River North Brewery in Denver CO | BottleMakesThree.com

River North Brewery Wins 2015 Brewery of the Year Award

The 2015 Best of Craft Beer awards were announced yesterday, and River North Brewery in Denver was named their 2015 Brewery of the Year. About the Best of Craft Beer Awards The Best of Craft Beer Awards touts itself as “America’s Newest Craft Beer Contest” and was created to celebrate and promote the best in Craft Brewing.  Open only to U.S. craft breweries, judging for the contest occurred January 24th and 25th in Bend, Oregon. BJCP certified professional […]

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Anheuser-Busch to buy Washington’s Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced today that they’re acquiring another craft brewery. Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co is their latest acquisition, making them the fourth craft acquisition in the past 5 years. While specifics of the deal weren’t disclosed, the terms of the deal include the Elysian Brewery as well as their four Seattle-area brewpubs.

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Equinox Brewing Co, Fort Collins | BottleMakesThree.com

Four More Fort Collins Craft Breweries

In our last post, we visited the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Fort Collins. Sure, visiting the big beer maker was interesting, but no visit to Fort Collins is complete without checking out their incredible craft beer scene. In previous trips, we’ve already visited New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing, and Fort Collins Brewing Co. This time we decided to get through a few more new, or new to us, craft brewing spots. There is certainly not a […]

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Tasters at the Budweiser Tour, Fort Collins CO | BottleMakesThree.com

Inside the Anheuser-Busch Brewery

On Saturday, January 3rd Jeff and I ventured into the belly of the beast: We embarked on the Budweiser Tour at Anheuser-Busch in Fort Collins. We know what you’re thinking and, yes, we normally prefer our brewery quite a bit craftier. But one day we hope to succeed at visiting every brewery in Colorado, and every brewery includes the big ones. We decided on a whim to scratch this one off our list.

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New Belgium Slow Ride IPA

New Belgium Brewing’s New Slow Ride Session IPA

A new year-round session IPA will be hitting the shelves this month, this one from New Belgium Brewing: Slow Ride IPA.  Slow Ride IPA features a blend of hops that include Target, Cascade, Centennial, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin. The blend is said to give this beer a tropical and fruity aroma of melon, peach, lime, and grapefruit, with a similar flavor profile and well-balanced bitter finish with 40 IBUs.

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Our 2014 Year in Review

With just a few hours left in 2014, today is a day of great reflection on all that the past year has given us. For Bottle Makes Three, 2014 was a breakthrough year. We attended our first Beer Bloggers Conference, which has helped us find our voice and understand our role in the craft beer community. We’ve focused on bringing you more interesting content, and while we still have a ways to go to reach […]

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Best Colorado Beer Gifts: Colorado's Top Breweries by Emily Hutto | Bottlemakesthree.com

6 Great Colorado Beer Gifts

There are just 10 more days until Christmas! If you still have holiday shopping to do we know that can set you into panic mode, but if you are in Colorado and want to get some fun and creative gifts for your Colorado beer lovers, there is still time. In the last of our three-part great holiday beer gift series, we’re going to feature a few wonderful beers or booze-themed gifts you can get right […]

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11 Awesome Gifts for Homebrewers

We hope you enjoyed our post earlier in the week, 21 Great Gifts for Beer Lovers. If you have a homebrewer (or homebrewer wanna-be) on your shopping list this year, today we bring you 11 more ideas perfect for the homebrewer. It’s not too late to order these for the holidays, but act fast! Play your cards right and you will find something your homebrewer will swoon over, and they’ll be so thankful that they’ll […]

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