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Thursday, August 1,2013

Boulder's University Hill faces ban on booze

City council considers stricter Hill liquor laws that have business owners up in arms

By Steve Weishampel
Not a whole lot of college students drink wine. Beer, yes, sometimes copious amounts. Hard liquor, of course, often in 1-ounce glasses. But under new ordinances that Boulder City Council will consider this fall, potential bar and restaurant owners on University Hill had better hope student tastes change.
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Thursday, July 25,2013

Baby beers at BRU

By Steve Weishampel
The beer with lunch. In my non-scientific survey of the Boulder workforce, roughly 100 percent of Boulder’s workers have experienced it. But many are unaware of the dangers of the beer with lunch.
Thursday, July 25,2013

Cocktails with a kick

Why bartenders, patrons embrace peppery spice

By Steve Weishampel
There’s little doubt spicy cocktails have found a place on many menus. So Boulder Weekly sought the thoughts of several bartenders, mixologists and general managers around Boulder to find out what appeals to drinkers about spicy cocktails and whether capsaicin, chili peppers’ spicy chemical, is too hot to handle.
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Thursday, July 18,2013

Yeast on Main Street

New brewery Twelve Degree joins Louisville’s main drag

By Steve Weishampel
Louisville’s Main Street is such an ideal small-town drag that it looks like it was pulled from The Truman Show. But it now has full credentials as a Colorado Main Street, as on June 26 it picked up the missing ingredient: a craft brewery. Belgian-centric brewery Twelve Degree Brewing Company, founded by head brewer Jon Howland, has popped up in the Main Street Marketplace next to the Empire and across from the Rex.
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Thursday, July 11,2013

Water, water everywhere

Whirlwind Ohio brewery tour turns focus to H2O

By Steve Weishampel
After four days, six breweries and 13 beers, my conclusion on Northeast Ohio beer is that there’s something in the water. I’m not a chemist, but I am blaming the water for the little differences in the taste of the beer.
Wednesday, July 10,2013

Take a shot

Shmaltz's Slingshot provides a drinkable hops kick

By Steve Weishampel
Shmaltz Brewing Company’s He’Brew beer has quite the balancing act going on beneath its humorous exterior. With one brewery in San Francisco and another in New York, no other brewery is as immersed in the struggle of balancing the country’s craft beer tastes.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Going hopless

Nederland's two breweries prompt a dictionary consultation

By Steve Weishampel
Even on the last leg of our Boulder County beer tour — a trip up to Nederland to visit both Wild Mountain and Very Nice breweries — we’re learning something new, courtesy of Very Nice co-owner Susan Green.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Fiber power

In 2011, voters passed Longmont network measure despite corporate campaign

By Steve Weishampel
When is a big, bad city government the little guy? When it’s going up against corporations and their trade associations that have shown they aren’t afraid to bend the truth.
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Thursday, June 27,2013

You can’t escape FATE

On a return trip, we try the originals, including watermelon ale

By Steve Weishampel
"Do they still have the watermelon?” Jeff asks excitedly. They do. Decision made.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Can new home construction fit with a sustainable economy?

Key employment sector turning eco-friendly

By Steve Weishampel
The burst of the housing bubble in 2007 shined a spotlight on the big weak spot in economics: human behavior.
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