Top Articles from Boulder Weekly Beer Tour
Monday, December 1,2014
Everything old is new again, including ancient herbal beers regaining popularity in the craft beer world after about a 250-year hiatus. They’re called gruits, which refers to a mixture of oldfashioned herbs and spices used to bitter and flavor beer prior to the prevalence of hops (although hops began being used in gruits around the second century).
Thursday, November 20,2014
Breweries adjust as craft brewing grows
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
Left Hand’s Nitro Fest invites drinkers to take a walk on the dark side
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
Avery IPA Fest versus Upslope’s Sixth Anniversary
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
The Old Mine is filled with treasure
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
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
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
The cradle of craft beer brings home the hardware
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
As craft beer grows, more drinkers are looking for lower alcohol beers
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
A quick tour through beer nirvana
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.