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Ever since a 6th grade math teacher corrected the spelling of my name, I’ve had an itch to visit Denmark. Even though we all know the rhyme “I before E, except after C”, the majority of folks named Niel in the States spell it backwards – Neil. But not me, regardless of what Mrs. Something-or-other seemed to think. I later learned that my family has roots reaching back to at least the early 1800s in the Danish countryside, the origin of this funny spelling. Which made me wonder, “Is there a land full of Niel’s that spell their name the right way?” Fast forward 20ish years and I now live within an hour’s flight of the homeland. And though I didn’t find anyone sharing my first name, I did find lots of good beer.
Colorado has long exuded an air of intrigue and mysticism for its gruff Wild West ways. It is perhaps this pioneering attitude, but also rough and tumble mindset, that has helped perpetuate today’s deeply rooted fascination with handcrafted brewing and distilling culture.
Crafting A Nation bubbled up from the brew kettle of life in 2013. The film champions craft beer and is a feature length documentary and new media project about how the American craft brewers are rebuilding the economy one craft beer at a time. Now, Thomas Kolicko and crew are looking to peer into the whiskey still with their new project, The Whiskey Film.
A few weeks ago, Glenfiddich came to New York to debut their Experimental Series with The Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish, the world’s very first single malt scotch whisky, finished in IPA craft beer casks. This experimentation was cultivated by a native collaboration within the borders of Scotland: A distillery and a brewery, using the land’s pure water and clean air to craft the creation that is uniquely stimulating our senses here in the U.S.
ABV: 8.5% | IBU: N/A
Apex’s own Brüeprint has been making a name for themselves in the greater Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area since opening their vats in the summer of 2014. They produce several year-round brews and a handful of seasonals. In addition, they …
Defining the collaboration of mixology & the culinary arts in Colorado.
The MMMixer: craft cocktail + culinary pairing event featured more than 30 expert mixologists & top chefs from the best local eateries collaborating on unique pairings. Teasing and pleasing the prowess of your epicurean senses, the first gala event in this series featured paired cocktails made with the finest Colorado small batch whiskies/whiskys/whiskeys. The MMMixer took place at Mile High Station on Friday, November 20th from 6pm–9pm.
What: Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival Where: Omni Interlocken Resort – Broomfield, Colorado When: Saturday, August 22, 2015 – 1pm-7pm, 12pm-7pm for VIP
The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Front …
It’s fair to say I have a soft spot in my heart for Dry Dock Brewing Co. Their Aurora taproom is one of the first breweries I visited after moving to Colorado, and its proximity to my office made it a frequent haunt for happy hours with coworkers and friends. With a lineup of beers running the gamut from a really solid Hefeweizen to one of my favorite double IPAs in the state, I didn’t need many excuses to return. One of their most highly-anticipated releases has always been Signature Series Bligh’s Barleywine, an excellent take on the style aged in whiskey barrels. This winter, Dry Dock added several companions to their Signature Series including one that caught my eye while shopping several weeks ago, Double Hazelnut Brown Ale. Deciding that a big brown ale plus whiskey plus hazelnuts sounded like one of the most delicious things ever, I grabbed a bottle and headed home.
The holiday season is upon us and I am ready to drink some whiskey. What better way to celebrate then a whiskey beer cocktail? The porter used in this cocktail is from Russell Brewing Company out of Strawberry Hill, Surrey, British Columbia.