<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Boulder Weekly Beer Tour]]> <![CDATA[Barley, hops and gluten]]> Gluten is a protein in some grains, like wheat and barley, commonly used in pasta, bread and, yes, beer. Gluten-free diets started because of Celiac disease, a serious condition in which people can’t tolerate gluten. Currently, 1 in 133 people have Celiac and 7 percent of people report having non-Celiac sensitivity.]]> <![CDATA[Classic refreshment]]> When the stars of the tennis world battled it out on the courts of Wimbledon a few weeks ago, viewers not only be turned their heads left and right following the action on the court, but up and down as well, as gallons upon gallons of Pimm’s No. 1 Cups were thrown back in the stands and at home.]]> <![CDATA[You can’t escape FATE]]> "Do they still have the watermelon?” Jeff asks excitedly. They do. Decision made.]]> <![CDATA[D-Day at The Post Brewing Company]]> The official concept for The Post is simple: “beer and chicken.” Buckets and buckets of chicken.]]> <![CDATA[Bitchin’ brews]]> This week’s beer tour takes us back to a time when pants could moonlight as parachutes and Frankie asked us to relax. (Full disclosure: I was born in 1985, so I’m not actually qualified to make any statements about life in the ’80s. Without Googling, I couldn’t tell you who Frankie was or why he wanted us to relax.]]> <![CDATA[Sharing is caring]]> For better or worse, we live in a culture of sharing. We share our photos, our statuses, our relationship highs and lows, favorite recipes, workouts, selfies, DIY projects and even our meals. The rise of the Internet tapped into our innately social mindset, lit a fuse under it and exploded it across our screens for all to see. It’s no surprise the sharing mentality would eventually permeate our lives offline, as well.]]> <![CDATA[Starting strong with a strong ale]]> A strong ale will solve it. That was the mantra as I more or less fled the Boulder Weekly office for Asher Brewing Company in Gunbarrel the afternoon of Jan. 3.]]> <![CDATA[The booze boom in entertainment]]> Craft brewing has been around for 500 years. In the past decade, though, it’s taken off — especially in the United States. The appeal is obvious. Smaller batch sizes and creative recipes lend the craft brew flavors (and identities) that Budweiser can’t match.]]> <![CDATA[Looking for a wine list bargain?]]> One recent Saturday morning, a friend sent me the wine list for Green Zebra, one of Chicago’s top vegetarian restaurants, and asked for my advice. He was dining there that evening with friends who enjoyed wine but weren’t obsessive about it. So he would be tasked with ordering for the table.]]> <![CDATA[Choose your festival]]> But if bitter beer face ain’t yo thang, then you can still beerfest it up this weekend. The upstanding slopers at Upslope are celebrating their sixth year in the brew game, also on Saturday, Nov. 8. From 2–8 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Make it stop]]> Saturday morning in Boulder. Your eyes are bloodshot. Your mouth tastes like the venue. When you try to stand up, it feels like food poisoning on a ship in bad weather. But you promised yourself you wouldn’t waste this Saturday, given last weekend’s take out-and-Netflix-filled bacchanal.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado’s beer scene is getting crowded]]> When Upslope brewing opened its doors in 2008, it was the first new brewery in Boulder in over a decade. Its approach was simple: wellcrafted approachable beer served in cans; the labels simply stated the style: pale ale, IPA, craft lager, etc.]]> <![CDATA[Autumn alternates]]> Like the leaves on the trees outside, beer aisles have turned orange over the last few weeks with every Tom, Dick and Harry’s take on pumpkin beer. I’ve got nothing against pumpkin beer and enjoy it to excess like everyone else, but the ubiquity of the variety seems to overshadow any number of excellent autumnal beer makes and models.]]> <![CDATA[Go wild]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Trendy]]> The short answer is that we do it on a case-by-case basis. Butter coffee combined with a trendy restaurant concept (as seen in this week’s cuisine review) is good. Posting photos of avocado on toast on Instagram is bad (and also the sign of the apocalypse in Etruscan lore).]]> <![CDATA[The dead travel smashed]]> People who blow off Halloween as a kids’ holiday are doing it wrong. A celebration of darkness, madness and, most of all, excess, All Hallows Eve is as much about swinging from the rafters as it is about going from door to door. And isn’t getting a little sloshed always more fun when everyone’s dressed like monsters and cartoon characters?.]]> <![CDATA[The apple doesn’t fall far]]> With the temperatures rising, Coloradans are reaching for unlikely refreshment: ice-cold cider. Yes, cider; a drink that was last popular when America was fighting the Civil War.]]> <![CDATA[Trouble brewing]]> I mean, I knew I wasn’t in the best shape. I’m basically built like Animal from the Muppets, with the strength of Animal from the Muppets, my weird, fuzzy arms flopping about wildly.]]> <![CDATA[Prince-worthy findings at Smiling Toad]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Big air and bountiful beers]]> Part beer festival and part snowboarding competition, it is certainly unique — it’s kind of like a spring version of The Boulder Cup Cyclocross race with highly specialized professional athletes doing athletic feats you could only dream of while you quaff delicious beers.]]>