—Image courtesy of Imbibe
If you can think of anything more Colorado than a giant beer festival in the same venue the Broncos play, let me know. Imbibe's Collaboration Fest is returning, bigger and better, to Denver for a second year. In addition to expanding space from the Curtis Hotel to Sports Authority Field at...
March 18 2015, 4:02 PM
Baker hot spot Trve Brewing Co.* might be known for its darker side—the brewery touts a death metal theme—but we prefer to think of it as metal-head lite. The spot’s welcoming vibe, 30-foot-long community table, and retractable garage-door front make it a desirable destination in warm or...
March 13 2015, 9:00 AM
To Grandma's House we go.
With more than 120 craft breweries in the Denver–Boulder area, standing out among the crowd can be tricky. Some breweries are relying on more than just their beer recipes to draw in customers—they’re focusing on a niche atmosphere and ambience. Citywide, it’s not hard for craft beer drinkers to...
March 6 2015, 2:30 PM
Incredible Pedal IPA, Denver Beer Co., Denver
Serving Type: 12-ounce can
ABV: 7 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Definitely hoppy
Reviewed: February 2015
Denver Beer Co. does a lot of things right. They’ve got a drool-worthy location for a...
February 27 2015, 10:00 AM
—Sanitas Brewing Co.
Sanitas Black IPA, Sanitas Brewing Co., Boulder
Style: Black IPA
Serving Type: 12-ounce cans
ABV: 6.5 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Roasted malt meets big hops
Reviewed: February 2015
“First and foremost, we love Black IPAs,” says Zach Nichols, the co-founder and...
February 20 2015, 9:00 AM
Altbier, Prost Brewing, Denver
Style: German ale
Serving Type: 12-ounce bottle
ABV: 5 percent
Malty? Hoppy? A tad more hoppy than malty
Reviewed: January 2015
My Super Bowl menu has been planned for weeks. We’ll grill jerk ribs outside, nibble on...
January 30 2015, 10:11 AM
—Illustration by Charlie Powell
With new micro- and nanobreweries opening seemingly every week, it’s an extraordinary time to be a beer drinker in Colorado. And, in many cases, small-scale is better when it comes to craft brewing. At the forefront of this trend is Jamie Wells, owner and head brewer of one of the smallest...
The Brewery: Hogshead Brewery
Opened: June 2012
The People: Head brewer and co-owner Steve Kirby and head of operations Jake Gardner. After immigrating from London to Colorado, Kirby decided the one thing the Denver beer scene was missing was an English-style brewery. After getting...
January 19 2015, 12:00 PM