Sam’s Cans and the grand pretentious taste.

sam adams boston lager in a can

This week certain markets will start seeing cans of Sam Adam’s Boston Lager hit their shelves. Colorado might see some of these cans first since we have some of the bigger canned craft market (Oskar Blues did pilot that shit, and they host an event every year celebrating it). However, before they set to the […]

Super-Sized Dale’s Pale Ale Cans Revealed Thursday

Taller than a typical pint glass, heavier than a plate of nachos, able to destroy sobriety in a single serving!  Look, on the bar!  It’s a tube of tennis balls!  It’s a cylinder of Pringles!  No, it’s the new 19.2 ounce cans from Oskar Blues!  Yes, the extra-tallboy cans of Dale’s Pale Ale, strange visitors […]

Oskar Blues and Ska Win at Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Fest

  The World Beer Cup is so last week (literally).  At the prestigious event, medals were practically being thrown at Colorado brewers like dollar bills at a Shotgun Willies car wash.  So it’s time to move on to the next competition.   The Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Fest will be held on May 19th at the Scottsdale […]

MillerCoors introduces Punch Top Cans

I’m fortunate enough to have recently received a promotional package for the new MillerCoors Punch Top Cans complete with two cans featuring the new-fangled contraption—a Miller Lite and a Miller Genuine Draft.  I thought I’d pit the Punch Top Can of Miller Lite against a conventional can of Miller Lite to see what the hubbub’s […]

Sean’s Sips – Ska Brewing Co. Modus Hoperandi

Science: ABV: 6.8% IBU: 65 SRM: 7 (Standard Reference Method measures beer color intensity; a 7 falls between deep gold and pale amber) Boil Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Columbus Dry Hops: Cascade, Columbus History: Referred to as the ‘Old-Man Bitter’, Modus began as a collaborative effort of the entire Ska Brewing Co. staff.  As they were […]

Oskar Blues Gets A New Canning Line

Everyone loves new toys. Oskar Blues, who pioneered the canned craft beer movement, put in a new and improved canning line last Friday. I stopped by to check it out, because machines are cool. The crew was tweaking gears, dials, and calibrating stuff. I was drinking beer and eating peanuts (the hot ones). Apparently the […]

Wynkoop Expands Brewery; Releases Third Canned Beer

Wynkoop Brewing Company celebrates their first brewery expansion in 13 years. Plus, their newest release and third canned beer, B3K Black Lager, is now available in stores throughout Denver. [Press Release, February 9, 2012: Wynkoop Brewing Announces Brewery Expansion and 2011 Growth] DENVER, CO–Since June of 2011, Wynkoop Brewing Company (Colorado’s first brewpub) has been […]

National Canned Craft Beer Day at Star Bar

Today is National Canned Craft Beer Day. And we’re throwing a celebration at Star Bar. We’ll be featuring most of our craft beer cans for $3 all night, and Chris Katechis, aka The Gubna, from Oskar Blues will be on hand at 6:00 PM to help us celebrate the revolution and a Fuh Can good time. […]

Upslope Brewing Company to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary

Upslope Brewing Company, Boulder’s all-canned craft beer brewery, will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary on Saturday, November 5th from 2pm to 9pm.  The event promises live music, food, and over 12 taps of Upslope’s rarest beers. Since Upslope only cans and distributes four beers, this event is great for any beer geek who wants to sample […]

Colorado Brewed: Oskar Blues Old Chub

Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one of the thousands of beers brewed in the great state of Colorado. Feel free to shoot me an email with your suggestions of Colorado beers you’d like me to feature – Lee Williams at – or leave your ideas in the comments. Colorado’s […]