This week in Drink — Gordon Knight and Hoppy Boy

For this month's profile in brew, we look back at one of Boulder's pioneering brewers, Gordon Knight: Knight’s legacy lives on in the brewery he founded and the connections he forged. And if you ever need proof, head down to your favorite liquor store and pick up a sixpack of G’Knight Imperial Red IPA from … Continue reading This week in Drink — Gordon Knight and Hoppy Boy

This week in Drink — Malt and The Big Molé

From the soul of beer to a beer with a spicy soul; it's a celebration of beer's building block in this week's Boulder Weekly. Up first, it all has to begin somewhere: And it all begins with the malt. Often called the “soul of beer,” the primary function of malt is to provide yeast the … Continue reading This week in Drink — Malt and The Big Molé

This week in Drink — Monticello and Comfortably Numb

Avery Brewing Co.'s "Beer archeologist" Travis Rupp has a new brew to tout and Endo Brewing Co. has a Russian imperial stout perfect for a cold, winter evening. First up, Ales of Antiquities' latest offering, Monticello: “I want to make it as authentic as possible,” Rupp says. “I don’t want to deviate from the historical … Continue reading This week in Drink — Monticello and Comfortably Numb

This week in Drink — Flagship beers and Chocolate Thunder

For many breweries around the country, February is Stout Month — a full-blown celebration of the dark ale. It is also #FlagshipFebruary, a celebration of brewery's signature ale. In this week's Boulder Weekly, we have both. On flagships: Twenty-plus years later, Dale’s is still a “voluminously hopped mutha” of a pale: Crystal clear with a … Continue reading This week in Drink — Flagship beers and Chocolate Thunder

This week in Drink — Canning at Crystal Springs and Stout Month

No brewery is truly independent. Craft or not, every brewery's success counts of the communal support across the bar. Every now and then, that support jumps behind the bar and lends a hand. That's the kind of support that's been keeping Louisville's Crystal Springs Brewing Company afloat for years. I dropped by on volunteer canning … Continue reading This week in Drink — Canning at Crystal Springs and Stout Month

Running Down a Dream: Dispatches from the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

This article originally appeared in Boulder Weekly. It’s all about you guys!” Great American Beer Festival director Nancy Johnson yelled to the brewers packed into the Denver Convention Center’s Mile High Ballroom. Every seat was filled and hundreds more stood against the wall, all eagerly waiting to see if their hard work would pay off; … Continue reading Running Down a Dream: Dispatches from the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

A Golden Age of Choice: Dispatches from the 2016 Great American Beer Festival

This article originally appeared in Boulder Weekly. When the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held its inaugural gathering in 1982, 24 brewers came, 47 beers were poured and roughly 800 people attended. It is doubtful that any of them, least of all GABF founder Charlie Papazian, could have predicted that for the 35th GABF more … Continue reading A Golden Age of Choice: Dispatches from the 2016 Great American Beer Festival

From Last Night: King of Carrot Flowers

From Sept. 5, 2019's Boulder Weekly: Two University of Colorado grads are coming back to Boulder, beer-wise that is. Sharing a passion for punk rock, Jason zumBrunnen and Scott Kaplan became fast friends at CU before co-founding Ratio Beerworks in 2015 in Denver’s River North district. Since, Ratio has established a sizeable community and following … Continue reading From Last Night: King of Carrot Flowers