A Non-Expert’s Pseudo-Scientific Look at the Issue of Brewery Oversaturation in Denver

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Note: I’m neither an economist nor a fortune teller.  I am, rather, an observer reporting on what I’ve witnessed in my day-to-day life as a beer geek.  Much of my argument is qualitative, comparative, and when I do use statistics, it’s quite possible that I’ve not considered all variables.  If you want a scientific, straight-forward […]

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Party like it’s 1810: Oktoberfest celebrations across Denver

You want to celebrate Oktoberfest but 5,200 miles separates Munich, Germany from the “Munich of the West”—Denver.  Don’t despair and don’t empty your bank account for an airline ticket; there’re plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations being held in and around the Mile High City! Please note: only events that are both Oktoberfest-specific and in the Denver […]

Denver Beer Co.’s Beer, Bacon, & Coffee Fest celebrates the breakfast beer

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As many a St. Patrick’s Day and other generally unimaginative drinking t-shirts claim: “You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning.” However true this may be, since you’ve graduated from your wild college days and have henceforth been marching steadily into adulthood and real responsibilities, killing a keg before noon in the […]

Beer, Bacon, & Coffee Fest coming to Denver Beer Co.

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An event centered on beer, coffee, and unlimited bacon pretty much sells itself.  I mean, what else do you need to know before snagging your credit card and making reservations in the next five seconds?  Even if the event is being held at the bottom of the ocean, and all the profits fund the Prohibition […]

Denver Beer Co.’s new Barrel Room annex

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A misty moor, whale-oil lanterns flickering in a dim room, curls of ethereal smoke flowing from a Sherlock Holmes-esque pipe: despite a sludged-up River Thames, rampant disease, and the fact that people just threw their bodily waste out the window, the Victorian Era still retains a great deal of romanticism. But where can the modern-day […]

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. […]

Mayor Hancock taps that, launches Denver Beer Fest

Mayor Hancock receives the honorary first sip

The Denver Beer Fest—a city-wide celebration of suds surrounding Great American Beer Festival—was officially begun last Friday with the initial tapping of Mayor Mike’s 5280 Brew at Denver Beer Co., the pumpkin beer Denver’s Mayor Michael B. Hancock helped brew on September 19th.  The Mayor was on-site to pour the first pint. Amidst a sea […]

The Greenhorn’s Survival Guide to GABF

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So, this is your first Great American Beer Festival (GABF)?  Feeling excited?  Giddy, even?  Good, but are you truly prepared for 2, 200 beers and 500 breweries?  Can you handle the sheer enormity of it all?  Can you get through the granddaddy of all beer events and live to tell about it?  Yes, yes you […]

Denver’s other brewing mayor

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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 […]

Colorado Brewers Guild promoting SOCIAL at Denver Beer Co.

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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 […]

Denver Beer Co. to host Coffee Beer Fest

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How do you like your coffee?  Black?  Cream?  Sugar? Personally, I like my coffee how I like my women: loaded with beer. Apparently, Denver Beer Co. feels the same way: they’re hosting the Coffee Beer Fest in their taproom this Saturday, February 18, 9am – noon. With a $25 ticket, attendees will receive a breakfast burrito […]

Sweat for Suds, Part I: Denver Beer Co. Run Club

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There are two big reasons why I love Denver. The drinking culture in this city is second to none: we host the best beer events and our incredible number of breweries are world-class. And perhaps it’s the collective mindset, or perhaps it’s the altitude that makes every mile-high step feel like ten sea-level steps, but […]

Upslope Brewing Company: Still Kickin’ it After Three Years

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We live in a culture of constant flux.  Permanence is gone.  New technologies become obsolete within days.  Our professional athletes change teams like they change jock straps.  Celebrities marry and divorce quicker than four frat boys killing a pitcher of beer.  This weekend, my girlfriend and I tried to visit Los Oasis Latin Grill & […]