Tag: IPA

Happy National IPA Day to You, Even If (you think) You Hate IPAs

Happy IPA Day everybody! Yes, today is the one day a year that you have an excuse, or better yet, an obligation, to enjoy a delicious India Pale Ale. Heck, enjoy a few of them. We certainly won’t judge you, especially on such a holy day such as National IPA Day! In fact, as soon as we hit “publish” on this post tonight, we’ll probably be joining in the celebration ourselves. Cheers!

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Oskar Blues Brewery's summer seasonal, FUGLI Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA, is back for summer 2018.

Spring May Be Ugly, but Summer Will Be FUGLI

Springtime in Colorado. We’ve mentioned it before, but the weather this time of year is anything but boring. One day we’re wearing shorts and flip-flops, enjoying drinks on the patio. The following day our patio furniture is covered in snow, again. Rain, snow, wind… anything goes this time of year, and sometimes the weather is just plain ugly. Fortunately, summer is just around the corner and ready to bring with it some sunshine, warm breezes, […]

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IPA Day and Our 11 Favorite Colorado IPAs

Happy IPA Day! Since 2011, the first Thursday in August is the day we stop to celebrate our favorite hoppy beer, the India pale ale (IPA). On this date beer lovers and beer makers across the globe are invited to raise a glass of their favorite IPA and toast America’s most popular style of craft beer. Ashley Routson (@TheBeerWench) says it best in her IPA Day article on CraftBeer.com: “IPA Day is not the brainchild of […]

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Celebrate & Be Hoppy: It’s IPA Day!

Happy 5th Annual IPA Day Everyone! What are we doing at work today? Don’t they know it’s an international holiday? Since 2011, August 6th has been recognized around the globe as IPA Day, the day when beer lovers celebrate and pay homage to the India Pale Ale (IPA). IPA Day is more than a great excuse to enjoy a hoppy brew. It’s your opportunity to connect with other beer drinkers worldwide by sharing a beer, virtually, and […]

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Left Hand Brewing's Introvert Session IPA | https://www.bottlemakesthree.com

Left Hand’s new Introvert Session IPA

The weather in Colorado has been a bit frightful lately. The past few weeks have been fairly Seattle-like, as cloudy days and chilly rain has preempted our normal warm, sunny Colorado weather. But don’t let the forecast fool you, spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner. Summer brings with it the promise of long sunny days, outdoor fun and enjoying plenty of great craft beers. Session beers, or beers with an ABV of […]

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New Belgium Slow Ride IPA

Starting 2015 Slowly, with Slow Ride Session IPA

We’re nearly two weeks into 2015 and this is our first post of the year.  What gives? We just needed just a little break after all the craziness of the holidays and the busy schedules that accompany year-end. We’ve used the last few weeks to recharge and regroup, and now we’re ready to bring you all the news in brews for another year!  Don’t think for a moment that during this brief absence we turned […]

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Happy IPA Day!

Happy National IPA Day! If you need an excuse to crack open an IPA today, you’re in luck because today is National IPA Day!   In our opinion the best IPA is whatever one is in our glass, but if you need help finding a favorite check out Beer Advocate’s list of the most popular American IPAs for inspiration.  You can also get some great ideas from the Today show on how to best celebrate IPA […]

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Session Beers for 4th of July Celebrations

Happy Independence Day y’all! This year we’re blessed with a three-day weekend to celebrate this great country and our independence, and we plan to celebrate with fireworks, music, grilled meats and of course, beer!  Because what better beverage than beer to drink while toasting our great nation’s freedom?   While beer may not be an American invention, it’s been brewed on our soil as far back as 1587 by Virginia colonist who no doubt raised a […]

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Hi BoB! Visiting The Brew On Broadway

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 […]

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Great American Beard Festival

GABF has come and gone, friends.  And while the focus of the beer festival was, as always, the beers – we were fortunate enough to work with a brewery that had facial hair nearly as impressive as their brewed creations.  For all four of the Great American Beer Festival sessions we poured for Fitger’s Brewhouse from Duluth, Minnesota.  If like us you’ve never been to Duluth, then that may not impress you much.   We […]

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Beers, Toads, and Backyard Beer Gardens

There’s a lot more to Golden, Colorado than the Coors Brewery.  There a cute little historic district full of places to eat, drink, and shop on Washington Avenue.  There is the Colorado School of Mines, one of the top engineering and applied science universities in the country.  There is also quite a lot of outdoor recreational spots, such as Clear Creek, where you can spend the day tubing, kayaking, or even panning for gold.  I’m […]

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