Neighborhood Breweries: Loveland Aleworks and Berthoud’s City Star

Someone recently asked me why I spend so much time writing about the craft beer scene, particularly focused on a brewery’s ability to build community. A recent article in Rocky Mountain Brewing News titled, “The Intersection of Craft Brews and Society,” outlines the many ways that breweries give back to their local community. In addition to breweries offering a wonderful gathering place for locals, they also donate significant time and money to environmental and humanitarian causes, contribute to the local economy, support artists and musicians, and inspire customers to do all of the same.

So my answer to that person?  How could I not write about an industry that exemplifies corporate social responsibility and makes such a strong, local impact, particularly in Colorado? We drive around the state with breweries as our destination, because we enjoy good beer, and it’s also exciting to see each brewery’s approach to their interaction with community and to the craft of brewing beer. We write about all these adventures to encourage craft beer enthusiasts to responsibly support breweries all over Colorado.  City Star Brewing in Berthoud and Loveland Aleworks are two more must-visit spots. Continue reading

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Monday Afternoon: A Tasty Start to the Week

I’ll admit, Monday’s are a strange day to take the afternoon off from work. But after working twelve days straight, and watching my wife come and go on brewery tours and beer adventures during her spring break, I was craving some craft. So a few of us piled in for a Monday’s drive to the Loveland-Longmont circuit. Continue reading