Denver: The Only City In The West

Colorado helped pave the way for craft beer nationwide. How is Denver beer getting on now that it’s mainstream? Take a window seat on the train ride from Denver International Airport to Union Station. On the half-hour trip from the middle of nowhere, watch the city come into focus through the dust and sun. Watch […]

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“Big Beer” descends on Denver’s River North district

A fine report in the Denver Post today details the influx of “Big Beer” labels building breweries in Denver’s River North district. 10 Barrel Brewing announced that it will open a brewery and pub in the neighborhood by mid-summer. The Oregon-based brewer was purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev in November 2014. This announcement comes fast on […]

Wet, Hot American Festival: Highs and Lows of the 2014 GABF

The Great American Beer Festival is an overwhelming experience: a cavernous hall in a convention center in downtown Denver packed with 50,000 people and 3,500 beers to be sampled one ounce at a time. It is as all-encompassing as the name suggests; an annual survey of beer in the United States, with MillerCoors and Sam […]