This Week in Drink — Coda Brewing Co.

Coda’s story began in Aurora, in 2014, as a music-themed brewery. Music and beer might sound pretty routine, but for University of Colorado medical researcher turned brewer Luke Smith, a music-themed brewery meant each beer was designed to be paired with a specific song. Say, Dog Catcher Red Ale and George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog.” Coda … Continue reading This Week in Drink — Coda Brewing Co.

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This week in Drink — Hog Heaven Imperial Red IPA

We talk about Hog as the beer that saved the brewery,” Adam Avery says. “It really was because it got us in with out-of-state distribution.” As the name might indicate, Avery is the founder of his namesake brewery, Avery Brewing Company, and the beer he’s talking about is Hog Heaven—one of Avery’s iconic ales and arguably … Continue reading This week in Drink — Hog Heaven Imperial Red IPA

This Week in Drink — Becca Schepps on Mortal XXX

I thought that Mortal Kombucha was trying to be a hard kombucha, probably from day one,” Becca Schepps tells Boulder Weekly. You know Schepps: she’s the woman you read about two weeks ago, the one who started the Boulder-based kombucha company slightly out of spite and guided it to a successful line of non-alcoholic beverages adorning grocery store shelves … Continue reading This Week in Drink — Becca Schepps on Mortal XXX

This week in Drink — What to Drink With What You Eat: The Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving isn’t just one of the biggest food holidays on the calendar; it’s also one of the biggest drinking holidays, the time when hosts bust out special bottles of single malt and long-held wines. And though many will crack a cold one while watching one of the three football games on turkey day, beer usually … Continue reading This week in Drink — What to Drink With What You Eat: The Thanksgiving Edition

This Week in Drink — Becca Schepps on Mortal Kombucha

It was Type 1 diabetes that turned Becca Schepps on to kombucha. And it was a joke that turned Schepps on to making kombucha. “I just had this moment where I was just like: I’m going to make aggressive kombucha,” Schepps says. “I’m going to make Monster, you know, Red Bull, Rockstar—that version of kombucha.” … Continue reading This Week in Drink — Becca Schepps on Mortal Kombucha

This Week in Drink — Learn to Homebrew Day

Thanks to a bureaucratic oversight during the repeal of Prohibition, homebrewing remained illegal in the U.S. until 1978. Many practiced and taught the hobby—notably Boulder County resident Charlie Papazian—despite the illegalities, but all that changed on Oct. 14, 1978, thanks to President Jimmy Carter’s signature on H.R. 1337. From a federal standpoint, homebrewing was once … Continue reading This Week in Drink — Learn to Homebrew Day