Category: Travel

Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co, Great Falls, Montana

Our Top 10 Montana Craft Beers

As we shared with you yesterday, we visited Great Falls, Montana this summer for the Beer Now Conference. While in Great Falls we visited a few breweries, enjoy several beer tastings, and attended the Montana Brew Fest. Suffice it to say, we sampled a LOT of Montana beer. That’s not a brag or a confession, that’s just a fact. #BeerBloggerProblems So, what did we learn on our summer beercation? We’re so happy you asked! We […]

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Great Falls: Montana’s Basecamp for Beer and Adventure

When you think of a Montana adventure, you may not immediately think of Great Falls. After all, it’s not the largest city in Montana. It’s not the state capital or home of either of the states great national parks. Great Falls isn’t home to the most breweries either. Still, we think Great Falls it the perfect place for your next beercation. Hear us out… We visited Great Falls this summer for the Beer Now Conference […]

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Exploring the Off-Centered World of Dogfish Head

Last week many in the craft beer industry were shocked by the news of the Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head Brewery merger. Certainly, you’ve seen the news and read the reaction comments and stories from every beer geek and their brother. Everyone has an opinion, including us, but you’ll be happy to know that isn’t what this story is about. This story is about our love of Dogfish Head, and last summer when we […]

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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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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 Comprehensive Guide to Oktoberfest | BottleMakesThree.com

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: Beers, Beaches, and Family

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, Mills River NC | Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest beer | BottleMakesThree.com

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.

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