I’ve always been excited about West Flanders. We go the extra mile to try to bring some authenticity. … Especially when you’re trying to do a style that’s been done a million times over.” That's Brian Lutz, brewmaster of West Flanders Brewing Co., Boulder County's purveyors of Belgian-style ales. Lutz and Belgian brews go way … Continue reading This week in Drink — Brian Lutz of West Flanders Brewing Co.
Breweries are very resilient,” Bob Baile says. “We all had this absolute fucking determination, for some reason or another, and it probably came to play in it all.” Baile and Twisted Pine go way back—the brewery turns 26 this month. Not that Baile and "Chief Drinking Officer," i.e., co-owner Bill Marshall are throwing a huge … Continue reading This week in Drink — Bob Baile and Bill Marshall of Twisted Pine Brewing Co.
I think [startabrewery.com] will be a good way to disseminate information about consciously building a culture,” Laura Lodge says. “In light of this whole #MeToo craft beer reckoning that we’re going through right now, the need for information and resources is very apparent. And so to have a platform that is free and open and … Continue reading This week in Drink — Laura Lodge on StartABrewery.com
People have been like: Why do you want to open a brewery right now?” Sam Scruby says. “But if you looked at all the momentum in 2019, it was experience-driven. It was on-premise neighborhood spots. … We’re trying to pick back up where we left off before the pandemic.” Now open in Lyons, Colorado, MainStage … Continue reading This week in Drink — Eric Kean and Sam Scruby of MainStage Brewing Co.
Beer to make you feel better (about the planet) On Tap: Asher Brewing Co. 4699 Nautilus Court S., Suite 104, Boulder, 303-530-1381. Most people headed down to Boulder’s Twin Lake Open Space in search of craft beer are destined to Avery’s large and impressive new digs. That behemoth features two dining rooms, a slew of taps, and a … Continue reading Asher Brewing Co.
A visit to a mad scientist in Longmont On tap: 300 Suns Brewing. 335 First Ave., Unit C, Longmont, 720-442-8292. For years I worked a tasting counter at a winery in Los Angeles. It was a fairly sizable operation with a strong output, and I was the man with the corkscrew who poured it all for … Continue reading 300 Suns Brewing
Louisville’s Main Street is now a place where no cars go. Barriers have been erected, coffee shops, breweries and restaurants have cordoned off sections, and al fresco dining welcomes the hungry and the thirsty. Is there a beer more appropriately named than Ready to Mingle? It’s 12Degree Brewing’s version of a Belgian single—a tamer and … Continue reading 12Degree Brewing’s Ready to Mingle
Drinking Belgian in Louisville On Tap: 12Degree Brewing. 820 Main St., Louisville, 720-638-1623, 12degree.com. The holidays aren’t here yet, but the temperature has dipped, lights decorate Louisville’s Historic Downtown District, and the ice rink is chilled and ready to go. With this atmosphere, an evening stroll down Main Street is a pleasant way to spend an … Continue reading 12Degree Brewing
Ales from Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada and Upslope Like Enstrom Almond Toffee and Hershey’s Kiss cookies, it’s just not the holidays without a few signature ales. Here are four to get you started, but your local liquor store probably has 40. Dollars to donuts says your taproom down the street has a few as well. … Continue reading New in brew: Holiday beers
Any day that ends with stout in your glass is a fine one, indeed. Finer still if that day is the first Thursday in November: International Stout Day. You can thank beer writer Erin Peters (aka The Beer Goddess) for this fantastic holiday, and since Peters hails from the Golden State, what better way to … Continue reading Drink This: Sierra Nevada’s Narwhal Imperial Stout