Local Flavor at BruFrou

On Saturday I attended the first annual BruFrou, a craft beer + culinary pairing event, at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. This event featured beer and food from 70 Colorado craft breweries and eateries, and it was unbelievably good. Being vegetarian, it’s often a struggle to find enough to eat…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I’m not referring to Christmas, though it’s kind-of like Christmas for beer lovers. I’m talking of course about the Great American Beer Festival and Denver Beer Fest. It’s a remarkable time to be in Denver: GABF week. As if the festival itself isn’t enough, dozens of breweries and bars have planned special beer events the entire…

Renegade Brewing Company Prepares to Release a New Can

I love Renegade Brewing. Good beer, people, tap room–all of it. I am happy to say they are about to release their fourth can (and first canned seasonal): Hammer & Sickle Russian Imperial Stout. The cans are expected to be released in late October and will run until early March, the perfect warm-up for those…

My Favorite Colorado Beers of 2012

I drank more great beers in the past year than I can even begin to remember. So, looking back on 2012, I’ve decided to make a list of my favorite Colorado beers I had throughout the year. Some are not new, but have been around for a while, whereas others were just released in 2012. But here…

American Homebrewers Association: Trust me, you want a membership

In the spring I started thinking about this year’s Great American Beer Festival. I knew I wanted tickets to the Saturday afternoon members-only session, so I pulled up the American Homebrewers Association web page for some information. An individual membership costs $38 for one year; to me it was worth it to pay that amount just…

21st Amendment Turns 79!

Happy Repeal Day! On this day, in 1933, the 21st Amendment passed, whereby repealing the 18th Amendment which had banned alcoholic beverages. And look how far the beer, wine, and spirits industry has come! I am extremely grateful and plan to celebrate with good beer, good company, and good music. “When the glass is full,…