2012 GABF medalists going home with Porter’s Pride

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 […]

Colorado Breweries Take Home 9 Medals in 2012 US Open Beer Championship

You may be wondering why beer competitions exist outside of the Great American Beer Festival in the US… and I’d otherwise agree with you.  However, the US Open Beer Championship is a little different.  It is the only beer competition to pit professional breweries and award-winning homebrewers against each other in the same class.  Over […]

Twisted Pine Releasing Two New Brews in July

[Press Release] Summer swelter beckons a duo of Twisted debuts Boulder, Colorado – July 3rd 2012 – Through heat haze and beads of sweat, fans of Twisted Pine Brewing Company can see the oasis close at hand.  Amidst recent days of record-breaking temperatures, the brewers are preparing to offer two new beers to help cool […]

Slippin’ into Darkness: Black Swan Takes Flight

PRESS RELEASE – Twisted Pine Releases Black Swan Saison: Dark Farmhouse Ale is sixth release from Artisan Ale Project Boulder, Colorado – May 31, 2012 – The production team at Twisted Pine Brewing Company has been busy in 2012.  In addition to increasing the supply of staple offerings, Twisted Pine’s brewers have produced several seasonal beers and […]

Twisted Pine Taps the Root

[Press Release: Roots Revival Carrot IPA debuts as Farm to Foam series premiere: Friday, May 18] Boulder, Colorado (April 2012) – Twisted Pine Brewing Company’s Farm to Foam® series launches on Friday, May 18, with the introduction of Roots Revival, a carrot IPA created to applaud the Boulder Farmers’ Market’s 25th anniversary. According to the brewery, the […]

Twisted Pine Rolls Out Big Easy Offbeat Brown

[Press Release] Latest installment from Artisan Ale Project, a wasabi and ginger brown ale Boulder, Colorado – April 30th 2012 – The Twisted tradition continues with the fifth release in the brewery’s Artisan Ale Series, as fans prepare for the May 5th launch of Big Easy Offbeat Brown, a highly imaginative ale with a wild […]

Twisted Pine’s La Petite Saison Returns

[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 […]

Twisted Pine Gets Medieval with April Artisan Ale

[Press release] Boulder, Colorado –March 27th 2012 – When designing the Artisan Ale Project, Twisted Pine Brewing Company intended to have its brewers flex their creative muscles in much the same manner as the local artists whose work is celebrated on each label. With the fourth installment in the series, West Bound Braggot, the Twisted […]

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

  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 […]

Twisted Pine Announces 2nd Beer in Artisan Ale Project

Twisted Pine to Unleash Canis Lupulus on Feb. 4th Imperial India Black Ale is second Twisted Artisan Ale of 2012 From the brewery: Boulder, Colorado – January 30th 2012 – On January 7th, Twisted Pine Brewing Company debuted the first beer in their popular new Artisan Ale Project to a full house at the brewery […]

And the Best Colorado Beer of 2011 is…

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 […]

Twisted Pine Making Great Strides in 2012

From the brewery: Boulder, Colorado – January 18th 2012 – There is a strong buzz surrounding Twisted Pine Brewing Company these days.  In recent weeks, a number of developments have given the Twisted staff cause for enthusiasm – and rightly so!  The acquisition of new equipment gives the production crew the necessary tools to make sure 2012 […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Twisted Pine Tap Handles

Twisted Pine Brewing Co. Tap Handles This week I thought we’d step away from pint glasses and beer bottles to showcase another great form of craft beer art… the tap handle.  What brewery has your favorite handles? [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your […]

Colorado Brewed: Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah

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. Like […]

Boulder Beer Takes Gold at Vine St. Pub Brewers’ Olympics

On Saturday, Vine Street Pub & Brewery hosted the Uptown Neighborhood Block Party featuring a Brewers’ Olympics, live bluegrass, grub, and plenty of beer.  Ten teams competed in the first annual Brewers’ Olympics:  Avery, Oskar Blues, Boulder Beer, Breckenridge, Wynkoop, Mountain Sun, Twisted Pine, Odell, Great Divide, and an amateur team – Mountain Brew.  Each […]

Blues & Brews concludes Summer Concert Series on Old South Pearl

There’s nothing I like more than a lazy weekend afternoon, pouring a pint of beer, and blasting Jimi, Stevie, B.B., John Lee, Muddy, Kenny Wayne, Billie, Bonnie, Eric, and friends through my stereo speakers.  The rhythms get me going, the rifts tickle my spine, the bass just melts through the speakers, and stories speak to […]

Count the Rings, Twisted Pine Turns 16

On Saturday, Twisted Pine celebrated their 16th anniversary at their Boulder brewery.  The party featured over 20 specialty beers (in addition to their usual offerings), a frozen t-shirt contest, and live music from Danny Shafer, Holden Young and Hot Soup.  One of the specialty beers offered was Bough Breaker Barleywine, Twisted Pine’s 16th Anniversary beer.  Bough […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 7/15-7/17

YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST* Friday, July 15th Isolated Thunderstorms High: 87˚ – Low: 66˚ Precip: 30% Saturday, July 16th Isolated Thunderstorms High: 92˚ – Low: 68˚ Precip: 30% Sunday, July 17th Sunny High: 82˚ – Low: 68˚ Precip: 0% * This is Denver. Bring a swimsuit and ski jacket at all times.  And with the recent […]

Chili Beer Cupcakes with Lime & Agave Frosting

Not too long ago I posed a question asking friends what kind of beer I should use in my baking adventures.  One friend’s suggestion led to these most interesting of cupcakes; it was her birthday and I was feeling up to the challenge.  The lime of the frosting is the most predominate flavor with the […]

Sour Fest Recap: Pucker Up Buttercup

Ah, the annual Sour Fest at Avery 2011 edition!  A place where Tums are provided at every booth and sour beer runneth like very non viscous liquid.  Beer geeks run wild with their faces a little more screwed up than they normally are and all are in good spirits. Many members of The Wagon were […]