Category: Beer

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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Celebrate AHA Big Brew on Saturday, May 6

We know that there’s already a lot to celebrate this weekend, However, we found one more reason for you to raise a pint of great beer this weekend. This Saturday, May 6, is AHA Big Brew. What is Big Brew? In honor of National Homebrew Day, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates AHA Big Brew annually on the first Saturday in May. Big Brew is a toast to the nation’s homebrewers and their shared love and appreciation for homebrewed […]

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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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