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 […]
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 […]
The Children’s Museum Denver Marisco Campus has brought Ales, Apps & Barrels of Fun back for a second year, and we are so excited for its return! This event was awesome last year. With great beer, incredible food, and access to all the activities inside the Children’s Museum it was possibly the most fun we had all year.
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!
Durango, Colorado is a special town and very close to our heart. For the past several years we’ve been one of the many folks who make the trek to Durango every summer. Initially, our trips were all about the beer, but very quickly the visits grew into so much more. Now we visit Durango for the charm of the town itself. We love the buildings filled with history, the incredible beauty, the long list of […]
Springtime in Colorado. We’ve mentioned it before, but the weather this time of year is anything but boring. One day we’re wearing shorts and flip-flops, enjoying drinks on the patio. The following day our patio furniture is covered in snow, again. Rain, snow, wind… anything goes this time of year, and sometimes the weather is just plain ugly. Fortunately, summer is just around the corner and ready to bring with it some sunshine, warm breezes, […]
Happy 420 Day, everyone! While we aren’t out partaking in any 420 Day festivities personally, we thought today seemed like an appropriate day to write about the latest release from New Belgium Brewing Company: The Hemperor HPA. The beer actually hit the market a bit earlier this month, but something about today made it seem extra relevant. Let’s take a look at this new release and the challenges craft breweries face when trying to make […]
We made it to Friday, y’all. What a roller coaster of a week we had in Colorado. In our home-base of Castle Rock it snowed one week ago on Friday. That was followed by several very warm (albeit windy) summer-like days. This morning we awoke to find snow on the ground once again. We’ve enjoyed the full weather spectrum in just one week. Isn’t springtime in Colorado fun? Speaking of fun, are you still looking for […]
Pints For a Purpose: Equal Hopportunity Pineapple IPA Taps Tomorrow, Benefiting the Pink Boots Society
Need a reason to stop for a beer tomorrow? We’ve got a great one! On Tuesday, April 10, the Denver Chapter of the Pink Boots Society will be releasing their latest brew, Equal Hopportunity Pineapple IPA. The beer will be tapped at more than a dozen local breweries and businesses tomorrow. Each site has agreed to donate all profits from the sale of Equal Hopportunity to the Pink Boots Society, which funds educational and scholarship […]
Calling all spirit sippers, cocktail connoisseurs, and whiskey worshipers! The Colorado Distillers Guild and Two Parts are presenting the first ever Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival this Saturday, February 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This unique tasting event will highlight more than 40 of the state’s finest spirit artisans, all under one roof at Mile High Station in Denver.
Hoppy Friday craft beer fans! Friday night is when we always end up visiting our local bottle shop. With the work week finally over, we like to pick up a few great brews to enjoy over the weekend. If that sounds familiar and you’re going to be browsing the beer cooler for something good, check out the new canned beer offering from Denver’s Station 26 Brewing Company: Juicy Banger IPA. Since it’s debut in 2014, Station […]
Happy February! This may be a short month, but it’s packed full of fun times. We get to spend a day paying attention to groundhogs, shower our true love with greeting cards and flowers, and we even get to celebrate the birth of one of your favorite Bottle Makes Three folks! But best of all, we also get to celebrate Stout Month! With big roasted malts and full bodies, February is the perfect month to indulge […]
Update: This event is sold out. Hopefully, you took our advice and got your tickets while they were available! Adulting is hard. Getting up and going to work 5-days a week can be a real drag. Paying bills, doing laundry, dealing with other adults… it’s all just a bit much, ya know? Sure, we have the freedom to drink beer and stay up late and do mostly whatever we want. But is it really a […]
Photographer Dustin Hall brings the art of photography and the art of brewing together in his new book, Discovering Colorado Breweries. In this 232-page coffee table book you will find the stunning photographs Hall has taken at over 70 Colorado craft breweries. While the book doesn’t get released until next month, we think just the promise of this book would make a great holiday gift for any Colorado craft beer lover!
The 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition concluded on Saturday. The ceremony awarding 293 gold, silver and bronze medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus 3 GABF Pro-Am teams of homebrewers & professionals. Colorado breweries claimed 38 of these medals, maintaining the same medal count as they’ve had the previous two years. In a competition that saw a total of 7,923 entries from 2,217 breweries, maintaining 38 is an accomplishment […]