Beer Porn of the Week – Crooked Stave at Big Beers Festival

Crooked Stave at Big Beers Festival

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project at Big Beers Festival in Vail   [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!]

Beer Porn of the Week – Great Divide Colette

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Great Divide Brewing Co. – Colette Farmhouse Ale   [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!]

Twisted Pine’s La Petite Saison Returns

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[Press Release: Warmer weather brings reappearance of the Twisted seasonal.] Boulder, Colorado – April 17th 2012 – Days are stretching and temperatures rising.  Birds are chirping up a storm and little green things are springing up all over the place.  People are packing away skis and lacing up hiking boots and Twisted Pine Brewing Company […]

Saison Overload! 4th Annual Saison Festival at TRiNiTY Brewing Co.

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On April 14, TRiNiTY Brewing Company in Colorado Springs held their 4th Annual Saison and Farmhouse Ale Festival at their newly remodeled brewery.  One of the most highly specialized beer festivals in the state, Saison Fest draws a rather large and diverse crowd. Saison, meaning “season” in French, originated in the Wallonia region of Belgium […]

River North Bottles First Brew, On Sale Today

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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 […]

Local Homebrew Competitions Offer Chance to Brew Professionally (for a Day)

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If you’re a serious homebrewer, you’re going to want to check out these two competitions. Both Copper Kettle Brewing Co. and Lone Tree Brewing Co. are offering the chance for a homebrewer to brew on their professional system with the brewery’s respective Head Brewer (Jeremy or Jason). Here are the details: Lone Tree Brewing Company […]

Funkwerks and Mile High Wine and Spirits collaborate on a dark strong Saison

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Funkwerks, the Saison-only brewery from Fort Collins, are collaborating with Mile High Wine and Spirits in Lakewood. The beer is called Solstice, and it’s a dark strong Saison. This limited batch is a dark strong saison that was brewed in October as a collaboration with Mile High Wine & Spirits. A portion of the batch […]

The Liquid Diet

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This Week in THE LIQUID DIET: like most of you, I was enchanted by the spell of the Holiday Season!  Which, like most of you, means that I was in the mood for booze.  There is something about this time of year that evokes a passionate drive to drink (responsibly of course).  Is it the […]

Crooked Stave’s Surette release today at 6pm

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Are you lining up yet for Crooked Stave’s Surette?  Here’s the press release from Beernews.org: This Wednesday, October 26th at 6 PM we’ll be having a taping and bottle release party for Surette our fourth bottled release. The taping and bottle release party will once again be held at Funkwerks taproom in Fort Collins, CO. […]

Colorado Brewed: Funkwerks Saison

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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. Besides […]

My weekend in beer

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My calendar fills up fast. A combination of a love for socializing and an understanding that there is never “just one beer”, my nights and weekends fill up quickly. I’m also a bit obsessed with beer. It’s my life. My schedule for the weekend was full of beer related activities, but I didn’t realize how […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: March Madness

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And the Madness begins.   The second week of March marks the beginning of “March Madness.” It is a time for colleges to flex their muscles, doctors to recommend surgeries, and for bars to open their doors for college basketball fans to come a-running.  The NCAA tournament includes 64 teams total for a wrap up […]