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Thursday, July 30,2015

Straight from the brewer’s mouth

Craft beer sippers to finish out summer

By Tiffany Lutke
In the summertime, people drink more beer, and we drink more session beers. Session beers could be any style, but have relatively low alcohol (usually around or below 5 percent ABV), and therefore, they make it easy to toss back a few. Many of our local breweries have been kind enough to offer up session beers for us to sip on all summer long.
Thursday, July 23,2015

Sharing is caring

Or is it? Boulder’s happy hour scene shuns shareable cocktail trend

By Noel Phillips
For better or worse, we live in a culture of sharing. We share our photos, our statuses, our relationship highs and lows, favorite recipes, workouts, selfies, DIY projects and even our meals. The rise of the Internet tapped into our innately social mindset, lit a fuse under it and exploded it across our screens for all to see. It’s no surprise the sharing mentality would eventually permeate our lives offline, as well.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Make it stop

A few pieces of advice for those hung over in a shiny, happy city

Saturday morning in Boulder. Your eyes are bloodshot. Your mouth tastes like the venue. When you try to stand up, it feels like food poisoning on a ship in bad weather. But you promised yourself you wouldn’t waste this Saturday, given last weekend’s take out-and-Netflix-filled bacchanal.
Thursday, July 9,2015

Celebrate a local favorite

JUL-IPA Festival highlights bold beers

By Kristen Kuchar
Hop lovers rejoice; there is a festival highlighting those bitter, intense beers you know and love. Boulder’s JUL-IPA brings together more than 30 breweries, both locally and nationally based, to pour India Pale Ales for your drinking pleasure.
Thursday, July 2,2015

Mastering the craft

A trip to City Star Brewing

By Tiffany Lutke
As I pulled up to City Star Brewing, under heavy clouds and light rain on an early Friday morning, people were out hanging their flags, running their errands and opening the many small businesses that line the center of town. This town’s pride and character persisted as I entered the brewery.
Thursday, June 18,2015

Craft Sabbath

No place is celebrating the convergence of beer and extreme metal more than Colorado.

By Christopher Krouatin
Beer and heavy metal are pretty obvious bedfellows. When one pictures the average headbanger, there’s usually a tall boy in his or her hand. While wine and spirits often have a pretentious veneer around them, beer is refreshing, satisfying and cures what ails you.
Thursday, June 11,2015

The sweet science

Boulder’s J&L Distilling’s approach to liquor

By Hudson Lindenberger
J&L Distilling is the brainchild of two former University of Colorado graduate students who separately decided to create their own booze, while studying for their respective degrees.
Thursday, June 4,2015

Drinking pink

Summer is time for ros

By Megan Bucholz
As a kid, I was aware that a pink wine called white zinfandel existed, but my dad considered it crap. That memory lasted well into my adulthood: Don’t buy pink wine because it’s garbage. Fast forward to five years ago or so, and you’ll find entire rows of rosť in liquor stores and a deep craving for it by wine enthusiasts as we approach summer.
Thursday, May 28,2015

Summer sipper

What We Love’s sangria is a good warm weather partner

By Kristen Kuchar
With warmer weather and longer days well on their way, we start to crave beverage options that are lighter, fruitier and more refreshing. That’s right where Decadent Saint Sangria from What We Love The Winery comes in.
Thursday, May 21,2015

Cheers

Walnut Brewery celebrates 25 years of craft beer

By Renee Moen
Since, it has become a welcoming and beloved watering hole; one of the oldest brewpubs in the county. A person walks into an inviting atmosphere filled with smiles and tantalizing aromas.
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