12 Colorado breweries were awarded 21 medals from the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship earlier this month in Oxford, Ohio. This year the annual beer competition received over 7000 beers in 130 different styles for judging, with entries coming from throughout the United States and beyond.
Happy Summer Solstice! Today marks the onset of summer and the longest day of the year. Or if you’re a pessimist, it’s the beginning of our days slowly getting shorter again. Either way, we hope you find a way to celebrate the season, even if our Colorado weather isn’t exactly playing along with the theme. Oh, Colorado, we do know how much you enjoy your weather pranks…
Last week many in the craft beer industry were shocked by the news of the Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head Brewery merger. Certainly, you’ve seen the news and read the reaction comments and stories from every beer geek and their brother. Everyone has an opinion, including us, but you’ll be happy to know that isn’t what this story is about. This story is about our love of Dogfish Head, and last summer when we […]
We hope you are ready for the weekend because there is no lack of incredible events taking place over the next few days. Between the AHA Big Brew, Star Wars Day, the Kentucky Derby, and Cinco de Mayo, you can forget about doing anything productive this weekend, like lawn work or chores. Just get out there and have some fun… you deserve it (probably!) In case you don’t have weekend plans yet, we’ve rounded up […]
The 8th Annual Big Ass Tap Takeover This Saturday, April 27, you can celebrate big beers, delicious pizza, and more when Avery Brewing Co takes control of the taps at seven Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar locations for the 8th Annual Big Ass Tap Takeover. Stop by a participating Parry’s Pizzeria anytime tomorrow for all your Avery favorites, plus rare and vintage brews, food, and much more.
Do you want to hear a secret? It’s been a little while since we posted so if you’ve stuck around waiting for our next article, I figure we’re friends now. And because we’re friends, I know that I can tell you something and it will be kept between you and me. Right? Good. Because today I’m going to let you in on something I only share with those nearest and dearest to me…
We don’t do a lot of product reviews around here, but sometimes we get sent something pretty awesome and just need to share. That’s what happened recently when Joe Debicella, owner of GroovyGuyGifts.com, reached out to offer us some personalized merchandise from his online store. We received a personalized Growler Cooler, embroidered with our initial. The gift itself was really nice (some would say, groovy) but mostly we’re happy we discovered the site. There’s a […]
Technically speaking, Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Company is the youngest of our five Castle Rock craft breweries. But while they’ve been open for business only 4 months, the story behind this brewery is at least 5 years old. And while it’s taken years for the family behind Wild Blue Yonder to convert their dream of a brewery to reality, it only goes to proves the adage that good things come to those who wait.
When we met BURLY Brewing Company founder George Goodman in late 2017, he shared with us his dream for the brewery he planned to open in Castle Rock. His brewery would feature a large, comfortable gathering space, filled with natural woods and custom-made decor. There would be a stage for live music inside, a patio for enjoying the scenery outside, and a private room where small groups could gather. His brewhouse would be large enough […]
Castle Rock, Colorado may have more than 62,000 residents, but it’s the biggest little small town you’ll ever visit. Live here for a while and frequent our town restaurants, bars, and breweries, and eventually, you’ll realize you start to recognize all the faces. We didn’t know anyone in Castle Rock when we moved here in 2005. Over the years we’ve made countless friends and acquaintances. It means we (mostly) don’t go out looking as grungy […]
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.