Technically speaking, Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Company is the youngest of our five Castle Rock craft breweries. But while they’ve been open for business only 4 months, the story behind this brewery is at least 5 years old. And while it’s taken years for the family behind Wild Blue Yonder to convert their dream of a brewery to reality, it only goes to proves the adage that good things come to those who wait.
When we met BURLY Brewing Company founder George Goodman in late 2017, he shared with us his dream for the brewery he planned to open in Castle Rock. His brewery would feature a large, comfortable gathering space, filled with natural woods and custom-made decor. There would be a stage for live music inside, a patio for enjoying the scenery outside, and a private room where small groups could gather. His brewhouse would be large enough […]
Castle Rock, Colorado may have more than 62,000 residents, but it’s the biggest little small town you’ll ever visit. Live here for a while and frequent our town restaurants, bars, and breweries, and eventually, you’ll realize you start to recognize all the faces. We didn’t know anyone in Castle Rock when we moved here in 2005. Over the years we’ve made countless friends and acquaintances. It means we (mostly) don’t go out looking as grungy […]
Today marks the beginning of Castle Rock Craft Beer Week, which takes place now through March 3. As proud Castle Rock residents we want to join the celebration of our local craft beer scene by shining a spotlight on our five Castle Rock craft breweries this week. We are kicking things off today with a look at the longest running brewpub in Douglas County: Rockyard Brewing Company.
What do you get when you combine the 4th of July with a 5th Anniversary party and a 2 craft beer geeks like us? You get a summer party that’s cranked up to 11! At least, that was our experience when we went to Colorado Springs for Red Leg Brewing Company’s 5th Anniversary Party. We attended the shindig with our buddy and honorary BMT member for the day, Chris. Red Leg Brewing Company certainly knows how […]
Durango, Colorado is a special town and very close to our heart. For the past several years we’ve been one of the many folks who make the trek to Durango every summer. Initially, our trips were all about the beer, but very quickly the visits grew into so much more. Now we visit Durango for the charm of the town itself. We love the buildings filled with history, the incredible beauty, the long list of […]
Last week was a very good week for WeldWerks Truth be told, the last few years have gone pretty well for WeldWerks Brewing Company. Considering the success and name recognition that this Greeley-based brewery has achieved in just three years, they definitely don’t have anything to complain about. But even by those standards, last week was particularly awesome.
The wait is finally over. Thirsty Monk Denver opened their doors to the public yesterday. We are so happy to welcome them to our local craft beer scene! Thirsty Monk arrives in Denver with a strong reputation as a brewer of Belgian-Rooted Modern Ales and operator of world-recognized craft beer bars. Founded in 2008 in Asheville, North Carolina, Thirsty Monk currently operates four locations in Asheville. More recently they expanded to add Portland, Oregon’s Bazi […]
It took longer than we expected, but we are back! Well, if we’re being honest, we’re back-ish. We have wrapped up most of the things that have kept us so overwhelmed and busy the past few months, which is great. Unfortunately, we still haven’t been anywhere or done anything, so there’s not a lot to share…. yet. That all changes tonight, when we finally get back out there, visit some breweries, and get back to […]
If you’ve ever driven west on Interstate 70 from Denver to Evergreen, you’ve certainly seen the sign for El Rancho. We’ve certainly driven past it dozens of times. But if you’ve seen that sign and thought that El Rancho was just another small mountain town, boy do we have news for you. Located just off I-70 at Exit 251, El Rancho isn’t a town at all. El Rancho is a destination; a part of Colorado […]
Hellooo friends of Bottle Makes Three! Yes, it’s been a while. We know we’ve been bad beer bloggers. We took some time off around the holidays, not by choice really, but because we were just so busy. But today we’re back, and we are excited to say that we’re more energized than ever! We can’t wait to get back to sharing our beer adventures! In fact, we just visited a “new to us” brewery this weekend, Evergreen […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]