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Posts Tagged With ‘ ale ’

Left Hand Knows Nitro

September 29th, 2017

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

BRU Brings Craftsmanship to All Menus

June 23rd, 2017

When you’re feeling peckish and craving a quality beer, BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats has you covered. Still one of the newer-comers on the craft beer scene, BRU has built an excellent reputation for both its food and beer since its inception in 2012. They’re known for their unfiltered, naturally carbonated ales and made-from-scratch sourdough. I have to admit to some favoritism among those ales. My number one from BRU is the Solus Patersbier. This easy-drinking beer packs a spiced flavor, with bitter orange and coriander used during the brewing process. It owes its hazy golden color to being... Read More

Live Music and Beer: A Perfect Pairing

June 9th, 2017

Hiking and beer. Pilates and beer. Macaroni and cheese and beer. These are some of my favorite beer pairings this time of year (though mac and cheese with beer is more of a year-round delight). But there is one more pairing that I just can’t get enough of when the patios are open and corn hole is on the yard. That is live music and beer, particularly a little jazz, folk-rock, and bluegrass. Well, lucky for me and for you, Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery has a live band lined up for every Sunday night this summer as well as Monday nights at their Southern Sun location and Wednesday night open bluegrass... Read More

Saying Goodbye to Walnut Brewery

May 12th, 2017

A well-loved brewpub in downtown Boulder, Walnut Brewery, announced Thursday that they will be closing their doors on June 4th after 27 years of business. Where Boulder Beer Co. gets to claim its place as Boulder’s first brewery, Walnut Brewery was Boulder’s first brewpub; a contribution that I, for one, greatly appreciate. If you haven’t (or even if you have) had their chicken friend chicken n’ waffles, I highly suggest giving it a try with the Buffalo Gold ale. The current owners of Walnut Brewery report that ownership of the brewery will transfer to Frank Day, owner of the Boulderado... Read More

Which Beer is Your FATE?

February 24th, 2017

Variety is the spice of life! Certainly at FATE Brewing Company, that seems to be the case. This Boulder brewery offers up 30 different beers on tap, 23 of which are made by FATE. The other 7 are brought in all the way from Belgium and round out the tap list with an international flare. In addition, they carry a number of bottled gluten reduced beers and hard ciders. With all those options and decisions to make, it can be tough to determine just what pint you want to commit to. Lucky for us, the core beer flight gives you a 5 oz pour of each of the five beers that FATE always has on tap. These... Read More

7 Best Year-Round Boulder Beers

January 20th, 2017

Happy Friday, fellow beer enthusiasts! Since I’m new around here, I thought I’d give you all a taste of what my go-to choices are from a few of Boulder’s best microbreweries. When I was conducting research for my undergraduate Anthropology thesis about Colorado craft beer culture, these were some that I discovered early and still stand out in the sea of rotating taps. So, when you’re looking to learn what a particular brewery is all about, you can’t go wrong with one of these classic options! 1.  Avery, White Rascal Don’t let the devilish rascal on the can scare you away because this... Read More

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