Weekend off the Wagon – Jan. 17-19, One Last Ugly Sweater Party, Coffee Experimentation and Epic Game Sunday

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] It’s the weekend once again, isn’t it glorious? Friday, if you’re in Castle Rock and wanted in on the ugly sweater fun everyone else was having, you’re finally in luck. Parry’s Pizza heard your cries and is throwing one last horrendous woolen party for […]

World of Beers Goes Sour on Jan. 18

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Sour beers are the current “beer de jour” with beer drinkers. More than 200 beers were entered into sour-related categories at last year’s GABF, and the sour love is a trend poised to grow in 2014. World of Beer Cherry Creek is doing its part to help further the trend by giving sour-heads a chance […]

Crooked Stave Launches in Arizona, we’ve got pics to prove it

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Denver sour beer aficionado’s Crooked Stave Brewing doesn’t produce a ton of beer – they can only age around 400 barrels at once – yet the mystique of their Surrettes have caught on and moved past the state’s borders. Thanks to Pitcher of Nectar Distributing, Crooked Stave will now be enjoyed in Arizona. Last week […]

Beer Rights For All! The Sour Revolution is Nigh!

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Revolution is in the air! Factions are developing. Committees are conspiring. And parties are forming. Some groups are no longer willing to sit idly as the privileged enjoy the spoils of the fourth annual Boulder Sour Fest at Avery Brewery this Saturday. Sour Fest, which sold out in just minutes, features over 80 of the rarest, sourest, pucker-face […]

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

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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 – SourFest Edition

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Some delicious offerings from Avery’s 3rd Annual SourFest this weekend. We’ll have an event recap up soon. In the meantime, check out Sean’s pictures from the event: http://beertographer.tumblr.com/post/24385760144/break-out-the-tums-sour-fest-packs-a-punch. [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 – Avery Brewing Co. Boulder Weiss

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Avery Brewing Co. Boulder Weiss (with Cherry Syrup)   [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!]

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 […]

Colorado Brewed: Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Rouge

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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. As […]

Avery 18th Anniversary Recap

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On Sunday, Avery Brewing Company celebrated 18 years of brewing craft beer with a party at their Boulder tap room.  It turned out to be a beautiful day with very few clouds in the sky (perhaps too few given the 90+ degree heat).  1,500 tickets were available to the brew-powered block party and since I’m […]