Family friendly breweries
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Craft Brewed Kids

Are Breweries Truly Family Friendly?   In Northern Colorado, breweries are so much more than a yummy, bubbly production facility. They promote healthy lifestyles by being bike accessible, encourage community and culture through live music and advocate for families by providing enclosed, comfortable spaces. Taprooms have become a magnet for parents. I mean, how many places can you can drink quality beer, bring your own gluten-free snacks, get your kids […]

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Beers & Bikes & Babies & Bob

Beer & Bike Tours We met on Mother’s Day at Odell Brewing, with sunshine abound. Bob was at the bike rack with four cruisers equipped with baskets filled with helmets and water bottles, and one bicycle trailer. Our fellow tourists arrived minutes later, with their tiny man in tow. My husband, Josh and I would spend our day with Riley, Elisa and eight months old Renoen “Reni” Konara; he was […]

Odell Small Batch Festival
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Small Batch, Big Fest

Odell Small Batch Festival Standing in our first line of the day, checking in to the Odell Small Batch Festival gave us a feel for how the rest of the day would be; everyone would smell of sunscreen, and no one was mad about standing in a line. Seriously, the lines moved so fast and ended with a beer, how could you be upset? It was 1:25 by the time […]

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Simple Beer Cocktails, to Amp Up Your Favorite Ales

A beer cocktail can be one of two things; a cocktail where you replace the spirit with beer or a cocktail with both spirit and beer. Either option is guaranteed to delight. Beer is perfect on its own, but as a cocktail novice, I wanted to expand my taste horizons within my comfort zone. The idea of creating a beer cocktail was certainly intimidating. But with a little research, help […]

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NoCo Spring Beer Guide presented by The Hop Grenade

Us beer nerds employed by THG taproom get a first look into new styles and new beers before they hit the taps, and gosh darn it are we excited for the change of season.   “The arrival of warmer weather is an exciting time for craft brewers. They take pride in tailoring new styles for a new season and allow themselves to get creative to design the perfect pairing for Spring […]

Photo by High Hops Brewery.
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Craft breweries pair for wild new tastes in Collaboration Fest

By Savannah Hayes Orr Collaboration feels so natural in the Colorado craft beer scene. It’s one of those rare industries where a rivalry is hard to find. Craft breweries truly support each other. You need a few extra bags of two-row pale malt? Call your neighboring brewery. Having your taproom grand opening? Invite all the other surrounding breweries and taprooms. One brewery’s success only elevates the entire industry. The Colorado Collaboration Festival was […]

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Envy Brewing Now Open

As a member of the NoCo craft beer scene for some time, walking into the industry soft-opening of Envy Brewing felt like a family reunion. Brewers, beertenders, sales reps and owners from Purpose, Gilded Goat, Intersect, Funkwerks, Jessup Farms, Timnath, Troubadour Malting and so many more were showing their support. Envy is being welcomed into the community with open arms and full glasses. The owners started their brewery with community […]

Felix, their golden sour, was re-fermented on pineapples and aged in rum barrels, served on nitro
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Lost in Pineapple Paradise

During their annual Lost in the Woods event, New Belgium Brewing gives us mere mortals an opportunity to party in their Foeder Forest. If you are not familiar with their Foeder Forest, you must not have ever had college friends visit you and instinctually booked an NBB tour two months in advance knowing you can make a day out of all the free beer and badass stories on the tour. […]

Just as craft beer drinkers are diversifying, so are their craft beer clubs.
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The NoCo Beer Club Guide

By Savannah Hayes Orr Just as craft beer drinkers are diversifying, so are their craft beer clubs. Cathy Jones established Fort Collins Pints & Purls at Pateros Creek Brewing Co. in 2015, which she and her husband owned. “I was looking for a way to indulge my knitting hobby, while at the same time enjoying delicious craft beer.” With the closing of the brewery in 2016, Pints & Purls became […]

Tis the season to set resolutions! If your goal revolves around your health and fitness, keep in mind your liquid diet. But there’s no need to leave your carbonated companion behind, beer can still be part of “new year, new you.”
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New Year’s Beersolutions

‘Tis the season to set resolutions! If your goal revolves around your health and fitness, keep in mind your liquid diet. But there’s no need to leave your carbonated companion behind. Beer can still be part of “new year, new you.”   Gluten-Free Everyone knows beer has gluten and giving up beer sucks. So don’t do it. Gluten-free (GF) beers are evolving and worthy of your palate. Malts (usually malted […]