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Colorado beer takes the world by storm

On May 6, the beer world held its version of the Oscars. Every other year the World Beer Cup doles out its prestigious awards...

Great wines tell an honest story

Spring has finally arrived. Lemonade stands will start popping up soon. And when the mercury rises, it’s nearly impossible to pass one without making...

Copper Kettle’s Mexican Chocolate Stout is still a winner

Let’s all agree that this past snowstorm was the last throe of winter. In exchange for politely ushering winter out the door, we’ll drink...

In California, what is old is new again

Arnot-Roberts. Lioco. Matthiasson. Sandhi. These are just four of the producers that are counteracting the notion that ripeness, butter and oak should define California chardonnay....

Gemini’s first is an impressive start

Sometimes we throw around this word “unique” and it ends up being more self-congratulatory than anything else. Uniquely self-congratulatory, that is. And we do...

Raspberry Provincial from funkwerks works

Forget one-day blizzards that drop over a foot of snow and knock out power across Boulder County. If we drink summer beers, it will...

Avery’s tequila barrel concoction

In the mood for something different, I grabbed one of the latest releases from Avery Brewing Co.’s barrel-aged series, the Fiel al Estilo, a...

Australia is regaining its mojo

Australian wine has fallen out of fashion. In the late-1990s, Americans became obsessed with wines from the Land Down Under. For most of this millennium’s...

Hops + Handrails returns to Longmont

For the fourth consecutive year, Left Hand Brewing will bring its joint beer festival and snowboard competition, Hops + Handrails, to Longmont this Saturday,...

Upslope’s bacon grätzer is weirdly good

Is it possible to create an elegant bacon beer? Should we, as consumers, even want an elegant bacon beer? The answers to these questions...

Chocolate and coconut porter is a good detour

We’re in the heart of dark beer season. Every so often, it’s pleasant to come across a beer that both honors the season with...

Odell’s newest release hits at the right time

This week, Odell Brewing kicked off their “cellar series” by releasing The Meddler, an oud bruin ale. There will be six more releases in...
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