One of the most anticipated openings this year in Boulder County is the Lafayette outpost of Westbound & Down Brewing Company. “Lafayette is coming along well,” Eric Schmidt of Westbound & Down says in an email. “Brewery is up and running and the tanks are full. We brought down the canning line last week and … Continue reading This week in Drink — Westbound & Down Brewing Company
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.
Without Boulder Weekly there would be no Boulder County Beer. Longtime Boulder Weekly contributor Michael J. Casey has written a definitive history of the local craft beer scene, Boulder County Beer: A Refreshing History. Packed with firsthand accounts from adventurous brewers, Casey recounts the tale of those who turned Boulder County into ground zero for craft beer in … Continue reading This week in Drink — “It got crazy.”
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
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
For many breweries around the country, February is Stout Month — a full-blown celebration of the dark ale. It is also #FlagshipFebruary, a celebration of brewery's signature ale. In this week's Boulder Weekly, we have both. On flagships: Twenty-plus years later, Dale’s is still a “voluminously hopped mutha” of a pale: Crystal clear with a … Continue reading This week in Drink — Flagship beers and Chocolate Thunder
This article originally appeared in Boulder Weekly. It all started with a wedding, specifically, the marriage of Ludwig, Bavaria’s future king, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on Oct. 12, 1810. All of Munich was invited to the celebration, which lasted for five days. A horse race was held to mark the nuptials, and copious amounts … Continue reading Know your brew: Oktoberfest/Märzen