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A Firkin and a Fundraiser

In Beer, Beer News by Chris

TGIF! It’s finally Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with a firkin and a fundraiser? We started our Friday happy hour at Great Divide, where they had a firkin of Sticky Icky, a pale ale that has been “wet hopped” with some fresh local hops. Call me a sucker for a firkin, but when I heard about this …

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Behind the Scenes at CB and Potts

In Featured Brewery by Chris

We’ve visited CB and Potts a lot lately.  After all, we play kickball on Thursday nights near the Highlands Ranch CB and Potts location, and they offered us great beer deals for our post-game celebrations.  I have to say, they’ve really won us over.  Originally we sort of wrote this off as another chain restaurant that brews beer that isn’t …

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Prost!

In Featured Brewery by Chris

In German the word means “cheers” or “bottoms up!’ and is a delivered as a toast to wish good health to one’s drinking companions.   In Denver, Prost now has a second meaning, as a place to visit when you want to enjoy some delicious, authentic German bier.  We joined Prost Brewing for their grand opening celebration on August 23rd and …

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Brews and Booze in Las Vegas

In Beer Travel, Spirits by Chris

Yes this posting is coming a little late.  What can I say, time really does fly when you’re having fun. There were no Colorado breweries visited last week, but for good reason.  We decided to ditch Denver for a long weekend in Las Vegas!   Las Vegas is a favorite getaway of ours; in fact, we love Vegas so much that …

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Happy IPA Day, and Other Reasons to Drink!

In Beer by Chris

We may not have made visits to any breweries this past week, but we did still manage to fit in a few good beers.   Saturday night was spent in Jessica and Shawn’s backyard for some burgers, backyard games, and of course, a few beers.  Jeff got there early and helped ShawnyB brew up a batch of Strawberry Beer.   It looks …

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Catching Up with Old Friends

In Beer by Chris

Wow! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, and especially if that fun involves some delicious craft brews. We visited several Colorado breweries over the last two weeks and haven’t had much time to spare to write about them. To rectify things as quickly and efficiently as possible, here’s a quick recap of the places we’ve gone and the …

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Fond Memories at Hops

In Featured Brewery by Chris

Update: Sadly, as of 2014 Hops Restaurant & Breweries have closed their doors in Colorado, and most of the U.S. According to their website, there is one location left in Virginia. So pour out one for your former homie, ya’ll, and read our article to relive those Hop memories.    Say what you will about brewpub chains, but I have a soft …

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Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival

In Beer, Event Recaps by Chris

The big day was finally here! ; Like kids waiting for Christmas, we had been planning our Breckenridge trip for weeks to attend the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival. ; ; Sure there are other, bigger beer festivals in town – but this one is still one of our favorites and in our opinion, one of the best in Colorado. ; …

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Dam, That’s Fine Beer!

In Featured Brewery by Chris

Everyone knows the Rocky Mountains for our cozy mountain towns and all the skiing, snowboarding and fun winter activities they offer.  But when you live in Colorado there isn’t anything better than heading up in the summertime to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, cooler air and laid-back attitudes.   This weekend we’re headed for a few days tucked away in a beautiful …

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Breckenridge Brewery 22nd Anniversary Party

In Beer by Chris

Breckenridge Brewery turned 22 this weekend, and we were there to help them celebrate.  And by “help them celebrate” I mean drink their beer, eat their food, and generally enjoy wandering around the brewery like we were some sort of VIPs.  This is the party of the summer, and we haven’t missed one yet.  Okay, that’s a total lie.  We never even …

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Renegade Brewing 1st Anniversary Party

In Beer by Chris

After finishing our Challenge Nation race yesterday, we were ready to party!   Lucky for us there was a celebration in progress at nearby Renegade Brewing Company.  It was Renegade’s 1st Anniversary party, and being such big fans of this brewery, we weren’t going to miss it! It seems like Renegade Brewing has made lots of fans over their first year, …

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We Survived Challenge Nation: Denver!

In Event Recaps by Chris

On Saturday 6/30 we did something fun that for once actually didn’t involve a brewery!  Along with our friends Scott (aka White Rascal) and Rebecca, we participated in Challenge Nation’s Denver urban challenge race! This was the first race of this kind for any of us, and at least Jeff and I were a little nervous that we weren’t up …

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I Know This Much is TRVE

In Featured Brewery by Chris

What do you get when you mix great beer, heavy metal music and a cool new tap-room on South Broadway in Denver?  You get TRVE Brewing, one of the newest breweries to open this year.  TRVE (pronounced “true”) opened on Wednesday June 27th, and while we couldn’t get there for opening day, we did visit for their first Friday to …

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Summit of Bluegrass and Brews

In Exploring Colorado by Chris

This weekend was a HOT one in Denver, and I’m not speaking figuratively! With temperatures predicted to be over 100° F, we were looking for a fun way to keep cool. Lucky for us, Saturday afternoon the 2012 Summit of Bluegrass and Brews was taking place in Dillon, Colorado.  Dillon is located in the Rocky Mountains where it’s considerably cooler, …

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Sunday Funday in Longmont

In Exploring Colorado by Chris

After our G’Knight Ride, we spent the night in Longmont.  Partially this was because we knew we’d be drinking and wanted to be responsible.  But it was also so we could fit in a few more brewery stops before we made the trek back home!  It’s a good thing we stayed too, because someone left his debit card at the …

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Good Ride, G’Knight!

In Exploring Colorado by Chris

After an afternoon of beer drinking all around Fort Collins, we were finally headed to Prospect Park in Longmont for the 2nd Annual G’Knight Ride, sponsored of course by Oskar Blues Brewing Company. The G’Knight Ride is a 10 mile trek around suburban Longmont presented by Bicycle Longmont, and looked to be an amazingly fun time. As excited as I …