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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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2024 Colorado Beer Events & Festival Guide | February 2024

February 2, 2024 | 2

As Colorado’s winter kicks into gear, so do the major beer events and festivals designed to keep you warm and cozy. The arrival of February inherently triggers an onslaught of high-profile beer festivals and major events coinciding with the return of Stout Month. For a full list of Stout Month festivities be sure to check out our full roundup which we posted yesterday.

Additionally, we’ve begun rounding up major beer festivals, brewery anniversaries, grand openings, and events to look forward to in Centennial State with a greater showcase of some of our staff picks in the month of February. Be sure to check back often as we’ll be updating our list throughout the year.

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Where to Celebrate 2024 Stout Month in Colorado

February 1, 2024 |

You did it! You made it through Dry January! And while a reset was likely needed for all of us, the arrival of February will also welcome the return of Stout Month throughout the state of Colorado.

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LUKI Brewing’s Niche Events Find Success in the ‘Burbs

January 22, 2024 |

As DJ Saddy Jeff sulked in the corner — spinning an Emo’s Greatest Hits set of tunes — a bigger-than-usual crowd of thirsty Thursday holiday refugees gathered to pair beers and treats, watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and bask in the warm radiation of songs from the ghosts of a vaguely-goth past.

Courtesy of LUKI Brewery on Facebook

In the (normally) quiet West Arvada suburbs of Denver, Colorado, LUKI Brewery has found a niche in its array of unique events. From the ever-popular Gilmore Girls Day, to Goat Yoga and a bunch of wacky stuff in between, founder Jeff Smith has created something special that (perhaps strangely, at times?) really unites the community.

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Great Divide Brewing Announces New Taproom

January 19, 2024 |

Denver’s Great Divide Brewing has announced the opening of the Great Divide Brewery and Roadhouse in Lone Tree, Colo., next month. This will be the second location for the drinking and dining concept and builds on the popularity of the original establishment in Castle Rock, Colo., which opened in 2020. Great Divide also has two locations in downtown Denver and an outpost at Denver International Airport. Read More

Colorado Pint Day Set for April 10 by Colorado Brewers Guild

January 12, 2024 |

Recently, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) announced this year’s Colorado Pint Day will occur on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The 9th Annual fundraiser is for the CBG, which is a nonprofit trade group for independent craft breweries in the Centennial State. For Colorado Pint Day, breweries from around the state will sell the limited edition glasses and the CBG will receive $1 from each one sold.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/11

January 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 beer scene.

As another new year begins, we return to the ritual of dry January. Your favorite breweries are pining for your return, but that isn’t stopping them from releasing fresh brews! As you partake in dry January, take a second and think about what you really want… The choice is easy, you obviously want to support local Colorado businesses and quench your thirst with a refreshing craft beer.

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milieu fermentation company Announces Denver Area Opening

January 4, 2024 |

Amongst the rash of brewery closures throughout 2023, it is refreshing and reassuring to hear of a new brewery planning to open their doors in 2024. milieu fermentation company is giving us hope for the new year by announcing their plans to open in the former Ursula Brewing space in Aurora with a target date of late Spring. 

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New Image Brewing | Madera 2023 Horizontal Tasting

January 4, 2024 |

Every beer is a journey. From the ingredients used to the processes by which they’re combined and fermented to a finished product ready for enjoyment, beer tells a story of evolving time and ingredients. New Image Brewing has fully embraced the journey and evolution of beer with first their Estufa series and now various Madera releases.

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Roadhouse & Odell Team Up to Release Sublime Kush IPA

January 2, 2024 |

Over the past 11 years, Roadhouse Brewing Co. has quietly emerged as a major contender among the nation’s best in producing hop-forward beers. Based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Roadhouse’s close proximity to the fertile hop-growing region of the Pacific Northwest has allowed greater access to a bounty of resources, but the brewery’s commitment toward supporting the research and development of hop innovation has further aided its ascent as an industry leader.

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2023 Colorado Best in Beer Year End Honors

December 29, 2023 |

It continued to be a tumultuous year for beer in Colorado as we saw a continued frenzy of openings, closures, acquisitions, and industry moves. However, despite the flurry of shakeups, … Read More

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

December 27, 2023 |

As we head into the coldest months of the calendar, a great-tasting Barleywine can be the perfect warmer. Which one though? Well, we are back with another Blind Tasting putting some of Colorado’s best Barleywines against one another. As it turned out, the Barleywine Blind Tasting ended up being one of our most competitive Blind Tastings as a high percentage of our submitted beers ended up winning recognition of Honorable Mention, Top Marks, or Best In Show.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 12/14

December 14, 2023 |

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.

One of the best festivals of the winter season has officially been announced, and we can’t wait! Wynkoop Brewing Company is bringing back its most popular beer festival, Day of Darks. This February, come to the ultimate celebration of Colorado’s vibrant craft beer culture at Day of Darks, where the season’s best local dark beers will be poured. Day of Darks is a winter tradition, showcasing the season’s best local dark beers. Keep an eye out for tickets as they become available!

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Living The Dream taking over Grist Brew spaces; Ursula Brewery Announces Sale of Business

December 13, 2023 |

As we near the end of 2023, several Colorado breweries are making changes. On November 30, 2023, two Colorado breweries reported significant news changes to their businesses. First, Living the Dream Brewing Co. in Littleton shared they will be opening a tap room at the Sterling Center in the Sterling Ranch neighborhood in Littleton. Then, one week later Living The Dream announced it would be taking over the assets and leases of Highlands Ranch’s Grist Brew Co. In an interview with the Denver Post, Grist Brew Co-owner Chuck Norman said, “Grist will still be alive, but what we do with it, I don’t know.”

Secondly, Jonathan Shikes of the Denver Post shared that Ursula Brewery of Aurora is selling its business to unnamed owners. The new owners will shut down the business temporarily and reopen under a new name at some point in the first half of 2024.

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FIRST LOOK | Denver Beer Co. Opens In Downtown Littleton, CO

December 8, 2023 |

The Denver Beer Company (DBC) armada continues to amass an even greater reach across the Front Range opening its 5th taproom and brewpub location in downtown Littleton, CO earlier this … Read More

Brewery Showcase | Denver’s Monolith Brewing Opens in Former Black Project Space

December 8, 2023 |

While Denver’s RiNo neighborhood has dominated beer headlines for the last decade, the Platt Park stretch of South Broadway has certainly been making the most waves over the last two … Read More

Westbound & Down Brewing Acquires Aspen Brewing & Capitol Creek Brewing

December 1, 2023 |

It’s continued to be a wild week in the Colorado craft beer scene with yesterday’s sale of Ursula Brewing followed by Living the Dream Brewing’s announcement of a new taproom in Sterling Ranch. Today Westbound & Down Brewing has announced they are acquiring Aspen Brewing and Basalt, CO’s Capitol Creek Brewing from High Country Brewing LLC.

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