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Who Thought Shopping Could Be So Fun

When was the last time you took a leisurely stroll through your local grocery store, enjoying a nice cold beer while perusing the aisles? If you live in Colorado, the answer is never. Until now. On April 6th, Lucky’s Market held a celebration in their South Boulder store, at 695 South Broadway. The celebration kicked […]

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John Fiorilli: Director of Brewing Operations at Mountain Sun

We attended a dinner at Under the Sun recently where I had the chance to meet John Fiorilli, Director of Brewing Operations at Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries. The term “Director of Brewing Operations” comes about because John is responsible for overseeing brewing at all five of the Mountain Sun locations. As a group of brewpubs, […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer in Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

It’s a clash of the seasons in this week’s Frothy Five brought to you by Beer in Boulder! The mornings have turned crisp but the days are still sunny and warm and, as summer transitions to autumn here in Boulder, we can’t help but get excited for cooler days, sweater weather, football season, and some […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer in Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

Here in Boulder, we’re in a bit of a seasonal limbo. For many, school is back in session, giving us major fall vibes. At the same time, craft breweries continue to concoct and release delicious, refreshingly fruity summertime brews, but hints of pumpkin and hearty spices are starting to creep closer and closer to taprooms […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer in Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

It’s a high-energy week at Boulder County’s craft breweries! In this week’s Frothy Five, presented by Beer in Boulder, we have live music, Pilates, a samba party, and more, all events that will get local craft brewery patrons up, moving, and grooving while they enjoy their favorite Boulder brews. Here are Beer in Boulder’s picks […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer in Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

The Olympics are here! The excitement of watching all of the Olympic sports and competitions has us thinking about all of the podium-worthy pints we’re ready to indulge in this coming week, which brings us to the Frothy Five presented by Beer in Boulder! This week, celebrate Boulder County’s medal-winning (and potentially soon-to-be-medal-winning) craft brews […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer in Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

What sounds, sights, smells, activities, and tastes instantaneously transport you to a summertime state of mind? This week’s Frothy Five, presented by Beer in Boulder, is a collection of a few of these quintessentially summer sensations. From explosions of refreshing fruity flavors to barbecues to live backyard music and more, Boulder County’s craft breweries are giving […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer In Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

Welcome to this week’s Frothy Five presented by Beer in Boulder! Just because we’re into the second half of summer doesn’t mean that there aren’t still plenty of refreshing and outdoor craft beer events ready for you to enjoy here in Boulder County. Whether you’re craving summery treats like ice cream and s’mores or are looking to […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer in Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

We’re saying a big happy birthday to multiple Boulder County craft breweries in this week’s Frothy Five presented by Beer in Boulder! From longstanding Boulder staples to new and exciting breweries, every craft brewery anniversary and birthday is a celebration of and testament to the innovative and thriving craft culture of our county. Cheers to many […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer in Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

Welcome back from what we hope was a short work week and a holiday weekend full of sunshine, friends, and suds! Boulder County’s breweries haven’t slowed down in the days since the holiday and are continuing to spoil us local craft beer lovers with some unique beer releases and fun, educational events in the coming […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer in Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

Welcome to the weekly Frothy Five presented by Beer in Boulder! We’re just about ready to kick off the biggest of the big summer holiday weekends here in Boulder, and we hope you all enjoy a wonderfully fun, relaxing, and safe Fourth of July weekend. With over 60 events, beer releases, and more happening at […]

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The Frothy Five: Beer in Boulder’s Weekly Craft Brewery Events

Cheers to the second edition of the Frothy Five presented by Beer in Boulder! We hope that you’ve been enjoying the summer weather and all the refreshing craft wheat beers, lagers, and saisons that have accompanied it. This week plays host to a variety of beer releases, street fairs, and live music to brighten your […]

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4 CO breweries + East Coast IPA + Juicy goodness + Haze = Robot Librarian

It sounds extremely complicated but it isn’t. Four Colorado brewing aficionados of the sometimes hazy, always fruit-forward or tropical style of IPA that was popularized in New England are bracing themselves for a craft beer collab of epic awesomeness. Robot Librarian is the output of the brain activity of Lafayette’s Odd13 Brewing Company owner Ryan Scott, […]

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Over the Moon for Under the Sun

