Calling all spirit sippers, cocktail connoisseurs, and whiskey worshipers! The Colorado Distillers Guild and Two Parts are presenting the first ever Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival this Saturday, February 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This unique tasting event will highlight more than 40 of the state’s finest spirit artisans, all under one roof at Mile High Station in Denver.
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 It was on this day 84 years ago that prohibition was repealed after 13 long, dry years.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, […]
Synergy (noun): A state in which two or more things work together in a particularly fruitful way that produces an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. Expressed also as “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” It’s no surprise that most beer drinkers enjoy whiskey and vice versa. A shot of whiskey with a beer chaser is such a common combo, it even has its own name: the Boilermaker. […]
Last Saturday Chris and I and several friends stopped by Laws Whiskey House to celebrate the launch of their new Wheat Whiskey. Now we don’t pretend to know much about whiskey, but we know what we like, and this was some good stuff. At the release party we enjoyed whiskey flights, a really fantastic whiskey cocktail, and received a tour of the distillery. It was the first open house event of the year for Laws […]
Just when you thought we were finished talking about barrels, we have another barrel-filled story to get your mouth-watering. The interesting thing about these barrels is that they have some history. From whiskey to beer and back again, these barrels have had quite the adventure. These are the barrels that helped to make Jameson Caskmates.
On Tuesday, Jameson Irish Whiskey announced that they are expanding their collaboration program, Drinking Buddies, to include five American craft breweries. One of the collaborations we can expect to see is with Great Divide Brewing Co, who will be brewing The Smoothness, a dark lager aged in Jameson barrels. We’re really excited to try these Jameson-barrel aged beers and to watch the video series that is going to document the story of each of the […]
Te amo tequila. Sure, I can say that now, but it wasn’t always that way. Tequila and I have had some falling outs over the years. The first one I remember happened shortly after turning 21. That’s when a night of tequila shots and dancing led to me having to shampoo out my roommate’s car the next day. Don’t ask. For years I couldn’t even smell tequila (or even limes, for being an accessory to […]
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain We don’t know about too much, but now and then it’s fun to set the beer stein aside and belly up to the bar for something a bit stronger. Recently we got just the opportunity to do that thanks to Yelp Denver and the folks over at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.
“If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!” – Irish Saying St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and given that it falls on a Monday this year, we are beginning the celebration tonight! I’m sure you will have no problems finding St. Patrick’s Day parties around town this weekend, and by Monday you may need to take things down a notch. I know we plan to party hard all weekend, but then […]