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Colorado’s beer scene is getting crowded

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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. It has grown to one of...

Exploring Burgundy Côte d’Or with seven wines

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When my brother asked me to teach him and some friends about “serious” Burgundy, I was worried. How could I possibly walk them through the Côte d’Or without bankrupting the family...

Trendy

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So, in math, multiplying two negatives equals a positive. However, conventional wisdom says two wrongs don’t make a right. Given that we can’t use arbitrary precedent, how do we determine if combining two food trends is good or bad...

World Beer Cup winners…

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In last week’s column, we told you about some of the local entries in the World Beer Cup, which was held last week in Denver...

Maptastic

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The newly- 21ers out there may not believe it, but there was once a time when those of us aged more than 25 years — you know, “old farts” — didn’t have a fully interactive, voiceactivated GPS in our pocket at all times. We had to carry around giant, totally ...

This hound will hunt

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Some people just don’t know when to stop; they keep on trying despite the roadblocks that are tossed in their path. Spirit Hound Distillers in Lyons is full of people like that. In their quest to create perfect Colorado Straight Whiskey they have faced and overcome ...

Sunset sipping

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The heat seems to be breaking. Mosquitoes and ticks have mostly succumbed to their well-deserved deaths. Nights are still long, but a hint of coolness touches the edges. Summer is winding down. At this point, that mojito is perhaps not as refreshing as at the start ...

Gluten-free and nationwide

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Avery. New Belgium. Left Hand. Oskar Blues. And more. Plenty of Colorado breweries have made their mark on the national scene. And now we might be able to add one more to the list: New Planet Beer...

Secrets at Sanitas

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We all enjoy being in on a good secret. I mean, if it’s a harmless, fun kind of secret, not the other kind. We all like knowing about the shortcut home, the secret menu item, the password, where the unmarked door will lead...

Beer scene out of balance

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Boulder breweries have a gender problem...

The edge of heaven

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Yo, America: Stop making beer worse...

To tap or not to tap?

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The contrasting mission of college academics and college sports is about to be highlighted at the University of Colorado on Saturday, Sept. 13 with the Buff ’s first home game of the season...