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Beer Showcases

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Lakefront Brewery – Pumpkin Lager

August 16, 2012 |

Pumpkin Lager – Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

ABV: 6%

It’s that time of year. The sun is setting earlier and earlier. Camp fires are blazing at night. And Lakefront Brewery’s Pumpkin Lager appeared on the shelves of the liquor stores. … Read More

The Joys of Summit Drinking

August 15, 2012 |

“How long did it take you to acclimate to the thin air?” Coloradans hear this from visitors, from bands we catch at Red Rocks, and from people who have lived here for years. It’s a legitimate question. I still have … Read More

Left Hand – Wake Up Dead

August 14, 2012 |

Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout – Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, CO

ABV: 10.2%

IBUs: 50

With it starting to get cooler (relatively) and breweries starting to release the bigger, darker beers, I find myself drinking dark beer more and … Read More

New Belgium’s Red Hoptober Release Party

August 13, 2012 |

Red Hoptober – New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins, CO

ABV: 6%

IBU: 60

Let this be said: if you haven’t seen The Patti Fiasco, please make sure you do so immediately, but more on that later.

A few weeks … Read More

Munich Dunkel Lager – Hofbräuhaus Newport

August 9, 2012 |

Munich Dunkel Lager – Hofbräuhaus Newport, Newport, NY

ABV: 5.5%

Staying in touch with my German roots, the Hofbräuhaus of Newport, Kentucky is one of my favorite places in my hometown—nothing makes me happy like a frosty stein of Dunkel. The … Read More

Baird Brewing – Rising Sun Pale Ale

August 7, 2012 |

Rising Sun Pale Ale – Baird Brewing, Shizuoka, Japan

ABV: 5.3%

IBU: 34

Baird Brewing is unique in the American craft brew scene in that it isn’t even brewed in the US. In fact, it is not even brewed … Read More

Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Local 1 Belgian-Style Ale

August 6, 2012 |

Brooklyn Local 1 Belgian-Style Ale, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

ABV: 9%

IBU: 26

Brooklyn Brewery’s Brooklyn Local 1 is probably my new go-to summer beer. It’s only too bad I just now discovered the damned thing at the … Read More

Stone Brewery Co. – Levitation Ale

August 4, 2012 |

Levitation AleStone Brewery Co., Escondido, CA ABV: 4.4% IBU: 45

For the past couple of years, I have found that almost all the beers I have had at Stone Brewery have been a great treat and always something … Read More

Offshore Ale – Abel’s Hill India Dark Ale

August 3, 2012 |

Abel’s Hill India Dark Ale – Offshore Ale Company, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

ABV: 6.3%

IBU: 55

Following my visit to Martha’s Vineyard and Offshore Ale Company, I brought back a bomber of Offshore’s Abel Hill’s India Dark Ale. … Read More

Russian River – Row 2, Hill 56 – The Story of Simcoe

August 2, 2012 |

Row 2, Hill 56 – Russian River Brewery, Santa Rosa, CA

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 40

Russian River is my definitive brewery. We all have one. Do you love everything New Belgium puts out, to the point that, without hesitation, … Read More

Two One Minute Beer Reviews

August 2, 2012 |

Mexican Chocolate Stout – Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Denver, CO

ABV: 7%

IBU: 50

I had been told numerous times over the past year that getting to Copper Kettle was a must. Yesterday Cat, our social media coordinator, and a … Read More

Colorado Cider Co. – Grasshop-ah

August 1, 2012 |

Grasshop-ah – Colorado Cider Co., Denver, CO ABV: 6.95%

I’m not particularly a fan of ciders. Cider House Rules is pretty decent, and I guess apple cider come wintertime is pretty fantastic. But, when it comes to drinking, I always … Read More

Funkwerks Fruition – It taste like Fruit(ion)?

August 1, 2012 |

 

 

Fruition, Funkwerks Brewery, Denver, CO ABV: 6%

Background: Funkwerks opened it doors in 2010 and since then they have been making killer saisons. This has been one of my favorite breweries that has popped up in the … Read More

Oskar Blues | Deviant Dale’s IPA

July 31, 2012 |

ABV: 8% | IBU: 85

I’m a firm believer that a beer is best enjoyed after a bike ride, and while I don’t want to speak for anyone else, I’m pretty sure the folks at Oskar Blues feel the same … Read More

Rogue Brewery | Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

July 30, 2012 |

ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 30

*Editor’s note. Today we bring you a unique treat to kick off the start of your work week. For a beer that has already cultivated such a cult following we felt it would be interesting to … Read More

Rogue Brewery – Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

July 30, 2012 |

Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale – Rogue Brewery, Portland, OR

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: 30

*Editor’s note. Today we bring you a unique treat to kick off the start of your work week. For a beer that has already cultivated such … Read More

Lagunitas Brewing Company – Lucky 13.alt

July 27, 2012 |

Lucky 13 Alt – Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA

ABV: 8.8%

IBU: 76

Beers from Lagunitas are back in Colorado and I’m one happy beer consumer. One of the first beers I fell in love with, after moving out … Read More

Great Divide – Grand Cru

July 26, 2012 |

Grand Cru – Great Divide Brewery, Denver, CO

ABV: 11%

When it comes to beer, Great Divide’s Grand Cru translates perfectly to the case of a classic tragic romance. It is without a doubt one of the finest beers I … Read More

Cisco Brewers – Whale’s Tale Pale Ale

July 26, 2012 |

Whale’s Tale Pale Ale – Cisco Brewers Nantucket, MA

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: 35

There is a certain amount of pomp and circumstance that comes with ordering a beer from Nantucket. Partially, that highfalutin feeling can be … Read More

Big Daddy’s Brewing Company – Virginia Creeper Pale Ale

July 25, 2012 |

“Chug along, chug along, like the Old Virginia Creeper” – Old Crow Medicine Show

Virginia Creeper Pale Ale – Big Daddy’s Brewing Company Roanoke, VA

ABV: 5.5

IBU: 40

Traveling through Virginia … Read More