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
Joseph Pitruzzelli loathes the cold. The co-owner of the week-old Wurstküche beer hall on Broadway and 20th hates it so much he traded San Francisco's moderate temps for Los Angeles' beach-going climes. Even so, we're willing to bet Pitruzzelli and cousin co-owner ...
March 2 2015, 9:30 AM
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...
Fried chicken and sides...name a meal more built for comfort. At the year-old Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette, the classic meal gets a modern overhaul with gluten-free battered chicken and sides that veer from the norm: Brussels sprouts tossed with brown butter and sage; green chile mac and...
January 20 2015, 8:00 AM