Rough Draughts: Crooked Stave’s WWBV

Crooked Stave's WWBV (Photo ©Sarah Haughey)

“Brettanomyces is not a dinosaur,” but when it comes to the extent of research it might as well be. This genus of yeast, found naturally in wood, has various strains and adds a distinctive “barnyard” or “horse blanket” aroma and flavor to beer. To those not going for this effect, brett is a nightmare. But […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Crooked Stave at Big Beers Festival

Crooked Stave at Big Beers Festival

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project at Big Beers Festival in Vail   [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!]

Crooked Stave’s Surette release today at 6pm

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Are you lining up yet for Crooked Stave’s Surette?  Here’s the press release from Beernews.org: This Wednesday, October 26th at 6 PM we’ll be having a taping and bottle release party for Surette our fourth bottled release. The taping and bottle release party will once again be held at Funkwerks taproom in Fort Collins, CO. […]

Weekend off the Wagon: October 21 – October 23

Zombie Crawl

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Drinking always gets a little funky around this time.  Zombies, vampires, and werewolves start coming out. You can’t tell if it was the crazy barleywine/shot of whiskey or if that’s actually a zombie sitting right next to you. Oh, the week before All Hallow’s Eve.  Here’s […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Crooked Stave Good Glory

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Crooked Stave’s Good Glory   [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!]

Crooked Stave Announces Bottle Release Details

(Ft. Collins, CO) – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project announced they will release their first two bottled beers, Pure Guava Petite Sour and Wild Wild Brett “Rouge” on Thursday August 11th. Here’s the run down… 750 ml bottles of Pure Guava Petite Sour and Wild Wild Brett “Rouge” will make their debut at the bottle […]

Crooked Stave and Euclid Hall pour the way to Spring

Yakobson at Euclid, Taps

An afternoon release party for a beer collaboration between a beer geek who wrote a dissertation on yeast strains, the only front-of-house Level 2 cicerone in Colorado, and one of my favorite beer-drinking locales in Denver? Clear my calendar – it’s a “work from home” kind of day.   All who attended the release of […]

Good Glory, glory goodness!

Crooked Stave's Foeder

Either you’ll be at Euclid Hall today for Crooked Stave‘s Good Glory 4pm tapping today, or you’ll be missing out. Yours truly had an early taste of the Belgian single. And it is a perfect Spring beer.  Good Glory pours with a copper hue, and a light malt aroma from the three base malts and a combination […]

Crooked Stave, Euclid Hall pair up to release Good Glory, brewery’s first

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Ryan Conklin, of Euclid Hall, and Chad Yakobson, of Crooked Stave, have been busy. On Tuesday, May 3rd at 4pm they’ll be tapping the Good Glory, Crooked Stave’s first beer on tap. Good Glory is a Belgian single (an Enkel) with lavender and coriander and should prove to be a great kick-off to summer weather. Yakobson previously hails […]