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FATE Brewing and Boulder Sunsets = Awesome

In Breweries, Exploring Colorado by Chris

We recently spent a sunny Sunday afternoon in Boulder, hiking and drinking, drinking and hiking.  We wrote about our hike up Bald Mountain and our beers at Twisted Pine in our last post.  Next up was a visit to another Boulder brewery, FATE Brewing Company. Although FATE Brewing is only a short distance from Twisted Pine, the places were like …

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Bald Mountain and Twisted Pines

In Breweries, Exploring Colorado by Chris

So if there is one downfall to drinking a lot of good craft beer, it has to be the little extra poundage it can add to your midsection if you’re not careful.  Yep, the good old beer belly.   It’s a never-ending battle to be able to consume lots of yummy craft beers, without causing too much damage on the scale.  …

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Renegade Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary

In Beer by Chris

As if attending the Epic Beer Festival wasn’t enough for one weekend, we also popped by on Saturday, June 29th to help celebrate the second anniversary of one of our favorite Denver breweries, Renegade Brewing.  And why not throw a party, because Renegade has a lot to celebrate!  After just two years you can now find three Renegade favorites in …

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Epic Beer Festival Recap

In Beer, Event Recaps by Chris

The inaugural Epic Beer Festival is (long) behind us, and after some thoughtful contemplation (AKA time to sober up) I think it’s safe to call it a success.  At long last, here’s our recap of the Friday night and Saturday afternoon sessions that we attended: Jeff and I volunteered for the first session of the Epic Beer Fest on Friday. …

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This Weekend Is Going To Be EPIC

In Event Previews by Chris

This weekend the Epic Beer Festival arrives in Denver with tasting sessions tonight and Saturday. Your Bottle Makes Three team will be at tonight’s inaugural Epic Beer Festival session, working as volunteer pourers. Tomorrow night we’ll return tp the second session as attendees, drinking beer instead of pouring them. We are regular volunteers at the Great American Beer Festival, so it will be …

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Challenge Accepted. Again.

In Event Recaps, Just For Fun by Chris

Challenge Nation was back in Denver this past Saturday, and once again we proved to be up for the challenge!   We reunited with our 2012 Denver Challenge Nation team, Becky and Scott (aka White Rascal & Twinkie), and called ourselves The Lost Shakers of Salt. This year, we came in number one… hundred and twenty-one.  Yep, 121.  Maybe we didn’t …

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Catching Up with BMT

In Event Recaps, Miscellany, Travel by Chris

Will you ever forgive us for being so neglectful to our little blog? It’s been about three months since our last post. There’s no excuse for being gone so long, so we won’t even bother making one up. Instead we’ll just move forward, and recap some of what we’ve been up to over the past 89 days. First of all, …

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World of Beer: Take Two

In Beer News by Chris

After having such an amazing time at World of Beer last night, we left confused at 8pm, right when the party was supposed to be starting.  Trying to solve the mystery we took to Facebook, and it wasn’t pretty.  Many would-be customers were angry.  Turned away at the door, they vented and spouted hatred at World of Beer on Facebook …

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World of Beer: Take One

In Beer News by Chris

It was Wednesday, March 13th.  We weren’t supposed to arrive until 8pm.   The Facebook instructions were very clear:  World of Beer in Cherry Creek was opening their doors at 8pm for their Facebook Fans.  This invite-only party would include beer of course, but also prizes and giveaways.   Rumors swirled that some Cigar City beers would be given away.  Cigar …

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Stoney’s Brew Crew featuring New Belgium Brewing

In Beer by Chris

Stoney’s Bar & Grill is a favorite downtown hangout of ours.   Not only is it within easy walking distance from both of our offices, but the food is good, the beers are big (and 2×1 during happy hour) and the decor is Colorado at its best.   Plus, they’re responsible, being big on recycling and sustainability.   What’s not to love?   Jeff …

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Our Quest For Younger

In Beer Spotlight by Chris

If you are a beer geek like us, you’ve probably been trying to get Younger, too. Russian River Brewing Company’s Triple IPA Pliny the Younger seems to cause craft beer aficionados to get worked up in a tizzy. Available only two weeks a year, Pliny the Younger is not bottled and has very limited keg distribution. Add to that a …

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Cheers to Our First Year!

In Blogging by Chris

On March 1st, Bottle Makes Three celebrated our first year anniversary!  Where has the time gone?  Well, we certainly couldn’t tell ya.  In fact, we didn’t realize we passed the one-year mark until several days later.  I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun! When we started our modest little website it was to document all the fun …

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Beads, Barrels, and lots of Beer!

In Beer by Chris

Holy Frijoles, have we been busy with some fun local beer events!   Beer season is not even in full gear yet, and it seems every weekend there are lots of great activities to choose from.  We’ve had so much fun that we have, once again, fallen behind in updating our BMT friends about all of our shenanigans.   Yep, it’s …

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A Word From the Rascal about Elevated Wood

In Beer Spotlight by Chris

As you may know, Bottle Makes Three is the creation of Jeff + Chris + Beer.  However, don’t be fooled into thinking that we’re out there on our own enjoying all this craft beer fun…  Heavens, no!  It takes a village of friends and family to have all the good times that we write about in our modest little blog.  This week, …

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Happy Birthday Again Already: Odell Brewing

In Breweries, Exploring Colorado by Chris

Since we’d hit Fort Collins, we’d already visited Fort Collins Brewery and New Belgium Brewing.  The next and final stop on our brewery tour was Odell Brewing Company.  By the time we arrived at Odell’s late Saturday afternoon, this place was packed!  Luckily it was a beautiful day, so while a few of our group snagged a table inside, the …

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Happy Birthday to Me Part Deux @ New Belgium Brewing

In Breweries, Exploring Colorado by Chris

Second stop on our Fort Collins birthday weekend tour:  New Belgium, baby!  We were supposed to be here for my birthday last year, but a blizzard kept us away.   We scheduled this tour months ago and thankfully, the weather was perfect this time around.  Score! Our tour guide was wonderful, but sadly though we asked her name a multitude of …

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Happy Birthday to Me @ Fort Collins Brewery

In Breweries, Exploring Colorado by Chris

A few months ago, Jeff and I were headed to Longmont for a bike ride when we snuck in a quick detour to Fort Collins.  Despite being in town just a couple of hours, we were able to make three brewery stops, albeit very quick ones.  We promised that someday we’d be back to spend more time with these great …

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Big Easy Beers

In Travel by Chris

Last Friday was the Winter Brew Fest here in Denver but we didn’t attend.  We didn’t even consider buying tickets!  Now if you don’t think this sounds like us, you’d be right.  However, we just returned from one of the few cities in the U.S. that embraces drinking even more than Denver — New Orleans.  We took a trip to …