10 Breweries Under 10 Barrels at GABF

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The Great American Beer Festival is upon us, and it brings an opportunity to try something new for many beer lovers. Whether that’s sipping a Sweetwater Brewing Company beer for those of us who live in Colorado, or trying one of Crooked Stave’s funky specialties if you’re from Maine, or even having Garrett Oliver of […]

Food, beer, books, more food, and friends: Colorado’s Top Brewers Book Release

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I’m hungry. I wasn’t before I started writing this article. But then I found the pictures you’ll see below. And now I’m hungry. And I won’t be satisfied until this Sunday at 3pm when I get to the Tattered Cover and start eating. For the past two years, Emily Hutto has been researching her way […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 25-27

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday What up, Denver? Welcome to summer summer summer time. With that said, check out the Art of Winter down on Larimer Square. But wear a t-shirt. Because weather. Anyway. There are some cool events this weekend, like cheap booze! City Wine has an 18th Anniversary super sale, […]

S.O.S! Save Our Strange!

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Come one, come all! Drink excellent beer to benefit one of Denver’s own at the Strange Days Beer Festival at Rackhouse Pub. For those of you who may not have moved from under their own personal rock recently, a quick recap of what has been happening: the well loved, widely respected, and medal winning Strange Brewing […]

A Festivus for the rest of us…to remember

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Let’s be honest, Denver isn’t lacking in the celebration department when it comes to exalting craft beer. We are all too familiar with the likes of the Denver Beer Fest, Winter/Summer Brew Fest, and the incomparable Great American Beer Festival to name a few. But when it comes down to it, none have really put […]

The Dark Side of Wynkoop

Plum Sour and Blueberry Sour; possibly the best beers at the Parade

Join the dark side.  They’ve got great beer! No, I haven’t been spending time with Darth Vader and my soul is no more corrupted than usual. In fact, my propensity for darkness helped raise $14,000 for Metro CareRing, a local food pantry, during Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Parade of Darks. Parade of Darks is Wynkoop’s annual celebration […]

Strange Things Are Afoot At Strange And Strange

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You’ve likely heard the news: it seems that our local Strange Brewing Company and some homebrew store in Massachusetts are having a little bit of a legal twist-up over the name “Strange” followed up by some iteration of the term “Brew.” I am going to be up front. Where lawyers are involved I generally try […]

Chef N’ Brew Festival Pairs Up 12 Chefs with Local Breweries

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In a city where beer dinners have become a dime-a-dozen, the Chef N’ Brew Festival seeks to break the mold.  The twelve participating chefs will each partner with a local brewery to offer a one-of-a-kind pairing (see full list of participating chefs and breweries below).  At the end of the night, you, the festival goer, […]

Denver [only] Beer Festivus

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Strange Brewing to Host GABF Beer Dinner

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Worried you don’t have enough beer options this week? Tonight, get some Strange with this highly economical and delicious sounding beer pairing dinner at Strange Brewing. Presented in cahoots with the yummy Worldwide Vittles food truck, a staple at Strange, $40 gets you a four course dinner complete with beer pairings, and live music from Fourth […]

The Road to GABF at Euclid Hall

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Euclid Hall is rolling toward GABF starting tomorrow with their Road to GABF. Every Thursday, from tomorrow till the festival, join Euclid for a series of intimate craft beer dinners. The dinners are $50 each (including tax and tip), and will be paired with a different brewery every week. 9/6 Strange 9/13 Avery 9/20 Prost […]

2012 GABF medalists going home with Porter’s Pride

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What’s the highpoint of a brewer’s career?  Winning a medal at Great American Beer Festival?  Maybe.  But what about winning a medal at Great American Beer festival and receiving a free congratulatory beer?  Thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), and CBG member breweries, the best of the best at this year’s GABF […]

Weekend off the Wagon – July 27-29

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Bacon, pies, fests, and a singles safari. Must be the Olympics. See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.   Friday Saturday Sunday High: 88˚ Low: 65˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 91˚ Low: […]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 18-20

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday You’re going to have to put on your big boy (or girl) pants this weekend and make some difficult choices. There’s something awesome happening just about every minute, and it’s not going to be an easy decision. For example, look at the tap lists at Star […]

American Craft Beer Week / Colorado Beer Week Event List

American Craft Beer Week and Colorado Beer Week are here! Declare your craft beer independence, patronize the hell out of your local, and drink some good stuff. Let’s do this.   We’ll keep this list updated as the week progresses. Know something we missed? Super stoked about a particular event? Were we slydexic in our […]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 11-13

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Mother’s day is Sunday. You’re welcome. Now go buy your mom some flowers and take her out to brunch. It’s also the start of Colorado Beer Week and American Craft Beer Week. We’ll have a guide out shortly with all the events going on around town. […]

Wynkoop Brewing Releases Collaborative Fundraiser Beer for Create Denver Week

[PRESS RELEASE: Catalyst is made with Colorado malts & hops, yeasts strains from seven Denver breweries] Denver, Colorado– On May 8 at 5 PM, Wynkoop Brewing Company will release a brand new beer brewed especially for Create Denver Week, a series of events held May 10-13 that showcases Denver’s creative community. The beer – Catalyst […]

Whole Foods Micro Brews for Micro Finance

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Check out this beer tasting for a good cause.  Tickets are only $10 for GA and $15 to include a pint glass and help out a little more.  With either ticket you’ll get libations from Avery Brewing, Wynkoop Brewing, Strange Brewing, Copper Kettle Brewing, Downslope Distilling, Republic Tequila, Denver Beer Company, Oskar Blues, Del Norte, […]

A Beer Fest, In Winter? OK, I Will Check It Out!

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  On January 28th, we had the opportunity to attend the Denver Winter Brew Fest. I have been a few times over the years and it’s always a good time, for a good cause. I started going to the Fest when it was held at the Oriental Theater over on 44th. It has since moved […]

And the Best Colorado Beer of 2011 is…

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You, the readers, have spoken.  You told us your favorite beers and if we learned anything, it is that our readers have a very broad (and good) taste in craft beer.  A total of 72 different beers from 24 breweries were nominated throughout the voting process.  Luckily, there were enough of you that thought alike that […]