This week in Drink — Dispatches from the Craft Brewers Conference

Beer is one of the most successful engines of social interaction that provides widely accessible avenues to innovation and opportunity for everyone everywhere,” Dr. J Jackson-Beckham told the audience at this year's Craft Brewers Conference. “But the thing is, for the most part, we haven’t been innovating when it comes to the people part of … Continue reading This week in Drink — Dispatches from the Craft Brewers Conference

This week in Drink — Non-Alcoholic Craft

The market share is growing. Data over the last few years suggest that age-appropriate consumers are drinking less and less alcohol. This has given rise to non-alcoholic (NA) craft beer filling the gap when the occasion calls for a beverage, but the consumer is a sober-conscious, or calorie-conscious, drinker. Some producers are staples—Brooklyn Brewery has … Continue reading This week in Drink — Non-Alcoholic Craft

This week in Drink — Pot in Your Pint

CERIA was the first THC-infused beer to market, making Grainwave (light and citrusy) and Indiewave (full-bodied and hoppy) the first two drinkables customers are likely to encounter. But brewers have a palette of beer styles to play with: Pilsner, porters, pale ales, etc. Do certain styles lend themselves better to THC infusions than others? “Yes … Continue reading This week in Drink — Pot in Your Pint

Craft Beer & Brewing reviews BOULDER COUNTY BEER

What a delightful surprise: Joe Stange reviewed a couple of recent additions to the American Palate publication for the Craft Beer & Brewing magazine, and Boulder County Beer received a glowing review. Here's what Stange said: These are not really guide books; they are history books, telling the stories of local beer scenes. The Boulder … Continue reading Craft Beer & Brewing reviews BOULDER COUNTY BEER

This week in Drink — Keith Villa, Ph.D.

Few people get to be at the forefront of something special. Keith Villa has been there twice. “They said I was one of the major disruptors in the alcohol world,” Villa says, reading from a past interview now framed on his office wall. “They said, ‘He was instrumental in bringing non-craft beer drinkers to craft.’” … Continue reading This week in Drink — Keith Villa, Ph.D.

This week in Drink — Westbound & Down Brewing Company

One of the most anticipated openings this year in Boulder County is the Lafayette outpost of Westbound & Down Brewing Company. “Lafayette is coming along well,” Eric Schmidt of Westbound & Down says in an email. “Brewery is up and running and the tanks are full. We brought down the canning line last week and … Continue reading This week in Drink — Westbound & Down Brewing Company

This week in Drink — New in brew: Fritz Family Brewers

There's a new brewery in Boulder County, and it's filling the Niwot brewery gap. "Well, Niwot was kind of random,” Kelly Buenning admits, explaining that she and her husband, Cory, were taking their son to the Niwot Children’s Park when they saw the “For Lease” sign up at Bootstrap Brewing’s former location. The two were … Continue reading This week in Drink — New in brew: Fritz Family Brewers

This week in DRINK — Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

We opened Oskar Blues April 25, on a Friday night, 1997, in a four-foot snow storm." That's Dale Katechis talking, and that's what we call a Colorado welcome. I spoke with Katechis in depth about Oskar Blues Brewery's early days when I wrote Boulder County Beer and no place captures that spirit quite like OB's … Continue reading This week in DRINK — Oskar Blues Grill & Brew