Beer Theory, Chapter IV: A Pale! A Pale! My Cellar for a Pale!

Beer Theory is a monthly series that exists where geekdom relents. It’s the cross between prose, poetry, philosophy, and spilling a beer on your keyboard. Look for it the last Friday of every month. I was recently talking with a friend of mine who happens to be the beer curator for one of the most […]

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 […]

Beer Porn of the Week – RJ Rockers Patriot Pale Ale

RJ Rockers Brewing Co. – Patriot Pale Ale We have some great beer in the state of Colorado, but every once in a while it’s important to get out and explore.  This shot was taken on a recent beercation (yes, that’s a thing) to the Carolinas.  RJ Rockers is a microbrewery in Spartanburg, South Carolina […]

Beer Porn of the Week – LTBC Puddle Jumper Pale Ale

Lone Tree Brewing Co. Puddle Jumper Pale 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!]

Upslope Brewing Company: Still Kickin’ it After Three Years

We live in a culture of constant flux.  Permanence is gone.  New technologies become obsolete within days.  Our professional athletes change teams like they change jock straps.  Celebrities marry and divorce quicker than four frat boys killing a pitcher of beer.  This weekend, my girlfriend and I tried to visit Los Oasis Latin Grill & […]

Colorado Brewed: Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale

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. Like […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: March Madness

And the Madness begins.   The second week of March marks the beginning of “March Madness.” It is a time for colleges to flex their muscles, doctors to recommend surgeries, and for bars to open their doors for college basketball fans to come a-running.  The NCAA tournament includes 64 teams total for a wrap up […]