Bucket List Ticket: GABF Paired

In just over a week, tickets sales will begin for the 36th Annual Great American Beer Festival. You’ll have to act fast to snag a GABF ticket, or you’ll be stuck trying to get one on the aftermarket. However as popular as GABF is there is one ticket even hotter and harder to come by: a ticket to Paired, the beer and food pairing event within GABF. You’ll need a great timing, luck, and a member […]

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Escaping to Fremont County and Florence Brewing Co | BottleMakesThree.com

Escape to Fremont County and Florence Brewing Company

On the way home from our recent Salida road trip, we decided to do some exploring. One of our stops was in Florence, where we checked out Florence Brewing Company. But before we made it to the brewery, we made a quick stop and did some time in Canon City at the Museum of Colorado Prisons. Read on to learn about our time behind bars, and our escape to Florence Brewing Co. Highway 50 Drive […]

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Cheers from the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, in Salida Colorado | BottleMakesThree.com

Our First Time: Salida & The Colorado Brewers Rendezvous

Last weekend we took a quick road trip to Salida to attend our first-ever Colorado Brewers Rendezvous. It’s nuts that it took us so long to attend this beer festival. This year marked the 21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, so how had we always seemed to miss out? So many folks told us that this is a “must go” event, so we finally decided we had to make it happen. The bonus was that we’d also […]

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July Beer Fests & Featured Events

Happy July everyone! Today marks the start of one of our favorite months of the year. July is the perfect month for backyard barbecues, fun outdoor activities, and celebrations with family and friends. Plus it’s the month we celebrate America with patriotic explosions in the sky. Who doesn’t love that?! In Colorado July is hella hot, but that doesn’t bother us. In fact the scorching hot weather is the perfect excuse to enjoy some cold […]

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The Brewers Association launches an independent craft brewery seal | BottleMakesThree.com

Brewers Association Launches Independent Craft Brewer Seal

One week before America celebrates Independence Day, the Brewers Association has announced their own declaration of independence. In a press release yesterday the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit small and independent craft brewers trade group, revealed the launch of their independent craft brewer seal. This new seal will help consumers better identify beers which are certified as being made by small, independent craft brewers.  About the Independent Craft Brewer Seal The independent craft brewer seal features an iconic beer […]

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Countdown to GABF 2017: The Dates You Need To Know

This past Tuesday, June 20th was the Summer Solstice, aka the longest day of the year. We love that summer is finally in full-gear, but it’s also a bit sad that we’ve already passed the halfway mark. From here on out days will slowly get shorter until, before you know it, summer turns into autumn. Before you think we’re being all Debbie-Downer about summer ending, we’re not. We know there are plenty of warm, sunny […]

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Beer News of the Week | BottleMakesThree.com

This Week in Beer News

Hey everyone, happy Friday! We know that you don’t want to be at work today, so why not check out our roundup of this week’s beer news. We’ll even throw in a bonus update on what’s been up with your pals at Bottle Makes Three… not that you asked. Enjoy! What’s Up With BMT You may have noticed we’ve been pretty quiet around here. Or maybe you didn’t. Either way, the past few weeks your […]

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#BeerItForward for American Craft Beer Week

This week marks the 12th Annual American Craft Beer Week, the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. In all 50 states you’ll find fund ACBW special events celebrating the diversity, creativity and passion of craft beer. However, if like us you can’t get out to celebrate much during the work week, don’t worry! The weekend is nearly here, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy some local craft beer! Perhaps the […]

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10 Ingredients for a Great Brewery Taproom

You may be shocked to hear this, but we have visited a lot of breweries. Like, a lot. Okay, so maybe the fact that we love beer and breweries isn’t exactly our best kept secret. But it could surprise you to know that we love visiting breweries for much more than just beer. Truth be told, we love the whole experience of visiting a great brewery taproom. We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, the fun people, and making […]

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Colorado Brewers Win Big at GABF

The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) wrapped up on Saturday evening after yet another fun and successful event. We’ve had a full two days to recover from attending the fest, so we’ll be bringing you several stories recapping the event over the next several days. However the biggest news is perhaps the GABF beer competition, so today, lets talk about medals!

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Experience Everything GABF Has to Offer (Spoiler: It’s More Than Just Beer Samples)

It’s just one week until the kickoff of the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and we couldn’t be more excited! Over the next several days, brewers and beer lovers from across the country will make their way to Denver for the 35th anniversary of this annual celebration of American beer. Leading up to the event your Bottle Makes Three team will be posting several articles to help you get prepared and pumped for the kickoff of GABF. So […]

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It’s GABF Ticket Week!

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 whopping 800 breweries pouring during their 3-day festival! As you can imagine with a beer […]

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The 2016 Great American Beer Festival Celebrates 35 Years With Their Biggest Fest Ever

The countdown to the 2016 Great American Beer Festival has begun! The festival is just over 2 months away, and tickets go on sale early next month. It’s time to start making your plans, and getting ready for the greatest beer event of the year! This year the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is celebrating their 35th year. Soon, beer lovers from areas near and far will be gathering in Denver, Colorado for this premier […]

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Great American Beer Festival Ticket Sale Dates Announced

Save the date! The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival will return to Denver on October 6-8, 2016.  The Brewers Association has just announced the 2016 ticket sale dates, so mark your calendar to make sure you get your tickets, because you don’t want to miss out! Here are the ticket sale details: Member pre-sale: August 2 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain time for members of the Brewers Association (BA) and American Homebrewers Association (AHA).  Members will receive […]

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Event Recap - GABF 2015 - The Best of the Fest | BottleMakesThree.com

GABF 2015 Recap | The Best Of The Fest

Last week we attended the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver. Now that the dust has settled and our livers have fully recovered, we wanted to give you our take on the best of this year’s festival. No, we’re not going to judge the beers we sampled – a group of judges far more qualified than us have already selected the best beers. Instead, we’re going to share with you our favorite moments, experiences, and […]

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