This Week in Drink — Becca Schepps on Mortal XXX

I thought that Mortal Kombucha was trying to be a hard kombucha, probably from day one,” Becca Schepps tells Boulder Weekly. You know Schepps: she’s the woman you read about two weeks ago, the one who started the Boulder-based kombucha company slightly out of spite and guided it to a successful line of non-alcoholic beverages adorning grocery store shelves … Continue reading This Week in Drink — Becca Schepps on Mortal XXX

This week in Drink — What to Drink With What You Eat: The Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving isn’t just one of the biggest food holidays on the calendar; it’s also one of the biggest drinking holidays, the time when hosts bust out special bottles of single malt and long-held wines. And though many will crack a cold one while watching one of the three football games on turkey day, beer usually … Continue reading This week in Drink — What to Drink With What You Eat: The Thanksgiving Edition

This Week in Drink — Becca Schepps on Mortal Kombucha

It was Type 1 diabetes that turned Becca Schepps on to kombucha. And it was a joke that turned Schepps on to making kombucha. “I just had this moment where I was just like: I’m going to make aggressive kombucha,” Schepps says. “I’m going to make Monster, you know, Red Bull, Rockstar—that version of kombucha.” … Continue reading This Week in Drink — Becca Schepps on Mortal Kombucha

This Week in Drink — Learn to Homebrew Day

Thanks to a bureaucratic oversight during the repeal of Prohibition, homebrewing remained illegal in the U.S. until 1978. Many practiced and taught the hobby—notably Boulder County resident Charlie Papazian—despite the illegalities, but all that changed on Oct. 14, 1978, thanks to President Jimmy Carter’s signature on H.R. 1337. From a federal standpoint, homebrewing was once … Continue reading This Week in Drink — Learn to Homebrew Day

Aaron Stueck of BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

If you don’t think a publicly-traded brewpub based out of California can be a hotbed of Boulder brewing research, then you haven’t been to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. Located in the Twenty-Ninth Street shopping center, BJ’s is the playground of Aaron Stueck: brewer, historian, and head of BJ’s research and development division. “It’s my job … Continue reading Aaron Stueck of BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Tour de Brew: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Sudsy R&D at the Twenty-Ninth Street Mall ON TAP: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. 1690 28th St., Boulder, 303-440-5200. If you are a dedicated beer drinker in the Boulder scene, it is entirely possible you’ve never set foot in BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. Sure, it’s hard to miss as you roll down 28th Street on your … Continue reading Tour de Brew: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

This week in Drink — Aaron Stueck of BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Medal-wise, Aaron Stueck is having a phenomenal year. “Because the pale bock that came out of this rye whisky barrel won a gold at the North American Beer Awards,” Stueck says, patting the face of an American oak barrel from Spirit Hound Distillers in Lyons. “And then the honey whisky,” he continues, pointing to the … Continue reading This week in Drink — Aaron Stueck of BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse