105 West Brewing Company. Brewing craft beers and community in Castle Rock, Colorado

105 West Brewing Company, Crafting Beer and Community in Castle Rock

Castle Rock, Colorado may have more than 62,000 residents, but it’s the biggest little small town you’ll ever visit. Live here for a while and frequent our town restaurants, bars, and breweries, and eventually, you’ll realize you start to recognize all the faces. We didn’t know anyone in Castle Rock when we moved here in 2005. Over the years we’ve made countless friends and acquaintances. It means we (mostly) don’t go out looking as grungy […]

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Rockyard Brewing Company serves up award-winning craft beer in their Castle Rock, Colorado brewpub.

Rockyard Brewing Company, Castle Rock’s OG Brewery

Today marks the beginning of Castle Rock Craft Beer Week, which takes place now through March 3. As proud Castle Rock residents we want to join the celebration of our local craft beer scene by shining a spotlight on our five Castle Rock craft breweries this week. We are kicking things off today with a look at the longest running brewpub in Douglas County: Rockyard Brewing Company.

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Castle Rock Breweries Rock Their Collaboration Fest Beer

The 2019 Collaboration Fest is coming to Denver on March 16! This is the 6th year of this festival, celebrating Colorado craft beer and their camaraderie with each other, and brewers near and far. More than 200 craft breweries are making new collaboration beers for this event, including all five of our local neighborhood Castle Rock breweries. We crashed their Castle Rock collaboration brew day recently and can’t wait to taste what “the Rock” brewers […]

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Left Hand Brewing Co's latest 2019 winter seasonals: Raspberry Milk Stout and Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter

A Taste of Left Hand Brewing’s Latest Seasonals

We love February. Sure, the weather may be bitter and cold. However, February is the month we typically ditch our January resolutions and give in to the things we love. Like craft beer! That’s why we were excited to get a package from Left Hand Brewing Co with samples of their latest seasonals: Hard Wired Nitro and Raspberry Milk Stout. Today we want to tell you about these two new brews and how they left […]

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The 2nd Annual Ales, Apps & Barrels of Fun returns to the Children's Museum on Thursday, February 7. You won't want to miss this event!

The 2nd Annual Ales, Apps and Barrels of Fun Promises a Night the Kid in You Will Never Forget

The Children’s Museum Denver Marisco Campus has brought Ales, Apps & Barrels of Fun back for a second year, and we are so excited for its return! This event was awesome last year. With great beer, incredible food, and access to all the activities inside the Children’s Museum it was possibly the most fun we had all year.

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5 New-To-Colorado Breweries We’re Happy To See Distributing To Our State

Everybody loves Colorado. With our beautiful scenery, countless sunny days, snow-capped mountains and vast plains, what’s not to love? It seems like everyone wants to be in Colorado, including some big names in craft beer. The second half of 2018 brought several well-knewn breweries to Colorado, or at more accurately, to our liquor store coolers…

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The end of an era as Colorado says goodbye to 3.2 beer | bottlemakesthree.com

Hello to 2019 and Goodbye to 3.2 Beer

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Tonight as we ring in a new year, we’ll also be bidding farewell to an 85-year Colorado tradition – 3.2 beer. Beginning January 1, 2019 retailers across the state who previously only sold 3.2 beer will be stocking the full-strength stuff. Today we’re going to look back at how we got here, and look ahead at what this change means for independent liquor stores and craft beer makers.

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Seasons Greetings from Bottle Makes Three!

Helloooo friends of Bottle Makes Three! You may have noticed that BMT has been on a bit of a sabbatical the past few months. Sorry for all the silent nights around here. The last quarter of 2018 has been packed with exciting changes for us, not the least of which was the somewhat impulsive decision to sell our old house and buy a new one. Apparently, there’s a lot of work involved with staging, listing, […]

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Save the Date for the 6th Annual Collaboration Fest

Save the date: The Collaboration Fest is returning to Denver on March 16, 2019.  The Collaboration Fest is returning for their 6th year and you won’t want to miss out on this incredible event. Brewers from Colorado and across the globe will work together to create a whole new assortment of collaboration brews, all of which will be served under one roof at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center (650 15th St, Denver, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to GABF 2018

The 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from Thursday, September 20 to Saturday, September 22. If you’re attending GABF, a bit of advanced planning can help make sure you have an incredible experience at the festival. If this is your first GABF, or if you haven’t been in a while, there’s a lot to know about how to get prepared. However, even if you attend the […]

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No Ticket Required: Free GABF Week Events

You don’t need to have a ticket to the Great American Beer Festival to have some great craft beer experiences next week. Today we’re rounding up some fun & free events you may want to attend during GABF and Denver Beer Fest week.   We are just one week away from GABF, can you believe it? The last few months have just flown by for us, but that may be because we’re in the midst of […]

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