At long last… Dad and Dudes Breweria

We have waited far too to cross Dad and Dudes Breweria off our Colorado Brewery Challenge list.  Truth is, we’ve been here a few times we just never got around to writing about our visits because, to be honest, we left with very little to say.  You see, those first visits occurred shortly after Dad and Dudes Breweria first opened their brew pub in Aurora, and we were not particularly impressed.  During those initial visits Dad and […]

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Brewery Rickoli: Less Gluten! Tastes Great!

In the Denver metro area beer landscape, there are literally dozens of breweries to choose if you want to experience some delicious craft brew.  That’s why it should tell you something that we’ve visited Brewery Rickoli not just once, not twice, but three times so far this year.  Located in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge, Brewery Rickoli is about 40 miles northwest of our home, and there are lots of other places along that […]

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Hi BoB! Visiting The Brew On Broadway

The Brew on Broadway, aka The BoB, is part coffee shop, part craft beer brewery, and has somehow found a way to perfectly meld these two environments into one great neighborhood hangout.  We visited one Saturday afternoon and immediately felt at home in this Englewood drinking spot. We were here for the beer, so we skipped right past the coffee and headed straight for the bar.  The space is large and comfortable with a big […]

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Our Visit to Former Future Brewing Company

We visited Former Future Brewing Company on their grand opening weekend a couple of months ago and holy Jesus were they packed.  Their spot on Broadway didn’t include very good signage when we visited, so we only found them by following the constant stream of people filing in for a taste.   Once inside their brewery and taproom is small but spacious, and though seats were hard to come by we were easily able to grab […]

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Dark Music & Dark Beer Reigns at Black Sky Brewing

If you don’t already believe that the craft beer scene in Denver is collaborative and welcoming to new upstarts, then let us tell you about Black Sky Brewery.   Brewer Harry Smith opened Black Sky last fall, just a few blocks from Breckenridge Brewery where he brewed for about 11 years.   Not only does Black Sky offer their own amazing craft beers, but they also feature several beers on tap from other breweries with a big […]

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Beer Documentary CRAFT takes a hands-on look at the craft beer industry.

Hey fellow Denverites! Looking for something to do this Friday night? How about a movie premier! CRAFT, a new beer documentary by filmmaker Craig Noble is premiering at the Sie FilmCenter on Friday, April 4th.  It’s must-see viewing for any craft beer lover, and this Friday you can see it VIP style! CRAFT follows Craig Noble on a coast to coast journey during which he has an apprenticeship at a farm brewery, completes beer schooling […]

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Spring Cleaning

It’s finally Spring, and at our house that means spring cleaning.  Yesterday we spent a good part of the day cleaning out our garage, which includes our beer fridge.  We had lots of straggler beers left over from the winter, or last summer, and some even beyond that.  When you have an Irish beer you bought for St. Patrick’s Day, but not this past St. Patrick’s Day, then it’s time for some purging. While there […]

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Keeping the Beer, Losing the Belly

Spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner.  That means sunny days spent chilling on patios and taking in some cold, delicious beer.  It also means it’s nearly time for our pasty white skin to see more sun as we break out the shorts, tanks, and flip-flops.  With just a few more months before the real summer weather gets here it’s time to start thinking about getting in summer shape and ditching the […]

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Diebolt Brewing: Family Brewing At Its Best

We’ve been hearing about Diebolt Brewing on the beer blogs and even tasted their beers at some beer event somewhere, so a few weeks ago we finally decided it was time to check them out in person.   Located in the Highlands neighborhood called Sunnyside, their building is a small, brick, industrial-type stand along just off 38th Avenue.  This is a neighborhood spot in every sense of the word, given there are literally homes just across […]

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Collaboration Tastes Delicious!

The 2014 Collaboration Festival is just a memory now, but oh what fun memories we have of this inaugural festival!  Imbibe Denver and the Colorado Brewers Guild kicked off Craft Beer Week right with this unique festival, which showcased over 35 special collaboration brews.   Each beer featured at least one Colorado Brewers Guild member, with other participating breweries coming from as far away as California, Florida, and even Sweden. The Curtis Hotel was a wonderful […]

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Colorado Craft Beer Week is going to be EPIC.

It’s finally here!  Colorado Craft Beer Week begins today and there are beer-themed events going on all over the state every day through next Friday 3/28.  We’ve picked a few of the most intriguing events and listed them on our Event Calendar, but the funny thing is, many of the festivities we want to attend seem to be at one spot:  Epic Brewing Company.  Epic has a barrel-load of events happening all week, pun intended.  […]

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Shamrock Shake Shenanigans

“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 […]

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Goodbye February, Hello 2nd Anniversary of Bottle Makes Three!

TGIF!  It’s the final Friday of February and that means we’re one month closer to warmer weather.   I’m not saying that your Bottle Makes Three team hates winter, but at least this writer is ready to punch someone in the face if she hears the phrase “polar vortex” one more time.  This winter has been too cold for too long, and with the end still a few months away I admit I’m getting cranky.  Don’t […]

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Beer My Valentine

It’s Friday and it’s Valentine’s Day.  Queue up the Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love” and celebrate with the one you love…. BEER. This Valentine’s Day Jeff and I have decided to stay in, cook up some penne with homemade vodka sauce, and maybe even crack open that acrylic painting kit I got for Christmas (2012) that’s been collecting dust.  Yessiree, it’s going to be a romantic night of penne & painting for us, maybe paired […]

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Out of the Fire and Into the Kettle: Station 26 Brewing Co

Where in Denver can you belly up to a pole and drink a few beers, all while being surrounded by cute babes? Easy there sailor, get your mind out of the gutter.  We’re talking about Station 26 Brewing Co.  Station 26 is a former fire station, and they pay homage to their roots by decorating with accents in fire engine red, keeping the fire-station roll doors along the front, and of course, with those classic […]

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