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Colorado Breweries Win Big at 2024 World Beer Cup Awards

April 24, 2024 |

Colorado breweries once again showed up in a big way at the 2024 World Beer Cup. Often referred to as the Olympics of Beer Competitions, the World Beer Cup features breweries from across the world vying for medals. This year’s competition featured 9,300 entries from 2,060 breweries across 50 countries entered into 110 categories, and Colorado’s contingent showed out in a MAJOR way taking home 21 medals from 19 breweries including 9 Gold medals.

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The Payroll Dept Offers Hands-On HR & Payroll Solutions to Breweries

April 18, 2024 |

In a world where artificial intelligence is now being used to create beer recipes and entire brew systems are fueled by automation, the craft beer industry is beginning to look less like the scrappy bootstrapped, mom-and-pop entrepreneurial operation that inspired approximately 10,000 neighborhood breweries across the country and more like the big box corporate breweries that have monopolized the market for so many decades.

While automation has helped to create efficiencies that become critical for fueling explosive growth, some aspects of operating a brewery just work better with a human touch. 

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Diebolt Brewing | Biere de Triomphe

April 15, 2024 |

If a beer and wine ever had a drunken one-night-stand, the resulting spawn would be Diebolt Brewing Biere de Triomphe. This tasty brew marries Diebolt’s brewing expertise with wine-barrel aging for a beer that encapsulates some of the highlights of both beverages. Flavor-wise, it is truly a seamless union of beer and wine. Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/11

April 11, 2024 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado craft beer scene.

As Colorado’s craft breweries unveil their latest canned and bottled releases, they’re set to eclipse the competition with a celestial flair. Get ready to embark on a journey through flavor as we explore the stellar offerings from the Centennial State. Get your taste buds ready for craft beer excellence!

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Collaborating for a Cause | Wren House Life Barleywine

April 5, 2024 |

As this series continues to surge through the spring months of 2024, it’s amazing to note just how many of these recent installments were announced during just the first few months after Alex Kidd’s cancer diagnosis. As we continue to see outpouring of support for DDB and his family, it’s also important to continue to reflect back on some of the first breweries to release dedicated beers in an effort to raise money for the cause. This week we take a deeper look at Wren House Brewing and their Life Barleywine.

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Collaborating for a Cause | Cerebral Brewing

March 26, 2024 |

For this week’s installment of Collaborating for a Cause, we head to one of the Mountain states for the first time in this series. Cerebral Brewing, based out of Denver, Colorado, was quick to show their support for Alex Kidd, the person behind Don’t Drink Beer, and his family following his devastating cancer diagnosis. For Cerebral’s fundraiser, they re-released two high-gravity beers, donating 100% of proceeds from all bottles and draft pour sales to the Kidd family GoFundMe.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/21

March 22, 2024 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado craft beer scene.

Looking to embrace the warmer weather after last week’s snow? Well get ready, because WestFax Brewing Company is celebrating eight years with an unforgettable weekend of beer releases, live music, a silent disco dance party, and food trucks on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

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Lady Justice Moves to Englewood, Continues Brewing for a Better World

March 19, 2024 |

In February, Lady Justice Brewing announced it would be moving from its four-year-old home in Aurora and heading west to Englewood. Well, Lady Justice’s last day in Aurora was on Feb. 29. Now, the Lady Justice team is preparing for an official opening on Wednesday, March 20.

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Can’t-Miss Beers to Try at the 2024 Collaboration Fest

March 15, 2024 |

It’s almost that time of the year again! The time to celebrate the art of collaboration at the highly anticipated Collaboration Fest. Hosted by the Colorado Brewers Guild, this unique festival features local and national breweries coming together to collaborate on distinctly unique beers made specifically for the festival. As one of the more novel festival concepts in the country has continued to serve as one of the best and brightest beer events in the country where creativity knows no bounds — and this is the largest year yet, with 145 beers from 180 breweries.

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New Ownership Takes Over Resolute Brewing Company

March 11, 2024 |

Resolute Brewing Company, a brewery with locations in Centennial and Arvada, is changing ownership. “We are thrilled to embark on this journey as the new owners of Resolute Brewing Company,” said Jacob Wells, a new owner of Resolute. “Resolute has established itself as a cornerstone of the community, and we are committed to upholding its values while infusing fresh energy and creativity into the brewery and taprooms. We’ve been big fans of Resolute for a long time and can’t wait to get started.”

