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About- John Maguire

John Maguire

John Maguire

John moved west to hike, ski and live the Rocky Mountain life. After years, he might have the record for throwing up the most on top of Colorado’s 14ers (due to AMS not drinking). To stay current with the beer world, he handles the social marketing for his local craft bottle shop and volunteers at beer festivals.

Posts By John Maguire

Odd13 Brewing | <3 Machine

February 23, 2015 |

ABV: 6.5
IBU: 10

Odd13 Brewing is from old town Lafayette, Colorado. They focus on hoppy American, Belgian and experimental styles. Every beer that Odd13 creates falls into a group of other beers they produce, like The Odd Squad, The Legion of Odd, The Sidekicks, etc… A new group called Bi-Monthlies are starting to show up at local beer stores throughout Colorado. This Bi-Monthly group is made up of sour beers released in cans every two months. Each beer is specifically crafted to suit the season in which it is released. This month <3 Machine was released.

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Jester King Brewery | Das Wunderkind!

January 15, 2015 |

ABV 4.5%

Jester King Brewery, maker of artisan farmhouse ales out of the beautiful Texas Hill Country are more than artists in their craft but also activists in the Texas brew industry.

These cowboys have some real motivation. Not … Read More

TRiNiTY Brewing | 365 Day Golden Sour

January 8, 2015 |

ABV: 5%

Trinity Brewing, out of Colorado Springs, is a funky, artistic, innovative brewery that creates out of the ordinary beers. Whether reviving ancient traditions or coming up with new approaches, their flavors make you stop and think about what you are drinking. Read More

Paradox Beer Company | Skully Barrel No. 17

December 12, 2014 | 1

ABV: 8.5%
IBU: 103

Since their introduction in 2012, Paradox Beer Company has been constantly enhancing their craft and releasing ‘banging’ beers to the state of Colorado.

Based out of Woodland Park, “The City Above the Clouds,” Paradox’s mission is to produce ancient beers with modern brewing processes. Already up to batch 17, their Skully Barrel Project is their sour barrel aged series. Each batch is a small release with only around 80 cases. Mainly sold out of their tap house, you can get lucky and find their bottles throughout Colorado. Read More

Mikkeller | Spontanbeetroot

November 14, 2014 |

What’s the name of that beer? Damn you Mikkeller and your obscure names and labels! What are you? Seems to be a common thought every time one picks up a Mikkeller bottle. So many bottles with crazy names like Orange Yuzu Glad, Big Worster, Winbic, Wheat is the New Hops, and so on. All “inside joke” names aside, we’re always intrigued to try these innovative beers. Read More

Breakside Brewery | Passionfruit Sour Ale

October 24, 2014 |

The two words ‘Oregon beer’ have been buzzing around Denver for months, “Where can you get beers from Oregon?” “I’ve heard Portland has great beers”. Besides Deschutes Brewery, distribution has held us back. Looking from the outside like tourist, … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Green Mountain State

September 3, 2014 | 1

The hidden craft market has been brewing in Vermont for years. This humble state is always in the top craft lists but never seems to get the media hype it deserves. By the sounds of it, that’s what they want. Many of these brewers don’t distribute outside state lines, let alone outside of their county or town. So unless you travel up through the green mountains yourself, you will need to wait until the next time a fellow craft head drives cross country to share the wealth from this secluded state.

Last week I found myself in the middle of the craft mile in Vermont for an extended weekend. Overwhelmed with this opportunity, I embraced this rare experience. After some homework and multiple country store stops, I’ve compiled my Vermont Ultimate 6er.

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Perennial Artisan Ales | The Last Word

August 11, 2014 |

ABV: 7%

This past July, Perennial Artisan Ales started to celebrate their new Cocktail Series “Dealer’s Choice”. The idea behind this series is to work with bartenders and mixologists at leading bars around the states to create new beers with classic cocktail profiles.

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Almanac Beer Company | Farmer’s Reserve Blackberry

July 21, 2014 |

ABV: 7%

Recently Denver received a wave of California goodness with little hype. Bars and bottle shops in the Mile High currently have some amazing beers from Almanac Beer Company showing up under the radar. After only being released this … Read More

Central City Brewers | Red Betty IPA

May 27, 2014 |

6.5 % ABV | 80 IBU

The Canadians are here and they aren’t leaving Denver! Earlier this month Central City Brewers and Distillers arrived in Colorado with a classy looking retro vintage pin-up girl can. Red Betty, which is one … Read More

Hill Farmstead | Daybreak Imperial Stout

May 1, 2014 |

Hill Farmstead Brewery

10% ABV

Driving up the snow covered dirt road to Hill Farmstead Brewery brought flashbacks of days growing up in the green hills of Vermont. Once the cell service vanished and 4-wheel drive became a necessity to … Read More