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.

Beer And Pretzels: Celebrating National Pretzel Day

Today we’re happy to bring you the first post in a new series here at Bottle Makes Three: the Beer And series. Each month we will take a look at at Beer And… something. That something could be a food, a holiday, a place, an activity… or just about anything else. After all, beer makes everything better. Okay, maybe not everything… but most things can be improved when you just add beer. Today we’re kicking off this series with […]

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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 the Reinheitsgebot? The German Reinheitsgebot (pronounced “Rine […]

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Let’s Celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week!

Beginning today, the Colorado Brewers Guild and breweries will host hundreds of events in celebration of Colorado Craft Beer Week. So beginning today and continuing all week, we urge you to get out there and experience why Colorado is known as the state of craft beer! Now we could list out a bunch of events for you, but we decided against doing that this year (with one exception… keep reading). After all, it’s time you learn […]

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

We are continuing our sneak peak 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 Releases Great Divide Brewing Co 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. Like […]

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Celebrate Stout Month at Mountain Sun Breweries

Hellooooo February! It is no small accomplishment that we managed to survive the first month of 2017. So far this year has seen people pretty divided, but February is the month that we turn the corner. After all, this is the month when we finally give up on those resolutions and get down with a heart-shaped box of chocolate temptation. But if you’re more into beer than candy and flowers, there’s a whole other reason […]

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Hey guys, guess what? It’s 2017! We finally made it out of the dumpster fire that was 2016 and can once again be optimistic about the start of a new year. Or at least that’s how I was feeling on New Year’s Day, just before I got hit with the flu bug. We can’t blame 2017 for the virus, clearly the bug was just one final attack from 2016. Well played, 2016. You found a […]

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A Procrastinators Guide to Great Last-Minute Beer Gifts | BottleMakesThree.com

A Procrastinators Guide to Great Last-Minute Beer Gifts

Christmastime is almost here! Are you still struggling with what to get that special beer-loving someone in your life? Or maybe you need a gift idea for someone not-so-special – like the coworker you barely know, or the distant cousin that’s coming in town for the holiday? It doesn’t matter who is on your shopping list this year. If you are buying for someone who likes beer, we have some great ideas for you again […]

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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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It’s Awfully Quiet

It’s been incredibly quiet around here lately, and for that we’re really sorry. Our extended absence wasn’t planned, but it was necessary. The past few months, maybe even the last year, has been totally ridiculous. To say we’ve been busy would be an understatement. We were drowning in obligations and responsibilities. Sometimes they were boring things that we just had to get done. Other times we were admittedly busy having too much fun to slow down […]

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Colorado Brewers Win Big at GABF

The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) wrapped up on Saturday evening after yet another fun and successful event. We’ve had a full two days to recover from attending the fest, so we’ll be bringing you several stories recapping the event over the next several days. However the biggest news is perhaps the GABF beer competition, so today, lets talk about medals!

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The Do's and Don'ts of GABF | BottleMakesThree.com

The Do’s and Don’ts of GABF

This week we’ll be celebrating the 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF.) Seriously, 35 Years! To put that in perspective, when this festival started in 1982, your Bottle Makes Three team were too young to even legally drink beer. And we’re pretty old, so that is saying a lot! When GABF started 35 years ago it was well before the craft beer boom of recent years. At the first GABF festival there were only 24 breweries […]

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Experience Everything GABF Has to Offer (Spoiler: It’s More Than Just Beer Samples)

It’s just one week until the kickoff of the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and we couldn’t be more excited! Over the next several days, brewers and beer lovers from across the country will make their way to Denver for the 35th anniversary of this annual celebration of American beer. Leading up to the event your Bottle Makes Three team will be posting several articles to help you get prepared and pumped for the kickoff of GABF. So […]

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