Category: Happenings

Living the Dream Brewing Hosts 1st Annual Barrel & Brews

On Saturday, December 9, 2018, Living the Dream Brewing is hosting their first barrel aged beer event. At the 1st Annual Barrel & Brews, they will be releasing four barrel-aged beers “In the Backwoods” at Living the Dream. But wait… there’s more! In addition to the great barrel releases from Living the Dream, enjoy special chocolate pairings from the Chocolate Therapist. Each chocolate has been specially designed to complement the four barrel-aged beers. 

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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 there. It was on this day 84 years ago that prohibition was repealed after 13 long, dry years.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, […]

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Colorado GABF Winners & Award Ceremony Highlights

The 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition concluded on Saturday. The ceremony awarded 293 gold, silver and bronze medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus 3 GABF Pro-Am teams of homebrewers & professionals. Colorado breweries claimed 38 of these medals, maintaining the same medal count as they’ve had the previous two years. In a competition that saw a total of 7,923 entries from 2,217 breweries, maintaining 38 is […]

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The Great American Beer Festival: So Much More Than Beer

Just one more day and the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will finally be here! Tomorrow several thousand excited beer lovers will put on their pretzel necklaces and head towards the Colorado Convention Center, anxiously awaiting the doors to open for the first day of GABF. But what will be waiting for them inside those doors?  Obviously quite a lot of beer, but what else? The thing that makes the Great American Beer Festival […]

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Denver Beer Week Brings Beer-Filled Events Beyond GABF

Guess what friends? The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is now just TWO short days away. The wait is almost over! But if even 2 days is too long, we have even better news for you, because Denver Beer Week has already begun, bringing plenty of great beer events to the Mile High City and beyond. Denver Beer Week takes place the 9 days leading up to GABF,  from September 29 through October 7. During this […]

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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

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 Bottle Makes Three. We have both been pretty busy with the day jobs, but we’ve still managed to squeeze in a few adventures. For example, last weekend we escaped the daily grind long enough to squeeze in a quick trip to Durango for the Ska Anniversary Party. […]

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A Toast For You on National Beer Lover’s Day

Friends of Bottle Makes Three, stop everything…. today is National Beer Lover’s Day! Isn’t Every Day National Beer Lover’s Day? Yes, it’s true that we love beer every day. Still, someone decided that annually on September 7 we should officially celebrate National Beer Lover’s Day and who are we to stop them? Clearly, it’s just a silly, made-up internet holiday. But if we’re going to celebrate every other weird holiday (I’m looking at you, Talk Like a […]

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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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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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