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Saying Farewell to Fort Collins Brewery

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Fort Collins has no lack of great craft breweries, but that doesn’t make saying goodbye to one any easier. This weekend Fort Collins Brewery is saying farewell to the city they have served for 14 years. The brewery was sold to Canada based Red Truck Beer Company in May 2017. Red Truck is discontinuing the Fort Collins Brewery brand and …

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July Beer Fests & Featured Events

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Happy July everyone! Today marks the start of one of our favorite months of the year. July is the perfect month for backyard barbecues, fun outdoor activities, and celebrations with family and friends. Plus it’s the month we celebrate America with patriotic explosions in the sky. Who doesn’t love that?! In Colorado July is hella hot, but that doesn’t bother …

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Brewers Association Launches Independent Craft Brewer Seal

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One week before America celebrates Independence Day, the Brewers Association has announced their own declaration of independence. In a press release yesterday the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit small and independent craft brewers trade group, revealed the launch of their independent craft brewer seal. This new seal will help consumers better identify beers which are certified as being made by small, independent craft brewers.  …

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Countdown to GABF 2017: The Dates You Need To Know

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This past Tuesday, June 20th was the Summer Solstice, aka the longest day of the year. We love that summer is finally in full-gear, but it’s also a bit sad that we’ve already passed the halfway mark. From here on out days will slowly get shorter until, before you know it, summer turns into autumn. Before you think we’re being …

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Denver Beer Co Arvada Tap Room Opens June 17

In Breweries, Event Previews, Events by Chris

Hey Arvada, tomorrow is the big day!  The grand opening of the Denver Beer Co brewery and taproom in Olde Town Arvada is tomorrow, Saturday, June 17. You will want to make time this weekend to check out their new digs inside the Craig Chevrolet body shop on Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Inside Denver Beer Co will house a seven-barrel brewing …

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Great Beer and Adventure at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project

In Beer, Breweries by Chris

On Saturday May 20, the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project opened in the Denver Santa Fe Arts District. Owners Andrew Moore (formerly of 105 West Brewing Co) and Ben Gettinger had promised a brewery that would specialize in internationally inspired beers, and we would say they nailed it. Our visit to Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project We arrived at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project on …

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This Week in Beer News

In Beer News by Jeff & Chris

Hey everyone, happy Friday! We know that you don’t want to be at work today, so why not check out our roundup of this week’s beer news. We’ll even throw in a bonus update on what’s been up with your pals at Bottle Makes Three… not that you asked. Enjoy! What’s Up With BMT You may have noticed we’ve been …

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June Beer Fests & Events

In Events by Chris

Happy Friday everyone! Not only is today Friday, but it’s National Doughnut Day! To quote Homer Simpson.. “Woohoo!” It’s also the first weekend of June, which to us, feels like the true start of summer. The days are longer and warmer, which means more time for outdoor fun. We should be enjoying lovely weather this weekend. So what are your …

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#BeerItForward for American Craft Beer Week

In Events by Jeff & Chris

This week marks the 12th Annual American Craft Beer Week, the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. In all 50 states you’ll find fund ACBW special events celebrating the diversity, creativity and passion of craft beer. However, if like us you can’t get out to celebrate much during the work week, don’t worry! The weekend is nearly …

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Celebrate AHA Big Brew on Saturday, May 6

In Events, Homebrewing by Chris

We know that there’s already a lot to celebrate this weekend, However, we found one more reason for you to raise a pint of great beer this weekend. This Saturday, May 6, is AHA Big Brew. What is Big Brew? In honor of National Homebrew Day, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates AHA Big Brew annually on the first Saturday in May. Big Brew …

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May Beer Fests and Events

In Beer by Chris

Happy May Day! We hope you are having a fun day singing, eating cake and dancing around the maypole! No, you’re not doing any of that? Well, neither are we. But we are still excited that it’s finally May! This month means the snow should finally be giving way to warm and sunny spring days. Plus, there’s plenty of May beer fests, …

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Beer And Pretzels: Celebrating National Pretzel Day

In Beer, Food by Chris

Today we’re happy to bring you the first post in a new series here at Bottle Makes Three: the Beer And series. Each month we will take a look at at Beer And… something. That something could be a food, a holiday, a place, an activity… or just about anything else. After all, beer makes everything better. Okay, maybe not everything… but most things …

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10 Ingredients for a Great Brewery Taproom

In Breweries, Our Views by Jeff & Chris

You may be shocked to hear this, but we have visited a lot of breweries. Like, a lot. Okay, so maybe the fact that we love beer and breweries isn’t exactly our best kept secret. But it could surprise you to know that we love visiting breweries for much more than just beer. Truth be told, we love the whole experience …

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Beer 101: The What and Why of the Reinheitsgebot

In Beer by Chris

Around the Bottle Makes Three world headquarters we’ve been feeling a bit German lately. Last week’s 3-post series on Oktoberfest made us want to gear up in our lederhosen and head out for some schnitzel and brats. It also left us thirsty for more knowledge on German beer. That’s why today we’re going to look at the traditional German beer law …

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There’s Much To Enjoy at Westbound & Down Brewing Company

In Breweries by Chris

Every weekend we awake with a similar goal in mind. No matter how busy our schedules may otherwise be, we strive to fit one new (or new to us) brewery into our agenda. It helps us try new places, and gives us time to press pause on our otherwise busy day to catch up over a couple of beers. It’s …

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The Beer Drinking American’s Guide to Oktoberfest: Part 3

In Travel by Chris

Today we wrap up our guest writer series on Oktoberfest. We hope you’ve found the information helpful, and it inspires you to make a trip to the annual Bavarian beer fest. If you missed the earlier posts, make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2, so you’re armed with all the tips you need to make the most of Oktoberfest. Today …

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The Beer Drinking American’s Guide to Oktoberfest: Part 2

In Events, Travel by Chris

This week we are looking beyond our Colorado borders at Germany, with a series on Oktoberfest penned by our buddy Rob. In writing these posts, Rob is sharing his experience from many trips to Oktoberfest and providing you with what he wished he knew when he first set out to Munich. The Beer Drinking American’s Comprehensive Guide To Oktoberfest is …