Colorado brewers win first GABF medals

Amid a packed house at the Bellco Theatre in the bowels of the Denver Convention Center, representatives from most of the 1,500+ breweries entered anxiously waited as the winners of the 2015 Great American Beer Festival competition were announced Saturday morning. With almost 100 categories to get through, the production was like the Emmy’s minus […]

“I do” with a brew: Hosting a craft beer wedding

I have two great passions.  Two influences that give meaning to my life, prevent me from falling into a pit of despair, shield me from the wretchedness of existence.  The first and foremost deterrent to utter hopelessness is my beautiful, loving, supportive fiancée, Nicole, the woman whom I love and whom I will wed this […]

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Weekend off the Wagon – Black Friday Weekend Edition Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Are you alive today? Have you been up since 3 a.m. (or earlier) to get those Black Friday deals? Or did you sleep in because you shared one too many cocktail recipes and favorite brews with friends and family last night? Whether you are one of […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 1-3

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Halloween may be over, but the Day of the Dead is always celebrated on Nov. 1, so make your sugar skulls and save your costumes–there’s still plenty of reason to find something to do this weekend. The weekend after Halloween is when all the adults actually go out, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – October 18-20

Fresh Hop Fest at Falling Rock

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Feeling refreshed yet after GABF weekend? I know we’re still feeling it, but that doesn’t mean we’re not ready to keep the fun rolling here at the Wagon. Between festivals and anniversary parties, this weekend should help keep you nice and toasty. The Fresh Hop Fest at […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 27-29

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday If you’re not suffering from the grim spector of illness like so many are from the change in weather, then I suggest you go out and enjoy the Denver Oktoberfest festivities starting tonight. Obviously, Prost Brewing Company has already started early, but it’d make sense to visit them at some […]

DStill behind us, a whole industry ahead.

Denver recently played host to DStill –  a festival of spirits at the McNichols Center. It was a refreshing bite to our otherwise sud-centric city that allowed the craft distillers to show that beer isn’t the only thing that is making a go of it here in Denver. Of course, it is difficult to pay […]

Breckenridge Beer Festival – where even angels seem to have a good time

Breckenridge Beer Festival

Let’s get a couple things out of the way before I start. Colorado loves to throw beer festivals. Some weekends, there can even be too many to choose from. I don’t drink IPAs. If you wanted to read about hoppy beers, read a different article. I was drinking from a beer mug, not a tasting […]

If Someone Asks You To Spend A Day With Stranahan’s, Say Yes.

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey recently invited me to take part in the pilot session of their new program, The Whiskey Workshop. The workshop is designed as a 2-day getaway for whiskey lovers and distilling nerds. My invitation was fortuitous, as I like to claim both designations. The idea is based on the belief that said lover-of-libations wants […]

Colorado’s Newer (and Smaller) Breweries

With nearly 2,500 breweries in the U.S., it would seem like a new, small brewery would struggle to develop a market for its product. But that’s not the case here in Colorado. Our beer-friendly culture has allowed new breweries of modest size to flourish over the last few years. Look no further than Crooked Stave […]

Blue Moon Pairs with Red Robin for Burgers and Beer

Blue Moon

Interested in burgers and beer? If you answered yes, good job and we’ve got a tip for you. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (the YUMMM guys) and Blue Moon Brewing Company are teaming up for a burger and beer pairing dinner at Red Robin’s Arvada restaurant. Keith Villa, founder and head brewmaster […]

X Games Primer – Where to Eat and Drink in Aspen

xgames in aspen

The X Games are gearing up for its 12th consecutive year in Aspen, Colo., from Jan. 24 through Jan. 27, and the big question isn’t who will win the SuperPipe or Big Air – its where to eat and drink if you’re heading up for the festivities. Eating and drinking around Aspen will never be cheap, but […]

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, Avery Brewing Dominate Olympics!

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 […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Prost Tivoli Helles

Prost Brewing Company – Tivoli Helles   [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!]

Smoke ’em if you got ’em at The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

I am one with my vices. I really am. Yes, the drinking and smoking and general tendencies toward inebriation and enjoyment of psychoactive substances is probably bad for me long term, but what the hell? On Saturday, I had the opportunity to engage my love of nicotine in the company of many (upwards of 2000, […]

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 […]

BRU Handbuilt Ales Expands to Three Barrel System

[Press Release] Small Boulder Nano Brewery Takes the Next Step FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Boulder, CO): Executive Chef Ian Clark of Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace opened BRU handbuilt ales, a small half barrel nano brewery in his garage last April.  Since then he has tirelessly been working to keep up with demand. Brewing four […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Great Divide’s 18th Anniversary Party

Happy 18th Birthday Party, Great Divide!  Check back later this week for a full recap of the event.  Hint: it was awesome.   [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!]

Twisted Pine Taps the Root

[Press Release: Roots Revival Carrot IPA debuts as Farm to Foam series premiere: Friday, May 18] Boulder, Colorado (April 2012) – Twisted Pine Brewing Company’s Farm to Foam® series launches on Friday, May 18, with the introduction of Roots Revival, a carrot IPA created to applaud the Boulder Farmers’ Market’s 25th anniversary. According to the brewery, the […]