Stouts: A History and Examination of Dark Beer

(Photo: Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery)

This February, Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery and it’s various Boulder and Denver outposts will usher in the 20th  anniversary Stout Month, a 28 day celebration wherein the majority of Mountain Sun’s taps turn to the dark side, spew forth from their faucets the black, frothy elixir known as stout beer.  It is a time […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 25-27

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday What up, Denver? Welcome to summer summer summer time. With that said, check out the Art of Winter down on Larimer Square. But wear a t-shirt. Because weather. Anyway. There are some cool events this weekend, like cheap booze! City Wine has an 18th Anniversary super sale, […]

What Does Belgium Taste Like? Hint: More Deliciousness, Less Waffles

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Last weekend I found myself at Wynkoop Brewing’s United Tastes of Belgium, a beer tasting featuring over fifty Belgium or Belgium-style beers.  Little did I know it was also Belgium Independence Day.  Personally, I can think of no better way to celebrate gaining independence from the Nederlands than throwing a beer festival to celebrate. The […]

American Craft Beer Week / Colorado Beer Week Event List

American Craft Beer Week and Colorado Beer Week are here! Declare your craft beer independence, patronize the hell out of your local, and drink some good stuff. Let’s do this.   We’ll keep this list updated as the week progresses. Know something we missed? Super stoked about a particular event? Were we slydexic in our […]

Vine Street Pub & Brewery Heats Up Friday for “Smokin’ Hot Anniversary Party”

John Fiorilli, Head Brewer at Vine Street Pub

Vine Street Pub is on a roll!  They opened the brewery mere days ago, began selling growlers, and now they’re celebrating their 4th Anniversary.  Here are the details: Four years ago, the owners of Boulder’s Mountain Sun and Southern Sun Pub & Brewery opened Vine Street Pub in Denver. Both Boulder locations are pubs with […]

The Vine Street Pub and Brewery Now Selling Beer To Go

 [Press Release] Beginning tonight, you can finally purchase Mountain Sun Ales in growlers to take home with you.  After a four-year wait in Denver (thanks for your patience, Denver), the Vine Street Pub has attained all necessary licensing to brew beer, which means you can take Mountain Sun Ales home with you. Kevin Daly, founding […]

Stout Month Contest Winners

Let me just start by thanking all of you for your submissions, they were all great and I had fun reading through them.  That being said, we had to pick our favorites (I narrowed the pool to 10 and Hutch selected his Top 3).  So without further ado, here are the winners of the Stout […]

Stout Month is Here at Last!

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Ever since being introduced by a couple of friends, Vine Street Pub has always had a special place in my heart.  Sure, most of their servers wear wool hats indoors, skinny jeans, huge frames, and other fashion statements I’ll never understand, but their beer is damn good.  Aren’t convinced?  Let me tell you about a […]

Stout Month is almost here! Time for a preview.

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[From Mountain Sun’s Facebook] Just a few days until the Stout Month Preview, this Saturday, January 28th at 3pm in the BRAND NEW VINE STREET BREWERY! There are still a few tickets left so get to one of our pubs to secure your spot at this very special event. Stouts to Sample: Oatimus Prime Imperial […]

Happy Holidays from Mountain Sun

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The owners of Mountain Sun, Southern Sun, and Vine St. Pub are wishing you a very happy holidays by releasing some special brews beginning today.  These beers look fantastic and I can’t wait to sample them.  Yet another reason that Winter is my favorite season!  Here are the details: 2011 was a great year for […]

Boulder Beer Takes Gold at Vine St. Pub Brewers’ Olympics

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On Saturday, Vine Street Pub & Brewery hosted the Uptown Neighborhood Block Party featuring a Brewers’ Olympics, live bluegrass, grub, and plenty of beer.  Ten teams competed in the first annual Brewers’ Olympics:  Avery, Oskar Blues, Boulder Beer, Breckenridge, Wynkoop, Mountain Sun, Twisted Pine, Odell, Great Divide, and an amateur team – Mountain Brew.  Each […]

Vine Street sends newsletter, steals all beer geeks’ attention and money

We get newsletters from all the breweries, restaurants, bars, and trampoline-entertainment-centers around the area. Usually there’s a nugget of information worth passing on, or an event we add to the calendar. Vine Street’s email this morning is so jam-packed full of awesome that it’s worth copying and pasting verbatim. Enjoy, and see you there. The […]

The Liquid Diet

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This Week in THE LIQUID DIET….. This week brought us a couple of killer beers at a couple great spots, but somehow they were out shined by some incredible juice! No, not juice box juice, even though those are pretty awesome!  The goodness created by the great science and art of fermenting grapes.  Come on, […]

Vine Street Brewhouse arrives

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Finally! Mountain Sun has been posting pictures this morning of some bright shiny tanks arriving at their Vine Street location. We’re waiting on some more details from the brewers, like when they can start brewing, but this is exciting! The tanks look like 12bbls.   Update: Just heard from Hutch – the fine looking gentleman […]

Brewing News from Mountain Sun

Some new brew news from the Mountain Sun Pub family: Hop heads rejoice!  Several of your favorite hoppy ales are making their way back to all three tap boards in May: Hop Vivant: This tribute to the almighty hop brought home the gold medal at the 2009 Alpha King Competition.  Featuring four different hop varieties, […]

The Vine Street Anniversary Bash Has Been Postponed Until Thursday, May 5th at 4:20pm

The forecast is calling for chilly weather and showers this afternoon.  In order to maximize the funds this benefit will be able to raise forJudi’s House, our Smokin’ Hot Anniversary Party will take place on Thursday, May 5th at 4:20pm at the Vine Street Pub. Today is still our birthday, so we encourage everyone to come in and […]

Vine Street (Brewery) Update

There have been rumors and stories that Vine Street Pub, part of the Mountain Sun family, would be brewing beer on premise. Here’s some more information from head brewer Brian Hutchinson on their progress: We have purchased the brewhouse and cellar equipment.  We have taken the floor down three feet to accommodate our tanks and […]

Brew News from Mountain Sun

Mountain Sun (and Southern Sun and Vine Street Pub) announced some new brews coming our way: Our brewers have been hard at work preparing for our spring releases.  Keep an eye out at all three pubs for the following seasonals: Chupacabra: This year’s Vine Street Pub anniversary ale is an Imperial Mexican Lager brewed with […]

Where to take your veggie friend eating and drinking in Denver (without sacrificing your own carnivorous morals)

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Here is a list of places I’ve found in Denver that have good vegetarian options but aren’t strictly vegetarian restaurants (sorry Watercourse and City O’ City).  Feel free to leave any of your own favorites in the comments! For Indian food, my favorite is Little India. Saag Paneer is a delicious spinach dish with chunks […]

Mountain Sun News: Pliny The Younger and more rarities, new beers

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Vine Street (1700 Vine Street) is tapping a 5 gallon keg of Pliny the Younger Monday, March 14th, at 4:20pm. When this kicks – which usually takes about 20-30 minutes, it will be replaced by Pliny the Elder, and then Consecration. The following Monday, March 21st, Vine Street will tap a rare Mountain Sun brew: Buffalo […]