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Colorado’s Best Saisons Blind Tasting Presented by On Tap Credit Union

March 11, 2024 |

Back with another edition, in fact, the tenth edition(!), of our Blind Tasting Series. For this iteration, our Blind Tasting focused on trying to find the best Saisons made by Colorado breweries. Altogether, 16 beers from 16 Colorado breweries were submitted. In the end, two took home Honorable Mention awards, two scored Top Marks, and one was crowned Best In Show.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/7

March 7, 2024 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As March gets going and we start approaching the spring season, one thing is for certain: West Coast IPAs are the big thing you’ll be seeing early this year. It seems like every brewery is breaking out a classic West Coast style to add in to their offerings. In an ever changing world of craft beer, the big question is what style are we going to see popping up everywhere next?

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Amalgam Brewing | Present Time (Pilsner)

February 29, 2024 |

Making world-class lagers is no easy feat. The knowledge required to do so is not gained overnight, and no amount of luck can produce a clean and drinkable bottom-fermented beer without the requisite skill. A successful lager brewer must put in their time and learn from their mistakes on the way to creating something great. And it certainly doesn’t hurt to have a renowned mentor along the way.

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Barquentine Brewing Celebrates 1st Leap Day Birthday

February 28, 2024 |

Happy Leap Day and a happy birthday to all the Leap Day babies! This includes Colorado’s Barquentine Brewing, as it is celebrating its first Leap Day birthday (and fourth anniversary) … Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/22

February 22, 2024 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Join West Metro Fire Fighters and WestFax Brewing Co. at the WestFax taproom in Lakewood, CO on Saturday, February 24 from noon-8 PM for a double beer release and fundraising event benefitting The Colorado Professional Firefighter Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. $2 will be donated for each pint or 4-pack of Hook & Halligan sold.

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New Belgium Celebrates La Folie with Lost in the Woods Slumber Party

February 20, 2024 |

Once upon a time, nestled in the heart of the Rockies, a brewery famed for its playful spirit and delectable sour ales invited dreamers and night revelers to an enchanted gathering unlike any other.

It was no ordinary fête but the heralded Lost in the Woods of 2024, where New Belgium Brewing opened its legendary Foeder Forest for a Storybook Slumber Party that promised an evening of dance, delight and the finest sours in all the land.

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Lone Tree Brewing Expanding to Parker, Acquiring Barnett & Son Brewing

February 16, 2024 |

Last week, Lone Tree Brewing Company announced plans to expand to a second location by acquiring Barnett and Son Brewing Company. Lone Tree will officially take over operations at the end of this month with a tentative opening of the new location on March 1.

“Lone Tree has been looking to expand for the last 4-5 years,” Director of Brewhouse Operations, Jerry Siote says. “With competition and maturation of the industry, we really wanted to grow into our brewhouse capacity, increase business opportunities, and provide more to our employees while continuing to innovate in neighboring communities.”

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Inside Jade Mountain’s Decision to Rebrand As Incantation Brewing

February 12, 2024 | 5

It’s been a brutal past four years for the craft beer scene, so when a brewery’s social channels abruptly undergo a massive rebrand with all past content getting wiped, it’s certainly cause for concern.

However, instead of a brewery acquisition or merger, Friday, Aurora-based Jade Mountain Brewery and Teahouse revealed an unexpected wholesale re-brand, transitioning from its Asian-inspired roots to punk/heavy metal-inspired, Incantation Brewing. The unexpected move also signals a dramatic shift in the brewery’s taproom aesthetic and beer program moving forward.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/9

February 9, 2024 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With Dry January over and done with, it’s time to move on to one of our favorite pastimes, Stout Month! Brewers all over the state are releasing stouts of all kinds. Which one’s the best for you? Who are we to say, you’ll just have to go out and try them for yourself to decide. No matter which you pick, we have no doubt that the State of Craft Beer has delivered once again!

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Where to Find 2024 Pliny the Younger Tappings in Colorado

February 8, 2024 |

The iconic Triple IPA that has inspired so much fandom and fervor as well as its share of imitators has returned yet again. Each February, Russian River Brewing‘s limited release of Pliny the Younger becomes a major event at both of the brewery’s Santa Rosa and Windsor locations and in the limited out-of-state markets that are lucky enough to receive shipments.
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