Category: Breweries

Breweries… the magical place where beers are born.

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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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. Okay, so maybe the fact that we love beer and breweries isn’t exactly our best kept secret. But it could surprise you to know that we love visiting breweries for much more than just beer. Truth be told, we love the whole experience of visiting a great brewery taproom. We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, the fun people, and making […]

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There’s Much To Enjoy at Westbound & Down Brewing Company

Every weekend we awake with a similar goal in mind. No matter how busy our schedules may otherwise be, we strive to fit one new (or new to us) brewery into our agenda. It helps us try new places, and gives us time to press pause on our otherwise busy day to catch up over a couple of beers. It’s not really hard to find the time to stop somewhere for a few beers. Truthfully, […]

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Creede Brewing Company in Denver, CO |

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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Starting The Year with Odd Beers: Odd13 Brewing Inc

Hi there… remember us? Yes, we know it’s been a while. Hell if you want to be technical, we haven’t posted since last year! All joking aside, December was a little rough for us, so we decided we needed a sabbatical until the new year. Then when New Year’s Day came and went, we just needed a little more time to get motivated. Now we’re halfway through January and wondering where the heck the time has […]

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Little Machine Beer, Denver CO |

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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Dead Hippie Brewing, Sheridan CO |

Dead Hippie Brewing Now Open in Sheridan

Dead Hippie Brewing quietly opened their doors and started serving pints last weekend. How many breweries does that give us now? Who the heck knows, we’ve totally given up on keeping track. Whatever the number, we’re always happy to welcome a new craft establishment to the scene! This newest neighborhood spot officially unlocked their doors on Thursday, October 22, and we stopped by their first Saturday to check them out. We even ran into a few of […]

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Wibby Brewing, For the Love of Lager

Walk down the beer coolers at your local beer store and you’re likely to see two things: lots of American adjunct lagers made by big-name breweries, and (hopefully) a large variety of craft ales from smaller, local craft beer brewers. For a long time it seemed that was the way the beer coolers were divided: Mass-produced lagers for the light beer drinkers, and crafty ales for the more discriminating craft beer fans. If your bottle shop has a decent craft beer […]

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CO-Brew Brewery & Homebrew Shop in Denver, CO |

We’re Brewing Again, Thanks To CO-Brew

It’s ridiculous that it took us so long to get to CO-Brew. This homebrew shop and brewery has been open a few months, and they’re less than a block from my office. We literally drive past them every day on our commute home from work, yet we hadn’t stopped. One night after work we finally got a sign that we should stop in for a beer. In fact, it was this sign: As soon as […]

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Factotum Brewhouse, Denver CO |

Enjoy Great Beer & Win GABF Tickets at Factotum Brewhouse

This weekend we finally made it by Factotum Brewhouse in Sunnyside. It’s was an unplanned stop so we only had enough time to try two pints, but our first impression was that we left pretty damn impressed. The beer was great, the taproom was really cool, and the staff was as friendly as you’ll find at any brewery. If we didn’t have another obligation we could have stayed and chatted all day. You can read more […]

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Sierra Nevada, Mills River NC | Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest beer |

Sierra Nevada at Mills River

There are over 3000 breweries operating in the United States, with more opening nearly every day. While they all certainly have their individual merits, there are only a handful breweries that can be considered true tourist destinations. During last month’s trip to Asheville for the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference we were able to visit one of these destination breweries: Sierra Nevada in Mills River. The Sierra Nevada Mills River brewery is just a quick drive down I-26 […]

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Fermaentra Brewing and Tap Room, Denver CO |

Escaping Reality at FERMÆNTRA

I know it seems like all we do is visit great breweries and drink craft beer. If only that were true. In reality we both work totally beer-free desk jobs Monday through Friday. We sit at our computers all day long, trying to solve problems and put out figurative fires for our employers, all without a single craft beverage in sight. To be honest we both really enjoy our day jobs, at least most of the time. […]

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Odyssey Beerwerks in Arvada, CO | via

Odyssey Beerwerks: Cold Beer in a Warm Setting

Remember how just a few short weeks ago we were complaining about rain? And how last month we had snow? Well, all of that is long gone, and summertime has finally arrived in Colorado. Now our days are filled with sunshine and warm temperatures, while are nights are cool and lovely. If you live anywhere outside of Colorado right now, you should be jealous. It’s simply wonderful here this time of year. All that sunshine and […]

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Farm House Restaurant at Breckenridge Brewery, Littleton CO |

The Farm House Restaurant at Breckenridge Brewery

Breckenridge Brewery will be celebrating the grand opening of their new $36-million brewery campus in Littleton this weekend. Unless you received a Golden Ticket for an early tour opportunity, the first opportunity to tour the new space will be this Sunday, June 22nd. It seems that Sunday’s tours are already booked up, but future tours can be scheduled online. Tours are offered four times a day, Wednesday through Monday. While the brewery opens their doors […]

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Great Divide 21st Anniversary |

Great Divide Brewing’s 21st Anniversary Party

Yesterday we went to the future site of Great Divide Brewing Co to celebrate for their 21st Anniversary. The new space is almost complete, with a full kegging and canning line already installed. This location will also serve as their barrel storage facility, and although they plan on keeping their current Arapahoe Street establishment open, eventually a full brew house and tasting room will be added at he new site, too. While the space isn’t quite done, they still […]

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