Category: Featured Breweries

Experience Wonderful Views and Delicious Brews at El Rancho Brewing Company | BottleMakesThree.com

Experience Wonderful Views and Delicious Brews at El Rancho Brewing Company

If you’ve ever driven west on Interstate 70 from Denver to Evergreen, you’ve certainly seen the sign for El Rancho. We’ve certainly driven past it dozens of times. But if you’ve seen that sign and thought that El Rancho was just another small mountain town, boy do we have news for you. Located just off I-70 at Exit 251, El Rancho isn’t a town at all. El Rancho is a destination; a part of Colorado […]

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Exploring Evergreen and Evergreen Brewing | BottleMakesThree.com

Exploring Evergreen and Evergreen Brewery

Hellooo friends of Bottle Makes Three!  Yes, it’s been a while. We know we’ve been bad beer bloggers. We took some time off around the holidays, not by choice really, but because we were just so busy. But today we’re back, and we are excited to say that we’re more energized than ever! We can’t wait to get back to sharing our beer adventures! In fact, we just visited a “new to us” brewery this weekend, Evergreen […]

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Drinking in Durango: Our Weekend Trip to Ska Brewing's 22nd Anniversary Party | BottleMakesThree.com

Drinking in Durango: Our Trip to Ska Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Party

Hey friends, are you as happy as we are that it’s the weekend? The past month has felt like “all work and no play” for your friends at Bottle Makes Three. We have both been pretty busy with the day jobs, but we’ve still managed to squeeze in a few adventures. For example, last weekend we escaped the daily grind long enough to squeeze in a quick trip to Durango for the Ska Anniversary Party. […]

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Beer Travel: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Milwaukee Breweries

Don’t call it a comeback, because the brewery culture never left Milwaukee. That was our takeaway from the 2017 Beer Bloggers and Writer’s Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mark Garthwaite, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Brewers Guild made that reference when discussing the local beer industry. Sure, they may be late bloomers when it comes to putting a craft brewery on every corner, especially when compared to a state like Colorado. However, nobody can dispute that […]

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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

Road Trip: 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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Saying Farewell to Fort Collins Brewery

Fort Collins has no lack of great craft breweries, but that doesn’t make saying goodbye to one any easier. This weekend Fort Collins Brewery is saying farewell to the city they have served for 14 years. The brewery was sold to Canada based Red Truck Beer Company in May 2017. Red Truck is discontinuing the Fort Collins Brewery brand and closing the brewery, as they plan on opening their own brewpub in this space next […]

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Denver Beer Co's new Arvada Taproom. Grand Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Photo Credit: Denver Beer Co) | BottleMakesThree.com

Denver Beer Co Arvada Tap Room Opens June 17

Hey Arvada, tomorrow is the big day!  The grand opening of the Denver Beer Co brewery and taproom in Olde Town Arvada is tomorrow, Saturday, June 17. You will want to make time this weekend to check out their new digs inside the Craig Chevrolet body shop on Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Inside Denver Beer Co will house a seven-barrel brewing system, while outside will feature a 1500 square foot patio. We have it on good authority […]

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Great Beer and Adventure at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project

On Saturday May 20, the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project opened in the Denver Santa Fe Arts District. Owners Andrew Moore (formerly of 105 West Brewing Co) and Ben Gettinger had promised a brewery that would specialize in internationally inspired beers, and we would say they nailed it. Our visit to Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project We arrived at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project on the afternoon of their grand opening. They were packed with thirsty craft beer lovers, ready […]

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There’s Much To Enjoy at Westbound & Down Brewing

We didn’t wake up planning to visit Westbound & Down Brewing Company. Like most every weekend we woke with no real destination in mind, but the goal to visit a new, local craft brewery. No matter how busy our schedules may be during the week, a brewery visit is a fun way to spend a rather uneventful weekend. It helps us try new places, plus it gives us time to press pause on our otherwise […]

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Creede Brewing Company in Denver, CO | BottleMakesThree.com

Creede Brewing Company brings the Wild West to North Denver

Last week we spent a lazy Sunday afternoon north of downtown Denver searching for some fun and some great craft beer. Our first stop was at Broken Shovels Farm, which we wrote about last week. All that time hanging out with the barnyard animals made us thirsty, so after the farm, we decided to visit two craft breweries that we hadn’t previously visited: Creede Brewing Company and Beer By Design. Our first stop was to […]

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