Swirling in the Eddyline

“Whether Peaking or Creeking,” Eddyline of Buena Vista is a must-enjoy tap room or brewpub (you have your choice of two locations) on your Arkansas River Headwaters trip.

While yesterday’s post focused on Elevation Beer Company in this same area, the component I purposely saved until today was mentioning how important another brewery of this caliber is to have in the Arkansas River area. In addition to Amicas (delicious pizza and beer in Salida), Eddyline, twenty miles north of Salida and Poncha Springs, (home to Elevation), is cranking out some spectacular beer.

Having so many great breweries in one area, we believe, increases each individual breweries potential for success . . . a concept a friend recently described to me as coopetition, a word that’s absolutely right on, especially when Eddyline and Elevation are approaching beer from two rather different perspectives. Continue reading

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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