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.
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.
Behind the beer that launched a thousand breweries It was 5 a.m. on November 15, 1980, when Ken Grossman flipped on the lights in his small converted warehouse in Chico, California. Before him wasn’t much to look at: a mill, a brewhouse, a fermenter, a bottling line, all acquired secondhand and all piecemealed together by … Continue reading This is 40: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
For this month's profile in brew, we look back at one of Boulder's pioneering brewers, Gordon Knight: Knight’s legacy lives on in the brewery he founded and the connections he forged. And if you ever need proof, head down to your favorite liquor store and pick up a sixpack of G’Knight Imperial Red IPA from … Continue reading This week in Drink — Gordon Knight and Hoppy Boy
This article originally appeared in Boulder Weekly. When it comes to cities, few have a magnet buried deep underground quite like Boulder. Take the two co-founders of Sanitas Brewing Company, Michael Memsic and Chris Coyne: Memsic, originally from the Bay Area (and with dreams of playing for the Oakland A’s), came to the University of … Continue reading Profiles in brew: Michael Memsic and Chris Coyne of Sanitas Brewing Company