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Happy Repeal Day!

In Beer by Chris

What better than Repeal Day to finally post another Bottle Makes Three entry, am I right? Yes, it’s been quite a while since we’ve added any fun beer-adventures to our modest little beer blog.  We wish that there was some amazing story to explain such a long sabbatical, but the truth is that we just got crazy busy.  Though we …

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What’s Brewing in Boulder

In Exploring Colorado by Chris

For us, summer just isn’t complete if we don’t get to spend a nice sunny afternoon in Boulder.   Surrounded by beautiful mountain views is some of the best hiking, shopping, food and drink that Colorado has to offer.  There is always something happening in Boulder, and this weekend, we took a spur of the moment trip to see what fun …

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AHA Rally at Oskar Blues

In Beer by Chris

When we heard that there was going to be an AHA Rally at Oskar Blues in Longmont, we wasted no time RSVP’ing!  Last summer I attended the AHA Rally at Wynkoop Brewing, and it was a blast, but Jeff was out-of-town and totally missed out.  This time, we were both going to be there to mingle with other homebrewers, sample …

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Oktoberfest!

In Beer by Chris

Summer is coming to an end my friends. The days of backyard barbecues, sunny patios and short sleeves will soon be behind us, replaced by shorter days, cooler evenings, and falling leaves. Since we both grew up in warmer climates (Arizona for Jeff, Florida for me) it’s always a little sad to see summertime end. The thought of packing up …

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A Firkin and a Fundraiser

In Beer, Beer News by Chris

TGIF! It’s finally Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with a firkin and a fundraiser? We started our Friday happy hour at Great Divide, where they had a firkin of Sticky Icky, a pale ale that has been “wet hopped” with some fresh local hops. Call me a sucker for a firkin, but when I heard about this …

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Behind the Scenes at CB and Potts

In Featured Brewery by Chris

We’ve visited CB and Potts a lot lately.  After all, we play kickball on Thursday nights near the Highlands Ranch CB and Potts location, and they offered us great beer deals for our post-game celebrations.  I have to say, they’ve really won us over.  Originally we sort of wrote this off as another chain restaurant that brews beer that isn’t …

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Prost!

In Featured Brewery by Chris

In German the word means “cheers” or “bottoms up!’ and is a delivered as a toast to wish good health to one’s drinking companions.   In Denver, Prost now has a second meaning, as a place to visit when you want to enjoy some delicious, authentic German bier.  We joined Prost Brewing for their grand opening celebration on August 23rd and …

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Brews and Booze in Las Vegas

In Beer Travel by Chris

Yes this posting is coming a little late.  What can I say, time really does fly when you’re having fun. There were no Colorado breweries visited last week, but for good reason.  We decided to ditch Denver for a long weekend in Las Vegas!   Las Vegas is a favorite getaway of ours; in fact, we love Vegas so much that …

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Happy IPA Day, and Other Reasons to Drink!

In Beer by Chris

We may not have made visits to any breweries this past week, but we did still manage to fit in a few good beers.   Saturday night was spent in Jessica and Shawn’s backyard for some burgers, backyard games, and of course, a few beers.  Jeff got there early and helped ShawnyB brew up a batch of Strawberry Beer.   It looks …

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Catching Up with Old Friends

In Beer by Chris

Wow! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, and especially if that fun involves some delicious craft brews. We visited several Colorado breweries over the last two weeks and haven’t had much time to spare to write about them. To rectify things as quickly and efficiently as possible, here’s a quick recap of the places we’ve gone and the …

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Fond Memories at Hops

In Featured Brewery by Chris

Update: Sadly, as of 2014 Hops Restaurant & Breweries have closed their doors in Colorado, and most of the U.S. According to their website, there is one location left in Virginia. So pour out one for your former homie, ya’ll, and read our article to relive those Hop memories.    Say what you will about brewpub chains, but I have a soft …

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Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival

In Beer, Event Recap by Chris

The big day was finally here! Like kids waiting for Christmas, we had been planning our Breckenridge trip for weeks to attend the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival. Sure there are other, bigger beer festivals in town – but this one is still one of our favorites and in our opinion, one of the best in Colorado. They offer beautiful mountain …

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Damn Fine Beer at Dillon Dam Brewery

In Featured Brewery by Chris

Everyone knows the Rocky Mountains for our cozy mountain towns and all the skiing, snowboarding and fun winter activities they offer.  But when you live in Colorado there isn’t anything better than heading up in the summertime to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, cooler air and laid-back attitudes.   This weekend we’re headed for a few days tucked away in a beautiful …

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Breckenridge Brewery 22nd Anniversary Party

In Beer by Chris

Breckenridge Brewery turned 22 this weekend, and we were there to help them celebrate.  And by “help them celebrate” I mean drink their beer, eat their food, and generally enjoy wandering around the brewery like we were some sort of VIPs.  This is the party of the summer, and we haven’t missed one yet.  Okay, that’s a total lie.  We never even …

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Renegade Brewing 1st Anniversary Party

In Beer by Chris

After finishing our Challenge Nation race yesterday, we were ready to party!   Lucky for us there was a celebration in progress at nearby Renegade Brewing Company.  It was Renegade’s 1st Anniversary party, and being such big fans of this brewery, we weren’t going to miss it! It seems like Renegade Brewing has made lots of fans over their first year, …

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We Survived Challenge Nation Denver

In Event Recap, Fun by Chris

On Saturday, June 30, we did something fun that didn’t even involve a brewery. Can you even believe it? We teamed up with our friends Becky and Scott (Rascal) and participated in Challenge Nation Denver, an urban adventure race. What is Challenge Nation? Challenge Nation is described as part 5k, part scavenger hunt, and part urban exploration. You compete in teams …

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I Know This Much is TRVE

In Featured Brewery by Chris

What do you get when you mix great beer and heavy metal, and put it all in a super-cool new taproom on South Broadway? You get TRVE Brewing, one of Denver’s newest breweries. TRVE Brewing (which is pronounced “True” by the way) opened on Wednesday June 27th. We stopped by on the first Friday after they opened to check them …