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Odell Brewing Opening Third Location in Denver’s Sloan’s Lake Neighborhood

July 26, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

While other national breweries continue to eye auxiliary production facilities and brewhouses in other markets, Odell Brewing has found a winning recipe by doubling down in the own backyard. Just nearly a year after opening their second taproom and brewery location in Denver’s River North Art District, the Fort Collins-based brewery, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, has announced that it will be opening up a third location in Denver’s Sloan’s Lake neighborhood.

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Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Calls on Beer Fans for Support

July 23, 2019 |

He was the first Governor to install a draft system in the Governor’s Mansion, and now John Hickenlooper is tapping in craft beer’s fan base in hopes of jump-starting his Presidential candidacy run. The former Colorado Governor and current Presidential … Read More

Revolution’s Midlife Crisis Barleywine Brings the Heat

July 22, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Hot or cold, Revolution Brewing sure knows how to throw a release party. Hundreds of barrel-aged fanatics, myself included, made their seasonal pilgrimage to Revolution’s Kedzie taproom for the latest Deep Wood release. This series has quickly grown to national acclaim thanks to its bold portfolio of Barleywines, Barrel-Aged Stouts and adventurously-boozy experiments like last year’s Code Switch, a Barrel-Aged Imperial Ale made with blackberries.

Many people associate Deep Wood beers with huge parkas, plunging temperatures and bitter Chicago winters given its annual winter release cadence. Boozy beers that push ABV limits typically go well with sub-zero winter nights. But Revolution’s Midlife Crisis Barleywine release had none of the expected barrel-aged beer release trimmings. Coats were swapped for tanktops, boots for flip flops, and freezing temps for 100 degrees and brutal humidity. 

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Bell’s Oberon Ale Label Gets New Look to Close Out Summer

July 16, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

One of the country’s most iconic beer brands, Bell’s Oberon is getting a slightly updated look to close out the summer. This morning, Bell’s Brewery announced that it will introduce a short run special edition label to run through the end of August.

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CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective Continues to Disrupt

July 9, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

In 2015, the CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective was born out of Oskar Blues Holding Company in what began as a financial partnership with Fireman Capital Partners, a Boston area private equity firm. The Collective brought together a group of like-minded brewers who still maintain their independence under the Brewers Association’s definition of a small and independent brewery, but have also become part of a unified entity that has allowed for greater collaboration of ideas, resources and distribution networks. Just two months after the formation of CANarchy, Oskar Blues brought Michigan’s Perrin Brewing Company to the fold and have since added four others.

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Chicago Quick Sips | July 8 Chicago Beer News & Events

July 8, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at [email protected]

A few of the featured events occurring from July 8 – 21 are listed here. Enjoy.
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Revolution Brewing to Release Two Barleywines in July

July 8, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Big Stouts and Barleywines are typically released in the fall and winter. The cold and sometimes downright freezing temperatures create a perfect atmosphere to drink beers that are more than 12% ABV. So naturally, when Revolution Brewing announced that two big English Barleywines are getting released in mid-July, it turned heads.

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Minnesota Legislature Stems Future Growler Sales for Breweries

July 2, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The ability to sell growlers in the future looks bleak for some Minnesota breweries as a critical piece of legislation failed to move forward in the Minnesota Senate this year.

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First Look | Alamo Drafthouse Westminster Opens This Weekend

June 27, 2019 |

Hold on to your butts, the Colorado movie-going experience is about to be elevated in a big way. Alamo Drafthouse, pioneers in the cinema industry, pairing classic contemporary and cult-following movie screenings, with sing-a-longs, themed event spectacles, a killer culinary … Read More

Great Divide 25th Anniversary Returns to Ballpark with Huge Pour List

June 18, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Denver’s oldest and largest production brewery is getting back to basics. Great Divide Brewing will celebrate its 25th Anniversary by bringing the party back to their original Arapahoe Street location for a block party-style celebration this Saturday from 2-5pm, as it had done for so many years.

The weekend’s festivities will also feature several familiar nods with 14 variant takes on their iconic Yeti Imperial Stout, including 25th Anniversary Big Yeti, a higher octane 13.5% version available on draft and in 19.2 oz cans to-go, and never before released Maple Pecan and S’mores versions.