Incoming bombs shriek by, exploding with terrifying cracks and booms. You dive for cover in the gritty trench, gasping and wondering if you will live through the night, much less kiss your lover, or even drink another beer. And in that scary moment, your brain actually slows down and considers the seemingly arbitrary notion: Your […]

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Boulder’s West End Tavern delivers big, bold flavors on BBQ & Bourbon

Spring is here and beer and bourbon are flowing at The West End Tavern, a great place to start if you’re looking for a stiff drink and a piece of meat in Boulder. With 25 taps and 75 whiskeys on the menu, ordering can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily for you, we’re here to walk you […]

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CineCHEF: An Upscale Take on Dinner and a Movie

The combo of “dinner and a movie” will never go out of style. However, the “same old” can get boring. In its second year, as part of the Boulder International Film Festival, CineCHEF is a creative iteration of “dinner and a movie.” A gourmet culinary experience, CineCHEF showcases chefs from some of Boulder’s most recognized restaurants. […]

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The relentlessly unpredictable world of barrel aging with Avery’s Andy Parker

This is the exhaustively intricate tale of Lunctis Viribus as told by the amazingly talented mad scientist Andy Parker of Avery Brewing Company. Avery’s reigning “barrel herder” explains the ups and downs of blind tastings, and what it takes to make the cut from barrel to bottle. It began 13 years ago when Parker, still a […]

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Earning Your Beer: Fitness & Craft Beer in Boulder County

New Year’s resolutions, especially of the fitness variety, can be difficult to kick start after a holiday season filled with sugar cookies, toasts, champagne, and homemade gravy the likes of which you can only get at Mom or Grandma’s house. They can likewise be difficult to maintain through the winter months at the beginning of […]

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Ball Aerospace engineer fights the battle of the fizz so you don’t have to

How many aerospace engineers does it take to keep a beer from spilling? This question is answered by one microbrew-loving Ball Aerospace engineer, who took his frustrations with flat beer and developed a product that is saving countless beers with his product, Pop&Stop. Pop&Stop is a handy 2-in-1 beer opener and sealer that CEO Joe Hackel […]

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Boulder County Year in Beer Review

It has been one for the books as craft beer continued to get bigger and better in Boulder County in 2015. As January 1 nears, we decided to take a look back on what has proven to show all the markings for an amazing Year in Beer. In 2015, we saw the opening of the $30 […]

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Wild Woods Brewery: A Nature-Inspired Craft Beer Story

Two of the most quintessential things about Boulder are the area’s love and appreciation for the outdoors and its love and appreciation for creative and imaginative craft beer. Wild Woods Brewery combines these two loves into a host of delicious nature-inspired beers, making it a uniquely Boulder craft brewery and entrepreneurial story. Wisconsin natives who […]

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Second Time’s a Charm: Lafayette’s Front Range Brewing improves beers, food menu

Here are two rules to running a great microbrewery: 1) Make it great to begin with, and 2) make it better. Front Range Brewing Company in Lafayette has followed these rules to a Tee. Front Range Brewing Company (FRBC) first opened its doors two years ago, in the Coal Creak Village Shopping Center, on S. […]

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Merry and Bright in Boulder: Holiday Ales Galore

Just as the taps rotate and draft menus shift with the seasons here in Boulder, so do the tastes that Boulderites crave in their beer. Here in Boulder, a large indicator of the changing seasons is the shift in what beer we have available to us and what beer we crave. Just as a pint […]

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Finkel & Garf (Gunbarrel) teach us how to ‘Play’ with our beer

“Play Often.” This is the motto or modus operandi for the Gunbarrel brewery Finkel & Garf established by father-and-son duo Eric and Dan Garfinkel. Drawing on themes from his childhood in the D.C. area, where his father ran a toy company, Dan and his father Eric set out to create beers they enjoy drinking – […]

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A conversation with Crystal Springs’ Doc Shredder in Louisville

Every brewmaster has a story, and so do the beers they create. Adopting this philosophy of community and storytelling, I spoke to Tom Horst, who has become a new type of local celebrity – small town boy turned Ph.D. symphony percussionist turned high school band instructor turned brewmaster and founder of Crystal Springs Brewing Co. […]

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City Star Brewing brings Flap Jack Day Back to Life

