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Posts Tagged With ‘ IPA ’

Boulder Beer: Bold Since 1979

September 15th, 2017

Founded in 1979, on a farm just northeast of town, Boulder Beer has come a long way since it planted its roots in the Boulder Valley 38 years ago. As Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, Boulder Beer quickly took off, giving beer lovers an extraordinary change. After expanding their product, the brewmasters realized that they needed to expand their space as well, moving to the Pub on Wilderness Place in 1994. There are now two Boulder Beer locations – the one on Wilderness Place, and the other just off the Pearl Street Mall on Walnut. The Pub on Wilderness has to be my favorite location,... Read More

Fill Your Calendar with Avery Events

May 19th, 2017

Summer is just around the corner even if mother nature threw some cold, wet weather at us this week and it’s shaping up to be a busy season for the folks over at Avery Brewing Company! Starting the summer off right (even if the ground is still wet from the late season snow day yesterday), the Real Peel IPA is being released today. Promising to be a crisp, refreshing twist on the classic IPA, tangerine peels used during the brewing process will add some citrus and zest. Sounds perfect for warm evenings grilling out on the patio! For those of you who are as excited as me about all of the new sour... Read More

National Beer Day at 70 Degrees—What Better Friday is There?

April 7th, 2017

Happy National Beer Day, you beer lover, you! We in Boulder couldn’t ask for more beautiful weather to celebrate this most beloved of national holidays. If you ask me, when the temperature starts inching up near the 70’s but stays well below the 80’s, that is the perfect time to crack open an IPA. It’s not so cold that you want to curl up inside with a smoky stout or chocolate porter but not so hot you need to cool down with an easy-drinking saison or light lager. The IPA has been steadily growing as a classic as well as experimental form in the Colorado craft beer scene for a number of... 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

Asher Advocates Sustainability in Boulder Brewing Community

March 3rd, 2017

Just down the street from the larger Avery Brewing Company sits Asher Brewing Company, a company that focuses not only on making excellent craft beer but on implementing a model of sustainability that reflects the brewery’s environmentally friendly mission. This microbrewery uses 100% wind power to create their organic certified beers using locally sourced ingredients when possible. When I visited just this past week, the overhead lights were off since there was plenty sunshine coming through the floor to ceiling windows, helping keep the taproom energy efficient. If all of that weren’t enough,... 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

West Flanders Brewing Company : A Truly Intercontinental Tale

May 24th, 2015
West Flanders Brewing Company Boulder

At this point, I realize it’s rather passé, but I just have to talk about this month’s unusual weather one more time. Notably, the daily gloomy forecasts remind me very vividly of my time spent in the city of Amsterdam. As a young and impressionable collegian, I can’t imagine a better crash course in beer culture. Every day would greet us with thick fog, the occasional drizzle, only to be replaced with an onslaught of rain and grumpy attitudes. So, along with some of the other Americans on my study abroad semester, decided to seek out Amsterdam’s best bar for beer. While... Read More

FATE Brewing: Drinking in the Land of Hops and Collaboration

May 17th, 2015
Fate Brewing Company Boulder

Sometimes, friends, it just hits me. I wake up in the morning, and after a strong cup of Kona, after a solid breakfast made up of a bowl of oatmeal and maybe half a bagel, I say to myself, “I could really use a hoppy beer right about now.” Perhaps this is indicative of a much larger problem in my life, but that’s beside the point. Sometimes, friends, I know that on that day, I will want to get the hoppiest, bitterest, and most floral barley water I can possibly find. You know the stuff; the kind that would make a child swear off drinking forever, if dad ever let them have a sip.... Read More

Feelin’ Fine, Springtime, Twisted Pine (Rhyming is Hard)

May 3rd, 2015
Twisted Pine Brewing Co Boulder

To be fair, the “rhyme” in the title of this post is indeed a slant rhyme, which totally counts. What are you, the rhyming police? Does such an organization exist? If they do, I want to humbly thank them for their service in smugly correcting poets all across this land. Anyway, welcome to this week’s editorial in which Max drinks a few beers, and tells other Boulderites what he thinks of them. On tap this week? Twisted Pine Brewing Company, a major-league brewery in the middle of Boulder, Colorado. Before I get started in today’s beer experience, I want to tell all you... Read More

Finkel and Garf: A Guide to Boulder’s Own Whimsical Brewery

March 15th, 2015
Finkel and Garf, Gunbarrel Colorado

I’ll be the first one to say it: and this is tough, coming from a self-proclaimed beer junkie. Sometimes, craft brew lovers, we take ourselves a wee bit too seriously. It’s not a problem, mind you. But have you ever been drinking a beer with a friend, only to be so caught up in predicting the grain bill, the hops used, the clarity of the water used, the astrological sign the beer was brewed under… that you forget why you’re actually there in the first place? At the end of the day, shouldn’t enjoying a beer really be about where you are, and who you are with? We don’t... Read More

BRU: A Respite From Colorado’s Vexing Winter Weather

March 1st, 2015
Bru Boulder

As embarrassing as it is, I’ll just have to come out and say it. Despite being a Colorado native, and despite living in The Bubble for the better part of the last decade, for whatever reason, this winter just seems more tedious and annoying than any I can remember. Beautiful sunny days are interrupted by harrowing snowstorms, only to be followed by more sun. Yes, I realize this is par for the course in Colorado, but after the fifth alternation between Colorado’s hot and cold seasons in just this week alone, I’m ready for permanently warmer weather, Punxsutawney Phil be damned.... Read More

Boulder Says “Goodbye!” to Avery Brewing Company

February 15th, 2015
Avery Brewing Company Boulder

In all honesty, it’s definitely one of the strangest places for a taproom. It’s the kind of place, the first few times you visit, you’re certain you’ve made a wrong turn. The mangled corpses of wrecked cars line your path, delving further from the street, and deeper into this strange hodgepodge of commercial buildings. Of course, the iconic capital “A” shines on one unassuming building, and it’s perhaps at that point you notice the massive fermentation vessels lining the street. Avery Brewing Company has been a Boulder institution for nearly 22 years;... Read More

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