary Bash: Dry Dock Tap Takeover

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Halloween is kind of a big deal for me. I love getting dressed up and seeing other people’s costumes. Also: binge drinking. No, “binge drinking” is a negative term. How about “unmoderated levels of drinking”? That sounds better. This year, I decided to do something a little different and drink good beer for Halloween instead […]

Breckenridge, Avery Brewing Dominate Olympics!

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You haven’t seen Olympics until you’ve seen the Brewer’s Olympics. Track and field? What is that? Screw synchronized swimming, and screw Michael Phelps…no really, I would like to screw Michael Phelps. Where was I?  Oh yeah, Brewer’s Olympics!  For the second year in a row, Vine Street Pub hosted a veritable shit-show of a field […]

Brewer Porn of the Week – Bill Eye of Prost Brewing

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  This week we’re taking a break from just regular old beer porn and giving you a meaty portion of brewer porn.  I present to you Bill Eye, Head Brewer at Prost Brewing (which opens on Wednesday, August 23rd).  Decked out in red overalls, Bill is doing his best to prevent a massive boil-over on […]

Brewers Association Reports 2012 Mid-Year Growth for U.S. Craft Brewers

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[Press release] Dollar growth up 14% in first six months of 2012; Total brewery count hits 125-year high Boulder, CO • August 6, 2012— The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has released strong mid-year numbers for America’s small and independent craft brewers1. Dollar sales were up 14 percent in the first half […]

Hops & Pie: Not just serving… but brewing!

You may have heard: Berkeley neighborhood’s favorite pizza and craft beer bar has announced a brewery in planning. That’s right, Hops & Pie has decided to grow from creating delicious pizza to also crafting some excellent beer. After sitting down with Drew and Leah Watson, owners and operators of Hops & Pie, I learned that this […]

TRVE Brewing has a good problem

You all like their beer too much. So much so that they’re changing their hours in order to keep the beer flowing, fill the CVLT growlers, and even offer some new brews. Moving forward, TRVE will be open Wednesday – Saturday. Meaning no more Sundays for the time being. I asked Nick the extremely obvious […]

Our Mutual Friend: A New Brewery and Maltster in Five Points

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A few weeks ago I was walking downtown, and saw a logo on the window of a building. It looked cool. Two hands shaking. It said “Our Mutual Friend”. Cool. I kept reading. “Malt & Brew”. What the hell? I like these words.. A few days later Sean and I found ourselves at Our Mutual […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew Brown IPA

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Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew Brown IPA  They’re not open yet… but they will be soon!  This Brown IPA was a bit of a “mistake” – the malt was toasted too long, producing a beer too dark to call an IPA.  Mistake or not it’s a great beer.  Stay tuned for updates on OMF’s […]

Upslope Brewing Company Expands Production Into a Second Location

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[Press Release] (Boulder, CO)– Upslope Brewing Company, located in Boulder, Colorado, announces its plan to build a new brewery in Flatiron Park, located near 55th Street in Boulder. The new brewery will be operational in Q1 2013 allowing Upslope Brewing to initially expand by 70% with plenty of room for future expansion. It will also open […]

River North Brewery to Start Rewarding Locals

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  In what appears to be a growing local trend, River North will begin offering a membership that entitles those in it to discounted beer and other goodies. Basics: $30 for first year Special glassware (can be used in the tap room) $4 pours all day, every day Membership card Limited to first 50 7/22 […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Wit’s End Super FL I.P.A

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Wit’s End Brewing Company Super FL I.P.A.   [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!]