Category: Beer

Wicked Weed Brewing Arrives in Colorado

It’s not uncommon to hear “Colorado” and “Weed” in the same sentence, and rarely does it have anything to do with beer. As Colorado residents, we’re honestly pretty much over all the hype around legalized weed. However, when we heard that North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing was headed to Colorado, that was news that got us excited! Wicked Weed, named not after that type of weed but rather the hops that are used in beer making, is […]

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IPA Day and Our 11 Favorite Colorado IPAs

Happy IPA Day! Since 2011, the first Thursday in August is the day we stop to celebrate our favorite hoppy beer, the India pale ale (IPA). On this date, beer lovers and beer makers across the globe are invited to raise a glass of their favorite IPA and toast America’s most popular style of craft beer. Ashley Routson (@TheBeerWench) says it best in her IPA Day article on CraftBeer.com: “IPA Day is not the brainchild […]

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Summer Seasonals Worth Seeking Out

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend and you know what that means… we’re just counting the minutes until the weekend! The day before a holiday weekend is a tough day to get any real work done, so rather than write a whole long thing, we’re going to share a great news release we received recently from the Brewers Association. This article is really great as it features some incredible summer seasonal beers, and who doesn’t […]

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In Case You Missed It

Hey there. Yeah, we know, it’s been a while. It’s all very awkward to start writing again when we’ve been clearly negligent for several weeks…. or months. We won’t bore you with the same old stale excuses, but suffice it to say that major work projects and other happenings have just occupied all our time. In fact, we were gone so long that even our own beer blog didn’t recognize us… and we spent several […]

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New Belgium Collaborates With Old Belgium for Lips Of Faith 2016

This year New Belgium Brewing is celebrating their 25th anniversary. Can you even believe that? We’re pretty sure there is a joke in there about still calling them “New” Belgium after all these years. Clearly, they’re one of the old-timers in the craft beer scene. Still, we respect New Belgium Brewing too much to take this accomplishment lightly. After all, a hefty portion of today’s craft breweries wasn’t even a dream 25 years ago. Many […]

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Enough with the "beer bubble" already | BottleMakesThree.com

What Beer Bubble?

The Brewers Association released their annual growth figures last week, announcing that once again in 2015 craft brewers continue to experience double-digit market growth. Our news feeds were quick to fill up with articles about the beer industry growth and the continued success of craft breweries nationwide. But then, right on time, an all too familiar topic reared its ugly head: is this just another sign that the “beer bubble” is ready to burst?

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Cats, Robots and Little Machine Beer

For those of you paying attention, it’s been a few weeks since we posted anything substantial on Bottle Makes Three. A variety of things have stood in the way of our writing. You can chalk a lot of it up to the typical “busy time of the year” excuse I make each fall because these last few months of each calendar year do get pretty stressful at work. But beyond that, I just have been […]

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Constellation Brands to Purchase Ballast Point Brewing

This morning it was announced that Constellation Brands has reached an agreement to purchase Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. This will bring a large craft beer product to the Constellation Brands portfolio. Currently Constellation Brands owns beers such as Corona and Modelo, as well as wine and spirits, including Robert Mondavi and Svedka Vodka. Now before you wonder how yet another craft beer company can sell out to big business, consider this: Constellation Brands is […]

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Thirsty Throwback Thursday

Autumn has finally arrived in Colorado! It’s not that we’re complaining about the sunny, 80-degree weather that we enjoyed last weekend. It’s just that we’re ready to put away the shorts and get into some sweater weather. Ideally, we’d like to do that before the snow arrives, you know, if that’s not too much to ask. Now that the temperature has finally dropped a bit, if the rain would just leave town then we’d be […]

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