Beer Porn of the Week – Crooked Stave’s Origins

  Crooked Stave’s Origins ABV 6.5% IBU Unknown Tasting Notes -A rare burgundy sour.  When sours are all you do, you tend to do them right, and this one’s one of the best.   Pretty tart, if not quite pucker your cheeks so.  Flavors of dried fruits and cherries with a dry, albeit sour finish. […]

Food, beer, books, more food, and friends: Colorado’s Top Brewers Book Release

I’m hungry. I wasn’t before I started writing this article. But then I found the pictures you’ll see below. And now I’m hungry. And I won’t be satisfied until this Sunday at 3pm when I get to the Tattered Cover and start eating. For the past two years, Emily Hutto has been researching her way […]

Crooked Stave Launches in Arizona, we’ve got pics to prove it

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Denver sour beer aficionado’s Crooked Stave Brewing doesn’t produce a ton of beer – they can only age around 400 barrels at once – yet the mystique of their Surrettes have caught on and moved past the state’s borders. Thanks to Pitcher of Nectar Distributing, Crooked Stave will now be enjoyed in Arizona. Last week […]

2013 Top of the Town – The Boozy Winners

5280’s Top of the Town issue just came out, and we thought we’d share some boozy winners. You know these winners are legit, because we won Best Blog back in 2011. So, you know, these places are the real deal. Make sure you pick up a copy this weekend! Cocktail Menu – Old Major Neighborhood […]

Beer Rights For All! The Sour Revolution is Nigh!

Revolution is in the air! Factions are developing. Committees are conspiring. And parties are forming. Some groups are no longer willing to sit idly as the privileged enjoy the spoils of the fourth annual Boulder Sour Fest at Avery Brewery this Saturday. Sour Fest, which sold out in just minutes, features over 80 of the rarest, sourest, pucker-face […]

Rough Drafts: Crooked Stave’s WWBV

“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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 17-19

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday What the hell, Denver? The sun comes out and you decide “Oh, let’s have 138 parties”? Do you know how long it takes to put all of these events in one place? C’mon, buy a guy a beer or something! What I mean to say is […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 5-7

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Happy Opening Day! Whether you’re already downtown celebrating, or holed up in your basement for fear of purple, today is the day. Just about every bar and brewery has something going on, extended hours, and crazy specials. Our pick? The Lobby is tapping Crooked Stave’s Leopold Apple […]

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 […]

Something Old, Something New: Rocking Colorado Craft Beer Week Parties

Colorado Craft Beer Week is almost here, and the events are pouring in. Between a Colorado beer tap takeover at Falling Rock and Hops & Handrails at Left Hand, this week celebrates Colorado beer like none other. Jonathan Shikes over at the Westword wrote about the history of this week and some changes this year brings. Here […]

Beer Porn of the Week – 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!]

A Festivus for the rest of us…to remember

Pouring of beer at the Denver Only Beer Festivus

Let’s be honest, Denver isn’t lacking in the celebration department when it comes to exalting craft beer. We are all too familiar with the likes of the Denver Beer Fest, Winter/Summer Brew Fest, and the incomparable Great American Beer Festival to name a few. But when it comes down to it, none have really put […]

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 […]

Chef N’ Brew Festival Pairs Up 12 Chefs with Local Breweries

In a city where beer dinners have become a dime-a-dozen, the Chef N’ Brew Festival seeks to break the mold.  The twelve participating chefs will each partner with a local brewery to offer a one-of-a-kind pairing (see full list of participating chefs and breweries below).  At the end of the night, you, the festival goer, […]

Crooked Stave Cellar Club Memberships On Sale Monday, October 22

If you were lucky enough to join Crooked Stave’s Cellar Club this past year, stop reading this post and go renew your membership. Alright, now that we’ve got that out of the way. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project began their Cellar Reserve Club in 2012. At that time, they didn’t even have a tap room. […]

Denver [only] Beer Festivus

Seven new breweries in Denver since GABF 2011

Think back to GABF 2011… remember how many new Colorado breweries were on the scene? Denver Beer Company, Copper Kettle, Renegade Brewing, Caution Brewing – well, the fun didn’t end there. Since the last Great American Beer Festival seven eight new breweries have opened in Denver, and this does not include the nine new breweries […]

What Does Belgium Taste Like? Hint: More Deliciousness, Less Waffles

Last weekend I found myself at Wynkoop Brewing’s United Tastes of Belgium, a beer tasting featuring over fifty Belgium or Belgium-style beers.  Little did I know it was also Belgium Independence Day.  Personally, I can think of no better way to celebrate gaining independence from the Nederlands than throwing a beer festival to celebrate. The […]

2012 Boulder SourFest – a puckered place for good beer and good people.

Boulder SourFest.  It’s a magical place wedged between October’s Great American Beer Festival and January’s Big Beers Festival.  It’s a place where the Russian River table–pouring blessed beers–stands sans a line. It’s a mecca for beer aficionados to congregate and proclaim the beer gospel.  And after selling out in a mere 3 minutes this year, entry tickets were even […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Funkwerks Danny’s Gold Mine Ale

Danny’s Gold Mine Ale – A collaboration beer brewed at Funkwerks with Crooked Stave, New Belgium, Odell, and Ska in honor of the late Danny Williams.  More on this beer here.   [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 […]