Stouts: A History and Examination of Dark Beer

(Photo: Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery)

This February, Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery and it’s various Boulder and Denver outposts will usher in the 20th  anniversary Stout Month, a 28 day celebration wherein the majority of Mountain Sun’s taps turn to the dark side, spew forth from their faucets the black, frothy elixir known as stout beer.  It is a time […]

Denver Beer Co.’s Beer, Bacon, & Coffee Fest celebrates the breakfast beer

Denver Bacon Co. tantalizes guests as they wait for 9am to come.

As many a St. Patrick’s Day and other generally unimaginative drinking t-shirts claim: “You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning.” However true this may be, since you’ve graduated from your wild college days and have henceforth been marching steadily into adulthood and real responsibilities, killing a keg before noon in the […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout

Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout

Odell Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Stout   [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 – CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing Horsetooth Stout

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing Horsetooth Stout on Nitro

CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing – Horsetooth Stout on Nitro   [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 – Copper Kettle Bourbon Breakfast Stout

Copper Kettle Bourbon Breakfast Stout

Copper Kettle Brewing Co. – High Country Bourbon Breakfast Stout (on Cask)   [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 – Blue Ridge Brewing Co. XXX Total Eclipse Stout

Blue Ridge Brewing Co. XXX Eclipse Stout

Blue Ridge Brewing Co. XXX Total Eclipse Stout   [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!]

Last Chance for Stout Month Recap – Featuring the Colorado Beer Girl

Hey it’s stout month and it’s time for a recap on beer blog writing thus far! Leah Arthur, The Colorado Beer Girl, and I sat down for a couple of stouts over at the Vine Street Pub last weekend with plenty to report and taste. I was feeling quite sleepy and decided to start off with […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Mountain Sun Addiction Imperial Coffee Stout

Mountain Sun Addiction Coffee Stout

Mountain Sun Addiction Imperial Coffee Stout In celebration of Stout Month, here is one of my favorite stouts from the Mountain Sun trio.  What’s your favorite stout so far? [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!]

Liquor Based Aphrodisiacs

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With Valentine’s Day slowly approaching, you may have some naughty ideas in store for your partner(s). There are plenty of things you can do to set the mood before you get “comfy”, like lighting some candles, or playing the silky dark chocolate voice of Barry White- but what better than igniting the fire below with […]

Colorado Brewers Guild hosts first monthly beer-food pairing at Bridgewater Grill

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All beer-drinkers, be they casual consumers or complete beer geeks, pair food with brews. In the general public, that pairing is usually Bud Light and pepperoni pizza, Pabst and hot wings, or MGD and mixed nuts—not exactly the master chef’s ideal banquet. It’s a different story in Colorado, where beer is the equivalent of a […]

Stout Month is Here at Last!

Stout Month

Ever since being introduced by a couple of friends, Vine Street Pub has always had a special place in my heart.  Sure, most of their servers wear wool hats indoors, skinny jeans, huge frames, and other fashion statements I’ll never understand, but their beer is damn good.  Aren’t convinced?  Let me tell you about a […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Espresso Oak Aged Yeti

Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti

Great Divide Brewing Co. – Espresso Oak Aged Yeti   [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 – Upslope Foreign Style Stout

Upslope Foreign Style Stout

Upslope Brewing Co. – Foreign Style Stout   [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!]

Wynkoop turns to the Dark Side for their 3rd Annual Parade of Darks

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Winter was made for the burly man.  Men shave less, chop firewood, and drink manly beer when it gets cold.  Gone are the months where a nice pint of blonde, pilsner, or hefeweizen would hit the spot; now beer geeks are turning to the dark side: stouts, porters, barleywines and others of that ilk.  Where […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Out of Bounds Stout

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Out of Bounds Stout – Avery Brewing Co.   [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!]

#StoutDay — Denver Events

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International Stout Day is upon us. Tomorrow, revel in the dark. Here are a few places celebrating #stoutday. If you know of others, let us know in the comments and we’ll update this guide.   Star Bar 2137 Larimer Draft: Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Great Divide Belgian Yeti Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout New […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Belikin Stout

Belikin Stout

  Belikin Stout by Belize Brewing Co. [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!]

Announcing International Stout Day

Chances are you were guzzling down the hop juice on August 4th with IPA Day (#IPAday). Now you have a second chance to take some more gulps and celebrate all that is beer. On November 3rd, the social networks are pushing out the first International Stout Day.  Bars and breweries alike are counting down the days […]

Welcome to Barrel Season!

Barrel-Aged

You might be wondering what I mean by ‘Barrel Season’, so I’ll explain myself.  You can find a barrel-aged beer on the shelves of any liquor store in town from January to December.  However, it’s around this time of year that their numbers appear to increase dramatically.  But it’s not just the pure number of […]

Malt Destiny: Jefferson, Beer and Bald Eagles

Thomas Jefferson-- The Malt Man

Beer and history go hand-in-hand (and I’m not just referring to my preferred method of late-night term-paper-writing or the proportionate relationship between consumption of beer and the languid pontificating of a rambling history buff). We love to fetishize the Founding Fathers as ale-swilling ruffians—underdog beer-lovers against a stuffy monarchy. Any victory for the nascent USA […]