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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 Breweries 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 Recaps 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 Breweries 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 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 …