—Illustration by Michael Byers
Once the startups of Colorado’s craft beer community, some of the state’s most successful brands are now putting their malted barley where their mouths are, embarking on a wave of expansions at home and across the nation as the movement toward handcrafted suds drives demand skyward. Julia Herz...
What’s in a name?
While reporting this piece, the office debate over Ballpark’s boundaries raged to such levels that we called in a referee—the city’s planning department—to determine who was right. Turns out none of us were, because technically Ballpark doesn’t exist. Neither does RiNo, for...
Over time, 5280 staffers have tasted just about every commercially distributed brew in Colorado. Three years ago, I started stashing distinct bottle caps from those taste tests in a bowl at my desk. Here, a visual tour of some of Colorado's best. Follow senior editor Natasha Gardner on ...
October 10 2013, 10:00 AM
Recently, we caught up with Tyler DuBois of the Real Dill to learn how to make quick pickles at home. While we were filming, though, the conversation turned to beer. DuBois, who once helped brew at Wynkoop Brewing Company, whipped open his home fridge and pulled out the Real Dill’s latest:...
October 3 2013, 9:00 AM
With local business collaborations popping up left and right, it’s hard to deny the heightened sense of camaraderie around town. Chipotle Mexican Grill sought out Great Divide Brewery to craft a signature ale for the Cultivate Festival. The Great Divide Chipotle...
August 16 2013, 12:30 PM
Orabelle, Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver Style: Belgian-style tripel ABV: 8.3 percent Serving Type: 12-ounce bottle Malty? Hoppy? Malty. It is a tripel. Reviewed: February 2013 Most people’s first memories of beer involve Natty Lights or Stones. I had those...
February 12 2013, 11:26 AM
Chris Kirk works the outdoor tank farm at Great Divide Brewing Company's home at 22nd and Arapahoe streets. Read The Ultimate Guide to Craft Brewing in Denver for more must-see breweries in the metro area.
February 7 2013, 11:00 AM
Yeti Imperial Stout, Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver
Style: Imperial stout
ABV: 9.5 percent
Packaging: 12-ounce bottle
Taste: Intense roasted malts and an unexpected hop bite.
Reviewed: November 2012
When temperatures around the Mile High...
November 9 2012, 12:15 PM