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Thursday, September 4,2014

Barrel racing

Cask-aged beers are fast becoming the new norm

By Hudson Lindenberger
America has a history of trying to one-up the rest of the world. Maybe it has something to do with our rebellious origins. Maybe that explains monster trucks, KISS and deep dish pizza. So it only makes sense that when the craft brewing revolution started more than 20 years ago it was driven by American brewers.
Thursday, August 28,2014

Taste this

Louisville hosts first beer fest: Pints in the Park

By Kristen Kuchar
John Frazee, founder of Louisville’s Gravity Brewing, anticipates a laid-back atmosphere, indicative of the city itself, and says the fest will be a good way to give people a glimpse of what’s available at their brewery. Gravity will be pouring their summer seasonal favorite, Coolship, a pomegranate Belgian Wit; SIPA, a Session IPA that, at 5.
Thursday, August 21,2014

Custom fit

Inaugural Boulder Craft Beer Festival aims to make a Boulder-sized event

By Cody Gabbard
Miss the 34-minute window to snag a Great American Brew Festival ticket this year? Still lamenting its move from Boulder to Denver 30 years ago? Fear not, for Boulder Downtown, Inc. is introducing the inaugural Boulder Craft Beer Festival, going down Aug.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Greenhouse gas

Local startup taps Upslope’s CO2 emissions to green the brewing process

By Josh Gross
About the only thing Boulderites like to flaunt as much as the city’s plethora of microbreweries is its interest in sustainability. Too bad then that the brewing process creates a butt-ton of carbon dioxide (approximately 100 tons for a 10,000 barrel-ayear brewery), which means that enjoying a nice barrel-aged porter like a boss also means contributing to climate change like a salaried worker.
Thursday, August 7,2014

The other alchemists

Innaugural Craft Distillers Festival is a go

By Josh Gross
Stout Month. Sourfest. Rocket in My Beer Fest (yes, that’s a real thing). Even when they’re almost comically hyper-specific, Colorado isn’t exactly short on beer festivals.
Thursday, July 31,2014


Boulder bars must now balance booze and bud

By Hudson Lindenberger
Colorado is blazing the trail as the state works to set the standards for legal marijuana use in America. As the first state to roll out legal pot, Colorado is now under a magnifying glass as we create laws to deal with recreational use of what was once an illegal drug.
Thursday, July 24,2014

The saga continues

Signs of political evolution appearing on Boulder’s flawed alcohol licensing process

By Josh Gross
“I’ve heard from enough restaurants — and ones that are not considered to be problem establishments — that the process isn’t fair,” says City Council member Andrew Shoemaker. “If somebody loses their business for a week or two, the markets are low enough that can kill them.”
Thursday, July 17,2014

The apple doesn’t fall far

Enjoy a drink your great-great-great-great grandfather loved

By Hudson Lindenberger
With the temperatures rising, Coloradans are reaching for unlikely refreshment: ice-cold cider. Yes, cider; a drink that was last popular when America was fighting the Civil War.
Thursday, July 10,2014

Pairing chocolate and beer is art and science

By Amber Erickson Gabbey
When The Very Nice Brewing Company in Nederland decided to do their first-ever beer and chocolate pairing in May, they enlisted the help of their newest neighbor in the shopping center, The Candy Man. A novice chocolatier, Dan “The Candy Man” Harrower was entering uncharted territory and was nervous about getting it right.
Thursday, July 3,2014

The Magical Ingredient

Hops farms are struggling to keep up with the growth of craft brewing

By Hudson Lindenberger
Last year, thirsty Americans enjoyed almost 9.5 million barrels of beer. That’s a lot of beer! Every time one of them cracked a can or popped the top on their favorite brewski, they unknowingly paid homage to the side effects of Humulus lupulus.