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Cheerful & Beer-Full at the Bohemian Biergarten

June 27th, 2020

Sunday’s can sometimes be a bit of a drag – a day to sleep in, run errands, and dread work the next morning. Therefore, when it comes to finding something fun on a Sunday night, the struggle is real. On Sunday nights the majority of Boulder is a quiet community nestled in the foot of the Flatirons. Little do we know, the Bohemian Biergarten is booming every Sunday night with their gut-busting Comedy Show. That’s right, the Bohemian Biergarten is turning those lazy days into Sunday Funday. The laughs come at a $5 entrance fee, and begin Sunday at 7pm, and continue for a 2nd show at 9:15pm.... Read More

Ratio: Cultivating Carrot Craft Brews

June 13th, 2020

Bopping my head to the easy beats of Twin Peaks’ “Making Breakfast,” I entered my first Colorado brewery, Ratio Beerworks. Entering a Colorado craft brewery was a moment I had been waiting for since the first time my lips touched the unique flavor of a brewmaster’s craft. It was the beginning of my road trip, last September, and I was just high off of life, driving as free as one could be through our chaotic, yet magnificent country. From Boston to Denver, it was pretty much a straight shot, so I was definitely ready to get a brew in me. I stepped into a cluster of 80s vibes... Read More

Left Hand Knows Nitro

June 6th, 2020

Anyone out there wondering what makes a nitro, a nitro? You are? Alright, well let me give you a little lesson with the help of the Left Hand Brewery. It’s no secret that Left Hand Brewing Co. is Number 1 when it comes to nitros, so I made my way up to Longmont to learn from the best. They sure did teach me a thing or two about these bodacious beers, and of course I had to test a few to grasp the full experience. After talking to a few employees, I came up with a quick guide to nitros: Basically, a regular beer uses 100% carbon dioxide during the carbonation process, while nitros do not.... Read More

POSTing Up in Boulder

June 6th, 2020

Have you guys tried the Post Brewing Company’s location in Boulder? I have! And, it’s now one of my favorite hangouts in town. Hot Chicken Loves Cold Beer, what more is needed to entice you?! The poultry and pilsners are calling your name! I was lucky enough to heed that beckoning, and make the Grand Opening on Thursday, November 2nd. The place was bumping, filled with boisterous people ready for a brew. An unbelievable atmosphere with unbelievable employees. Lead brewmaster, Nick Tedeschi, and head chef, Brett Smith, make a mean duo. Their combo of pipin’ hot chicken and quality... Read More

Brew Review: Boston Cream Pale Ale

April 17th, 2019

As most of you know, if you’ve read my bio, I migrated West from Boston just this past June, and now reside in beautiful Boulder. Well, during the holidays I made the trek back to frigid New England, and couldn’t be happier to be back in sunny Colorado! Since I’ve returned to the Craft Brew Capital, I’ve made quite a few trips to Hazel’sBeverage World, but one beer in particular called out to me. It was a sort of Boston Calling (no pun intended), made by the brewers at Bull & BushBrewery. Their Boston Cream Pale Ale caught my eye, and no matter what other beers I perused, I felt... Read More

Big Beer Brings Protest to Mexicali

February 2nd, 2018

Water is a basic human right, correct? Even within our society’s divided climate, I think that is something we can all agree upon. No person should go without water. I mean, after all, an adult human body consists of about 60% water. It’s safe to say, we need it. Now, let me ask you another question: It’s not a shock to anyone that California, and southwestern states in general have been suffering from a drought, correct? So, why would Baja California be any different? Wouldn’t they be suffering from the same drought as us? The answer is, yes, they are suffering from severe drought, causing... Read More

Savor the Flavor at Avery

January 26th, 2018

Searching for a place to down some incredible beers, all while savoring a succulent meal? Then you’ve got to check out the Avery Brewing Company. I’m sure you’ve already had a taste of their two most popular beers, White Rascal & Avery’s IPA – they’re in just about every bar in town! Well, they’ve got plenty more brews on tap, offering a diverse variety to pair with any entree on their menu. Let’s take a look at a few of Avery’s finest beers, beginning with the Maharaja IPA. An employee favorite at the brewery, Maharaja offers a flavorful... Read More

Drink Your Fate in 2018

January 5th, 2018

Wondering what your fate might be for the 2018 year? Will you follow your diet, layoff your vices, drag yourself to the gym? Chances are, if you didn’t stick to your guns in 2017, a New Year’s resolution isn’t going to change a thing. In that case, I dare you to drink your fate! You might as well save yourself the hassle, relax, and pour a pint. So, let’s kick the New Year off right, celebrating Boulder’s finest: Beer. Our celebration begins with the birthday of FATE Brewing Company, which was incorporated just 6 years ago this month! FATE, founded in 2012 by Mike Lawinski, is a staple... Read More

Christmas Crafts

December 15th, 2017

Looking for that perfect buzz to get you through the hectic holiday season? Look no further because we’re going local! I’ve got plenty of Boulder beers for you that have just the ABV percentage you’re looking for, with that seasonal taste to boot! I’ve come up with a collection of Christmas craft brews for you to bring to all your ugly sweater parties this year! Take a look: Cellar West Artisan Ales—New to the Boulder beer scene, Cellar West has already crafted their very own Christmas Ale, jam-packed with all the flavors of the holidays. Dry at the finish, but loaded... Read More

Backcountry Pizza: Pints & Pies

December 8th, 2017

What goes better with beer than pizza? I don’t know about ya’ll, but when I’m scarfing down a cheesy scrumptious slice, dripping with that orange grease, I’m in need of something strong to wash it down. Those bubbles and hops seem to tone down the greasiness of the pizza, making a nice cold one all the more refreshing. Backcountry Pizza & Tap House does it right with that perfect pairing of a pie and a pint. With 68 beers on tap and 350 bottled beers, Backcountry Pizza is Boulder’s largest selection of draft microbrews. Not to mention, they have dozens of pizzas... Read More