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
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
From the soul of beer to a beer with a spicy soul; it's a celebration of beer's building block in this week's Boulder Weekly. Up first, it all has to begin somewhere: And it all begins with the malt. Often called the “soul of beer,” the primary function of malt is to provide yeast the … Continue reading This week in Drink — Malt and The Big Molé
Avery Brewing Co.'s "Beer archeologist" Travis Rupp has a new brew to tout and Endo Brewing Co. has a Russian imperial stout perfect for a cold, winter evening. First up, Ales of Antiquities' latest offering, Monticello: “I want to make it as authentic as possible,” Rupp says. “I don’t want to deviate from the historical … Continue reading This week in Drink — Monticello and Comfortably Numb