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10 Beer Fests & Events for April

In Event Previews, Events by Chris

Happy April Fool’s Day! You could say we deal with April Fool’s all month. After all, spring is the time that Mother Nature loves to prank us Coloradans. She’ll give us warm, sunny days followed by heavy, wet snow; non-stop rain followed by something we like to call “fire weather” warnings. Yep, April’s weather forecast can feel like a never-ending …

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Collaboration Fest 2017: The Biggest and Best Yet

In Event Recaps by Chris

Last Saturday we attended the 4th Annual Collaboration Fest at the National Western Complex in Denver. As promised, this year’s Collaboration Fest was bigger and better than previous years. The expanded space allowed for more brewers, more beer, and more thirsty beer drinkers. It was just generally more fun! There was so many great beers to be enjoyed, that we couldn’t even get …

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Let’s Celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week!

In Beer, Events by Chris

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 Chris

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 Chris

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 …

Inside the Denver Rye Fest Collaboration Brew, hosted by The Brew on Broadway

In Beer, Events by Chris

If you’re looking for a reason to get rye-led up this month, we have just the event for you. The Denver Rye Fest returns for their 3rd year on Saturday, March 18. The festival features an awesome collection of Denver-area breweries pouring some supryesingly tasty brews. The Denver Rye Fest offers incredible beer, music, and hopefully some rye-inspired puns much …

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Jameson Releases Great Divide Brewing Co Edition of Caskmates

In Beer, Whiskey by Chris

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 Chris

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 Chris

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 Chris

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 Things 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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Creede Brewing Company brings the Wild West to North Denver

In Beer, Breweries by Chris

Last week we spent a lazy Sunday afternoon north of downtown Denver searching for some fun and some great craft beer. Our first stop was at Broken Shovels Farm, which we wrote about last week. All that time hanging out with the barnyard animals made us thirsty, so after the farm we decided to visit two craft breweries that we …

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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 Jeff & 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 …