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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
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
Modus Hoperandi, Ska Brewing, Durango Style: IPA ABV: 6.8 percent Serving Type: 12-ounce can Malty? Hoppy? More malt than you’d expect, but (of course) hoppy. Reviewed: August 2013 When I tour breweries, I sample whatever new thing the head brewer is bonkers...
October 6 2013, 1:29 PM
When it comes to beer labels, we adore the perfectly tuned images on Odell brews, the modern edge of Upslope’s cans, and the transformation of Left Hand’s labels. But, we give the quirkiness award to Ska Brewing Company. For nearly 20 years, the brewery has turned its comic-...
October 2 2013, 9:20 AM
Pinstripe Red Ale, Ska Brewing Company, Durango
Style: American Amber/Red Ale
ABV: 5.15 percent
Serving Type: 12-ounce bottle
Malty? Hoppy? Malty, but balanced with hops and citrus flavors
Reviewed: March 2013
This beer was a total accident. When the...
April 11 2013, 11:00 AM
Aspen seems to have it all: some of the best ski runs in the country, beautiful people, and even more attractive scenery (it is named “Aspen,” after all). So if there was a ski town that needed to have a brewery, this High Country haven did. Enter: Aspen Brewing Company, a small brewery that has...
March 21 2013, 10:30 AM
Euphoria Pale Ale, Ska Brewing Company, Durango
Style: American pale ale
ABV: 6.1 percent
Serving Type: 12-ounce can
Malty? Hoppy? Malty, for a pale ale.
Reviewed: February 2013
Seasonal brews are just that—beers created with a particular set of...
February 8 2013, 11:15 AM