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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 Recaps, Just For 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 Breweries 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 …

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Good Times at the G’Knight Ride

In Event Recaps, Exploring Colorado by Chris

Beer and bikes are two of our favorite things, so we were excited to be participating in the 2nd Annual G’Knight Ride in Longmont. Festivities started at Prospect Park in Longmont, and the entire even was sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewing Company and presented by Bicycle Longmont. Oskar Blues G’Knight Ride This was the first ride of the summer for us, …

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Fort Collins Part 3: Odell Brewing Company

In Breweries, Exploring Colorado by Chris

If you are looking for great Colorado craft beer, Fort Collins has more than enough great spots to get your fix. During our day in Fort Collins we had already visited New Belgium Brewing and Fort Collins Brewery. Last but not least, we made a stop at Odell Brewing Company. Odell Brewing Co Odell Brewing Co has a long history of …

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Fort Collins Part 2: Fort Collins Brewery

In Breweries, Exploring Colorado by Chris

There’s more to Fort Collins beer than just New Belgium Brewing. That’s not to say we don’t love New Belgium, clearly we do. But there’s plenty of other great breweries in town that are worth a visit. We were lucky enough to visit two more great craft breweries while in Fort Collins. Fort Collins Brewery Our second stop in Fort …

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Fort Collins Part 1: New Belgium, Baby!

In Breweries, Exploring Colorado by Chris

The plans for this weekend started small enough. We registered for the G’Knight Ride, a 10-mile ride around Longmont sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewing. Combining our love of biking with our love of beer seemed like a great time. As ride day approached, we decided it might be fun to make a weekend of our trip to northern Colorado. From …

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Drinking on School Nights

In Beer, Just For Fun by Chris

This week we broke one of our self-imposed rules and went out for a few beers during the week. Usually we need weekdays days to recover from our brewery stops on weekends, but not this week. We managed to visit two of our tried and true local breweries for some school night drinking this week. We stopped by Lone Tree …

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Oops, We Did it Again (at Dry Docks)

In Breweries, Just For Fun by Chris

We had to visit the Brew Hut this past Sunday for some homebrewing supplies. We decided to go to Dry Dock Brewing for one beer. Just one. Jeff had to try their Hop Abomination, after all. It would be silly to go all that way and not have a pint. In solidarity, I had a Breakwater Pale Ale. We would each …

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River North Brewery, we like you. We really like you.

In Beer, Breweries by Chris

River North Brewery is one of Denver’s newest breweries, and when we visited on a Saturday afternoon they proved to be one of the friendliest as well. As soon as we walked in we were greeted warmly and asked if it was our first visit. When we told them that we were River North virgins, they offered us a quick …

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Kicking Off Memorial Day Weekend at Vine Street

In Breweries by Chris

For Memorial Day weekend, we were headed up to the mountains to spend time with family, and figured a brewery was not likely going to be part of the plans.  What’s a beer lover to do?  It seemed obvious that we had to make at least one brewery stop on the way out-of-town, but where to go?  Well, we needed …

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Rainy Days and Renegade

In Breweries by Chris

Here’s a fun fact about Jeff and me:  We live 33 miles outside of Denver, but we both work downtown.  With Denver traffic this is not ideal, to say the least.  The only nice part is that we work within a few blocks of one another, so although the commute is horrible, at least we get to spend time together.  …

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Colorado Springs Beer Tour, Part 3 of 3

In Breweries, Exploring Colorado by Chris

After a whirlwind tour of the Colorado Springs brewery scene, we woke up Sunday with only one thing on our mind:  breakfast!   Lucky for us we found a cute (and pretty popular) local place for some grub, the King’s Chef Diner.   If you’re in Colorado Springs for breakfast, I highly recommend this place.   Just be warned:  their portions are HUGE.  …

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Colorado Springs Beer Tour, Part 2 of 3

In Exploring Colorado by Chris

After a Saturday afternoon sampling a few of the Colorado Springs breweries, we were ready to hit it even harder for Saturday night!   Our first stop:  Bristol Brewing Company.  Bristol is one of the few Colorado Springs breweries we were actually familiar with before our trip, and we were pretty excited to check out their tap house.   What made this a …

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Colorado Springs Beer Tour, Part 1 of 3

In Exploring Colorado by Chris

There’s something to be said for getting away from it all, even if you’re not getting away very far.   Even a brief night away can help you recharge your batteries and reconnect with what’s important to you. Of course by important, I’m talking about beer. We decided this weekend to make some real progress on our Colorado Beer Tour by …