Catching Up Over Beers

Holy crap, it’s been almost three months since we’ve had a serious post.  How does that happen?  It seems like the last few months of the year are just a crazy time for us.  I know that I’m a big part of the problem, given that I’m the designated writer and my work tends to get super crazy-stressful between October and January.  Yep, blame it on work, or the holidays, or social obligations or whatever […]

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Hoppy New Year!!

From Jeff and Chris at Bottle Makes Three, we hope you have a wonderful 2014! We had a kick-ass time ringing in the new year with our Colorado Parrot Head friends… hence this picture of the aftermath that we woke to find in our hotel room this morning. Good times! We will be returning from our winter sabbatical soon with fresh new content and frothy tales of our beerventures inside and outside of Colorado. Stay […]

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Great American Beard Festival

GABF has come and gone, friends.  And while the focus of the beer festival was, as always, the beers – we were fortunate enough to work with a brewery that had facial hair nearly as impressive as their brewed creations.  For all four of the Great American Beer Festival sessions we poured for Fitger’s Brewhouse from Duluth, Minnesota.  If like us you’ve never been to Duluth, then that may not impress you much.   We […]

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It’s Finally Here! GABF & Denver Beer Fest Week

It’s that time of year again: The Great American Beer Festival.  This year the BMT crew didn’t buy tickets to attend, but we will be volunteering on the Brew Crew pouring beer all three days.  We don’t find out until tonight what brewery we’ll be assigned to, but we aren’t worried.  In our four previous years pouring for GABF we’ve never had a bad assignment or a lousy time.  It’s the most fun you can […]

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Beers, Toads, and Backyard Beer Gardens

There’s a lot more to Golden, Colorado than the Coors Brewery.  There a cute little historic district full of places to eat, drink, and shop on Washington Avenue.  There is the Colorado School of Mines, one of the top engineering and applied science universities in the country.  There is also quite a lot of outdoor recreational spots, such as Clear Creek, where you can spend the day tubing, kayaking, or even panning for gold.  I’m […]

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I am a Golden God: Our Visit to Coors

Okay, not really.  But who could resist an Almost Famous quote whenever you get the chance to drop one?   And while neither of us are Golden Gods per se, we did recently visit Golden, Colorado and had a heavenly time.  See what I did there? The beautiful city of Golden is located just west of Denver in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  Like many mountain towns in Colorado, Golden was founded during the gold […]

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Malty, Hoppy-Scented Memories… of the Fests That Were

It seems like just yesterday we just updated our blog with a flurry of posts, only to fall behind once again.  It’s really not our fault.  It’s summertime, and while the livin’ is easy, the blogging is sort of a pain in the ass.  When the weather is warm and the drinks are cold, it’s easy to lose focus.   It’s difficult to sit in front of the computer when the sunshine and warm breezes […]

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Woodland Park Wanderings

As you may gathered by our increased posts, the past few weeks have been immensely fun and extremely busy. On Sunday morning we awoke to find that we had no plans! The family visitors were already on the road, and the calendar was blank. What a blessing! We decided to take a little time off for ourselves, and enjoy a little free time together. We took the top off the Wrangler and hit the road […]

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A Tale of Two Beer Festivals

There is no lack of beer festivals in Colorado during the summer, that’s a fact.  It a downright beerapalooza all summer long!  There are beer festivals galore – big and small, indoor and outdoor, for profit and for a purpose.  In seven days we managed to hit two separate beer festivals:  the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival in on Saturday July 13th, and the Hops for Habitat Brewfest on Friday, July 19th.  How did they stack […]

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FATE Brewing and Boulder Sunsets = Awesome

We recently spent a sunny Sunday afternoon in Boulder, hiking and drinking, drinking and hiking.  We wrote about our hike up Bald Mountain and our beers at Twisted Pine in our last post.  Next up was a visit to another Boulder brewery, FATE Brewing Company. Although FATE Brewing is only a short distance from Twisted Pine, the places were like night and day.  Where Twisted Pine was mountain casual, FATE was definitely more modern, in […]

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Bald Mountain and Twisted Pine

So if there is one downfall to drinking a lot of good craft beer, it has to be the little extra poundage it can add to your midsection if you’re not careful.  Yep, the good old beer belly.   It’s a never-ending battle to be able to consume lots of yummy craft beers, without causing too much damage on the scale.  This is why when we planned a little brewery excursion to Boulder on Sunday July […]

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Renegade Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary

As if attending the Epic Beer Festival wasn’t enough for one weekend, we also popped by on Saturday, June 29th to help celebrate the second anniversary of one of our favorite Denver breweries, Renegade Brewing.  And why not throw a party, because Renegade has a lot to celebrate!  After just two years you can now find three Renegade favorites in cans at many area liquor stores, and you can visit their new location, Renegade Publik […]

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Epic Beer Festival Recap

The inaugural Epic Beer Festival is (long) behind us, and after some thoughtful contemplation (AKA time to sober up) I think it’s safe to call it a success.  At long last, here’s our recap of the Friday night and Saturday afternoon sessions that we attended: Jeff and I volunteered for the first session of the Epic Beer Fest on Friday.  Upon arriving, we were ID’d, signed our waivers, given our t-shirts and assigned a table […]

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This Weekend Is Going To Be EPIC

This weekend the Epic Beer Festival arrives in Denver with tasting sessions tonight and Saturday. Your Bottle Makes Three team will be at tonight’s inaugural Epic Beer Festival session, working as volunteer pourers. Tomorrow night we’ll return tp the second session as attendees, drinking beer instead of pouring them. We are regular volunteers at the Great American Beer Festival, so it will be interesting to see how the Epic Beer Festival is different from GABF, the big daddy […]

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Challenge Accepted. Again.

Challenge Nation was back in Denver this past Saturday, and once again we proved to be up for the challenge!   We reunited with our 2012 Denver Challenge Nation team, Becky and Scott (aka White Rascal & Twinkie), and called ourselves The Lost Shakers of Salt. This year, we came in number one… hundred and twenty-one.  Yep, 121.  Maybe we didn’t crack the top ten, or even the top 100, but we had a great time! […]

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