Special ESB Ale, Ska Brewing, Durango
Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter Ale
Serving Type: 12-ounce cans (6 packs)
ABV: 5.8 percent
Hop Meter (1–10): 6
Malt Meter (1–10): 5
Reviewed: August 2015
When it comes to beer, I’m very much a quality-over-quantity consumer. I haven’...
August 24 2015, 2:45 PM
Pizza is complicated. It's easy to scarf down a slice covered with as many add-ons as the crust can handle. But truth be told, the best ’za should have no more than three toppings. The Margherita is the true test of a pizza joint because, in lazy hands, simple becomes bland and boring. When I sat...
December 1 2014, 10:00 AM
Mexican Logger, Ska Brewing Company, Durango
Style: Mexican Lager
ABV: 5.2 percent
Serving Type: Six packs of 12-ounce cans
Malty? Hoppy? Hardly. Light-bodied and crisp.
Even craft beer comes full circle. Whereas five years ago a lot of beer drinkers couldn’t...
August 22 2014, 10:00 AM
This is not the spiked punch bowl at your high school prom. On Sunday, June 29, bar brilliance will be on full display as 10 of the country’s best bartenders showcase their skills in the second annual Punch Kings Competition, presented by Cochon 555 and Breckenridge Bourbon.
The event is the...
June 26 2014, 10:30 AM
The Destination: Ska Brewing in Durango The Odometer: 332 miles from DenverWhy it's Worth the Gas Money: At first glance, this brewery seems stuck in a 1990s ska music video. It is an image the brewery cultivates, what with the cartoon-book website, label design, and T-shirts....
September 10 2013, 11:55 AM
Matt Selby (formerly of Vesta Dipping Grill, Steuben’s, and Ace Eat Serve) may be getting ready to open Corner House, but he’s still working the philanthropic circuit. Look for him at this Sunday's Bacon and Beer Festival. The first-annual event brings together 25 local restaurants (including...
December 3 2012, 11:00 AM
Last year, we made a list of our favorite odd or new-to-us beers from the Great American Beer Festival. This year, we're adding nine more to this must-try list:Like coffee? Give Naked City Brewery & Taphouse's Coffee IPA a try. The Seattle-based brew is the nighttime equivalent of your...
October 15 2012, 1:14 PM
We’re year-round beer drinkers here at 5280. Get a few cold ones in us, though, and we’ll rave about how Colorado’s summers are tailor-made for imbibing craft brew. Just as skiing goes hand in hand with snow, crisp Pilsners and floral IPAs pair perfectly with our plentiful Mile High sunshine. And...
June 15 2012, 12:08 PM