Beer Porn of the Week – River North’s Unified Theory

River North's Unified Theory

River North’s Unified Theory ABV – 8.5% IBU – 23 Tasting Notes – Aged in oak with character to spare.  Slightly spicy but with a lot more punch than your average witbier.  The perfect beer to compliment a bike ride on a 70 degree day in Denver.  In January. [We’ll share some beer porn every […]

My Crafting Involves You to Open a Beer

[box type=”info”]Bowman will be signing her book at the Tattered Cover bookstore this Friday at 6:30.  You want to go to there.  Bring her a beer[/box] “My crafting involves you to open a beer.” And thus begins the beer crafting journey of Colorado native, Portland resident, author and beer lover, Shawn Bowman. It began after receiving that note […]

Rough Draughts: Hello, Darkness gets introduced to whiskey barrels

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When thinking of whiskey barrel aged beers, styles such as stouts, barleywines, and perhaps a scotch ale or quad come to mind. But how about a whiskey barrel aged black IPA? Well don’t ponder that question for long, as that’s exactly what River North just crafted using their popular Hello, Darkness Black IPA. The virgin […]

Circle up the Wagons – Skip Work and Drink on a Patio edition – April 7, 2013

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First off: Today is National Beer Day. Celebrate appropriately. Post a photo to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #nationalbeerday and #denverwagon to show off how you’re celebrating this coveted holiday. As I write this it is gorgeous and sunny outside. Concrete patios are warming up, beer ads are moving copy from “great” to […]

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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – February 22-24

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s our birthday! So, you know, we’ll probably take it easy this weekend. Being two and all, lots of naps and crying. Ok the last part is probably true. Join us tonight at Denver Beer Co for the release of Dubbel Entendre. Tomorrow, we’re crawling through […]

Denver’s Epic New Brewery

Epic Brewing

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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – February 15-17

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday [Insert some joke here about Valentine’s Day before publishing — editor] I had a Tweak at Vine Street Tuesday night. What I mean by that is: get your ass to Stout Month. There are some cool events this weekend, like the Pabst Pond Hockey Tournament, a […]

It’s our birthday and we’ll drink if we want to.

Over the past two years, we’ve done a lot of drinking. A lot of thinking and a lot of drinking. Through beer, wine, and spirits, we have sipped, sloshed, slurped, sopped, swallowed, swigged and swilled our way around this fine town. In honor of turning two, we are throwing a three-day party. Because, math. And […]

Happy Hour Guide: Breweries, Denver and Boulder

Congratulations! You have survived through yet another day of labor and it’s time to hit that happy little spot between work life and home life – the happy hour! Why not reward yourself for putting up with your co-workers for another day’s work with a delicious brew? And where better to get said brews than […]

Chef N’ Brew Festival Pairs Up 12 Chefs with Local Breweries

In a city where beer dinners have become a dime-a-dozen, the Chef N’ Brew Festival seeks to break the mold.  The twelve participating chefs will each partner with a local brewery to offer a one-of-a-kind pairing (see full list of participating chefs and breweries below).  At the end of the night, you, the festival goer, […]

Denver [only] Beer Festivus

Seven new breweries in Denver since GABF 2011

Think back to GABF 2011… remember how many new Colorado breweries were on the scene? Denver Beer Company, Copper Kettle, Renegade Brewing, Caution Brewing – well, the fun didn’t end there. Since the last Great American Beer Festival seven eight new breweries have opened in Denver, and this does not include the nine new breweries […]

Brew at the Zoo makes social activists out of beer geeks

Beer geeks are, whether they know it or not, social activists.  Do you enjoy drinking at your hometown brewery?  You’re supporting small businesses.  Do you like fresh-hopped beers?  You’re supporting local farmers.  Have you ever enjoyed a Silverback Pale Ale from Wynkoop?  You’re raising money for gorilla conservation.  You don’t have to boast nasty-ass dreadlocks, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – July 20-22

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday A sad day today in Denver, after an unthinkable tragedy last night. Hug your neighbor, buy a stranger a drink, and enjoy yourself as best you can. To those affected by the shootings last night, our hearts go out to you. Stay safe, Colorado, and have […]

River North Brewery to Start Rewarding Locals

  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 […]

Sean’s Sips – River North Hypothesis

SCIENCE: Style:  Double IPA ABV:  9.0% IBU:  130 Color:  Pale Amber Boil Hops:  American bittering hops (River North secret) Dry Hops:  Cascade History: River North is one of Denver’s newest breweries (they opened two months ago) and they’ve already released two of their beers in bombers, the second being J. Marie Saison.  As a brewery […]

Beer Porn of the Week – River North Brewery Hypothesis

River North Brewery – Hypothesis Belgian Style Double IPA   [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!]

River North Bottles First Brew, On Sale Today

River North Brewery is currently Denver’s newest microbrewery (a title that is sure to be relinquished quickly) and they’ve already begun bottling.  They may easily be the quickest brewery to go from opening day to bottling and barrel-aging (yeah… they’re doing that too).  Located in the old Flying Dog building, River North focuses on brewing […]