Biergarten Festival turns Morrison into Bavaria

On St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Irish.  On Cinco de Mayo, everybody drinks cerveza.  But, for three days out of the year in Morrison, Colorado, everybody is German thanks to the German American Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Biergarten Festival which celebrated its 17th anniversary this past weekend! With lederhosen donned, my girlfriend and I hopped in das Auto, […]

Relax! Don’t Worry. Learn to Homebrew!

If you’re like me, you’ve wanted to learn to homebrew for a long time but just haven’t bit the bullet.  Or perhaps you are a homebrewer considering the leap from extract to all-grain.  Hell, maybe you just like the smell of a brewery and want to watch other people do the hard work while you […]

Halloween hangover courtesy of Amato’s

Trick-or-treaters must have been disappointed when they came to my locked door and empty, dark house, but Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.  The candy!  The costumes!  The scares!  What’s not to love?  Now I’ve grown older and it’d be too creepy to have a costumed man in his mid-20’s bang on a suburbanite’s […]

Ale House at Amato’s to hold Halloween event for craft beer enthusiasts

The kids on Halloween think the candy is dandy and their parents—stressed-out from wrangling miniature Optimus Primes, Spider-Men, and Disney princesses on a sugar high—insist that liquor is quicker.  What is there for the craft beer lover on this holiday?  The Ale House at Amato’s has heard about the neglect of this demographic and seeks […]

Sour Fest Recap: Pucker Up Buttercup

Ah, the annual Sour Fest at Avery 2011 edition!  A place where Tums are provided at every booth and sour beer runneth like very non viscous liquid.  Beer geeks run wild with their faces a little more screwed up than they normally are and all are in good spirits. Many members of The Wagon were […]

News from Grimm Brothers

From Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland: Hare’s Bride Release Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is excited to announce the release of our first bottled beer, Hare’s Bride.  Hare’s Bride will be available at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Select Liquor Stores. Hare’s Bride is an Imperial Hefeweizen brewed with a substantial base of wheat and pilsner malt, bittered […]