Meet the newest Colorado Native: IPL

“We don’t believe the world needs another IPA.” Bold words, and only a week or so after IPA Day, but there they are, written in plain English on the back of the bottle.  When craft beer’s most prevalent style is, was, and continues to be IPA, who has the chutzpah to make such a controversial […]

The Sandlot – open for business.

I have walked in the shadow of the valley of death, and I feared no evil.No evil, even though I was standing not five feet from Pete Coors. He said hi, and then went to find an empanada. The Sandlot at Coors Field has always been one of those places that remained a mystery to […]

The Dark Side of Wynkoop

Join the dark side.  They’ve got great beer! No, I haven’t been spending time with Darth Vader and my soul is no more corrupted than usual. In fact, my propensity for darkness helped raise $14,000 for Metro CareRing, a local food pantry, during Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Parade of Darks. Parade of Darks is Wynkoop’s annual celebration […]

Denver’s other brewing mayor

Pop quiz, Colorado beer geeks: name the man famous for both being Denver’s mayor and for brewing beer.  If you answered John Hickenlooper then you are right!  Correction: you’re half right because, as of Wednesday, September 19th, current Denver mayor Michael Hancock can also be counted among the exclusive ranks of mayoral beer-makers. To celebrate the fourth-annual Denver […]

Brew at the Zoo makes social activists out of beer geeks

Beer geeks are, whether they know it or not, social activists.  Do you enjoy drinking at your hometown brewery?  You’re supporting small businesses.  Do you like fresh-hopped beers?  You’re supporting local farmers.  Have you ever enjoyed a Silverback Pale Ale from Wynkoop?  You’re raising money for gorilla conservation.  You don’t have to boast nasty-ass dreadlocks, […]

Rails & Ales Brewfest delivers the goods

Drinkin’ booze and ridin’ trains through rural America—no, it’s not the Hobo Convention, it’s the Rails & Ales Brewfest (sponsored by the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad) in Alamosa/La Veta, wherein the general public can enjoy the tramp lifestyle, drink finely-crafted local beer, enjoy the musical stylings of Chuck Pyle and The Rifters, and do it all in […]

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 […]

April is Autism Awareness Month: Illegal Pete’s Hosts Smother Autism Benefit

Illegal Pete’s hosts Smother Autism Benefit shows with music of Robert Harrison, Days of Rae, and The Epilogues: Saturday April 14, 8PM to close and Thursday April 28 at DU location. More information here. During the entire month of April (Autism Awareness Month), Illegal Pete’s is working to extinguish the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder […]

AC Golden: Craft? Macro? Who cares, it’s delicious.

A few months ago, we were invited to tour AC Golden Brewing inside the Coors Brewery in Golden. Not the type to turn down a brewery tour, five of us filed into the car and headed west. We’d all met Troy Casey of AC Golden before, and we’d all tried the beer. And we all […]

Ya Blew It – March of Dimes MUDD Volleyball

This year was my third time attending the March of Dimes’ MUDD Volleyball tournament courtesy of my girlfriend’s employer Location3 Media, and I gotta say, if you didn’t make it out for it, ya blew it. This year marked the 28th year of the messy event. The event is held in an open field attached […]

AC Golden Brewing Awards Grant Money to Local Charities

Golden, Colo. — AC Golden Brewing Company has awarded $15,000 to four local Colorado charities through its Colorado Native Community Reinvestment Project. Drinkers and fans of its Colorado Native amber lager nominated and voted for the charities. Their picks for who receives the money: Continental Divide Trail Alliance, $7,000; Ignite Adaptive Sports, $5,000; Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of […]

Now You Can Be Doubly Aware of How Much You Won’t Taste Coors Light

This summer’s Coors Light labels will now feature not just the cold activated Rocky Mountains in the background, but also will now have TWO temperature strips for COLD and SUPER COLD. I really wish they had just put AWESOME and FUCK YEAH BRO! on the strips instead. (via