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Thursday, November 20,2014

Where is your beer from?

Breweries adjust as craft brewing grows

By Hudson Lindenberger
Attitudes are changing in the craft beer community as consumers’ insatiable thirst for new beer drives constant brewery expansion. There are now more than 3,000 breweries operating in the U.S. — the most since 1870 — and the tide of opening shows no sign of slowing.
Thursday, November 13,2014

Nitro-fueled funny cans

Left Hand’s Nitro Fest invites drinkers to take a walk on the dark side

By Hudson Lindenberger
The trendsetting brewers at Left Hand Brewing Company are rolling out a unique event to celebrate their 21st anniversary: Nitro Fest.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Choose your festival

Avery IPA Fest versus Upslope’s Sixth Anniversary

By Josh Gross
But if bitter beer face ain’t yo thang, then you can still beerfest it up this weekend. The upstanding slopers at Upslope are celebrating their sixth year in the brew game, also on Saturday, Nov. 8. From 2–8 p.m.
Thursday, October 30,2014

Digging for gold

The Old Mine is filled with treasure

By Josh Gross
Erie may not be the correct spelling, but it’s the perfect word for the experience. On a chilly, October evening, the dark storefronts and empty sidewalks of this old town strip of the small East Boulder/Weld County town didn’t need much in the way of Halloween decorations to evoke the feel of a western ghost town.
Thursday, October 23,2014

Liquid Mechanics and the art of location, location, location

By Josh Gross
Being far too aware of how fun drinking and driving seems at first, I have always preferred to avoid its potential pitfalls and manslaughter charges by frequenting bars that I can walk to. That’s why I wouldn’t have thought of Liquid Mechanics’ new digs at the corner of Baseline Road and U.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Explosive combinations

By Matt Cortina
Learning about beer flavor isn’t limited to the monthly “Niwot Drinking Buddy” classes, however. Powder Keg’s Haystack Hopback is a class in a glass.
Thursday, October 9,2014

It’s medal time

The cradle of craft beer brings home the hardware

By Hudson Lindenberger
The first Great American Beer Festival (GABF) was held in the Harvest House Hotel in Boulder in 1982. The motley collection of 22 breweries brought 40 beers, and the 800 people in attendance can say they sampled the beginning of the craft beer revolution.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Time for a session

As craft beer grows, more drinkers are looking for lower alcohol beers

By Hudson Lindenberger
It seems lately like craft beer brewers are borrowing a page from their brethren in big beer: Less is more. While the craft beer revolution has fundamentally transformed brewing in the United States towards producing bigger and bolder flavored beers, lately more brewers are turning out lessrobust “session” beers, much to their consumers delight.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Belgian bliss

A quick tour through beer nirvana

By Hudson Lindenberger
While we Americans like to think we are leading the world toward a new golden age of brewing — and we are in some respects — there is still much we can learn from the Old World masters. For example: The Trappist monks have been brewing beer since the Middle Ages, helping perfect brewing techniques still used.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Brewganic

Why 100 percent organic beer may actually be 95 percent organic

By Kristen Kuchar
For one, organic hops are a somewhat new presence in the organic beer scene. It wasn’t until January 2013 that the National Organic Standards Board required organic beer to have organic hops, since the product wasn’t readily available.
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