Sean’s Sips – New Belgium/The Lost Abbey Brett Beer

SCIENCE: Style:  American Wild Ale ABV:  7.5% OG:  21 TG:  4.7 IBU:  23 SRM:  5.5 Hops:  Target, Sorachi Ace, Nelson Sauvin Malt:  Pale Yeast:  Brettanomyces HISTORY: This beer is actually an indirect product of a beer brewed back in 2004.  That year, Peter Bouckaert of New Belgium and Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey got […]

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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 11-13

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Mother’s day is Sunday. You’re welcome. Now go buy your mom some flowers and take her out to brunch. It’s also the start of Colorado Beer Week and American Craft Beer Week. We’ll have a guide out shortly with all the events going on around town. […]

The Liquid Diet – A trip to Lost Abbey

This week is the first of a two part series regaling my epic adventures last week in a far off mystical land known as California. I made a long overdue trip home to San Diego and, of course, I ate and drank myself into my happy place. I am splitting this piece into two because […]

#StoutDay — Denver Events

International Stout Day is upon us. Tomorrow, revel in the dark. Here are a few places celebrating #stoutday. If you know of others, let us know in the comments and we’ll update this guide.   Star Bar 2137 Larimer Draft: Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Great Divide Belgian Yeti Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout New […]

Meet the Brewers – Renegade Brewing Co.

Renegade Brewing Co. is another newcomer to the Denver craft beer scene.  Located in the Santa Fe Arts District, they opened a little over three months ago to very positive reviews.  In that time they’ve already taken home 2 medals at the Colorado State Fair (silver and bronze).  If you’re in the mood for big, […]

GABF Beer Judge School Tickets on Sale Now

So, you want to be a Certified Cicerone®?  Those that have gone through the ringer will tell you of the tasting portion of the test.  It involves styles, off-flavors, etc., and in order to receive this prestigious beer certification, you gotta know it all. On the Tuesday of GABF week (September 27th), Rackhouse Pub is hosting a GABF […]

Five GABF Lines Worth the Wait

There is one thing that is consistent about GABF: lines. Well, that, and there’s a lot of beer. But this article is about lines. You deal with them all week, to some degree. Lines to get into Falling Rock, Great Divide, Euclid Hall  and just about everywhere else within a three mile radius that has […]

Joy Wine & Spirits offers special ACBW sale

Joy Wine & Spirits (1302 East 6th Avenue) is joining in the excitement of American Craft Beer Week with some specials, good through Sunday, May 22. Many of their craft beer bombers are on sale, including things from Hoppin’ Frog, Lost Abbey, Goose Island, Port Brewing, Jolly Pumpkin, Boulevard and a bunch more. If you haven’t been […]

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 […]

5280 Week: Picking a Restaurant by the Beer List

It’s almost half over already. 5280 Restaurant Week (or half-month) is here again. A few hundred of Denver’s best restaurants open their doors, menus, and kitchens, so that we might sample their goods and expand our palates. At $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one, you have to go! Pick out a restaurant or two […]