Category: Travel

Beer Travel: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Milwaukee Breweries

Don’t call it a come back, because the brewery culture never left Milwaukee. That was the takeaway we got from our 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 […]

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Watch Out, Milwaukee – We’re Coming For Your Beer.

Hey there, Milwaukee. You don’t know us, but we’ve sure heard a lot about you. You’ve got a reputation as a serious beer city. There are songs about what made you famous, and the tales of you once being the top beer producing city in the world. We’ve heard all about your good old days as the Capitol of Beer, home to the biggest breweries: Miller, Pabst, Schliltz, Blatz, Shotz… Wait… we’re just learning that […]

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The Beer Drinking American’s Guide to Oktoberfest: Part 3

Today we wrap up our guest writer series on Oktoberfest. We hope you’ve found the information helpful, and it inspires you to make a trip to the annual Bavarian beer fest. If you missed the earlier posts, make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2, so you’re armed with all the tips you need to make the most of Oktoberfest. Today in Part 3 we take a look beyond the beer, to the sights to take […]

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The Beer Drinking American’s Guide to Oktoberfest: Part 2

This week we are looking beyond our Colorado borders at Germany, with a series on Oktoberfest penned by our buddy Rob. In writing these posts, Rob is sharing his experience from many trips to Oktoberfest and providing you with what he wished he knew when he first set out to Munich. The Beer Drinking American’s Comprehensive Guide To Oktoberfest is being published in three parts. Yesterday we shared Part 1: The Festival, The Beer The […]

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The Beer Drinking American’s Guide to Oktoberfest: Part 1

At Bottle Makes Three, we like to think we know a bit about beer. If you want a beer recommendation, need a great beer & food pairing, or if you want to know the best up-and-coming Colorado breweries, we’ve got you covered. Unfortunately when it comes to beer beyond our U.S. borders, we have a lot to learn. So if you come to us about Oktoberfest, we can certainly point you to several great local […]

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Exploring Florida’s Beers and Beaches

Jeff and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Florida for a quick vacation. We were lucky to spend several days in the Sunshine State to visit family and enjoy a little fun in the sun. It was a long overdue trip to visit my parents, and the time went by way too fast. However, we did manage to sneak in some time to further explore the beer scene, at least in the areas we […]

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To All the 2016 Beer Bloggers Conference Attendees

There is less than a month before the 2016 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference (BBC) storms the shore of Tampa Bay, much like the pirates who invade by ship each year during Gasparilla. If you’ve been to the conference before, we don’t have to tell you what a fun trip this will be. If you haven’t, well, we’ve written before about how incredible the BBC is and I’m sure this year will be no different. If you write about beer in […]

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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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Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference: Live Beer Blogging Recap

This past Monday we returned from the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference in Asheville. We came home from North Carolina with suitcases full of beer and volumes of incredible stories, the latter of which we’ll be sharing with you over the upcoming days and weeks. However we wanted to waste no time bringing you our Live Beer Blogging recap, since this is the event that we’re most often asked about when we’re discussing the conference. Live Beer Blogging is best compared to speed […]

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BMT does BBC, Part Deux

Hey everyone! You may notice things have been a bit quiet around the Bottle Makes Three blog this week. Well, that’s because your Bottle Makes Three team is on the road in beautiful and beer-filled North Carolina! We’re invading the Tar Heel State this week for the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference and we could not be more excited! Last year we attended our first Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference in San Diego and it was incredible. […]

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8 Tips for Enjoying Beer While Travelling

We Will Travel For Beer Jeff and I love to travel, and we love beer, so it’s a thrill to visit new places and get to explore their local beer scene. In just a few days we’ll be flying across the country to North Carolina for our next beer trip, to the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference. This is our second year attending the conference (you can read about last year’s trip here) and we’ve been counting down […]

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