Brew Dogs Season 2: An interview with James Watt

The latest and second Colorado-centric episode of Esquire’s Brew Dogs recently aired and it’s always a treat to see the outsider’s perspective on our state’s renowned craft beer scene.  To get an even more in-depth grasp on the episode, the show, and the minds of the hosts, I had the opportunity to interview James Watt, […]

2013 GABF Medals: How does Colorado Stack Up to the Rest of the Nation?

Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is the Academy Awards of breweries and, needless to say, the folks here in Colorado tend to think we have some pretty damn decent beers.  How much of that sense of superiority is fact and how much is pure delusion?  Let’s look at the results of the 2013 GABF and […]

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Event Preview: Craft Colorado Throwdown this Thursday!

Haven’t made it to any of the Colorado Wine Week events just yet? Tomorrow’s Craft Colorado Throwdown is not to be missed. The location: Root 25 Taphouse and Kitchen, Hyatt Regency DTC The objective: Settle once and for all which Colorado beverage (Beer, Wine, Spirits) pairs best with food. The menu: Attendees will enjoy food […]

Circling Up The Wagons – Spring Blizzocalypse Edition

beer in snow

Happy Hungover Sunday to you, dear Wagoneers! If you’re anything like me there is a foot of snow at your doorstep and you have little desire to do anything more than drink warm whiskey and abuse your Netflix account. No shame in this at all! Hell, here at the Wagon we have had a heckuva […]

5 Myths of Having Full-Strength Beer in Colorado Grocery Stores

Full-Strength Beer in Colorado

Full-strength beer forces market in a corner   2013 will be the fifth consecutive year lawmakers attempt to tackle the state’s aging alcohol regulation. Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, wants to propose a statute that permits the retailing of full-strength beer in Colorado grocery stores. What’s more than interesting is that brewers and liquor stores oppose any […]

Colorado Brewers Guild promoting SOCIAL at Denver Beer Co.

Love Colorado beer?  Join the club.  No, seriously, join the club. Steve Kurowski, the marketing and communications director for the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), will be guest bartending at Denver Beer Co. on Wednesday, August 8th from 4pm-7pm to promote SOCIAL (Supporter Of Colorado Indigenous Ale and Lager). SOCIAL is a craft beer enthusiasts program […]

Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries in 2011

Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries in 2011

The Brewers Association just released the list of top breweries, both craft and all, by sales volume. Colorado has 6 in the top 50 craft breweries, with New Belgium (3), Craftworks (28), Oskar Blues (29), Odell (30), Breckenridge (41), and Left Hand (49). For overall breweries – and that counts AB and MillerCoors – we’ve […]

IPApril at the Rackhouse Pub

  April is IPApril at the Rackhouse Pub. In honor of the hop flower (and the easter bunny), the Rackhouse is offering regional double IPAs throughout the month of April — and holding a twitter contest too! See below for details. If you thought the Easter Bunny was the only thing that hopped in April, […]

Crafternoon Delights with Yelp Denver – Win Tickets Inside!

In celebration of Colorado’s independently crafted beer, wine, and spirits scene, Yelp Denver is hosting FREE Crafternoon Delight events over the month of March. Last week’s hugely successful Brew-ha-ha included tastings from Twisted Pine Brewing, Renegade Brewing Company, Colorado Cider, Oskar Blues, Asher Brewing Company, and Breckenridge Brewing. Next up, Wine Down with Colorado wineries this Sunday, […]

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 […]