Rockyard Brewing Company serves up award-winning craft beer in their Castle Rock, Colorado brewpub.

Rockyard Brewing Company, Castle Rock’s OG Brewery

Today marks the beginning of Castle Rock Craft Beer Week, which takes place now through March 3. As proud Castle Rock residents we want to join the celebration of our local craft beer scene by shining a spotlight on our five Castle Rock craft breweries this week. We are kicking things off today with a look at the longest running brewpub in Douglas County: Rockyard Brewing Company.

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Castle Rock Breweries Rock Their Collaboration Fest Beer

The 2019 Collaboration Fest is coming to Denver on March 16! This is the 6th year of this festival, celebrating Colorado craft beer and their camaraderie with each other, and brewers near and far. More than 200 craft breweries are making new collaboration beers for this event, including all five of our local neighborhood Castle Rock breweries. We crashed their Castle Rock collaboration brew day recently and can’t wait to taste what “the Rock” brewers […]

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Left Hand Brewing Co's latest 2019 winter seasonals: Raspberry Milk Stout and Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter

A Taste of Left Hand Brewing’s Latest Seasonals

We love February. Sure, the weather may be bitter and cold. However, February is the month we typically ditch our January resolutions and give in to the things we love. Like craft beer! That’s why we were excited to get a package from Left Hand Brewing Co with samples of their latest seasonals: Hard Wired Nitro and Raspberry Milk Stout. Today we want to tell you about these two new brews and how they left […]

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The end of an era as Colorado says goodbye to 3.2 beer | bottlemakesthree.com

Hello to 2019 and Goodbye to 3.2 Beer

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Tonight as we ring in a new year, we’ll also be bidding farewell to an 85-year Colorado tradition – 3.2 beer. Beginning January 1, 2019 retailers across the state who previously only sold 3.2 beer will be stocking the full-strength stuff. Today we’re going to look back at how we got here, and look ahead at what this change means for independent liquor stores and craft beer makers.

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Seasons Greetings from Bottle Makes Three!

Helloooo friends of Bottle Makes Three! You may have noticed that BMT has been on a bit of a sabbatical the past few months. Sorry for all the silent nights around here! The last quarter of 2018 has been packed with exciting changes for us, not the least of which was the somewhat impulsive decision to sell our old house and buy a new one. Apparently, there’s a lot of work involved with staging, listing, […]

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Save the Date for the 6th Annual Collaboration Fest

Save the date! The Collaboration Fest is returning to Denver on March 16, 2019.  The Collaboration Fest is returning for their 6th year and you won’t want to miss out on this incredible event. Brewers from Colorado and across the globe will work together to create a whole new assortment of collaboration brews, all of which will be served under one roof at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center (650 15th St, Denver, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to GABF 2018

The 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from Thursday, September 20 to Saturday, September 22. If you’re attending GABF, a bit of advanced planning can help make sure you have an incredible experience at the festival. If this is your first GABF, or if you haven’t been in a while, there’s a lot to know about how to get prepared. However, even if you attend the […]

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No Ticket Required: Free GABF Week Events

You don’t need to have a ticket to the Great American Beer Festival to have some great craft beer experiences next week. Today we’re rounding up some fun & free events you may want to attend during GABF and Denver Beer Fest week.   We are just one week away from GABF, can you believe it? The last few months have just flown by for us, but that may be because we’re in the midst of […]

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Thank Goodness It's Friday! Friday means happy hour, and happy hour means craft beer. Cheers!

Friday Fun: Nothing But TGIF

We have nothing much to say except TGIF and Happy Weekend! It’s finally here folks, it’s just about 5 o’clock on Friday. What are you still doing here reading blog posts on the internet? You should be at your local brewery enjoying some brews! Well, since you’re here we promise to keep this short so you can get started on the happy hour. We understand priorities. 

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Come With Us to the 2018 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference

Next week we’ll be heading to the East Coast to attend our 4th Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference. This year the event is being held in Loudoun County, Virginia, with excursions that offer experiences in Maryland, Delaware, and Richmond, Virginia. It’s an incredible time, and although we wish we could bring y’all with us in our suitcase but sadly, we can’t. (Blame the airlines and their crazy luggage fees.) Fortunately, you CAN experience the fun […]

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Happy National IPA Day to You, Even If (you think) You Hate IPAs

Happy IPA Day everybody! Yes, today is the one day a year that you have an excuse, or better yet, an obligation, to enjoy a delicious India Pale Ale. Heck, enjoy a few of them. We certainly won’t judge you, especially on such a holy day such as National IPA Day! In fact, as soon as we hit “publish” on this post tonight, we’ll probably be joining in the celebration ourselves. Cheers!

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Todd Baldwin, President and Founder of Red Leg Brewing Company, at Red Leg's 5th Anniversary Party.

Red Leg Celebrates 5 Years; Shares Big Plans For Their Future

What do you get when you combine the 4th of July with a 5th Anniversary party and a 2 craft beer geeks like us? You get a summer party that’s cranked up to 11! At least, that was our experience when we went to Colorado Springs for Red Leg Brewing Company’s 5th Anniversary Party. We attended the shindig with our buddy and honorary BMT member for the day, Chris. Red Leg Brewing Company certainly knows how […]

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GABF 2018: The Dates & Details You Need to Know

Did anyone else wake up this morning to realize that June is nearly over? Sunday we’ll be rolling into July, and maybe it’s just us, but this summer seems to be flying by. It’s enough to make us think about that quote from the famous prophet of our generation: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Yessir, that Abe Froman certainly knows what he’s […]

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