Pliny the Younger is here, folks!

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder are some amazing hoppy beers from Russian River Brewing, but what makes Pliny the Younger so special? It’s only released once a year, and in short quantity. Falling Rock Taphouse is our haven for tasting this sought-after brew. […]

2012 Boulder SourFest – a puckered place for good beer and good people.

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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 […]

Pucker Up, Buttercup. Drink Your Sour Beer!

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The inception of my sciencey articles happened over beers one night at Falling Rock Taphouse. At the time we were drinking Russian River’s Consecration, one of the really excellent American sours out of Santa Rosa, California. It is rich, fruity, and awesome. Foremost on the palate though is its tartness. Brightly sour, it dries out […]

FreshCraft Does it Again – Winter Beer Pairing Dinner

Winter Beer Pairing Dinner at FreshCraft

This was our second seasonal beer pairing dinner at FreshCraft and going in, our expectations were high after an awesome Autumn Beer Pairing Dinner a few months ago. They truly do a spectacular job pairing their beer with these dishes, including a good mix of classic pairings and ones that test your palate. You’re sure to drool […]

Meet the Brewers – Renegade Brewing Co.

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Renegade Brewing Co. is another newcomer to the Denver craft beer scene.  Located in the Santa Fe Arts District, they opened a little over three months ago to very positive reviews.  In that time they’ve already taken home 2 medals at the Colorado State Fair (silver and bronze).  If you’re in the mood for big, […]

Five GABF Lines Worth the Wait

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There is one thing that is consistent about GABF: lines. Well, that, and there’s a lot of beer. But this article is about lines. You deal with them all week, to some degree. Lines to get into Falling Rock, Great Divide, Euclid Hall  and just about everywhere else within a three mile radius that has […]

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Wynkoop hosts United Tastes of Belgium beer event

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This Saturday, May 21st from 1-4:30pm, Wynkoop is rolling out a fantastic beer event, The United Tastes of Belgium.  With a list like this (below), it’s a great way to feel around the Belgium beer style, try some new breweries, and at a great price.  There will also be a short list of Belgian dishes […]

Spring Pairing Dinner at Freshcraft

Freshcraft Spring Pairing Dinner

When: Wednesday, May  4th, 5:30-9pm Where: Freshcraft – 1530 Blake Street What: Join us Wednesday May 4th between 5:30pm and 9:00pm for our 3rd seasonal Beer Pairing Dinner celebrating Spring. Educated staff & brewery representatives will be on hand to speak about the beer and why each course was developed to complement it. This should […]

Pliny Schminy / Younger Schmunger

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First, I love all the Russian River beers that I have tried. No doubt, they are trend setters and way ahead of the curve in regard to stretching boundaries compared to most breweries. A flat out pilgrimage to their brewery is a must do for all beer lovers. I would love to experience the full […]

Mountain Sun News: Pliny The Younger and more rarities, new beers

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Vine Street (1700 Vine Street) is tapping a 5 gallon keg of Pliny the Younger Monday, March 14th, at 4:20pm. When this kicks – which usually takes about 20-30 minutes, it will be replaced by Pliny the Elder, and then Consecration. The following Monday, March 21st, Vine Street will tap a rare Mountain Sun brew: Buffalo […]

5280 Week: Picking a Restaurant by the Beer List

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It’s almost half over already. 5280 Restaurant Week (or half-month) is here again. A few hundred of Denver’s best restaurants open their doors, menus, and kitchens, so that we might sample their goods and expand our palates. At $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one, you have to go! Pick out a restaurant or two […]

The Hunt for Pliny the Younger

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In the beer geek world there are those rare beers that will cause people to wait in line for hours in the hopes that they might get a taste.  The majority of the time these limited beers are available only at the brewery or a satellite location, but every once in a while, kegs make […]