Remembering a Night to Remember

As I talked about last week, I poured at a local beer festival this past Sunday. It was a fantastic experience, with live music, lots of beer, and plenty of great conversations about the beer! Japan has a lot of beer festivals, but any one city may only have one or two a year. (Tokyo […]

A Night To Remember

In Japan a trip to a beer festival can be a great way to both get your hands on hard to find beers and enjoy a day out with friends. Here in the States its easier to find good beer, but there is still plenty of appeal in having a large array of different brewers […]

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey: The Tour

While craft breweries are certainly catching on in a big way with drinkers, small batch craft whiskey distilleries are right behind them. One of the leaders in the new wave of whiskey manufacturers is right down the street, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey. Luckily for me, they offer free tours seven days a week, so I thought […]

Great Divide: A Mile High Tour

I love brewery tours. Any time you get a glimpse behind the scenes there is potential to learn some pretty interesting things. While the basics of brewing are the same around the world, each brewery brings a unique spin to the process. I tried to visit Great Divide’s brewery/ taproom in downtown Denver some years […]

The United States of IPA

   Colorado has long been a craft beer haven, but over the past couple of years people have really gone craft crazy. And not just in the Centennial State. All over the country there are tons of interesting new brews from the traditional pillars of the craft scene along with plenty of upstarts with something […]