Fresh Taps: Aug. 20th – Aug. 26th (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. This week Snowbank Brewing opens its doors in […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Beer geeks unite!

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  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 80˚ Low: 58˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 88˚ Low: 59˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 95˚ Low: 61˚ Sunny Precip: 0% Friday, June 27 Final Friday Food Truck Fiesta Five Points, 2830 Larimer St. As a part of this Final Friday’s festivities in Denver, the Rotary Club of Five Points Cultural District is […]

Colorado Brewers’ Festival to mark 25 years

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The Colorado Brewers’ Festival (COBF) is Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 in downtown Ft. Collins’ Civic Center.  Hours each day are 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. I know what you’re thinking, another speck of salt in the ocean of beer fests.  True, it’s easy for festivals to get lost in the crowd (after all, according to […]

American Craft Beer Week – where we’ll be

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American Craft Beer Week is upon us. Started in 2006 as a way to give Craft Beer fans (and noobs) more chances in more places to savor the brews that have kept this country chugging along (well, maybe not single handedly, but it’s a nice thought). There are numerous events going on across the state […]

Jesse’s Top Four of 2012

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Highlights of 2012 Big Beers, Belgians and Barley wines Festival – Vail, Colorado This was an utterly awesome event to attend. The reasons for this feeling are so great, that if I had to sum it up, it would come down to my top three reasons why any Coloradoan (or other ‘oan’ should attend).  1. […]

Lugene and his Chocolate Milk Stout

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What does a jolly dairy farmer, chocolate and spent grains have in common?  These were all necessary ingredients to make Odell’s Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout. On a recent tour at the brewery with Mr. Jay Montez (known for his glorious beard that you may have come to gaze upon at this year’s GABF) we were […]

The Friek Is Back! Odell Brewing celebrates the 2012 Friek release

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We don’t post many press releases anymore, but this beer is just too good to miss. Keep an eye out for Odell’s Friek. Fort Collins, CO. – On November 10, 2012, Odell Brewing will release this year’s batch of Friek. The Kriek and Framboise hybrid returns for its third year.   “Friek is certainly one of […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Odell 90 Shilling Ale

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Odell Brewing Company – 90 Shilling Ale   [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!]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 24-26

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Do you feel like getting out of town this weekend, or playing in the park? Both routes are full of some amazing options this weekend. Get out of town The Colorado State Fair in Pueblo starts this weekend, with a beer competition to boot! There’s also […]

Deconstruction Reconstructed – Odell Brewing brings back Deconstruction Barrel Aged Golden Ale

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[Press Release] Fort Collins, CO. – On August 25, 2012, Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of Deconstruction, a barrel aged Golden Ale and the brewery’s fourth Single Serve release this year. First debuted in 2010, Deconstruction is based on Jacque Derrida’s theory of Deconstruction whereby developing a process of brewing that first deconstructs the […]

Beer Porn of the Week – CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing Horsetooth Stout

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CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing – Horsetooth Stout on Nitro   [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!]

Weekend off the Wagon – March 23-25

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Holy crap it’s warm out. 79 on Sunday! I love talking about the weather, and other forms of small talk. Did you hear about Peyton Manning? Super neat. Anyway…  there’s some fun stuff going on this weekend. Festivals, parties, and a general hankering for some drinking […]

Odell Brewing Releases Shenanigans Oak Aged Crimson Ale

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  PRESS RELEASE: Odell Brewing releases Oak Aged Crimson Ale on March 24, 2012. Tap Room celebration on March 24,  featuring samples of the beer, local food, live music, and a limerick contest. Fort Collins, CO. (March 9, 2012) – On March 24, 2012, Odell Brewing will release Shenanigans Oak Aged Crimson Ale, the brewery’s latest Big Bottle offering. Shenanigans […]

The Liquid Diet

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This Week in THE LIQUID DIET: like most of you, I was enchanted by the spell of the Holiday Season!  Which, like most of you, means that I was in the mood for booze.  There is something about this time of year that evokes a passionate drive to drink (responsibly of course).  Is it the […]

Crooked Stave updates

[Source: BeerNews.org] (Fort Collins, CO) – A news update from the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project. ——————- Tomorrow marks the release of Fertile Soil a hoppy Belgian Ale and our homage to Colorado Agriculture and fresh hops. The beer was brewed with all Colorado ingredients and a heavy handed dose of late hops giving a big grapefruit nose […]

Colorado Brewed: Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Rouge

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Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one of the thousands of beers brewed in the great state of Colorado. Feel free to shoot me an email with your suggestions of Colorado beers you’d like me to feature – Lee Williams at hoptopia@gmail.com – or leave your ideas in the comments. As […]

Funkwerks Imperial Saison Māori King now available in bottles

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[Source: BeerNews.org] Funkwerks has released its Imperial Saison Māori King in bottles. It has been wildly popular on tap, and we are pleased to be able to offer it to customers asking for it in bottles. Māori King bursts with fruity tropical characteristics of passion fruit, mango, and peach from New Zealand Rakau hops. Combined with the […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 7/21 – 7/24

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YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST* Thursday, July 21st Isolated Thunderstorms High: 89˚ – Low: 65˚ Precip: 30% Friday, July 22nd Sunny High: 93˚ – Low: 65˚ Precip: 0% Saturday, July 23rd Sunny High: 91˚ – Low: 66˚ Precip: 0% Sunday, July 24th Partly Cloudy High: 85˚ – Low: 66˚ Precip: 20% * This is Denver. Bring a […]

New Belgium Snow Day

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New Belgium recently got a label approval for a new beer, “Snow Day”. We don’t know much about it, except that it’s 6.2% and an ale, and appears to be draft only for now, based on the label approval being a keg cap. What kind of beer do you think Snow Day will be? [Source: […]

Colorado Brewed: Fort Collins Wheat Wine Ale

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Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one of the thousands of beers brewed in the great state of Colorado. Feel free to shoot me an email with your suggestions of Colorado beers you’d like me to feature – Lee Williams at hoptopia@gmail.com – or leave your ideas in the comments. The […]