Category: Beer

We like beer. Mostly craft beer, and especially Colorado craft beer. But in the end, we appreciate all beer. Beer is great and the people and places that create beer, they are awesome.

The Great American Beer Festival: So Much More Than Beer

Just one more day and the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will finally be here! Tomorrow several thousand excited beer lovers will put on their pretzel necklaces and head towards the Colorado Convention Center, anxiously awaiting the doors to open for the first day of GABF. But what will be waiting for them inside those doors? Obviously quite a lot of beer, but what else? The thing that makes the Great American Beer Festival so […]

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Denver Beer Week Brings Beer-Filled Events Beyond GABF

Guess what friends? The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is now just TWO short days away! The wait is almost over. But if even 2 days is too long, we have even better news for you. Denver Beer Fest has already begun, bringing plenty of great beer events, all across the Mile High City and beyond. Denver Beer Fest is the 9 days leading up to GABF from September 29 through October 7. During this time, […]

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3 Colorado Breweries Partner with CH2M to Make Beer with Recycled Water

When you take a taste of your favorite beer, do you ever stop to think about the ingredients? If you do, you no doubt think about the hops, the malt and the yeast that come together just perfectly to create the flavor you love. But how often do you consider the other necessary ingredient in your beer, the water? There is more water in your beer than all the other ingredients combined, yet it’s often the […]

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

A Day of 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 BMT. We have both been so tied up in projects at our day jobs that we have been sadly absent around here. Have you missed us? Regardless of your answer, we missed sharing our Bottle Makes Three adventures with you. In fact, we lots of great stories […]

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A Toast For You on National Beer Lover’s Day

Friends of Bottle Makes Three, stop everything…. today is National Beer Lover’s Day! Isn’t Every Day National Beer Lover’s Day? Yes, it’s true that we love beer every day. Still, someone decided that annually on September 7 we should officially celebrate National Beer Lover’s Day and who are we to stop them? Clearly, it’s just a silly, made-up internet holiday. But if we’re going to celebrate every other weird holiday (I’m looking at you, Talk Like a […]

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

Don’t call it a come back, because the brewery culture never left Milwaukee. That was the takeaway we got from our 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 […]

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Ska Brewing Releases New Mod Project Beer: Tart Mexican Logger

Ska Brewing makes some damn fine beers. One of our favorite summer brews has always been Ska’s Mexican Logger. Today we were excited to learn that Ska Brewing has just released their latest Mod Project seasonal offering, Tart Mexican Logger. Tart Mexican Logger is the tarty cousin of Mexican Logger. It’s a blended sour, brewed with lemons, lime and sea salt. It sounds like a great beer to sip on the patio during the dog days […]

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Watch Out, Milwaukee – We’re Coming For Your Beer.

Hey there, Milwaukee. You don’t know us, but we’ve sure heard a lot about you. You’ve got a reputation as a serious beer city. There are songs about what made you famous, and the tales of you once being the top beer producing city in the world. We’ve heard all about your good old days as the Capitol of Beer, home to the biggest breweries: Miller, Pabst, Schliltz, Blatz, Shotz… Wait… we’re just learning that […]

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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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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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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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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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May Beer Fests and Events

Happy May Day! We hope you are having a fun day singing, eating cake and dancing around the maypole! No, you’re not doing any of that? Well, neither are we. But we are still excited that it’s finally May! This month means the snow should finally be giving way to warm and sunny spring days. Plus, there’s plenty of May beer fests, holidays and events to keep you busy this month! We know that you probably don’t […]

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