Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Posts Tagged With ‘ craft beer ’

New Terrain: Curiosity Crafts Community

November 17th, 2017

Wondering which craft brew to try next? Just follow your curiosity, wander down the road to Golden, and you will be greeted by the New Terrain Brewing Company. Located just up Table Mountain Parkway, this new-aged brewery is surrounded by breathtaking views and even better beer. When I first stepped foot in New Terrain, my immediate thought was, “I’m home.” Not only are their beers exquisite, but the vibes are unmatched. I wouldn’t even describe it as a brewery, but rather a meeting place for those struck by wanderlust and on the search for a good beer. They boldly blend... Read More

Something’s Brewing in September

September 8th, 2017

Happy September everyone! Who’s excited for this months brewery events? I know I am, and there’s quite a list to chose from! Here are a few upcoming beer events in the Boulder area, to get you through this busy month: Taproom Yoga @ Left Hand: Venture up to Longmont this Saturday morning for some free all-levels yoga, which happens to pair perfectly with a complimentary beer. So grab your yoga mat, fill that stomach (before downing a brew), and stop by Left Hand’s taproom at 11:15am this Saturday, September 9th! Also, be sure to check out Left Hand Brewing’s Longmont Oktoberfest... Read More

Walnut Brewery Needs to Be on Every Beer Lover’s Bucket List

May 9th, 2017

Walnut Brewery’s Old Elk Brown Ale tastes like victory. Perhaps it’s because the English-style brown ale wins medals as often as the US Olympic gymnastics team; the beer is a two-time Silver and Gold medalist at the Great American Beer Festival awards. The brew is rich and malty, with notes of caramel and chocolate and subtle hops. The beer is as delicious as it is interesting and needs to be on ever beer snob’s bucket list. Of course, the brewery offers lots of delectable brews worth tasting. Some of my favorites? 1123 IPA  I love a good, strong IPA. This hoppy brew is tropical... Read More

Spring Has Sprung and It Brought New Beer

April 14th, 2017

Sure, there’s consistent warm weather now and people are no longer “skiing” but rather “spring skiing” on the slopes these days. But haven’t those of us in the foothills been enjoying spring-like temperatures and abundant sunshine since about mid-February? So, I’ve been waiting for a sign that the seasons are really changing and just two short days ago, we got that sign. Boulder Beer Company announced that their seasonal beer, the Good Trip Tripel, is about to come back into our lives again. This, to me, officially means that spring has sprung. While we may look forward to another... Read More

Twisted Pine’s Twists on Craft Beer

March 31st, 2017

A staple of the Boulder craft beer scene since 1995, Twisted Pine Brewing Company has been winning awards for their amazing beers since 1996 at national and international festivals and competitions. Yet, I have been remiss in having not visited their brewery and ale house. That is, until today. As I like to do when I visit a new brewery, I opted for a taster flight. Twisted Pine lets you choose any 5 of the 25 beers on tap. To get my variety, I selected the Basil Instinct saison, Alternative Facts Imperial Brown Ale, Secret Handshake wheat-based pale ale, Agaveras IPA, and Ghost Face Killah dry-peppered... Read More

Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017

March 24th, 2017

It’s been an exciting week of events and deals in the craft brewing community here in Boulder and Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017 will be closing with a bang tomorrow at Collaboration Fest in Denver. To be sure, many of our favorite Boulder breweries will have unique brews made in collaboration with breweries from all over the state being tapped at Collaboration Fest. But if you won’t be able to attend, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the Craft Beer Week goodness going on tonight and tomorrow. While there is an array of events and specials in honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week,... Read More

St. Paddy’s Day is for Beer Drinking

March 17th, 2017

The day has finally arrived! The day that we beer drinkers look forward to all year long. The day that everyone can come together in a sea of green and sing odes to the old country (even if they have only seen pictures of the Cliffs of Moher). This St. Patrick’s Day, don your most festive Irish green getup and, after finishing your annual green Coors Light, check out one of the many events happening today featuring beers from local breweries all over Boulder. To give us an idea of where to start, I looked in a few of them. To start the evening off, head over the Avery Brewing for their St. Paddy’s... 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

What’s Your Favorite Shade Of Beer? Let’s Test A Few!

March 26th, 2016

  As you all know, the varieties of beer available to us are endless.  Beers come with different taste profiles, ABV levels, ingredients, and shades.  How are you ever supposed to know what you’ll like?  People tend to stray away from the desire to try a new beer when they are unfamiliar with what’s being offered.  People may think, “Oh, that beer is so dark, it will make me feel sick.” Or “Why is the alcohol content so high?” After the ABV%, I think that beer shade is the next most intimidating characteristic when choosing which of many options will... Read More

How to Approach the Beer Scene in Boulder!

March 5th, 2016

Love beer but also kind of a beer amateur? Perfect, me too! And what greater place is there to live as a beer amateur, thirsty for more, than Boulder, Colorado? It’s beyond a doubt that Boulder is a Craft Brew Mecca. It seems that every week there is a new microbrewery to discover and a spot up at the bar to steal. But do we all take advantage of the numerous breweries available to us? Let’s talk about your next weekend plans, beer freaks and beer amateurs alike.   First off, I think it’s important to consider one simple fact and that is, craft beer is for enjoying not chugging. You... Read More

Happy Hour: Lucky Pie Louisville

October 30th, 2014

Being a young, hard working community, Boulder loves to take the opportunity to unwind! You’ll see Boulderites unwinding on the trails, climbing, having a drink on Pearl, or at happy hour. During one of my “unwinding hours”, I recently discovered a little known happy hour that even rivals that of Tahona and Centro… To find it, you have to go beyond the normal Pearl St/Boulder city limits to the quaint and cute Old Town Louisville! Right there on Front Street you’ll find one of Boulder County’s hidden gem: Lucky Pie Pizza and Tap House! This popular spot boasts... Read More

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