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Timmerman’s – Oude Gueuze Lambicus

August 18, 2012 |

Oude Gueuze Lambicus, Brouwerij Timmermans, Belgium

Limited Edition, 750 ml bottle

ABV: 5.5%

Bottle Refermented.

One of the main perks of my job at Avery Brewing Co. is that I’m surrounded by passionate beer-lovers like myself. Even though we have … Read More

One Minute Beer Review: Avery’s The Kaiser

August 17, 2012 |

The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Lager- Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, CO

ABV 10.03%

IBU: 24

The Perseids meteor shower is the annual mid august star gazer’s dream.

How to do it right:

Go out to the middle of the country, … Read More

How to not look like a douchebag about beer

August 16, 2012 | 1

For starters, I apologize for anyone offended by my use of the term douchebag to describe people of unsatisfactory behavior. In all honesty, I thought long and hard about another term I could use. Trying to find a word … Read More

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 Ultimate 6er: For your Brother’s Birthday

August 15, 2012 |

This time of year is bittersweet. The summer season is winding down and many are heading back to school all too soon. Summer fun has passed us by yet again and there is nothing we can do about it. Trips … 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

Beer Olympics … More Coverage

August 14, 2012 |

Our friend Halley O’Brien over at Sunday Waffles bring us her outrageously hilarious take on Saturday’s Beer Olympics.  U-S-A, Spain, U-S-A, Spain!

For more from Halley check out halleyobrien.com or for more Sunday Waffles … facebook.com/sundaywaffles!

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Beer Olympics … the Beginning of the End

August 14, 2012 |

Beer Olympics Logo Created By Erin Horn

I never thought that I’d participate in another Beer Olympics after graduating college. But then again I never thought I’d ever actually graduate from college. Now I love the Olympics, and I always … 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

High Gravity Brewing On Its Way!

August 13, 2012 |

Lately trying to keep track of new breweries has been kinda like trying to keep track of FroYo stores, they keep popping up and I completely OK with that. The latest in Denver’s Craft Beer Renaissance period is Craig Rothgery’s High Gravity Brewing which is hoping to open it’s doors by late December or early January, a perfect way to start the new year.
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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

Race Report and the Bouquet of Beer

August 10, 2012 |

Mountain bikers can be grouped fairly easily into two categories: those who finish a ride and talk about how many calories they burned, and those who finish a ride and kill a couple of beers at the trailhead.

Count me … 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

Roundtable Discussion: Meat vs. Beer

August 8, 2012 |

Last weekend during a porch drinking session, a few of our writers debated if they had to give up one thing whether it would be worse to have to give up drinking beer or eating meet.

Pat: I would … Read More

The Ultimate 6er: Six Beers Fit For an Olympian

August 8, 2012 |

With the Olympics well underway, I thought it would be a good time to look at the beers of the world. Brewing and drinking beer is a past time that has gone on for hundreds of thousands of years. … Read More

Avery 19th Anniversary Party

August 7, 2012 |

I’ve often described the beer industry as a community, but when it comes to the people who work at these establishments, it’s often more fitting to call it a family. Avery was recently announced as the 49th best place … 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