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Let’s Celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week!

In Beer, Events by Chris0 Comments

Beginning today, the Colorado Brewers Guild and breweries will host hundreds of events in celebration of Colorado Craft Beer Week. So beginning today and continuing all week, we urge you to get out there and experience why Colorado is known as the state of craft beer! Now we could list out a bunch of events for you, but we decided against …

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2017 Collaboration Fest Preview: Little Machine Beer & Joyride Brewing Collaboration Brew Day

In Beer, Events by Chris1 Comment

We are continuing our sneak peak at the beers available at the upcoming Collaboration Festival. The Collaboration Fest returns to Denver for their 4th year on Saturday, March 25. With featuring more than 150 breweries working together (yay teamwork!) to brew more than 100 beers, the Collaboration Fest has long been a favorite annual beer festival of ours. Most of …

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2017 Collaboration Fest Preview: 105 West Brewing & Chain Reaction Collaboration Brew

In Beer, Events by Chris0 Comments

The Collaboration Festival is returning to Denver for their 4th year on Saturday, March 25th. This is one of our favorite annual festivals, because when great breweries come together to collaborate on a brew, you’re certain to get some very special and unique beers. This year the Collaboration Fest features more 100 beers from over 150 breweries, each made by …

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Jameson Releases Great Divide Brewing Co Edition of Caskmates

In Beer, Whiskey by Chris0 Comments

Synergy (noun): A state in which two or more things work together in a particularly fruitful way that produces an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. Expressed also as “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” It’s no surprise that most beer drinkers enjoy whiskey, and vice versa. A shot of whiskey with a beer …

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Celebrate Stout Month at Mountain Sun Breweries

In Beer Styles, Events by Chris0 Comments

Hellooooo February! It is no small accomplishment that we managed to survive the first month of 2017. So far this year has seen people pretty divided, but February is the month that we turn the corner. After all, this is the month when we finally give up on those resolutions and get down with a heart-shaped box of chocolate temptation. …

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Event Preview: Denver Winter Brew Fest

In Events by Chris1 Comment

We used to write about how the summer months in Colorado were Beer Festival Season. When the weather is sunny and warm, the number of beer festivals are staggering. Summer time in Colorado is filled with more beer festivals than any one person could attend – at least until they perfect cloning or time travel. It’s an embarrassment of riches. In …

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Out With the Old, In With the New

In Beer, Blogging by Chris3 Comments

Hey guys, guess what? It’s 2017! We finally made it out of the dumpster fire that was 2016 and can once again be optimistic about the start of a new year. Or at least that’s how I was feeling on New Year’s Day, just before I got hit with the flu bug. We can’t blame 2017 for the virus, clearly …

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A Procrastinators Guide to Great Last-Minute Beer Gifts

In Beer, Favorite Stuff by Chris

Christmastime is almost here! Are you still struggling with what to get that special beer-loving someone in your life? Or maybe you need a gift idea for someone not-so-special – like the coworker you barely know, or the distant cousin that’s coming in town for the holiday? It doesn’t matter who is on your shopping list this year. If you …

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Event Preview: The Denver [only] Beer Festivus

In Events by Chris

It’s a Beer Festivus for rest of us! Back for their 5th year, the Denver [only] Beer Festivus is happening this Saturday, December 17th. UPDATE: Tickets are sold out! So if you have a ticket, you’re sure to enjoy escaping the cold winter weather with some cold, delicious craft beers. What’s Festivus you ask? This holiday-themed beer festival celebrates the …

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Happy Thanks-Living at Broken Shovels Farm

In Exploring Colorado, Food by Chris

After weeks of unseasonably warm weather in Colorado, nobody is happier than we are that fall has finally arrived. This past Sunday was sunny but cool, and with nothing on our calendar and no Bronco’s game on the TV, we thought it was high time we got out to enjoy the season. Our little Sunday afternoon road trip took us …

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It’s Awfully Quiet

In Beer by Chris

It’s been incredibly quiet around here lately, and for that we’re really sorry. Our extended absence wasn’t planned, but it was necessary. The past few months, maybe even the last year, has been totally ridiculous. To say we’ve been busy would be an understatement. We were drowning in obligations and responsibilities. Sometimes they were boring things that we just had to …

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Colorado Brewers Win Big at GABF

In Beer, GABF by Chris

The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) wrapped up on Saturday evening after yet another fun and successful event. We’ve had a full two days to recover from attending the fest, so we’ll be bringing you several stories recapping the event over the next several days. However the biggest news is perhaps the GABF beer competition, so today, lets talk about …

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GABF Week Events That Aren’t GABF

In Events by Chris

We know that lately our focus has been all about the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).  It’s been GABF this, GABF that, which we’re sure leaves those of you without tickets rolling your eyes and cursing our every post. But hey, even if you don’t have tickets to the festival itself, there are tons of great beer to be had …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of GABF

In Beer by Chris

This week we’ll be celebrating the 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF.) Seriously, 35 Years! To put that in perspective, when this festival started in 1982, your Bottle Makes Three team were too young to even legally drink beer. And we’re pretty old, so that is saying a lot! When GABF started 35 years ago it was well before the …

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Experience Everything GABF Has to Offer (Spoiler: It’s More Than Just Beer Samples)

In Beer, GABF by Chris

It’s just one week until the kickoff of the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and we couldn’t be more excited! Over the next several days, brewers and beer lovers from across the country will make their way to Denver for the 35th anniversary of this annual celebration of American beer. Leading up to the event your Bottle Makes Three team will be …

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The Latest News in Brews

In Beer, Beer News by Chris

It’s been admittedly quiet around here. Never fear, your faithful Bottle Makes Three team has just been busy catching up from vacation and gearing up for GABF, so we’ve been neglectful in our posts. We’ll be back full steam next week. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of beer news from other great sites to hold you over.