The EcoVolt: Revolutionizing water management in the brewing industry

Nothing is more important than water in the brewing process. But still, more times than not, water is the one component most overlooked. The Brewers Association (BA) estimates that the average water use ratio for a brewery is around seven barrels of water to one barrel of beer. More than half of that water becomes wastewater at […]

The CBC through the eyes of a future brewery owner

It might be expected that an event known as the “Craft Brewers Conference” involves a good deal of beer drinking.  That assumption doesn’t go unfounded. From brewery tours to the sudsy welcome reception at Sports Authority Field to the royal pint of Centennial State Pale Ale all guests received upon arrival, there was enough alcohol at […]

2014 WBC Medals: How does Colorado stack up to the rest of the nation?

On Friday, April 11th, the final evening of the Craft Brewers Conference, the bi-annual World Beer Cup (WBC) awards were announced.  Although the WBC is usually inundated with submissions from American craft brewers, it is truly a global contest bringing together Old World masters and new school innovators.  Amid foreign and domestic competitors, how did […]

Weekend off the Wagon – CBC Events and More!

[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] Happy CBC week, folks! Festivities almost seem never ending, but it’s good news to those of you not able to attend the actual conference! We’ve rounded up a few for you to check out this weekend. There definitely isn’t a shortage of things […]

Breckenridge and SweetWater collaboration hits Denver

All it took was 17 years and persistent nudging from a brewery 1,400 miles away to convince SweetWater Brewing Company of Atlanta, Ga., to finally brew a big-time collaboration beer. The nudging, pestering, far-away brewery happens to be Breckenridge Brewery and the resulting collaboration beer has morphed into a two-day event during the Craft Brewers Conference […]

Craft Brewers Conference: Events outside the Convention Center

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), April 8-11, is like the Great American Beer Festival for industry folk. That means specialty tappings, events, and beer-fueled debauchery galore. While a lot of the action takes place within the Convention Center, brewers and industry reps will be hitting the streets of Denver to blow off steam after sitting […]

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A true Colorado beer: Centennial Pale Ale brewed for CBC

It’s been nearly six months since flash floods devastated Lyons and much of Longmont, CO but all major roads have been completely rebuilt, the displaced have begun to re-establish, and a sense of community has been solidified. A huge factor in Northern Colorado’s recovery has been Oskar Blues Brewery that raised $515,000 dollars between September […]

May News from Wynkoop; Donate Blood for Free Beer this Week

May News from Wynkoop Brewing Company Children’s Hospital Blood Drive: Wynkoop is looking for 70 big-hearted folks to donate blood at Wynkoop Brewing Co. on Wednesday & Thursday, May 30th & 31st, 9am-1pm. In exchange for blood, we’re giving participants a coupon for a complimentary draft at our place. Advance sign up is required, contact […]

Dry Dock Brewing Announces Expansion Plans

[Press Release: Dry Dock Brewing Announces Expansion Plans] Aurora, CO–May 14, 201 Dry Dock Brewing Company, winner of the 2009 Small Brewing Company of the Year award at the Great American Beer Festival, has found a location for its production facility. Owners Michelle and Kevin DeLange are under contract to purchase a 30,000 sq ft building in […]

Pink Boots Society

Wouldn’t it just be swell if there were an organization of women in the beer industry who’s goal was to encourage women to enjoy, learn about, and make beer?  Oh that’s right, there is and its called the Pink Boots Society. I recently had the pleasure of a conversation with Teri Fahrendorf, the president and […]