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Last week, Boulder Beer Company dropped a seismic announcement, that beginning in 2020, they will end outside distribution of their beer, and that the iconic brewery would subsequently layoff several members of their team. The surprising news immediately led to industry-wide discussions regarding the future of the brewery, as well as how this move reflects on other heritage brands that helped pioneer craft beer’s growth.
It also left beer lovers wondering how and where they’ll find their favorite brews. However a deeper analysis shows that the sky isn’t falling; this move simply reflects the evolving industry and is realistically just one of Boulder Beer’s many adaptations during their 40 years as an independent craft brewer.
Joining the likes of Oskar Blues, Upslope, Great Divide, Denver Beer Co, Odell, Periodic, Resolute, Spice Trade, WeldWerks, Grist, 14er Brewing and more, Broomfield’s 4 Noses Brewing is preparing to branch out beyond their original taproom for a second location.
It’s not immediately clear where Adamant Brewing and Blending, tucked deep into an industrial pocket of North Boulder, is among the dozen or so nondescript cement facades in a lot full of warehouses.
But beneath a black awning, next to a small, yellow Brewers Association sticker in the lone window guarded by black bars, lies Boulder’s newest brewery and the “cousin” to VisionQuest, a brewery borne from a homebrew shop on the East side of the city. Adam Kandle, co-owner and co-founder of both, calls VisionQuest the cousin, and not sister, because breweries know no gender.
Allow me to doff my journalist cap for a moment because as important as it is to report on this industry without bias or influence, it’s just as important occasionally to share a few stories and remember that we’re still just writing about beer.
No matter the pedigree or esteem, for a beer festival to continue to thrive in today’s crowded beer landscape after 15 years of existence, it must be able to evolve, and iterate. Steeped in tradition, and rich in popularity, Avery’s Boulder Strong Ale Fest has found a way to remain one of the elite mid-sized festivals in the country by showcasing innovation in beer both internally and through the industry friends they invite each year.
Upslope Brewing’s year-round flagship lineup will be receiving a facelift this year, by replacing their longstanding Pale Ale with a Citra Pale Ale. The Boulder-based brewery announced today that Pale Ale, one of its three founding canned-brands, will be discontinued, paving the …
Who doesn’t love a good holiday beer?! For myself specifically, I look for something either reminiscent of hot cocoa or coffee this time of the year. I want a drink that makes me feel like I could hold it close, like a recently opened present, while sitting in front of the fire surrounded by loved ones, (who are obviously all in matching pajamas) on Christmas morning. Yes, my holiday beer must be a brew with cozy flavors I can sip slowly, while watching my younger sister Jamie unwrap the EXACT Furby that I wanted (no, wait, sorry that was in 1998).
Upslope Brewing Company in Boulder is teaming up with their friends at the REEL ROCK Film Tour yet again to blend their shared passion for both vertical adventure and tasty beer. This year, the brewery-cinematic duo joined creative forces for …
ABV: 5.8% | IBUs: 5
Back in the day, while living the dream as a carefree twenty-one year old in Boulder, I had my first Avery Brewing Company Tap Room Rarity: the now-infamous Liliko’i Kepolo. The exclusiveness of this sweet-yet-tart …
All photos by: Kyle Oglvie
2510 47th Street Unit A2 Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 578-0041
Capacity: 1.5 Barrel Brewhouse
Grand Opening Hours of Operation: • Friday 4-11pm • Saturday 3-11pm
Brewery Hours of Operation: • Monday and …
What: Upslope Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party
When: Saturday, November 14, 2014 from 2 – 8 p.m.
Where: 1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, CO 80301
Upslope Brewing Company has come a long way from its humble beginnings 7 years ago. Most Coloradoans have become familiar with their core lineup of cans as solid pack-in pack-out refreshment options. The Boulder brewery has been able to prove that it’s not a one-trick pony in recent years with a slew of inventive seasonal releases such as their Pumpkin, Christmas, White Thai IPA, and this year’s standout Blood Orange Saison. However, perhaps the greatest display of what Upslope is truly capable will be on display this Saturday during their 7th Anniversary Party.
This past Saturday afternoon I spent a couple of hours at Sanitas Brewing Company’s taproom where all 12 of their draft lines were flowing with sour, wild and barrel-aged beers.
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Style: American Porter | ABV: 6.7% | IBUs: 45
Picture yourself walking up Mount Sanitas Trailhead in Boulder on a sunny, warm fall day. Your mind is clear and the air is fresh. All of a sudden, you ask yourself, “Am I losing my mind, or do I smell vanilla cupcakes?!”. This is the origin story of Wild Woods Brewery’s Ponderosa Porter as recounted to me by its female co-founder, Erin Evans.
Beginning today, Colorado institution Illegal Pete’s will host a series of tappings of Illegally Blonde, an exclusive collaboration beer brewed in Fort Collins with Odell Brewing Company. Over the next week, it will be released at all seven Illegal Pete restaurants in Boulder, Fort Collins, and Denver. And word on the street is that this will also be available at Red Rocks for Illegal Pete’s 20th Anniversary Party featuring Lucero, Built to Spill and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats!
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When you think of a Colorado amber, Fat Tire is normally the beer that comes to mind. However, since opening in 2014 Gunbarrel-based brewery, Finkel & Garf, has sought to modernize …
This is the second edition of a new PorchDrinking weekly series featuring some of Dustin Hall’s original photos from his tremendous endeavor, The Brewtography Project. Dustin’s project aims to capture the essence of the craft beer industry by visual storytelling, which …
We honored Taco Tuesday in this week’s Roundtable Discussion by asking the PorchDrinking team where to find the best tacos in their city. Denver, Cleveland, LA, Atlanta, Dallas, DC… the recommendations came pouring in and from all over.
5455 Spine Road Suite A, Boulder, CO
Open Date: July 14, 2014
Brewing System: 15 Barrel Brewhouse
Taproom Hours Mon-Fri: 3-9pm Sat-Sun: 12-9pm
Finkel and Garf is Boulder County’s newest craft brewery. While they’re joining a long list of already successful …
ABV: 5.9% | IBU: 39
There are chocolate porters, and there are CHOCOLATE PORTERS. This deviantly devilish beer falls into the later category. Without a doubt, the most chocolatey beer I have ever had, I feel it is my …