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FlyteCo Brewing is a new aviation-themed brewery located in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver and their reputation is taking off. Although they only opened their doors on March 9, their tasting room has been consistently packed with happy beer drinkers. It’s no surprise why they’re so popular: Every beer has been delicious, the space is unique with plenty of seating and it’s staffed with knowledgeable beertenders.
With spring fast approaching I find myself looking for stone fruit, both the actual fruit and in beer! The Rare Barrel collaborated with Side Project Brewing to bring about a beacon that spring is finally here. I was able to speak with Alex Wallash, founder of The Rare Barrel, about this collaboration brew and he provided some insight to the making of Avec des Amis.
I recently wrote about the division of IPAs that’s happening. New England style IPA against West Coast IPA, a real Biggie vs. Tupac situation. But now, Berkeley’s Fieldwork Brewing Co. comes along and unites the two with Hop & Glo.
4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
Hours of Operation:
Mon: 3 – 8pm
Tue – Thu: 3 – 10pm
Fri: 3 – 11pm
Sat: 12 – 10pm
Sun: 12 – 8pm
Like a half-consumed beer bottle jolted the wrong way, the Denver beer scene is currently gushing over-excitedly with an abundance of frothy beer. But Denverites welcome the continuous surge; the mass influx of breweries has increased depth and complexity in an already vibrant beer culture. Among the metro-area newcomers is Goldspot Brewing Company which opened in February 2015 on 4970 Lowell Boulevard in Berkeley, near Regis University. It’s owned and operated by brewers Matt Hughes and Alex Sward.
Sour beers have quickly become an obsession for beer drinkers around the world. This is nothing new. American breweries have taken to mimicking styles that range from old ales to long-practiced lambics and more. As of late, the US has been bestowed with many breweries whose sole purpose is to bring the world (or those who can access it) that puckering elixir known commonly as sour beer.
Enter, The Rare Barrel and their exclusively barrel-aged sour brewery. Other than having one of the best names in the industry (I mean, come on, “rare” is right in the title), The Rare Barrel also produces some top-quality sour beers. Ranging from barrel-aged Goses to Berliner Weisses, to everything in between, The Rare Barrel rolls the dice with each batch of this lively drink, especially one of their latest brews: Forces Unseen.