Spring in Five Cans of Beer

Blue skies beam down, the sun shines, the snow melts . . . it’s been spring in Colorado for some time now, and there’s nothing like unseasonably warm weather to inspire inhabitants of the Rocky Mountain state to get outside. We’ve done just that, hiking, camping, gardening, and celebrating the glory that is the Colorado beer scene.

Now I know there are still critics of canned beer. But I say, let them be.  It’s they’re loss to miss out on the enjoyment of Colorado craft in its most portable fashion. As I look back on the 2012 spring season, some of the finest outdoor moments found me with a can-in-hand. Continue reading

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Bottle Madness – Winter 2012

As winter set in, traveling the great Brew State of Colorado grew increasingly difficult.  Oh, and that pesky little ski season definitely distracted me from weekend beer adventures. Fear not.  It was a great time of year to grab bottles and bombers from our neighborhood beer store mecca (or have friends driving in from out-of-state bring some local specialties).  No, it’s not as fun as seeing the brewery and meeting the community in a far-away town or right down the street. But a bottle of beer can pack the same time-travel magic as a bottle of wine. Here are the delights we enjoyed this winter: Continue reading