Grand Opening – Stem Cider

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While Denver may always be known for its amazing libations of the ale, stout and lager varieties, there are a few brave souls looking to break away from that trend, creating deliciously boozy beverages without malt, barley or hops.  Two of those individuals, Phil Kao and Eric Foster, are the owners and brewers of Denver’s […]

Colorado Connection Drives Zephyr Brewing Co.

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The River North area of Denver has seen its fair share of brewery growth in recent years with Epic Brewing Co. and Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew opening in the neighborhood. Zephyr Brewing Company will join the party in early 2014 when it throws open its doors to Denver’s beer lovers at 2601 Walnut St. […]

We Have Grapes!

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Colorado has long held the “Napa Valley of Craft Beer” title (Sorry Portland!). So many great breweries exist that there has been a lot of talk recently about the potential oversaturation of the brewery market in Colorado (Here and Here). While I’m a firm believer in the “No such thing as too much beer” philosophy […]

2013 Top of the Town – The Boozy Winners

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5280′s Top of the Town issue just came out, and we thought we’d share some boozy winners. You know these winners are legit, because we won Best Blog back in 2011. So, you know, these places are the real deal. Make sure you pick up a copy this weekend! Cocktail Menu – Old Major Neighborhood […]

Epic Brewing sets up, we get a sneak peek

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Epic Brewing, based out of Utah, is setting up shop here in Denver slightly off Larimer’s beaten path at 3001 Walnut street. Their 20 barrel, twin kettle system has been delivered (from Oregon!) and they invited us press folks out to take a look at the place before the dust settled. If you frequent the […]

Denver’s Epic New Brewery

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Denver was buzzing during the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Not from all the beer being consumed, but buzzing because Kevin Compton, head brewer with Epic Brewing Company, let slip the news that the decorated Salt Lake City brewery would be opening a second facility in Denver. Fast forward to January when Epic confirmed one […]

Enter through the red door. Black Shirt Brewing opens at 38th and Walnut.

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I entered the crowded room through the red door. I felt a twinge of anxiety, a skipped heartbeat, a missed step; I was about to experience something great. Chad Miller, his wife, Carissa, and his brother Branden have been perfecting their beer for four years, and finally, the day had come. On September 22, Black […]

River North Brewery to Start Rewarding Locals

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  In what appears to be a growing local trend, River North will begin offering a membership that entitles those in it to discounted beer and other goodies. Basics: $30 for first year Special glassware (can be used in the tap room) $4 pours all day, every day Membership card Limited to first 50 7/22 […]

Mile High Spirits Set to Take Off

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What do Denver and my mouth have in common?  Wrong, and get your mind out of the gutter. We are both extremely happy when overflowing with craft spirits.  The Denver craft spirit scene (and my mouth) are about to get a huge boost with the opening of Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Room, located […]

Weekend off the Wagon: August 26 – August 28

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday] If I had my weekend my way (with my multiple clones) these are some of the tracks I’d pick: Track 1:   Friday: Denver Suitcase Party, because that’s just awesome. Saturday: Freshcraft 1st Anniversary Party.  Yep.  And then the Green Route Fest in RiNo.  Maybe I […]

A Disco Foe: Foul Jug Teeter Set

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You might be wondering what the hell this article is about. Before you drunkards try to decode the cryptic message above, make plans to attend the next Justice League party on Saturday, August 13.  The party will be located at the same place of the first event they had this year, in RiNo – 3507 […]