Category: Breweries

Lone Tree Brewing Brings Great Beers to the ‘Burbs

Our visit to Lone Tree Brewing Company was more about meeting up with friends than sampling all their beers, so we both stuck with one variety the whole night.  Jeff stuck with the Hoptree IPA, and I had the Puddle Jumper Pale Ale.  Both were good, with strong hop aromas and flavors.  Of course the Hoptree was much more aggressively hopped, at 80 IBUs.  Still, the Puddle Jumper had a good deal of hop bitterness […]

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Reminiscing over Beers and Burgers at Pints Pub

Pints Pub holds a special place in our hearts.   Jeff and I visited Pints on our first date more than 13 years ago.   After meeting at happy hour, I told Jeff I was pretty new to the area and hadn’t gotten out too much.  He offered to take me out on the town, and that first night out we stopped at three Denver bars.  Our first stop was at Heavenly Daze, which I think was […]

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It’s Friday and We’re In Love…. with Arvada Beer Company

Today was full of surprises.  We started the night with a BBQ class we took because of a great Groupon offer.  The class at Ruff’s Barbecue Shoppe was great.  Not only did we learn a lot, but after the class we got to grub on a seriously amazing barbecue dinner!  We really hadn’t planned on a full dinner being included with our class, so at 7pm when we were finished, we were ready for some […]

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Copper Kettle Brewing 1 Year Anniversary

We visited Copper Kettle Brewing Company this weekend, just in time for their One Year Anniversary celebration!   Apparently however, though our timing was right, we really blew it (according to a friend) by not having the best beer on their menu, the Mexican Chocolate Stout.  I mean, it was only a GABF Gold Medal Winner.  Ugh.  I guess we already need to plan a return trip. Since it was their anniversary weekend, Copper Kettle had much […]

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All Hopped Up at Bull & Bush

I’ve known about Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery for years, but not only have we never visited, I hadn’t even driven been by the place.  It’s kind of off the beaten path in Cherry Creek.  Maybe they like it that way, so that only those smart enough to come looking will find this hidden treasure of a pub.  It’s certainly not a newcomer to the scene, as Bull & Bush Pub has been around […]

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Frikin Friday at Dry Dock

We celebrated the end of the work week at Dry Dock Brewing for happy hour for their Friday firkin. Firkins are hit or miss with us. I like the experimental brews and will try them whenever and wherever they’re offered. Jeff on the other hand, doesn’t really like messing with a good thing. Since he’s not a big fruit or flavored beer fan, he often tries them but rarely thinks they’re better than the original. This week […]

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Spontaneous Brewery Crawl Stop 3: Strange Brewing Company

The third and final stop on our Spontaneous Saturday Pub Crawl was to Strange Brewing Company in Denver.   After our first two stops, we used the same logic to find brewery number three – what is nearby?   We were so happy to see that Strange Brewing was close, since we’ve been wanting to visit for a while.  We’ve had Strange Brewing beers at a few local beer festivals and seen their taps showing up at more […]

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Spontaneous Brewery Crawl Stop 2: Wits End Brewing

Our first stop on our spontaneous Saturday brewery-crawl was Del Norte Brewing.  To decide where our next stop would be, we just looked at the next closest brewery that we had never visited before.  We drove around a while before I could get my iPhone to cooperate with our search, but luckily we wandered right towards Wits End Brewing Company.  We have heard a lot about Wits End Brewing, most recently on American Craft Beer Radio, but […]

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Spontaneous Brewery Crawl Stop 1: Del Norte Brewing

Update: Del Norte closed their brewery in December 2012. It was a shocker, as they seemed to be doing well and were pretty widely distributed around Colorado. We’ll miss our Cincos and Mañanas, but we’ll always have our memories.  Adios amigos. This weekend we came to a realization.  If we’re going to accomplish our goal of visiting all the breweries in Colorado in a year, we really need to get moving.  One stop a weekend isn’t going […]

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Late Night at the Old Mill

Last night we were driving around in an unfamiliar neighborhood, wondering where to go for dinner. Chain restaurants all around, nothing was really enticing us to eat.  It was getting later and later, so heading towards home we finally saw the sign.  Specifically, we saw the bright white and red sign for The Old Mill Brewery & Grill in downtown Littleton.  Like moths to a flame, we headed towards the light and decided to try […]

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Great Minds Drink Alike at Great Divide Brewing Co

We weren’t planning on drinking away our Sunday afternoon. We went out to run a few errands and planned to spend the afternoon at home, getting ready for the week ahead. We had the best of intentions. But you know what? We have the best time when we just give up on our plans and go with the flow. It’s sort of a habit of ours, and that’s exactly what happened this particular Sunday.

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