Food, beer, books, more food, and friends: Colorado’s Top Brewers Book Release

I’m hungry. I wasn’t before I started writing this article. But then I found the pictures you’ll see below. And now I’m hungry. And I won’t be satisfied until this Sunday at 3pm when I get to the Tattered Cover and start eating. For the past two years, Emily Hutto has been researching her way […]

Party like it’s 1810: Oktoberfest celebrations across Denver

You want to celebrate Oktoberfest but 5,200 miles separates Munich, Germany from the “Munich of the West”—Denver.  Don’t despair and don’t empty your bank account for an airline ticket; there’re plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations being held in and around the Mile High City! Please note: only events that are both Oktoberfest-specific and in the Denver […]

Something Old, Something New: Rocking Colorado Craft Beer Week Parties

Colorado Craft Beer Week is almost here, and the events are pouring in. Between a Colorado beer tap takeover at Falling Rock and Hops & Handrails at Left Hand, this week celebrates Colorado beer like none other. Jonathan Shikes over at the Westword wrote about the history of this week and some changes this year brings. Here […]

Beer Porn of the Week – The Chocolate of Odell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout

Odell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout – How the chocolate gets in   [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!]

Shots: Big Beers Reception, Homebrew Competition, and Beer Pairing

Day one of the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival kicked off in true drinking fashion with appearances by the likes of Odell’s Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, Alaskan Imperial Red, and Buffalo Bitter Belgian Ale during the welcome reception with a food pairing designed by Exec Chef Todd Bemis and his culinary team at the […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 4-6

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Odell’s Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout is on every marquee this weekend. I tried some recently, and it tastes like chocolate milk. In a dangerously delicious way. Ullr Fest starts Sunday up in Breckenridge. Plus, there’s snow up there. So that’s cool. Next weekend we’ll all be […]

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 […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Odell Friek

Odell Brewing Company Friek   [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 – November 9-11

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s a seemingly slow weekend for Denver events. Denver Arts Week and the Starz Film Festival both wrap up this weekend, and Boulder First Bites – their version of Restaurant Week – kicks off. RiNo Epicurean Night looks to be a tasty excursion Friday night. Go explore […]

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

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 […]

Cultivate Festival to showcase local beer this Saturday

This Saturday, October 6th, the Chipotle Cultivate Festival, an event specially-made for socially-conscious foodies, will be held in City Park from 10am to 6pm.  The festival is a celebration of food, farmers, artists, freethinkers, and musicians in an effort to bring “awareness about food’s impact on society,” and best of all, entrance is absolutely free! […]

Breckenridge, Avery Brewing Dominate Olympics!

You haven’t seen Olympics until you’ve seen the Brewer’s Olympics. Track and field? What is that? Screw synchronized swimming, and screw Michael Phelps…no really, I would like to screw Michael Phelps. Where was I?  Oh yeah, Brewer’s Olympics!  For the second year in a row, Vine Street Pub hosted a veritable shit-show of a field […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Odell 90 Shilling Ale

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!]

Beer Porn of the Week – Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout

Odell Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Stout   [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!]

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 […]

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

[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 […]

Sean’s Sips – Odell/Thornbridge Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale

SCIENCE: Style:  American Double/Imperial IPA ABV:  8.9% SRM:  6.3 IBU:  20 Hops:  Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Perle, and Galaxy Malt:  Pilsen, Golden Promise, and Munich HISTORY: The follow-up to a collaboration brew done at Thornbridge Brewery’s place close to 2 years ago, Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale is meant to showcase ingredients from both […]

Rails & Ales Brewfest delivers the goods

Drinkin’ booze and ridin’ trains through rural America—no, it’s not the Hobo Convention, it’s the Rails & Ales Brewfest (sponsored by the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad) in Alamosa/La Veta, wherein the general public can enjoy the tramp lifestyle, drink finely-crafted local beer, enjoy the musical stylings of Chuck Pyle and The Rifters, and do it all in […]

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 […]