We’re Brewing Again, Thanks To CO-Brew

CO-Brew Brewery & Homebrew Shop in Denver, CO | BottleMakesThree.com

It’s ridiculous that it took us so long to get to CO-Brew. This homebrew shop and brewery has been open a few months, and they’re less than a block from my office. We literally drive past them every day on our commute home from work, yet we hadn’t stopped. One night after work we finally got a sign that we should stop in for a beer. In fact, it was this sign:

CO-Brew Brewery & Homebrew Shop in Denver, CO | BottleMakesThree.com

Truer words have never been spoken!

As soon as we entered the shop, Jamie with CO-Brew was there to welcome us. Jamie was really nice and helpful, showing us around and answering questions about the CO-Brew homebrewing products. We  weren’t planning on buying anything since we haven’t brewed in quite a while, but it’s still fun to check out all the gear, and pick out the stuff we should totally buy next time we want to brew….

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Two New Breweries to Visit This Weekend

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TGIF y’all! We don’t know about you, but we’re so ready to start this weekend. The cooler weather we experienced mid-week is a reminder that we’re only guaranteed a few more hot summer weekends, so it’s time to take advantage of them while we can. For us that means some hiking, spending some quality time…

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Enjoy Great Beer & Win GABF Tickets at Factotum Brewhouse

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This weekend we finally made it by Factotum Brewhouse in Sunnyside. It’s was an unplanned stop so we only had enough time to try two pints, but our first impression was that we left pretty damn impressed. The beer was great, the taproom was really cool, and the staff was as friendly as you’ll find at…

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Sierra Nevada at Mills River

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There are over 3000 breweries operating in the United States, with more opening nearly every day. While they all certainly have their individual merits, there are only a handful breweries that can be considered true tourist destinations. During last month’s trip to Asheville for the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference we were able to visit…

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Great Divide & Jameson Release The Smoothness

Jameson Whiskey & Great Divide Brewing release their Drinking Buddies collaboration, The Smoothness | BottleMakesThree.com

Recently the fine folks at Jameson Irish Whiskey announced the newest partners in their Drinking Buddies program. As part of their Drinking Buddies collaboration, five American breweries were invited to tour the Jameson distillery in Ireland, and each were sent home with six empty Jameson Irish Whiskey barrels. The barrels would be used to age a unique, limited…

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CO Beer News: New Belgium Brewing Announces New CEO


There was a big announcement from New Belgium Brewing yesterday. New Belgium Brewing’s COO and President, Christine Perich, was named CEO, and Co-founder Kim Jordan will be transitioning exclusively into the Executive Chair of the Brewery’s Board of Directors. Christine Perich has been with New Belgium Brewing since 2000, and was instrumental in transitioning the company into…

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Celebrate & Be Hoppy: It’s IPA Day!


Happy 5th Annual IPA Day Everyone! What are we doing at work today? Don’t they know it’s an international holiday? Since 2011, August 6th has been recognized around the globe as IPA Day, the day when beer lovers celebrate and pay homage to the India Pale Ale (IPA). IPA Day is more than a great excuse to…

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First Draft: Denver’s First Self-Service Taphouse

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The RiNo neighborhood of Denver is already spoiled with more than their share of great breweries, bars, and watering holes, so when we heard that a new self-service beer bar was opening we were a bit skeptical. Was another RiNo beer bar necessary? Was this self-service thing just a gimmick? What’s the big deal about pouring your own beer?…

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2015 GABF Tickets: Going, Going, GONE

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Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Tickets for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) are officially sold out. Today marked the second of two ticket sale dates for GABF. Yesterday it only took about 25 minutes for the members-only presale tickets to disappear. Today the general public tickets went on sale at 10:00 AM…

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Escaping Reality at FERMÆNTRA

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I know it seems like all we do is visit great breweries and drink craft beer. If only that were true. In reality we both work totally beer-free desk jobs Monday through Friday. We sit at our computers all day long, trying to solve problems and put out figurative fires for our employers, all without…

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The 2015 Great American Beer Festival: Bigger, Better & Beerier

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival: Bigger. Better. Beerier. | bottlemakesthree.com

Next week tickets will go on sale for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). We’ve told you before about this incredible annual festival, and how every craft beer fan should make attending GABF a part of their beer bucket list. In case you are still on the fence, we wanted to share new details…

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New Belgium Brewing To Open Denver Pilot Brewery

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Yesterday, New Belgium Brewing announced the opening of a new 10-barrel pilot brewery to be located in the River North Arts District (RiNo) neighborhood of Denver. The new brewery will be housed in The Source Hotel, a new 100-room hotel being constructed by Zeppelin Development next door to The Source artisan food and retail market. The new pilot brewery…

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Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference: Live Beer Blogging Recap

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This past Monday we returned from the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference in Asheville. We came home from North Carolina with suitcases full of beer and volumes of incredible stories, the latter of which we’ll be sharing with you over the upcoming days and weeks. However we wanted to waste no time bringing you our Live Beer Blogging recap, since this…

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BMT does BBC, Part Deux


Hey everyone! You may notice things have been a bit quiet around the Bottle Makes Three blog this week. Well, that’s because your Bottle Makes Three team is on the road in beautiful and beer-filled North Carolina! We’re invading the Tar Heel State this week for the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference and we could not be…

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8 Tips for Enjoying Beer While Travelling

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We Will Travel For Beer Jeff and I love to travel, and we love beer, so it’s a thrill to visit new places and get to explore their local beer scene. In just a few days we’ll be flying across the country to North Carolina for our next beer trip, to the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference….

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Colorado Breweries Win 19 Medals At U.S. Open Beer Championship

Colorado brings home 19 medals from the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship | bottlemakesthree.com

The U.S. Open Beer Championship took place this past weekend and Colorado breweries brought home a total of 19 medals. This international competition accepted more than 4000 beers from more than 20 countries across the globe, including submissions from both professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. Ballast Point Brewing of San Diego, California was named the Grand National Champion….

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2015 GABF Session & Ticket Sale Dates

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