Spring has sprung people! While we still get the occasional cooler weather pattern traipsing through our state, the sunny and warm days are beginning to outnumber the chilly ones. It’s about fucking time, wouldn’t you say? I mean, winter in Colorado is lovely and not even as snowy as people who live outside the state seem to imagine, but this year it’s totally over-stayed its welcome. Spending a lazy afternoon sipping drinks on a sunny […]
Te amo tequila. Sure, I can say that now, but it wasn’t always that way. Tequila and I have had some falling outs over the years. The first one I remember happened shortly after turning 21. That’s when a night of tequila shots and dancing led to me having to shampoo out my roommate’s car the next day. Don’t ask. For years I couldn’t even smell tequila (or even limes, for being an accessory to […]
Happy May Day! While most of us don’t have big May Day celebrations planned, May is the time of year when the Colorado Beer Festival season really starts to heat up and that’s certainly worth celebrating. While there are events every weekend in one corner of the state or another, we’re going to focus on just a few fun events or festivals that are near and/or dear to us. For an even bigger list of […]
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain We don’t know about too much, but now and then it’s fun to set the beer stein aside and belly up to the bar for something a bit stronger. Recently we got just the opportunity to do that thanks to Yelp Denver and the folks over at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.
It was around 7:30 pm on opening day when I ran into David Lin cleaning what appeared to be vomit out of one of the urinals at Comrade Brewing Company. It was a nasty job, but Lin seemed fairly unphased. After all, he had opened Comrade Brewing to the public earlier that same day, and if the steady crowds were any indication, the grand opening was a smashing success. Clearly, it would take more than […]
If you know anything about us, you know that we really like beer. Maybe you like beer too, I mean, why wouldn’t you? With such a rich history and an incredible assortment of varieties, what’s not to love? Now that we agree that beer is good, did you know that it can also be good for you? It seems like wine always gets the credit for being the “healthy” way to imbibe, but the truth […]
We have waited far too to cross Dad and Dudes Breweria off our Colorado Brewery Challenge list. Truth is, we’ve been here a few times we just never got around to writing about our visits because, to be honest, we left with very little to say. You see, those first visits occurred shortly after Dad and Dudes Breweria first opened their brew pub in Aurora, and we were not particularly impressed. During those initial visits Dad and […]
In the Denver metro area beer landscape, there are literally dozens of breweries to choose if you want to experience some delicious craft brew. That’s why it should tell you something that we’ve visited Brewery Rickoli not just once, not twice, but three times so far this year. Located in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge, Brewery Rickoli is about 40 miles northwest of our home, and there are lots of other places along that […]
The Brew on Broadway, aka The BoB, is part coffee shop, part craft beer brewery, and has somehow found a way to perfectly meld these two environments into one great neighborhood hangout. We visited one Saturday afternoon and immediately felt at home in this Englewood drinking spot. We were here for the beer, so we skipped right past the coffee and headed straight for the bar. The space is large and comfortable with a big […]
Another new brewery opened in Denver a few months ago: Former Future Brewing Company. We visited their new brewery and tasting room on South Broadway for their grand opening celebration. Based on the crowds that were there to join us in welcoming this new brewery, we think this new space is going to do great things.
If you don’t already believe that the craft beer scene in Denver is collaborative and welcoming to new upstarts, then let us tell you about Black Sky Brewery. Brewer Harry Smith opened Black Sky last fall, just a few blocks from Breckenridge Brewery where he brewed for about 11 years. Not only does Black Sky offer their own amazing craft beers, but they also feature several beers on tap from other breweries with a big […]