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5 (More) Boulder Breweries Worth A Visit

In Beer, Exploring Colorado by Chris

One of the best things about living in central Colorado is that we can point the car in almost any direction, and find a fun day trip at a little city or town an hour or two away. So this past weekend that’s exactly what we did. We hadn’t been to Boulder in some time, so we directed our Jeep towards the …

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A Night To Remember 2016

In Beer, Event Recaps by Chris

In the early morning hours of July 20, 2012, 12 people were killed, 70 more were injured, and countless others had their lives forever changed in the Aurora, Colorado theater tragedy. Alex Teves was one of the twelve victims who lost his life that night. We didn’t know Alex personally, but Copper Kettle Brewing Company did. Alex was their friend, …

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Exploring the Breweries of Estes Park

In Beer, Exploring Colorado by Chris

Last weekend we decided to escape the heat of the front range and head to the Colorado mountains. More specifically, we realized we hadn’t been to Estes Park in a while, and a sunny, summer day seemed like the perfect time for a quick road trip. Estes Park is a beautiful and bountiful mountain town, filled with shops, outdoor activities and …

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2016 Sesh Fest Preview

In Beer Fests & Events by Chris

There is nothing like beer in the summertime. Don’t get me wrong – we like beer all year round – but there is just something about enjoying a delicious, cold beer on a hot, sunny day. The only problem is that those beers can go down mighty easy when it’s hot out, and we don’t bounce back as quickly from a hangover …

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Colorado Beer Change Initiative Won’t Be On 2016 Ballot

In Beer News by Chris

We wanted to post an update to the beer news we shared back in May about the ongoing battle to bring full-strength beer to Colorado grocery stores. Currently, Colorado grocers are only able to sell 3.2% ABV beer. As you can imagine, it doesn’t exactly fly off the shelves. Whether or not to lift that law has been a debated …

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To All the 2016 Beer Bloggers Conference Attendees

In Beer Bloggers Conference by Chris

There is less than a month before the 2016 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference (BBC) storms the shore of Tampa Bay, much like the pirates who invade by ship each year during Gasparilla. If you’ve been to the conference before, we don’t have to tell you what a fun trip this will be. If you haven’t, well, we’ve written before about how incredible the …

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Recap: Rogue Beer Dinner at The Kitchen

In Beer, Event Recaps by Jeff

Last night I was fortunate enough to attend a Rogue Ales beer dinner at The Kitchen. It was incredible. The food was excellent, the beer was outstanding, and the company I dined with would have only been better if Chris could have attended.Chris had to work late, so dang it, I guess it was my responsibility to represent Bottle Makes Three at this …

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Great American Beer Festival Ticket Sale Dates Announced

In Beer, GABF by Chris

Save the date! The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival will return to Denver on October 6-8, 2016.  The Brewers Association has just announced the 2016 ticket sale dates, so mark your calendar to make sure you get your tickets, because you don’t want to miss out! Here are the ticket sale details: Member pre-sale: August 2 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain …

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Summer Seasonals Worth Seeking Out

In Beer Styles by Chris

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend and you know what that means… we’re just counting the minutes until the weekend! The day before a holiday weekend is a tough day to get any real work done, so rather than write a whole long thing, we’re going to share a great news release we received recently from the Brewers Association. This …

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Coming This Saturday: The Pressed Conference

In Beer Fests & Events by Jeff

If you are looking for something fun and unique to do this weekend, there is still time to get your tickets to The Pressed Conference. The Pressed Conference is a first-of-its-kind cider festival for Denver and the perfect way to kick-start your summer. At this inaugural cider festival you’ll experience crisp, bright craft ciders from some of the best cideries in …

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A Look Inside Denver’s Laws Whiskey House

In Spirits by Jeff

Last Saturday Chris and I and several friends stopped by Laws Whiskey House to celebrate the launch of their new Wheat Whiskey. Now we don’t pretend to know much about whiskey, but we know what we like, and this was some good stuff. At the release party we enjoyed whiskey flights, a really fantastic whiskey cocktail, and received a tour …

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In Case You Missed It

In Beer, Beer News by Chris

Hey there. Yeah, we know, it’s been a while. It’s all very awkward to start writing again when we’ve been clearly negligent for several weeks…. or months. We won’t bore you with the same old stale excuses, but suffice it to say that major work projects and other happenings have just occupied all our time. In fact we were gone …

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New Belgium Collaborates With Old Belgium for Lips Of Faith 2016

In Beer, Featured Beer by Chris

This year New Belgium Brewing is celebrating their 25th anniversary. Can you even believe that? We’re pretty sure there is a joke in there about still calling them “New” Belgium after all these years. Clearly they’re one of the old timers in the craft beer scene. Still, we respect New Belgium Brewing too much to take this accomplishment lightly. After …

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What Beer Bubble?

In Beer, Beer News by Chris

The Brewers Association released their annual growth figures last week, announcing that once again in 2015 craft brewers continue to experience double-digit market growth. Our news feeds were quick to fill up with articles about the beer industry growth and the continued success of craft breweries nationwide. But then, right on time, an all too familiar topic reared its ugly …

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Happy Colorado Craft Beer Week!

In Beer, Beer Fests & Events by Jeff

Hey Colorado beer lovers! If you thought St. Patrick’s Day was your only excuse to drink beer this month, you were way wrong. Today begins a week of amazing craft beer events, as we kick off Colorado Craft Beer Week from March 19 – March 27, 2016. Beginning today you’ll find dozens of great beer happenings at spots all over the state. …