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Creede Brewing Company in Denver, CO | BottleMakesThree.com

Creede Brewing Company brings the Wild West to North Denver

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 hadn’t previously visited: Creede Brewing Company and Beer By Design. Our first stop was to […]

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Recap: Rogue Beer Dinner at The Kitchen | BottleMakesThree.com

Recap: Rogue Beer Dinner at The Kitchen

Last night I was fortunate enough to attend a Rogue Ales beer dinner at The Kitchen. It was incredible. The food was excellent, the beer was outstanding, and the company I dined with would have only been better if Chris could have attended.Chris had to work late, so dang it, I guess it was my responsibility to represent Bottle Makes Three at this beer dinner. I definitely got the better end of that deal. Just check out this […]

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First Draft: Denver’s First Self-Service Taphouse

The RiNo neighborhood of Denver is already spoiled with more than their share of great breweries, bars, and watering holes, so when we heard that a new self-service beer bar was opening we were a bit skeptical. Was another RiNo beer bar necessary? Was this self-service thing just a gimmick? What’s the big deal about pouring your own beer? We decided to pay First Draft a visit the day after they opened to the public. We were more than a little […]

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Coda Brewing Co, Aurora CO | bottlemakesthree.com

Celebrating with Coda Brewing Co

We’re way behind on writing about new breweries. How far behind? Well, we’re just now reviewing Coda Brewing Co in Aurora, after they’ve been in business a full year. But what we lack in punctuality we make up for in persistence, so someday we’ll get around to all the breweries. Fortunately for us we decided to visit Coda Brewing just in time for their 1st Anniversary Party, where we enjoyed an afternoon of fine beer, fanciful […]

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Denver Bacon & Beer Festival | BottleMakesThree.com

Denver Bacon and Beer Fest Recap

Did you hear the one about the couple who went to the 2014 Denver Bacon and Beer Festival, and wound up in a food coma that lasted a week? It left them unable to think about, much less write about, anything having to do with food or beer. No punchline here, but we’ll throw you a few puns: We would have written but we weren’t bacon any sense. All the delicious food and beer was bacon […]

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Springtime Boulder Brewery Crawl

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 […]

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At long last… Dad and Dudes Breweria

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 […]

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Brewery Rickoli: Less Gluten! Tastes Great!

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 […]

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Dark Music & Dark Beer Reigns at Black Sky Brewing

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 […]

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Keeping the Beer, Losing the Belly

Spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner.  That means sunny days spent chilling on patios and taking in some cold, delicious beer.  It also means it’s nearly time for our pasty white skin to see more sun as we break out the shorts, tanks, and flip-flops.  With just a few more months before the real summer weather gets here it’s time to start thinking about getting in summer shape and ditching the […]

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FATE Brewing and Boulder Sunsets = Awesome

We recently spent a sunny Sunday afternoon in Boulder, hiking and drinking, drinking and hiking.  We wrote about our hike up Bald Mountain and our beers at Twisted Pine in our last post.  Next up was a visit to another Boulder brewery, FATE Brewing Company. Although FATE Brewing is only a short distance from Twisted Pine, the places were like night and day.  Where Twisted Pine was mountain casual, FATE was definitely more modern, in […]

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Happy Birthday to Me at Fort Collins Brewery

A few months ago, Jeff and I were headed to Longmont for a bike ride when we snuck in a quick detour to Fort Collins.  Despite being in town just a couple of hours, we were able to make three brewery stops, albeit very quick ones.  We promised that someday we’d be back to spend more time with these great breweries, and maybe we’d even bring our friends.  Well, consider it done!   We decided to […]

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Oktoberfest!

Summer is coming to an end my friends. The days of backyard barbecues, sunny patios and short sleeves will soon be behind us, replaced by shorter days, cooler evenings, and falling leaves. Since we both grew up in warmer climates (Arizona for Jeff, Florida for me) it’s always a little sad to see summertime end. The thought of packing up my shorts and flip-flops can be downright depressing. But then it happens, we see the […]

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Behind the Scenes at CB and Potts

We’ve visited CB and Potts a lot lately.  After all, we play kickball on Thursday nights near the Highlands Ranch CB and Potts location, and they offered us great beer deals for our post-game celebrations.  I have to say, they’ve really won us over.  Originally we sort of wrote this off as another chain restaurant that brews beer that isn’t half-bad for the suburban masses.   We can admit now, we were too quick to […]

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In German the word means “cheers” or “bottoms up!’ and is a delivered as a toast to wish good health to one’s drinking companions.   In Denver, Prost now has a second meaning, as a place to visit when you want to enjoy some delicious, authentic German bier.  We joined Prost Brewing for their grand opening celebration on August 23rd and learned a little about this new brewery and what makes them stand out from the […]

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