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
Every Thursday, KGNU's Morning Magazine welcomes food writer John Lehndorff to the airwaves with Radio Nibbles. This past Thursday, Lehndorff welcomed me to talk about Boulder County Beer. Let's listen in: You can find Boulder County Beer: A Refreshing History wherever fine books are sold. As for John, find him on Facebook and at his … Continue reading Radio Nibbles Chews on Boulder County Beer
Ed Sealover knows a thing or two about beer. In 2011, he published Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado Breweries. In 2016, he followed that up with Colorado Excursions With Hikes, History and Hops—both from Arcadia Publishing and both heavily consulted by me while working on Boulder County Beer. Sealover also covers beer and brewing … Continue reading 3 Questions with the Denver Business Journal
It can sometimes be foolish to simplify the entire ups and downs of a large movement by looking at one individual business. It can also illustrate broad stokes succinctly. With that in mind, I give you Boulder’s third brewpub: Oasis Brewer Pub. Helmed by George Hanna, the Oasis Brewer Pub began its journey on Oct. … Continue reading “Lunchtime at the Oasis”—An Excerpt
Years ago, back when I was a high school student, I worked as a bookseller. The store, which has since gone out of business, also sold music and movies, which meant that Tuesdays were banner days at the store. Late Monday night, the trucks would unload stacks and stacks of boxes, each one containing the … Continue reading BOULDER COUNTY BEER Release Day
Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetuate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—whole-heartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.—Arthur Quiller-Couch, On the Art of Writing ...or, just cut out the stuff that doesn’t work. My example: Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries’ Stout Month—an annual tradition and highlight of … Continue reading Stout Month
The Boulder Beer Co. is dead, long live Boulder Beer. To the press release: Founded in 1979 (a year before Sierra Nevada Brewing opened, and 9 years before Colorado's first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing opened), Boulder Beer is ready to reintroduce itself to the public!Shortly after reaching the milestone of its 40th anniversary in 2019, it … Continue reading Boulder Beer Co.
Watch this space: Boulder County Beer is coming soon. In 1979, two University of Colorado professors decided to open Boulder Brewing Company—the forty-third brewery in the nation and the first in the state since Prohibition. Over the next four decades, young entrepreneurs from across the country flocked to the picturesque region to follow their bliss … Continue reading Coming Soon: BOULDER COUNTY BEER