Category: Happenings

All the best hoppy happenings, beer festivals, and events.

The end of prohibition, December 5, 1933

Celebrate Repeal Day & Party Like It’s 1933 at the Cruise Room

Happy Repeal Day! Today marks an important day in American history for all of you fellow libation lovers out three. It was on this day 84 years ago that prohibition was finally repealed after 13 long, dry years. Prohibition was a dark time for the country, and we don’t say that just because we like booze. The 18th Amendment, which was ratified on January 29, 1919, and took effect in early 1920, prohibited the manufacturing, transportation and sale […]

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GABF Preparedness: Make a Plan with the My GABF App

In 9 days the Great American Beer Festival kicks off in Denver. Are you ready? On October 5 the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will once again open their doors in Denver, delivering three days of fun served 1-ounce at a time! We are so excited to be partaking in all the GABF activities again this year. And now that the countdown is in the single-digit territory, it’s time to finalize our plan of attack. […]

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Drinking in Durango: Our Weekend Trip to Ska Brewing's 22nd Anniversary Party | BottleMakesThree.com

A Day of Drinking in Durango: Our Trip to Ska Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Party

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 […]

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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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August Beer Fests & Events

It’s August, can you believe it? Where has the time gone? Another month is behind us and the summer is slowly winding down. Now is the time to get out there and enjoy the warm weather and cold beer, so without further ado, let’s make some August plans! But first… it’s GABF ticket time! While we are planning ahead, don’t forget that today is the day that Great American Beer Festival tickets go on sale. […]

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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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Bucket List Ticket: GABF Paired

In just over a week, tickets sales will begin for the 36th Annual Great American Beer Festival. You’ll have to act fast to snag a GABF ticket, or you’ll be stuck trying to get one on the aftermarket. However as popular as GABF is there is one ticket even hotter and harder to come by: a ticket to Paired, the beer and food pairing event within GABF. You’ll need a great timing, luck, and a member […]

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Cheers from the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, in Salida Colorado | BottleMakesThree.com

Our First Time: Salida & The Colorado Brewers Rendezvous

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 […]

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July Beer Fests & Featured Events

Happy July everyone! Today marks the start of one of our favorite months of the year. July is the perfect month for backyard barbecues, fun outdoor activities, and celebrations with family and friends. Plus it’s the month we celebrate America with patriotic explosions in the sky. Who doesn’t love that?! In Colorado July is hella hot, but that doesn’t bother us. In fact the scorching hot weather is the perfect excuse to enjoy some cold […]

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Countdown to GABF 2017: The Dates You Need To Know

This past Tuesday, June 20th was the Summer Solstice, aka the longest day of the year. We love that summer is finally in full-gear, but it’s also a bit sad that we’ve already passed the halfway mark. From here on out days will slowly get shorter until, before you know it, summer turns into autumn. Before you think we’re being all Debbie-Downer about summer ending, we’re not. We know there are plenty of warm, sunny […]

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Denver Beer Co's new Arvada Taproom. Grand Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Photo Credit: Denver Beer Co) | BottleMakesThree.com

Denver Beer Co Arvada Tap Room Opens June 17

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 […]

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June Beer Fests & Events

Happy Friday everyone! Not only is today Friday, but it’s National Doughnut Day! To quote Homer Simpson.. “Woohoo!” It’s also the first weekend of June, which to us, feels like the true start of summer. The days are longer and warmer, which means more time for outdoor fun. We should be enjoying lovely weather this weekend. So what are your plans? If you don’t already have some fun times penciled into your schedule, we have […]

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#BeerItForward for American Craft Beer Week

This week marks the 12th Annual American Craft Beer Week, the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. In all 50 states you’ll find fund ACBW special events celebrating the diversity, creativity and passion of craft beer. However, if like us you can’t get out to celebrate much during the work week, don’t worry! The weekend is nearly here, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy some local craft beer! Perhaps the […]

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Celebrate AHA Big Brew on Saturday, May 6

We know that there’s already a lot to celebrate this weekend, However, we found one more reason for you to raise a pint of great beer this weekend. This Saturday, May 6, is AHA Big Brew. What is Big Brew? In honor of National Homebrew Day, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates AHA Big Brew annually on the first Saturday in May. Big Brew is a toast to the nation’s homebrewers and their shared love and appreciation for homebrewed […]

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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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