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2019 WeldWerks Invitational Announces Saturday’s Pour List

June 17, 2019 |

One of the country’s most prolific new beer festivals returns this Saturday in the 2019 WeldWerks Invitational, and we now know exactly what to expect. The Greeley, CO-based brewery has announced their pour list for Saturday’s SOLD OUT event taking … Read More

Denver Craft Breweries Unite After Exclusion from Coors Sponsored Denver Pride

June 14, 2019 |

You never know where the next great idea will come from: in a dream in the middle of the night; a brainstorm session after a couple of beers; or being rejected – which is the case here. The initial idea … Read More

These Mountain-Style IPAs are Elevating the Style to National Prominence

June 11, 2019 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

IPA continues to be the biggest seller for craft brewers thanks to the focus and innovation U.S. craft brewers have put on the style and the fanaticism of the general craft beer drinker for the hoppy liquid. Drinking an IPA now is way different than it was a decade ago, primarily because there are so many different versions of it. The resinous and bitter West Coast-style has led to the New England-style, Brut and Milkshake styles—and everything in between. While many of the primary styles that appear in today’s craft beer lexicon stem from the east and west coasts, there is a new version of an IPA that could take the style to new heights—pun intended. Call it gimmicky, a marketing ploy or something in between but the Mountain-Style IPA has arrived.

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Minnesota’s Lupulin Brewing Company Acquires Hydra Beer Company

June 7, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Lupulin Brewing Company out of Big Lake, Minnesota announced on Thursday the acquisition of Hydra Beer Company in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The move will create a second Lupulin taproom in the former Hydra space in Sioux Falls, right across the Minnesota border.

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Kentucky’s Country Boy Brewing is Growing into a Regional Power

June 6, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

To most Americans, Kentucky is known primarily for bourbon, basketball, horse racing and fried chicken. However much like the rest of the country, one of the Bluegrass state’s fastest growing commodities is a result of the recent rise of craft beer. In just the past decade alone, brands like Lexington’s Alltech Brewing, Country Boy Brewing, West Sixth Brewery, and Northern Kentucky’s Braxton Brewing have emerged as formidable players in the state, all producing over 14,000 barrels of beer in 2018.

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Knotted Root Brewing Set to Open in Nederland, CO in July

June 5, 2019 |

In an old, red barn at the end of a gravel road in Nederland, Colo., a quaint mountain town west of Boulder, there’s something brewing.

Yes, that something is beer, of course. But there’s something else, too. Something more. It’s … Read More

Moody Tongue to Open New Restaurant & Bar in Baderbrau’s Old Space

June 4, 2019 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

With his culinary background and his craft beer experience, it was only a matter of time before Moody Tongue’s Jared Rouben opened a full-service restaurant to bring together two of his passions.

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Beer-To-Go Sales in Texas Are One Step Closer to Reality

May 24, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

In a historic win for craft brewers and consumers throughout the state of Texas, the highly anticipated Beer-To-Go measure cleared the Texas senate unanimously as part of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) sunset bill.

To recap: Texas remains the only state that prohibits beer-to-go sales from production breweries. So if you visit a winery, distillery or brewpub, you are free to take your beverage of choice home with you. But if you stop by Real Ale Brewing Company, Austin Beerworks, or a little over 100 other production breweries in the state, you are simply out of luck.

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The PorchCast Ep 61 | Andrew Duvall of Resolute Brewing Tap & Cellar

May 23, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

In episode 61 of the PorchCast, Tristan, Sami and Sam were joined by Andrew Duvall, Sales and Community Manager for Resolute Brewing to talk about their new Arvada taproom and barrel-aging facility located at 18148 W. 92nd Ln, #100 in Arvada, CO. Resolute Brewing Tap & Cellar opens to the public this Friday, May 24.

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Fate Brewing Founder Mike Lawinski Discusses Upcoming Closure

May 21, 2019 |

The past 48 hours have not been kind to Colorado’s craft beer scene as Littleton’s 38 State Brewing and Boulder’s Fate Brewing both announced their upcoming closure.

The two Front Range breweries now join Woodland Park’s Ute Pass Brewing, Lost … Read More