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Thursday, September 10,2015

Go wild

Boulder Valley Beer Fest returns with beer and chili

By Kristen Kuchar
The second annual Boulder Valley Beer Fest takes place in conjunction with the Town of Superior’s annual Chili Fest on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2-6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the beautiful Superior Community Park, located at 1350 Coalton Road in Superior.
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Thursday, July 9,2015

Celebrate a local favorite

JUL-IPA Festival highlights bold beers

By Kristen Kuchar
Hop lovers rejoice; there is a festival highlighting those bitter, intense beers you know and love. Boulder’s JUL-IPA brings together more than 30 breweries, both locally and nationally based, to pour India Pale Ales for your drinking pleasure.
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Thursday, May 28,2015

Summer sipper

What We Love’s sangria is a good warm weather partner

By Kristen Kuchar
With warmer weather and longer days well on their way, we start to crave beverage options that are lighter, fruitier and more refreshing. That’s right where Decadent Saint Sangria from What We Love The Winery comes in.
Thursday, April 16,2015

Colossal pairings

BruFrou brings culinary and brewing titans together

By Kristen Kuchar
Colorado’s culinary world will collide with the craft beer scene at the second annual BruFrou, a celebration of beer and food pairings. On Saturday, April 25, 80 Colorado brewers and chefs, including many from Boulder County, will team up to create 50 unique pairings to elevate the experience of both the dish and the accompanying brew.
Thursday, April 2,2015

Brewing something special

FATE Brewing participates in International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day

By Kristen Kuchar
A growing number of female brewers in Colorado and nationwide has shifted the dynamics of the industry. The start of a better gender balance in brewing has brought fresh ideas, fresh flavors and fresh celebrations. One such celebration was the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day, which took place worldwide on March 8. The annual event celebrated women uniting in the beer industry.
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Thursday, September 18,2014


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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Thursday, August 28,2014

Taste this

Louisville hosts first beer fest: Pints in the Park

By Kristen Kuchar
John Frazee, founder of Louisville’s Gravity Brewing, anticipates a laid-back atmosphere, indicative of the city itself, and says the fest will be a good way to give people a glimpse of what’s available at their brewery. Gravity will be pouring their summer seasonal favorite, Coolship, a pomegranate Belgian Wit; SIPA, a Session IPA that, at 5.
Thursday, July 3,2014

A little cheesy

Boulder’s craft cheesemaking scene is small, but growing

By Kristen Kuchar
What started out as one simple, fresh chevre sold at farmers’ markets, developed into cheeses being herbcoated, marinated and smoked, winning national attention by snagging awards with the American Cheese Society. Queso de Mano, “A Cheese Named Sue,” Red Cloud and Green Chile Jack are some of the recent winners.