City Star Brewing Company in Berthoud, Colorado is good at bringing things back to life.  Owners John and Whitney Way resurrected the main drag (Mountain Ave.) storefront that houses the brewery and taproom (its previous iterations were a barn and livery), and on September 7, they’ll put a beer-centric twist on an another Berthoud tradition. In […]

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5 Reasons You Gotta Have “FATE”

Boulder’s FATE Brewing Company hits all the high notes The story behind the name FATE is essentially the same story told across many cultures. According to Wikipedia, Moirai is a name of the 3 sisters – or fates – who in Greek Mythology were said to have the power used to control the destiny of […]

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Boulder Craft Beer Fest returns Saturday

It’s that time of year in Boulder – a time when craft beer enthusiasts (present company included) will gather in Boulder for the second year of the Boulder Craft Beer Festival. With some 26 breweries in attendance, as well as plenty of food, games and music, this year is sure to be even better than […]

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Unicorns, rainbows and rarities expected at Avery’s 22nd Anniversary party

Avery Brewing Company is brewing up quite a celebration in honor of their 22nd Anniversary at their new facility this Saturday, and CEO Adam Avery is pulling out some 50+ beers from the past to celebrate this new venture in Gunbarrel. After 21 years of piecing together 6- and 8-car-garages in an industrial alley off […]

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Field to Vase Tour Promises a Delightful Al-Fresco Experience

An interesting twist on the farm to table movement is taking place this Saturday, July 18th, as the national Field to Vase tour arrives in the Boulder area. Enjoy an evening of al-fresco dining, seated directly in the fields where your dinner ingredients were sourced while also incorporating the beauty and elegance of floral arrangements from the surrounding fields. With a NY Times […]

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Quick Picks for Summer Brews

Summertime fun is here. Just as you’re about to heat up the grill for some delicious summer fare, you’re probably wondering what you should drink while you sweat the day away with friends and family. Have no fear; here are some highlights of what’s brewing in the realm of light and fruity easy-drinking (or sipping) […]

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When in Niwot, Why Not Try Bootstrap Brewery

The first time I visited the Bootstrap Brewery in Niwot, I was on my bicycle, riding into town from Broomfield to attend a Rock & Rails concert. Somehow, I took a few wrong turns, ran into a couple of dead-end roads, and found myself somewhat lost. Forty miles later, I located the brewery where I […]

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Odd 13 Breathes New Life Into Old Town Lafayette

It is not every day a lifelong hobby realizes itself into a dream-come-true. That’s just what happened when Odd 13 Brewing Inc. co-creators Ryan Scott and his wife Kristin decided to take a plunge into the unknown by turning Scott’s home brewing hobby into a now-booming beer-brewing business. A fixture in the adorable and quiet […]

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Staying Happy, Healthy, and Socially Connected; How to Evade the Winter Blues

Fortunately, in Boulder, gorgeous blue skies often accompany our snowy winter days. However, the initial fervent excitement that ski season brings tends to wear its welcome come mid-March, when we yearn for consistently warm days. Memories of the sun’s heat and that telltale scent of the trees that wafts over the Front Range once the […]

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Boulder County Farmer’s Market Springs to Life April 5

Spring seduces everyone. How could you not notice the tips of daffodils and crocus’ nosing eagerly through the hardened ground?  The rhubarb unfurling its leaves on ruby-colored stems, the bright green shoots of chive, onion, and leek standing at attention.  If you’ve spent this cold, windy winter eating seasonally, you’ll be smitten by the signs […]

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The Governor Has a Kegerator: Celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week

It’s Thursday, your mind has no doubt wandered to the weekend and all its non-work related offerings.  On tap at breweries and brew-friendly locales throughout the state is Colorado Craft Beer Week, which kicked off last weekend at the governor’s mansion in Denver. On Friday, Hick invited beer industry folks from around the state for […]

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Valentine’s Day, Boulder-Style

Valentine’s Day. A day filled to the brim with heart shaped boxes of chocolate (or maybe in Boulder’s case, heart shaped boxes of kale chips), dozens upon dozens of red roses, and bags of tasteless conversation hearts. For those looking to do something special on this day of love, we have put together a list of places with Valentine’s Day […]

