Drink

Magic is in the air at Shine

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Much is made of Boulder County, and particularly the city, being different from the rest of the country. I can’t speak to that as a whole, but I can say it’s pretty different from my hometown in Northeast Ohio. And nowhere was that more apparent than Shine Restaurant...

Honey and history

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We have a tendency here to be fascinated with the new. Uh, we’re journalists. This whole beer tour was inspired by the explosion of new breweries in the county in the last few years. But celebrating Boulder’s beer is just as much about the long-standing as the new, ...

The beer battles

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There’s a lot of sharing on our beer tour. When I describe six of a brewery’s beers in this column, I didn’t order six beers. I just brought five people. We pass everything around, and even trade or give away beers we don’t care for...

Go east, young beer drinker

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I’ve talked for long enough about the various extremes we’ve seen on our tour of Boulder County’s beer...

Tiny bubbles

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It’s easy enough to name the most obvious trends in Boulder County brewing. Three breweries are planning to open this summer in Lafayette; Boulder loves beer that’s heavy on the hops; barrel-aging is big...

Big beers and food fixes

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We didn’t have much hope for food in Gravity Brewing’s Louisville warehouse. They’ve got a billion-foot-long bar and pool and pingpong tables, but there’s no sign of dining until we smell someone else’s fries. We grab menus, which we’ve already read carefully. Not a ...

All together now

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In Northeast Ohio, where I’m from, Great Lakes Brewing Company is pretty much the beginning and the end of the craft beer conversation. Maybe nobody else makes good craft beer — I wouldn’t know, I moved when I was 18 — or maybe everyone’s too hooked on Bud Light to ...

Basement BRU

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West Pearl Street is no place for a beer nerd...

The edge of heaven

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Yo, America: Stop making beer worse...

Dispatch from the loud table

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Weeks before we even conceived of a tour of Boulder County’s breweries, I made an uncomfortable discovery: When the Boulder Weekly staff goes out to eat — which is pretty often as we’re all wealthy and have tons of time — we’re the loud table...

Beer scene out of balance

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Boulder breweries have a gender problem...