ElitheMadBeerMan → Colorado Craft Brew Consortium: Hey Kat! We definitely have a bastion of beery goodness out here in the CO. Over 100 breweries and counting. We've had 3 open here in Southern Colorado in the last year, and a handful up in Northern Colorado as well. The economy does not seem to be aff... moreHey Kat! We definitely have a bastion of beery goodness out here in the CO. Over 100 breweries and counting. We've had 3 open here in Southern Colorado in the last year, and a handful up in Northern Colorado as well. The economy does not seem to be affecting micro beers.
But hey, you Cali folk (I lived in SoCal for 5 years and another 22 in NoCal, but have been out here in CO for 6 years now) have some great breweries as well!
New Belgium Brewing has a pretty big footprint when it comes to distribution. Given time I hope some of the other up and coming bigger breweries (Left Hand, Breckenridge will be able to make it out there. I love New Belgium beer, but they aren't even close to the only game in town. ;) less
I am a freelance writer specializing in all things craft beer and video games... and whatever else strikes my fancy. I currently write for several beer related websites (and soon to be a few prestigious beer mags). If anyone "Must Love Beer".. it's me.
My philosophy on beer goes something like this:
Beer is the elixir of the gods. It's a beverage made of hops, barley and a pantheon of other delicacies that when looked at properly - through beer goggles perhaps - has changed the course of human history. When not imbibing great Colorado craft brews I'm writing about them somewhere on the Interweb.
Life is too short to drink crappy beer.
Save the Earth... it's the only planet with beer!
-- Where I write and ramble about beer: -- I am the Director of Content @ Beer Tap TV (http://beertaptv.com) an internet TV station dedicated to all things beer.
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Far too many to list. Plus, I don't have ONE favorite beer. I do however have a favorite style, and that'd be wheats/hefes.
So, the bill that the legislature in Florida is submitting for a vote allows the sale of 64 ounce growlers by breweries. The big caveat is that the breweries have to sell the beer to a distributor then buy it back from the distributor to sell in their taproom. Sounds like a dumb way to do things to me.
Since last we met with the Tasty Buds...
Taste Buds 116: Oh Orval! (Orval Trappist Ale)
Taste Buds 117: A “Session”able Lager? (Full Sail Session)
Taste Buds 118: Toes on the Nose! (Kona Longboard Island Lager)
Taste Buds 119: Walker, Firestone Walker (Double Barrel Ale)
Taste Buds 120: “M” f...
On this TGIF episode of Taste Buds Dusty and Erik dig into this second offering from Cow-Town (Greeley, CO). Can the Crabtree bear fruit twice? Does it stack up to the greatness of their pale ale? Watch to find out!
This week on Beer Buzz Eli and Erik talk about Obama’s poor taste in beer, the American Badass, more big shinny cans (that you can sleep in)… and lots more!
Beer Buzz is the weekly show that will keep you informed and updated on all the things going on in the beer world, from the noteworthy to th...
Back to back just like that!
Taste Buds 100: Instant Karma’s Gonna Getcha! (Avery Brewing Karma Ale)
On this episode of Taste Buds Eli plays the part of Dusty, and Erik plays himself. Plus, we crack open a bottle of Karma. Does this Karma align with our karma? Watch a...
We are so excited about World Beer Festival – Raleigh this year! Raleigh is where we are going to debut our expanded Festival theme, The Art of Beer. We want to take Festival attendees farther down the path to beer appreciation, and explore the use of ...
The Inn at Cooperstown in cooperation with Brewery Ommegang is proud to announce an exclusive, limited availability two night Bed & Brew Package for the ultimate beer enthusiast. If you love great beer and great food or just have an intense interest i...
It is set! Durham’s premier special event, the World Beer Festival, returns on October 9th to Durham Bulls Athletic Park! The DBAP provides a dramatic setting for the WBF and a major reason USAToday ranked our festivals among the top beer festivals in the...
The Great North Carolina Beer Festival at beautiful Tanglewood Park brings together microbrew/craft beer breweries from all across the state, region, and nation. There will be thousands of attendees gathered to celebrate the magnificent multitude of beers...
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer an...
This is the place to warn people of the truly bona fide, thoroughly vile alcoholic malt beverages out there. From Colt 45 to Camo Ice, from Joose to Tilt - if it's available in a tall can or 40 oz, it goes in here.
Beer with altitude! Colorado ain't called the "Napa Valley of the Beer World" for nothing! The Rocky Mountain state:
Has over 100 microbreweries Produces more beer than any other state Has won the second most GABF medals Is home to the Great American Beer Festival, American Homebrewer's Association and the Brewer's Association Might have more beer festivals than any other state
Why not join the fun!? Come mingle and (virtually) imbibe with fellow craft beer dudes and dudettes!
This group is designed to share notes about beer, as well as tasting notes and suggestions and get to know beer lovers from all over the globe. Here's the idea: We have themed tasting. In advance, if possible, we will pick a Style of Beer we're going to taste, then we trade tasting notes. The tasting period will be over two weeks so we get an outpouring of related tasting notes, which will spur deep discussions.... Check the Discussion area for what the tasting will be.
A group for all fans of German Bier, whether you're German or not - from the lightest Koelsch to the darkest, fullest Doppelbock. Let's trade stories and information about beer adventures in Germany, and tasting notes and recommendations regarding great German bier.