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A Toast For You on National Beer Lover’s Day

In Beer, Just For Fun by ChrisLeave a Comment

Friends of Bottle Makes Three, stop everything…. today is National Beer Lover’s Day! Yep, it’s true… annually on September 7 we stop and celebrate National Beer Lover’s Day. Is it a silly, made up holiday? Yeah, totally. So should we ignore it? Heck no! National Beer Lover’s Day should be celebrated, whole-heartedly. Here’s why: The world is crazy lately. The daily …

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Beer Travel: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Milwaukee Breweries

In Beer, Beer Bloggers Conference, Beer Travel by Chris

Don’t call it a come back, because the brewery culture never left Milwaukee. That was the takeaway we got from our 2017 Beer Bloggers and Writer’s Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mark Garthwaite, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Brewers Guild made that reference when discussing the local beer industry. Sure, they may be late bloomers when it comes to putting a …

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Ska Brewing Releases New Mod Project Beer: Tart Mexican Logger

In Beer Spotlight by Chris

Ska Brewing makes some damn fine beers. One of our favorite summer brews has always been Ska’s Mexican Logger. Today we were excited to learn that Ska Brewing has just released their latest Mod Project seasonal offering, Tart Mexican Logger. Tart Mexican Logger is the tarty cousin of Mexican Logger. It’s a blended sour, brewed with lemons, lime and sea salt. …

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August Beer Fests & Events

In Event Previews by Chris

It’s August, can you believe it? Where has the time gone? Another month is behind us and the summer is slowly winding down. Now is the time to get out there and enjoy the warm weather and cold beer, so without further ado, let’s make some August plans! But first… it’s GABF ticket time! While we are planning ahead, don’t …

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Bucket List Ticket: GABF Paired

In Beer, Food, GABF by Jeff & Chris

In just over a week, tickets sales will begin for the 36th Annual Great American Beer Festival. You’ll have to act fast to snag a GABF ticket, or you’ll be stuck trying to get one on the aftermarket. However as popular as GABF is there is one ticket even hotter and harder to come by: a ticket to Paired, the …

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Saying Farewell to Fort Collins Brewery

In Beer News by Chris

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

In Beer, Event Previews, Events by Jeff & Chris

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

In Beer News by Jeff & Chris

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

In Beer, GABF by Jeff & Chris

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 …