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Friday, March 28,2014

Imbalance persists in county economy

By Steve Weishampel
While Boulder County is a “community of wealth,” in the words of Morgan McMillan, some statistical trends indicate that could gradually change. McMillan is the civic forum director for The Community Foundation, a Boulder-based non-profit dedicated to preparing the county for its future and encouraging charitable giving.
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Friday, March 28,2014

High water and high stakes

By Steve Weishampel
The flood that hit Colorado in 2013 couldn’t have come at a worse time for many farmers. In the middle of September, many fruits and vegetables are near ripe and ready for harvest, leaving them vulnerable to damage from flood waters and the pollutants in the water. Some farms had to declare the 2013 harvest a total loss.
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 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.
Thursday, November 7,2013

Arvada ales

Craft beer and curry at Yak and Yeti

By Steve Weishampel
I’ve been going solo recently for the beer tour, because we’ve wrapped up Boulder County and nobody else on this staff has the journalistic integrity to drive 20 minutes to drink beer.
Thursday, October 31,2013

Saddle up for a trip to Boulder's newest taproom

Big, velvety stout is Crystal Springs' star

By Steve Weishampel
Louisville is the newest outer province of Russia, if new Louisville brewery Crystal Springs Brewing is any indication. Crystal Springs brews a Russian imperial stout, Black Saddle, along with about a dozen other beers at any given time.