Holiday Cocktails to grease up your turkey stuffing piehole with

Fall Drinks

One of the greatest things you can bring to the table for this week’s Thanksgiving festivities is not your mom’s recipe for green bean casserole. Leave that one up to mom. Instead, bring some booze. Before you get all gooey with the day’s special bird, drink down something delicious to make the experience even more […]

Denver’s other brewing mayor

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Pop quiz, Colorado beer geeks: name the man famous for both being Denver’s mayor and for brewing beer.  If you answered John Hickenlooper then you are right!  Correction: you’re half right because, as of Wednesday, September 19th, current Denver mayor Michael Hancock can also be counted among the exclusive ranks of mayoral beer-makers. To celebrate the fourth-annual Denver […]

Upslope Brewing Company: Still Kickin’ it After Three Years

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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 & […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Upslope Pumpkin Ale

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Upslope Brewing Company – Pumpkin Ale This 2011 GABF Gold Medal winning Pumpkin Ale was served up at Upslope’s 3rd Anniversary Party on Saturday, November 5th along with 13 other awesome brews.  Stay tuned for a recap of the party later this week. [We'll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started […]

Upslope Brewing Company to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary

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Upslope Brewing Company, Boulder’s all-canned craft beer brewery, will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary on Saturday, November 5th from 2pm to 9pm.  The event promises live music, food, and over 12 taps of Upslope’s rarest beers. Since Upslope only cans and distributes four beers, this event is great for any beer geek who wants to sample […]

Colorado Brewed: Tommyknocker Pumpkin Harvest Ale and Crabtree Chunkin Pumpkin Ale

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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. It’s […]