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The Latest News in Brews

In Beer, Beer News by Chris

It’s been admittedly quiet around here. Never fear, your faithful Bottle Makes Three team has just been busy catching up from vacation and gearing up for GABF, so we’ve been neglectful in our posts. We’ll be back full steam next week. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of beer news from other great sites to hold you over. 

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Exploring Florida’s Beers and Beaches

In Beer, Travel by Chris

Jeff and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Florida for a quick vacation. We were lucky to spend several days in the Sunshine State to visit family and enjoy a little fun in the sun. It was a long overdue trip to visit my parents, and the time went by way too fast. However, we did manage to sneak …

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Dude’s Brews Gets Federal Approval for Cannabis Beer

In Beer by Chris

Dude’s Brews, the packaged-beer arm of Dad & Dude’s Breweria, (6730 S Cornerstar Way in Cornerstar Shopping Center) has announced their cannabis infused line of beers has been given the country’s first Federal approval for cannabis infused beer utilizing extract from full-grown cannabis sativa stalk and stem.

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New Brewery Alert: Intersect Brewing and Three Four Beer Co

In Beer News by Chris

The beer scene is booming in Fort Collins! In the past few days two new breweries have opened their doors. Well, sort of. Brewery number one is new, and brewery number two is Three Four, who has been selling beer for a while, just not Three Four Beer beer. Confused? It’s simple really! Below is a quick preview of both …

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Wicked Weed Brewing Arrives in Colorado

In Beer, Beer News by Chris

It’s not uncommon to hear “Colorado” and “Weed” in the same sentence, and rarely does it have anything to do with beer. As Colorado residents, we’re honestly pretty much over all the hype around legalized weed. However, when we heard that North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing was headed to Colorado, that was news that got us excited! Wicked Weed, named not after …

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Resolute Brewing Co Grand Opening Details

In Beer by Chris

There is a whole new reason to celebrate happy hour in DTC! At long last, Resolute Brewing Co will be celebrating their grand opening tomorrow, Friday August 19, 2016. Located in Centennial just west of I-25 at 7286 S Yosemite Street, the Resolute Brewing team are eager to serve the Denver Tech Center and surrounding communities. The founders of Centennial’s …

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Rendezvous At The Rock Recap

In Beer, Event Recaps by Chris

This past weekend we attended the Rendezvous At The Rock beer festival in Castle Rock. It’s incredible that this is the first time we’ve attended this beer fest, given it’s held literally 15 minutes from our house. I can’t explain how we’ve missed out on so many Rendezvous, but I can assure you we won’t skip this event again. Held annually at …

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IPA Day and Our 11 Favorite Colorado IPAs

In Beer, Beer Styles, Events by Chris

Happy IPA Day! Since 2011, the first Thursday in August is the day we stop to celebrate our favorite hoppy beer, the India pale ale (IPA). On this date beer lovers and beer makers across the globe are invited to raise a glass of their favorite IPA and toast America’s most popular style of craft beer. Ashley Routson (@TheBeerWench) says it …

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It’s GABF Ticket Week!

In Beer, GABF by Jeff & Chris

Ticket sales begin today for the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. This is no longer a drill. Now is the time to spring into action so you don’t miss the greatest beer event of the year! The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will be take place in Denver on October 6-8, 2016. This year the GABF folks have a …

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5 (More) Boulder Breweries Worth A Visit

In Beer, Exploring Colorado by Chris

One of the best things about living in central Colorado is that we can point the car in almost any direction, and find a fun day trip at a little city or town an hour or two away. So this past weekend that’s exactly what we did. We hadn’t been to Boulder in some time, so we directed our Jeep towards the …

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A Night To Remember 2016

In Beer, Event Recaps by Chris

In the early morning hours of July 20, 2012, 12 people were killed, 70 more were injured, and countless others had their lives forever changed in the Aurora, Colorado theater tragedy. Alex Teves was one of the twelve victims who lost his life that night. We didn’t know Alex personally, but Copper Kettle Brewing Company did. Alex was their friend, …

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Exploring the Breweries of Estes Park

In Beer, Exploring Colorado by Chris

Last weekend we decided to escape the heat of the front range and head to the Colorado mountains. More specifically, we realized we hadn’t been to Estes Park in a while, and a sunny, summer day seemed like the perfect time for a quick road trip. Estes Park is a beautiful and bountiful mountain town, filled with shops, outdoor activities and …

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2016 Sesh Fest Preview

In Events by Chris

There is nothing like beer in the summertime. Don’t get me wrong – we like beer all year round – but there is just something about enjoying a delicious, cold beer on a hot, sunny day. The only problem is that those beers can go down mighty easy when it’s hot out, and we don’t bounce back as quickly from a hangover …

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Colorado Beer Change Initiative Won’t Be On 2016 Ballot

In Beer News by Chris

We wanted to post an update to the beer news we shared back in May about the ongoing battle to bring full-strength beer to Colorado grocery stores. Currently, Colorado grocers are only able to sell 3.2% ABV beer. As you can imagine, it doesn’t exactly fly off the shelves. Whether or not to lift that law has been a debated …

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To All the 2016 Beer Bloggers Conference Attendees

In Beer Bloggers Conference by Chris

There is less than a month before the 2016 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference (BBC) storms the shore of Tampa Bay, much like the pirates who invade by ship each year during Gasparilla. If you’ve been to the conference before, we don’t have to tell you what a fun trip this will be. If you haven’t, well, we’ve written before about how incredible the …

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Recap: Rogue Beer Dinner at The Kitchen

In Beer, Event Recaps by Jeff

Last night I was fortunate enough to attend a Rogue Ales beer dinner at The Kitchen. It was incredible. The food was excellent, the beer was outstanding, and the company I dined with would have only been better if Chris could have attended.Chris had to work late, so dang it, I guess it was my responsibility to represent Bottle Makes Three at this …