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Thursday, January 16,2014

New brews in brew news

Have some firkin beer

By Josh Gross
The first Friday of every month will be a people’s choice brew, in which Upslope will announce a basic style of beer on its Facebook page and then take suggestions from commenters about how to gussy it up. For example, they’d say stout, and you could comment with “blood of thine enemies,” and they could then choose between brewing it for Friday night’s party, or calling the FBI and reporting you.
Thursday, January 9,2014

D-Day at The Post Brewing Company

New brewery opens in LaFayette this week

By Josh Gross
The official concept for The Post is simple: “beer and chicken.” Buckets and buckets of chicken.
Thursday, January 2,2014

Prince-worthy findings at Smiling Toad

Craft beer with a K works out fine

By Elizabeth Miller
It was as though we had arrived in the living room of a welcoming friend — a friend who happens to have six craft-with-a-“c” beers on tap, a really beautiful blonde wood bar and well-padded bar stools.
Thursday, December 26,2013

Colorado beers get royal treatment out of state

Chicago charges $10 for a Ten Fidy

By Steve Weishampel
Colorado beers that are “common but a little pricey” in the Centennial State are “so expensive they’re delicacies” here in Chicago.
Thursday, December 19,2013

Farewell, Planet Porter

Boulder Beer kills Planet Porter and Avery releases Mephistopheles

By Josh Gross
Fare thee well, sweet Planet Porter. But when one brave soldier falls by the wayside, others arise to take its place. Here are some of the most interesting beers being released at local breweries this week or this week adjacent.
Thursday, December 12,2013

So long, Boulder, and thanks for all the beer

Farewells at Avery as fall fades

By Steve Weishampel
On a Friday afternoon, the tasters stretch out for a lot longer than necessary — and yes, lunch hour beers are necessary. We’re working here, after all.
Thursday, December 5,2013

Touring Colorado's beer community

By Steve Weishampel
A taproom bartender at Denver’s River North Brewery, Nikki is also a writer for Denver Off the Wagon website and when she saw my notebook I imagine she felt the surge of “That guy’s probably terrible!” that all journalists feel about other journalists.
Wednesday, November 27,2013

Lots to learn: The beer tour hits Wynkoop Brewing Company

A look back on returning to Wynkoop

By Steve Weishampel
I can’t talk about Wynkoop Brewing Company without talking about history. But enough has been written already about Wynkoop’s history, and anyway when I think of Wynkoop and history I’m really — as I am so often — talking about myself.
Thursday, November 21,2013

More malt magic

Dark beers reign on a second trip to Oskar Blues

By Steve Weishampel
This time around, when the Boulder Weekly gang heads to Liquids & Solids, I’m surprised again: Not only does Oskar Blues do malt, about half the OB beers on tap are dark and delicious.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Drink what you love — and what you don't

By Steve Weishampel
Brewery taprooms are one of the very few places — dentists’ offices being the other I can think of — where people often ask for things they won’t like.