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A Procrastinators Guide to Great Last-Minute Beer Gifts

In Beer, Beer Gifts by Chris0 Comments

Christmastime is almost here! Are you still struggling with what to get that special beer-loving someone in your life? Or maybe you need a gift idea for someone not-so-special – like the coworker you barely know, or the distant cousin that’s coming in town for the holiday? It doesn’t matter who is on your shopping list this year. If you …

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Event Preview: The Denver [only] Beer Festivus

In Beer Fests & Events by Chris0 Comments

It’s a Beer Festivus for rest of us! Back for their 5th year, the Denver [only] Beer Festivus is happening this Saturday, December 17th. UPDATE: Tickets are sold out! So if you have a ticket, you’re sure to enjoy escaping the cold winter weather with some cold, delicious craft beers. What’s Festivus you ask? This holiday-themed beer festival celebrates the …

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Happy Thanks-Living at Broken Shovels Farm

In Exploring Colorado, Food by Chris1 Comment

After weeks of unseasonably warm weather in Colorado, nobody is happier than we are that fall has finally arrived. This past Sunday was sunny but cool, and with nothing on our calendar and no Bronco’s game on the TV, we thought it was high time we got out to enjoy the season. Our little Sunday afternoon road trip took us …

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It’s Awfully Quiet

In Beer by Chris0 Comments

It’s been incredibly quiet around here lately, and for that we’re really sorry. Our extended absence wasn’t planned, but it was necessary. The past few months, maybe even the last year, has been totally ridiculous. To say we’ve been busy would be an understatement. We were drowning in obligations and responsibilities. Sometimes they were boring things that we just had to …

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Colorado Brewers Win Big at GABF

In Beer, GABF by Chris

The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) wrapped up on Saturday evening after yet another fun and successful event. We’ve had a full two days to recover from attending the fest, so we’ll be bringing you several stories recapping the event over the next several days. However the biggest news is perhaps the GABF beer competition, so today, lets talk about …

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GABF Week Events That Aren’t GABF

In Beer Fests & Events by Chris

We know that lately our focus has been all about the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).  It’s been GABF this, GABF that, which we’re sure leaves those of you without tickets rolling your eyes and cursing our every post. But hey, even if you don’t have tickets to the festival itself, there are tons of great beer to be had …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of GABF

In Beer by Chris

This week we’ll be celebrating the 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF.) Seriously, 35 Years! To put that in perspective, when this festival started in 1982, your Bottle Makes Three team were too young to even legally drink beer. And we’re pretty old, so that is saying a lot! When GABF started 35 years ago it was well before the …

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Experience Everything GABF Has to Offer (Spoiler: It’s More Than Just Beer Samples)

In Beer, GABF by Chris

It’s just one week until the kickoff of the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and we couldn’t be more excited! Over the next several days, brewers and beer lovers from across the country will make their way to Denver for the 35th anniversary of this annual celebration of American beer. Leading up to the event your Bottle Makes Three team will be …

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The Latest News in Brews

In Beer, Beer News by Chris

It’s been admittedly quiet around here. Never fear, your faithful Bottle Makes Three team has just been busy catching up from vacation and gearing up for GABF, so we’ve been neglectful in our posts. We’ll be back full steam next week. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of beer news from other great sites to hold you over. 

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Exploring Florida’s Beers and Beaches

In Beer, Beer Travel by Chris

Jeff and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Florida for a quick vacation. We were lucky to spend several days in the Sunshine State to visit family and enjoy a little fun in the sun. It was a long overdue trip to visit my parents, and the time went by way too fast. However, we did manage to sneak …

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Dude’s Brews Gets Federal Approval for Cannabis Beer

In Beer by Chris

Dude’s Brews, the packaged-beer arm of Dad & Dude’s Breweria, (6730 S Cornerstar Way in Cornerstar Shopping Center) has announced their cannabis infused line of beers has been given the country’s first Federal approval for cannabis infused beer utilizing extract from full-grown cannabis sativa stalk and stem.

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New Brewery Alert: Intersect Brewing and Three Four Beer Co

In Beer News by Chris

The beer scene is booming in Fort Collins! In the past few days two new breweries have opened their doors. Well, sort of. Brewery number one is new, and brewery number two is Three Four, who has been selling beer for a while, just not Three Four Beer beer. Confused? It’s simple really! Below is a quick preview of both …

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Wicked Weed Brewing Arrives in Colorado

In Beer, Beer News by Chris

It’s not uncommon to hear “Colorado” and “Weed” in the same sentence, and rarely does it have anything to do with beer. As Colorado residents, we’re honestly pretty much over all the hype around legalized weed. However, when we heard that North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing was headed to Colorado, that was news that got us excited! Wicked Weed, named not after …

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Resolute Brewing Co Grand Opening Details

In Beer by Chris

There is a whole new reason to celebrate happy hour in DTC! At long last, Resolute Brewing Co will be celebrating their grand opening tomorrow, Friday August 19, 2016. Located in Centennial just west of I-25 at 7286 S Yosemite Street, the Resolute Brewing team are eager to serve the Denver Tech Center and surrounding communities. The founders of Centennial’s …

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Rendezvous At The Rock Recap

In Beer, Event Recaps by Chris

This past weekend we attended the Rendezvous At The Rock beer festival in Castle Rock. It’s incredible that this is the first time we’ve attended this beer fest, given it’s held literally 15 minutes from our house. I can’t explain how we’ve missed out on so many Rendezvous, but I can assure you we won’t skip this event again. Held annually at …

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IPA Day and Our 11 Favorite Colorado IPAs

In Beer, Beer Fests & Events, Beer Styles by Chris

Happy IPA Day! Since 2011, the first Thursday in August is the day we stop to celebrate our favorite hoppy beer, the India pale ale (IPA). On this date beer lovers and beer makers across the globe are invited to raise a glass of their favorite IPA and toast America’s most popular style of craft beer. Ashley Routson (@TheBeerWench) says it …

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It’s GABF Ticket Week!

In Beer, GABF by Chris

Ticket sales begin today for the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. This is no longer a drill. Now is the time to spring into action so you don’t miss the greatest beer event of the year! The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will be take place in Denver on October 6-8, 2016. This year the GABF folks have a …