Category: Beer

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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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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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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Beer And Pretzels: Celebrating National Pretzel Day

It’s National Pretzel Day! What better time to celebrate one of our favorite beer and food pairing combinations: Beer and Pretzels. Pretzels are great on their own, but they’re even better when paired with your favorite beer. Why do beer and pretzels go so well together? We have some thoughts on that, below. We also have some fun pretzel facts, and plenty of mouth-watering pictures of beer and pretzels from a few of our favorite […]

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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. We love to seek out beer at the source at our local brewery taprooms. We love the whole experience of sipping our beer where it was made. We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, the fun people, and making new friends. And of course, there’s the beer, too. Often when we walk in a new brewery taproom we know […]

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Beer 101: The What and Why of the Reinheitsgebot

Around the Bottle Makes Three world headquarters we’ve been feeling a bit German lately. Last week’s 3-post series on Oktoberfest made us want to gear up in our lederhosen and head out for some schnitzel and brats. It also left us thirsty for more knowledge on German beer. That’s why today we’re going to look at the traditional German beer law that turns 501 this month: the Reinheitsgebot. What is Reinheitsgebot? The German Reinheitsgebot (pronounced “Rine […]

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2017 Collaboration Fest Preview: Little Machine Beer & Joyride Brewing Collaboration Brew Day

We are continuing our sneak peek at the beers available at the upcoming Collaboration Festival. The Collaboration Fest returns to Denver for their 4th year on Saturday, March 25. With featuring more than 150 breweries working together (yay teamwork!) to brew more than 100 beers, the Collaboration Fest has long been a favorite annual beer festival of ours. Most of the beers at the fest are available just once, making this one of the most […]

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2017 Collaboration Fest Preview: 105 West Brewing & Chain Reaction Collaboration Brew

The Collaboration Festival is returning to Denver for their 4th year on Saturday, March 25th. This is one of our favorite annual festivals because when great breweries come together to collaborate on a brew, you’re certain to get some very special and unique beers. This year the Collaboration Fest features more 100 beers from over 150 breweries, each made by two or more breweries partnering together. The collaborations often include Colorado breweries, but also feature […]

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Inside the Denver Rye Fest Collaboration Brew, hosted by The Brew on Broadway

If you’re looking for a reason to get rye-led up this month, we have just the event for you. The Denver Rye Fest returns for their 3rd year on Saturday, March 18. The festival features an awesome collection of Denver-area breweries pouring some supryesingly tasty brews. The Denver Rye Fest offers incredible beer, music, and hopefully some rye-inspired puns much more creative than ours. In short, it’s going to all-ryete! We joined Paul Webster at […]

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Jameson Caskmates Great Divide Brewing Co Edition | BottleMakesThree.com

Jameson Releases Great Divide Brewing Edition of Caskmates

Synergy (noun): A state in which two or more things work together in a particularly fruitful way that produces an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. Expressed also as “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” It’s no surprise that most beer drinkers enjoy whiskey and vice versa. A shot of whiskey with a beer chaser is such a common combo, it even has its own name: the Boilermaker. […]

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