Barrel-Aged Beers For All at Banded Oak Brewing Co.

There are a lot of breweries in Denver, not to mention throughout the entire state. So many in fact that I just realized I’ve only visited about one-third of the breweries in Colorado. Having a full-time day job and doing my best to keep up with the myriad chores and errands that come with being an…

Black Shirt Brewing: FINALLY!

I first heard about Black Shirt Brewing Co. a LONG time ago.  I really have no idea just how long ago—it’s been that long.  I drive by their place every day on my way to work.  And each time I would think, “I wonder when I’ll get to go drink a beer there.”  Well, I…

American Craft Beer Week!

Happy American Craft Beer Week to All! Honestly, every day is craft beer day for me.  However, it’s great that there are so many fun events happening all across the nation this week.  I actually kicked off the week yesterday by having happy hour on my own balcony with Great Divide’s Titan IPA and Ska’s…

River North Brewery: Belgian Beer (now in pint glasses!)

I was so excited about the opening of River North Brewery, just 2 blocks from my loft.  I stopped by over the weekend to check it out during their grand opening.  The taproom is quite small, with around 6-8 barstools and about 5-6 tables.  It’s a nice little space but was overly crowded.  I’m not…

Denver Beer Company to consider Happy Hour?!

I have been a fan of Denver Beer Company since it opened.  They have brewed several excellent beers I’ve gone out of my way to try and go back for, and they have a great space in a nice location.  So wouldn’t it be great if the one brewery in Denver that doesn’t offer Happy…

Whole Hop Infusion at Bull & Bush

I read an article yesterday (by Beer Man, Westword Blogs) about Tableside Whole Hop Infusions at Bull & Bush.  That was around 2 p.m.  By 4:15 I was at Bull & Bush to see what it was all about.  As a self-proclaimed hops freak, I simply couldn’t wait to get there and check it out….

Gearing up for Stout Month 2012

Ever since I moved to Colorado 13 years ago, I have looked forward to the month of February. As a person who doesn’t participate in winter sports, February isn’t something to get excited about. It’s cold. And while I’ll probably see a handful of nice days, I know I have to wait about 3 months…

Great Divide Beer and Chocolate Pairing at Star Bar

I’ve attended many Beer and Cheese Pairings at Great Divide over the last couple of years, and they’ve always been wonderful. So when I heard about a beer and chocolate pairing featuring Great Divide beers at Star Bar December 15th, I couldn’t wait to go. $20 per person–great deal! My favorite kinds of beer are…