This week in Drink — “It got crazy.”

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.”

12Degree Brewing’s Ready to Mingle

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

This week in Drink — Gordon Knight and Hoppy Boy

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 week in Drink — Malt and The Big Molé

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

This week in Drink — Flagship beers and Chocolate Thunder

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

Know your brew: Oktoberfest/Märzen

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

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED

Dispatches from the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference Though it’s difficult to pinpoint the alpha and omega of any revolution, consensus points to San Francisco in 1965 as the genesis of the craft beer revolution, with Fritz Maytag’s purchase of the Anchor Brewing Company effectively kickstarting a nationwide desire for local, artisanal, full-flavor beer. But when … Continue reading THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED