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

This week in Drink — Canning at Crystal Springs and Stout Month

No brewery is truly independent. Craft or not, every brewery's success counts of the communal support across the bar. Every now and then, that support jumps behind the bar and lends a hand. That's the kind of support that's been keeping Louisville's Crystal Springs Brewing Company afloat for years. I dropped by on volunteer canning … Continue reading This week in Drink — Canning at Crystal Springs and Stout Month

‘A hobby gone berserk’

This article first appeared in Boulder Weekly's 25th anniversary special edition. Back 25 years ago, covering the beer scene wouldn’t have taken too long. Boulder Beer was well-established on Wilderness Place, Walnut Brewery and Oasis Brewer Pub were ideal downtown watering holes, but that was pretty much it for craft beer. “It was new,” Adam … Continue reading ‘A hobby gone berserk’