Spangalang Brewery

Spangalang Brewery is in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood in Denver. Twas known to be a rougher area years ago, but with vast gentrification it's a hopping place for condos, coffee shops and breweries. In fact, sort of funny, it's the old Denver County DMV office. Just over…

Hall Brewing

Hall Brewing in Parker, Colorado will make you think of the "burbs" in a totally different way. Hall is a rural, "artisan-style," family owned/operated brewery. The brewery is a 7-acre ranchhouse-style brewery building. Literally "handmade," with local beetle-kill trees (how’s that for recycling?). Even the water is pumped from a…

Eddyline Brewing

I was in Buena Vista, Colorado, which is a couple hours from Denver and went climbing, rafting, hiking, camping and BEEER tasting! There are fantastic breweries within a 25 mile vicinity, but Buena Vista’s #1 is Eddyline Brewing. As a hop-head, I highly recommend the Crank Yonker IPA with El…

Beer Tasting 101

Tasting beer for most is an art, and an acquired ability, much like wine. I do not consider myself a pro, but I do enjoy it enough to want to teach people to enjoy the beer they're drinking. Often times I'm out with people who will only drink the lightest…