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Tequila, Tacos, Bikes, and Beer: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I had a boyfriend in high school with the savant-like ability to flip a word on its side and pronounce it by its backward spelling, and fast.  I can never seem to line up the letters that quickly; lucky for me, beer is a four-letter word, so REEB, Oskar Blues’ bike outfit, rolls off my […]

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Only On Tap: Treasure From the Sanitas Brewing Taproom

With a veritable sea of beer descriptions and reviews available on rate beer and beeradvocate.com, my two cents on the locally produced six-pack seems somewhat less valuable by virtue of inflation.  Thus inspired my search for beers available only in the tap houses of our lovely Boulder County breweries.   This is the first installment […]

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Asher Brewing: A Passion for Organic Taste

Though Asher Brewing Company is the only certified organic brewery in Colorado it is a markedly ungilded shade of “green.” From the unapologetically jerry-rigged “lab” to the head brewer Chris greeting me with a beer snifter in a koozie, it was clear that Asher is much more about substance than style. Chris is a brewer […]

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Exploring The Auguste Escoffier Farm to Table Program with Michel Escoffier

We toured 63rd Street Farms in Boulder to get a first-hand look at the amazing Farm to Table Program offered by the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder and its sister school in Austin, Texas. We got to meet and tour the farm with the amazing Michel Escoffier, chef instructor Steve Nalls of […]

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Cool Girls Drink Beer

My love for Colorado knows no bounds.  Notwithstanding the obvious (cowboys, 300+ days of sunshine, tiny towns perched way up high), there just happens to be a special breed of gal making her way in the Centennial State.  And, unlike some of their more carb-conscious sisters across the globe, these ladies drink beer.  And really, […]

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Colorado Craft Beer Week Coming to a Brewery Near You

Colorado Craft Beer Week is coming to a brewery near you, March 18 – 24. We realize it is a month away but we here at Eat Drink Boulder got excited when we read a press release sent out today by the CCBW organizers. So mark this on your calendar and check back on their […]

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Dishcrawl Tours Pearl Street for Boulder’s Tastiest Eats

It’s not surprising that Dishcrawl decided to set its sights on Boulder’s Pearl Street for an upcoming foodie safari. The international start-up visits renowned food-centric cities, guiding a walking tour through some of the most innovative and delicious eats that they have to offer. Having visited cities like San Francisco, Toronto, New York and Philadelphia, […]

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It’s Official…Oskar Blues is, in Fact, Coming to Boulder

Oskar Blues is in the process of inking a deal to lease the historic train depot located at 31st and Pearl in Boulder. After months of deciding between a handful of front range locations, the popular craft brewery has chosen the location in Boulder as the home for their future brewpub. Full story here.

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The Sisterhood of the Hop Educates Women About Beer

At the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference earlier this month, a rep from Dogfish Head Brewing tweeted a picture of a long line to the mens restroom with the caption, “Best thing ever (for women at a brewer’s conference!) The only bathroom lines are for the men’s restroom!” While it’s certainly true that the number of […]

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Shine and its New Brews

Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place is about to launch into a whole new stratosphere…craft brews. When the Emich sisters purchased the space at 13th and Pearl, they also included the brewing equipment left over from the previous tenants (Las Oasis, the Draft House, and Red Fish) in the purchase price. They’ve already perfected six house-made […]

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Snout to Tail Dinner at Salt

Salt will be hosting a “Snout to Tail” dinner on April 16th. Participants will be treated to an eight course meal that will utilize all parts of the pig, and all courses will also be paired with beer. Ticket prices are $88, and you’ll need a reservation if you’d like to join: 303-444-7258. Full menu […]

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Bru Handbuilt Ales Coming Soon

Chef Ian Clark, Chef at Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, is starting a new venture called Bru Handbuilt Ales, a nano brewery featuring hand-made beer. His hope is to get the brews into local restaurants and stores soon…so be on the lookout. More details and updates on Bru’s website and Facebook page.

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Bring on Another Brewpub!

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is scheduled to relocate to Twenty Ninth Street in the upcoming months (supposedly this summer), and its current location (1125 Pearl St.) will be filled by West Flanders Brewing Co. West Flanders will be operated by the owners of The Sink along with a local brewer who has previously developed beers for […]

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