Beer vs. Wine menu sneak peek. Are you ready?

Next Tuesday, November 13th, is the day–Beer vs. Wine: Chocolate Edition. For the event, Highland Tap & Burger is offering attendees a pre & post event Happy Hour. Come out and join us to see whether Beer or Wine will reign supreme when paired with chocolates from local chocolatiers. We’ve invited (beer guy) Ryan Conklin […]

Denver bartenders to square off at Beer vs. Wine: Chocolate Edition

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Join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm when we find out just who reigns supreme: Grapes or Hops? It’ll be a battle of the titans when we pit beer, Ryan Conklin (Euclid Hall), and wine, Kevin Burke (Colt & Gray), against one another to find out which alcohol truly pairs better with chocolates. Highland Tap & […]

Euclid Hall and Upslope Collaborate for GABF

Upslope White ThaIPA

March 3. Go to a bar in Denver. Ask for a beer list. You’ll find something awesome, and probably something new. November 18. Go to a bar in Denver. Ask for a beer list. You’ll find something awesome, and probably something new. Maintaining the status quo for beer in this town equates to never standing still, […]

Beer vs. Wine #7 at Row 14: Naked vs. Wood

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This Saturday, April 14, join Row 14 in another episode of the Beer vs. Wine series. This time, un-oaked wines are pitted against barrel aged beers. As they say, “Come run through the woods naked with us.” On the beer side, pairings are presented by Ryan Conklin, and hosted by John Turk and Chris Katechis of […]

Brew Bites at Euclid Hall: Big Things Come in Bite-Sized Pours

There’s always something amazing happening at Euclid Hall. It’s one of my favorite spots downtown and they’ve given me a whole mess of delicious craft beer reasons to come in during the month of January.  Euclid Hall’s in-house Certified Cicerone®, Ryan Conklin, has put together a killer line up of freshly tapped beers every day […]

How the Big Beers Festival Kicked My Ass

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 As ashamed as I am to admit it, this was my first visit to Vail despite being a Colorado native.  This picturesque mountain town offered the perfect getaway after a hectic work week.   We arrived on Friday night with plenty of time to spare before the Cigar Pairing event at 10pm, so we took in the […]

Beer vs Wine Cheese Pairing – And the winner is…

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Stinky cheeses, beers from around the world, and what I can only assume were expensive wines filled the dining room of Le Grand Bistro and Oyster Bar Tuesday night. The sixth showdown in the Beer vs. Wine series battled over cheese pairings. And it was just that: a fight to the very last drop (and […]

The Rise of the Fifth Horseman Saison – A Denver Beer Co. Collaboration

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By Justin Lloyd, Ryan Conklin, Kevin Burke, Josh Rapp, Chris Rippe, Charlie Berger, Patrick Crawford, and Casey Capper One of the most amazing aspects of the craft brewing industry is the level of camaraderie, support, and respect among the brewers and individual breweries.  They will often lend a hand, share expertise, pitch in to help, […]

The Liquid Diet

Why, yes, that is an ice luge of the Le Grand's Eiffel Tower spitting out my delicious cocktail...

This Week in The Liquid Diet: This week I find myself knee-deep in cocktails and miraculously drink my way out of it! It begins with an evening filled with a first glimpse of the million dollar view atop Linger on their rooftop patio and a cocktail at Justin’s OG spot Root Down with the one and […]

Euclid Hall steps into its birthday suit and parties

Euclid Hall Birthday - Copyright Sean Buchan

One thing we know for certain: Euclid Hall knows how to throw a birthday party. Sean and I stepped up to the door to get our names checked, our TSA scan done, and for our pink bracelets to get slapped on.  We didn’t know that later in the night, we’d be chasing goldfish through a […]

A little hooch in your brew: 1st Annual Beer Cocktail Party Recap

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A beer cocktail is a beautiful thing. What is a beer cocktail, exactly?  In the most basic form it’s spiking your beer, or beer-ing your liquor.  It’s the marrying of beer and spirit.  For beer lovers, a beer cocktail is a great way to have a cocktail, with a little hooch in your brew.  For […]

Beer Porn of the Week

Beer Porn -- Great Divide Hercules

Great Divide Hercules 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!]

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Beer Porn Russian River Supplication

Russian River Supplication   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday–err, Tuesday–to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

Announcing the 1st Annual CO Beer Cocktail Party

We get it.  You’re hot stuff. Maybe you made it to Food & Wine in Aspen where Avery Brewing Company and Peak Spirits threw down the challenge to create amazing beer cocktails. Maybe you made it this Monday to the Colorado Cocktail Project to find Colorado’s cocktail, Marnie Ward’s “Tree Line”. Maybe you’re fascinated by […]

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Russian River Consecration

Russian River Consecration   [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!]

Crooked Stave and Euclid Hall pour the way to Spring

Yakobson at Euclid, Taps

An afternoon release party for a beer collaboration between a beer geek who wrote a dissertation on yeast strains, the only front-of-house Level 2 cicerone in Colorado, and one of my favorite beer-drinking locales in Denver? Clear my calendar – it’s a “work from home” kind of day.   All who attended the release of […]

Good Glory, glory goodness!

Crooked Stave's Foeder

Either you’ll be at Euclid Hall today for Crooked Stave‘s Good Glory 4pm tapping today, or you’ll be missing out. Yours truly had an early taste of the Belgian single. And it is a perfect Spring beer.  Good Glory pours with a copper hue, and a light malt aroma from the three base malts and a combination […]

Crooked Stave, Euclid Hall pair up to release Good Glory, brewery’s first

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Ryan Conklin, of Euclid Hall, and Chad Yakobson, of Crooked Stave, have been busy. On Tuesday, May 3rd at 4pm they’ll be tapping the Good Glory, Crooked Stave’s first beer on tap. Good Glory is a Belgian single (an Enkel) with lavender and coriander and should prove to be a great kick-off to summer weather. Yakobson previously hails […]