Weekend off the Wagon – First weekend of Summer

It’s official, the Summer Solstice is this Saturday, June 21. We can all stop pretending summer started three weeks ago and stop feeling bad for wearing jorts (depending on who you are). Let’s all instead look forward to longer nights and more patio weather. This weekend isn’t going to disappoint you. Don’t forget to look […]

Renegade Publik House & Funkwerks Bring Beer Dinner to South Denver

Denver is a craft beer mecca, sure, but those living South of I-25 don’t have the luxury of strolling down the street for a Red Rye Saison or authentic German Hefeweizen. Due to a lack of not only breweries, but also bars serving local or craft brews in the suburbs, fizzy yellow beer has become […]

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, […]

2012 GABF medalists going home with Porter’s Pride

What’s the highpoint of a brewer’s career?  Winning a medal at Great American Beer Festival?  Maybe.  But what about winning a medal at Great American Beer festival and receiving a free congratulatory beer?  Thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), and CBG member breweries, the best of the best at this year’s GABF […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 17-19

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Hey guys, guess what? There are festivals this weekend! In Colorado! I know, right?! And not only beer festivals, though there are a bunch of those. There’s wine festivals. And most importantly, there’s the 2nd Annual Colorado Distillers Festival. Go fest. Also, there’s an 80s Roller […]

FreshCraft Summer Food & Beer Pairing Dinner

Three months has passed since FreshCraft’s last food and beer pairing dinner… so it’s time for the next one.  These dinner’s are can’t-miss for lovers of good food and ridiculously good craft beer.  You can check out recaps of last year’s Autumn and Winter dinners to get your palate ready.  Here are the details: Join […]

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 […]

5 Colorado Breweries Create Liquid Tribute to Danny Williams

In honor of the late Danny Williams, five Colorado breweries (Funkwerks, Crooked Stave, New Belgium, Odell Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing) have united to brew ‘Danny’s Gold Mine Ale’.  The beer gets it’s name from Danny’s 8 acre mine just outside of Boulder, Colorado where he stored and aged over 2,500 beers.  If you aren’t familiar […]

Funkwerks and Mile High Wine and Spirits collaborate on a dark strong Saison

Funkwerks, the Saison-only brewery from Fort Collins, are collaborating with Mile High Wine and Spirits in Lakewood. The beer is called Solstice, and it’s a dark strong Saison. This limited batch is a dark strong saison that was brewed in October as a collaboration with Mile High Wine & Spirits. A portion of the batch […]

The Liquid Diet

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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 9-11

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Heat wave this weekend! It will be almost 50˚! You know what that means, right? Slush fights in the alleys. Drinking on the rooftops. Exclamatory remarks!   Track 1: Friday: Liquid Arts Festival at Dancing Pines. Yes, yes, and a lot more yes. Saturday: Christmas Beer Tasting at […]

Colorado Brewed: Redefining Fruit Beers

Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one (or some) 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 […]

Māori people outraged about Funkwerks’ Maori King

Yesterday, our biggest search result was for some variations of “Maori King Beer”. I couldn’t figure out why. Then I saw this this morning on BeerNews.org: (Fort Collins, CO) – When branding a beer after a culture with which you are not familiar goes horribly wrong… When I posted the label and press release for Funkwerks […]

Colorado Brewed: Funkwerks Saison

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. Besides […]

Got Buddha?

With all the brew excitement of the past month I’ve definitely slacked on getting this post out for which I deeply apologize. But all’s fair in love and beer, especially when it’s a beer as outstanding and unforgettable as Buddha Nuvo from Rockyard Brewing Co. Much to be said about this fourteen-brewer collaborated genius that brings to light the […]

Funkwerks Imperial Saison Māori King now available in bottles

[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 […]

Wynkoop hosts United Tastes of Belgium beer event

This Saturday, May 21st from 1-4:30pm, Wynkoop is rolling out a fantastic beer event, The United Tastes of Belgium.  With a list like this (below), it’s a great way to feel around the Belgium beer style, try some new breweries, and at a great price.  There will also be a short list of Belgian dishes […]

Crooked Stave, Euclid Hall pair up to release Good Glory, brewery’s first

Ryan Conklin, of Euclid Hall, and Chad Yakobson, of Crooked Stave, have been busy. On Tuesday, May 3rd at 4pm they’ll be tapping the Good Glory, Crooked Stave’s first beer on tap. Good Glory is a Belgian single (an Enkel) with lavender and coriander and should prove to be a great kick-off to summer weather. Yakobson previously hails […]

Spring Pairing Dinner at Freshcraft

When: Wednesday, May  4th, 5:30-9pm Where: Freshcraft – 1530 Blake Street What: Join us Wednesday May 4th between 5:30pm and 9:00pm for our 3rd seasonal Beer Pairing Dinner celebrating Spring. Educated staff & brewery representatives will be on hand to speak about the beer and why each course was developed to complement it. This should […]

Rumor Mill 3: Sometimes True Things About Booze In Denver

[Disclaimer: Only one of these three stories is actually true. Not telling which one. Welcome to the Rumor Mill. Check back every Wednesday for more lies. And maybe a truth.]   I hear tell of a new brewery that is planning to start distributing here in Colorado and man am I excited.  They are called […]