Everybody loves Colorado. With our beautiful scenery, countless sunny days, snow-capped mountains and vast plains, what’s not to love? It seems like everyone wants to be in Colorado, including some big names in craft beer. The second half of 2018 brought several well-knewn breweries to Colorado, or at more accurately, to our liquor store coolers…
Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Tonight as we ring in a new year, we’ll also be bidding farewell to an 85-year Colorado tradition – 3.2 beer. Beginning January 1, 2019 retailers across the state who previously only sold 3.2 beer will be stocking the full-strength stuff. Today we’re going to look back at how we got here, and look ahead at what this change means for independent liquor stores and craft beer makers.
What do you get when you combine the 4th of July with a 5th Anniversary party and a 2 craft beer geeks like us? You get a summer party that’s cranked up to 11! At least, that was our experience when we went to Colorado Springs for Red Leg Brewing Company’s 5th Anniversary Party. We attended the shindig with our buddy and honorary BMT member for the day, Chris. Red Leg Brewing Company certainly knows how […]
Happy National Leave Work Early Day! What, that’s not a thing? Well, we think it should be, and now that it’s on the internet you should probably just go ahead and claim that it’s legit. We’re happy to help you start your Memorial Day Weekend festivities early. In fact, if you’re still looking for something awesome to do over your three-day holiday weekend, we have the perfect suggestion: BURLY Brewing Company is opening in Castle Rock […]
Colorado craft beer scored big at the 2018 World Beer Cup. At the award ceremony held in Nashville last night, 28 World Beer Cup awards were given to Colorado breweries, including 7 golds medals. Winners came from cities throughout the state and included several returning champs plus many first-time winners. And while Colorado received 4 fewer awards than they did at the last World Beer Cup, 28 is an incredible accomplishment considering this year’s competition […]
Pints For a Purpose: Equal Hopportunity Pineapple IPA Taps Tomorrow, Benefiting the Pink Boots Society
Need a reason to stop for a beer tomorrow? We’ve got a great one! On Tuesday, April 10, the Denver Chapter of the Pink Boots Society will be releasing their latest brew, Equal Hopportunity Pineapple IPA. The beer will be tapped at more than a dozen local breweries and businesses tomorrow. Each site has agreed to donate all profits from the sale of Equal Hopportunity to the Pink Boots Society, which funds educational and scholarship […]
It took longer than we expected, but we are back! Well, if we’re being honest, we’re back-ish. We have wrapped up most of the things that have kept us so overwhelmed and busy the past few months, which is great. Unfortunately, we still haven’t been anywhere or done anything, so there’s not a lot to share…. yet. That all changes tonight, when we finally get back out there, visit some breweries, and get back to […]
A new craft brewery is coming to the Town of Castle Rock. BURLY Brewing Company has officially started construction on their new brewery and taproom. Now the countdown is on for them to become Castle Rock’s fourth craft brewery by early 2018. This is exciting news if you’re a Castle Rocker like us, or if you need a reason besides the outlet mall make more frequent trips to Castle Rock. We met BURLY Brewing Company founder […]
When you take a taste of your favorite beer, do you ever stop to think about the ingredients? If you do, you no doubt think about the hops, the malt and the yeast that come together just perfectly to create the flavor you love. But how often do you consider the other necessary ingredient in your beer, the water? There is more water in your beer than all the other ingredients combined, yet it’s often the […]
Fort Collins has no lack of great craft breweries, but that doesn’t make saying goodbye to one any easier. This weekend Fort Collins Brewery is saying farewell to the city they have served for 14 years. The brewery was sold to Canada based Red Truck Beer Company in May 2017. Red Truck is discontinuing the Fort Collins Brewery brand and closing the brewery, as they plan on opening their own brewpub in this space next […]
One week before America celebrates Independence Day, the Brewers Association has announced their own declaration of independence. In a press release yesterday the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit small and independent craft brewers trade group, revealed the launch of their independent craft brewer seal. This new seal will help consumers better identify beers which are certified as being made by small, independent craft brewers. About the Independent Craft Brewer Seal The independent craft brewer seal features an iconic beer […]
Hey everyone, happy Friday! We know that you don’t want to be at work today, so why not check out our roundup of this week’s beer news. We’ll even throw in a bonus update on what’s been up with your pals at Bottle Makes Three… not that you asked. Enjoy! What’s Up With BMT You may have noticed we’ve been pretty quiet around here. Or maybe you didn’t. Either way, the past few weeks your […]
It’s been admittedly quiet around here. Never fear, your faithful Bottle Makes Three team has just been busy catching up from vacation and gearing up for GABF, so we’ve been neglectful in our posts. We’ll be back full steam next week. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of beer news from other great sites to hold you over.
The beer scene is booming in Fort Collins! In the past few days two new breweries have opened their doors. Well, sort of. Brewery number one is new, and brewery number two is Three Four, who has been selling beer for a while, just not Three Four Beer beer. Confused? It’s simple really! Below is a quick preview of both new breweries. We hope to make the trek out to Fort Collins to visit them […]
It’s not uncommon to hear “Colorado” and “Weed” in the same sentence, and rarely does it have anything to do with beer. As Colorado residents, we’re honestly pretty much over all the hype around legalized weed. However, when we heard that North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing was headed to Colorado, that was news that got us excited! Wicked Weed, named not after that type of weed but rather the hops that are used in beer making, is […]