Tag Archives: Colorado

• Booze Sales Soar After Weed Legalization Contrary to Industry Fears

Booze Sales Soar After Weed Legalization Contrary to Industry Fears

Ha. The alcohol industry was worried that legalizing marijuana would cut into its market. No such thing happened. In fact, booze sales took off cause who doesn’t want some alcohol with their weed? Anyway, both industries are doing very well thank you.

• Which Wine Should You Pair With Your Weed?

Which Wine Should You Pair With Your Weed?

Forget the cheese and charcuterie. More and more states are choosing to legalize marijuana. And as pot goes mainstream, it’s acquiring a new level of sophistication. A somewhat surprising byproduct of this phenomenon is the rise of wine (or beer) and weed pairings, Dan Nosowitz writes for Modern Farmer. Weed has a long and cartoonishly […]

• Big Craft Brewery, Oskar Blues, Buys Small Craft Brewery

Big Craft Brewery, Oskar Blues, Buys Small Craft Brewery

Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues will continue its growth in the craft beer scene thanks to its recent purchase of Perrin Brewing Co., located in a small farming community 10 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. While large multinational beverage companies are devouring independent breweries at a quickening rate, craft breweries buying out their own kind […]

• Ah, those crazy Brewdog guys to launch ‘beer hotel’

Ah, those crazy Brewdog guys to launch ‘beer hotel’

The Scottish craft brewery is raising £25m from fans to expand its factory, create a sour beer brewery, and launch its own ‘beer hotel’ where the craft brew will never stop flowing. Renegade craft brewer Brewdog is launching an ambitious new crowdfunding project to raise £25m from its international fanbase. It is bringing back its […]

• Coming Soon! Palcohol Inventor Says Media Got It All Wrong

Coming Soon! Palcohol Inventor Says Media Got It All Wrong

The advent of powdered alcohol has been all over the news for the past year, both for its innovation and for its controversy. While many consumers are excited about the prospect of this new and convenient way to revolutionize alcohol consumption, lawmakers have spoken out against the sale of Palcohol—its commercial name—before it has even hit […]

• Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

If you’ve ever popped opened a beer and smelled hints of marijuana, there’s a horticultural reason for that. Just ask Dale Katechis (he of Dale’s Pale Ale fame), who founded Colorado favorite Oskar Blues Brewery in 1997. “Like a lot of our beers, the hop character and the aroma has always reminded people of cannabis,” […]

• Napa Wineries Face Global Warming

Napa Wineries Face Global Warming

As revelers uncorked wine bottles to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, more of them were celebrating with a glass of California-grown Pinot Noir than a decade ago. But the growing market for this complex, subtle wine could soon run up against climate conditions that make it increasingly difficult to grow top-quality […]

• Yosemite Climbers Enjoyed Booze! Helped Get Them To The Top!

Yosemite Climbers Enjoyed Booze! Helped Get Them To The Top!

Day after day, the two Americans who completed what had been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb bloodied their fingertips, endured bruising falls and balanced their bodies on handholds as small as coins. But while living for more than two weeks on a sheer granite wall, they still enjoyed a few comforts sent up […]

• Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine Shipping

Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine Shipping

American wineries increased the dollar value of their direct-to-consumer wine shipments by an unprecedented 15.5% in 2014, with an equally record-breaking increase in the volume of those shipments. The average price per bottle of shipped wine also recovered with a 1.6% increase over 2014, according to the new ShipCompliant/Wines & Vines Wine Shipping Report released […]

• US brewer sets up craft brewery in Ho Chi Minh City

US brewer sets up craft brewery in Ho Chi Minh City

A US brewer is making the move to Vietnam to set up a new craft brewery in Ho Chi Minh City. Alex Violette (pictured) has spent the last five years as head brewer at Upslope Brewing in Boulder, Colorado but is now setting out to Vietnam to bring craft brewing to the country. According to […]

• How to Make Marijuana-Infused Craft Cocktails

How to Make Marijuana-Infused Craft Cocktails

In 2012, Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative called “The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act,” effectively legalizing cannabis based largely on the public’s growing recognition that blazing is far safer than boozing. Or, as the campaign’s most popular slogan put it: Marijuana—it’s like alcohol with no violence, no hangovers and no carbs. If we’re […]

• Beer Taps Installed In Colorado Governor’s Mansion, Next To Bong?

Beer Taps Installed In Colorado Governor’s Mansion, Next To Bong?

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor used to brew beer for a living, and now he has new beer taps in his home. State officials announced Friday that private donors have paid for a new “draft beer system” in the governor’s mansion. The mansion now has three taps that will feature changing Colorado-made brews. The Colorado […]

• From Clothes to Booze: Patagonia Steps into Beer Market

From Clothes to Booze: Patagonia Steps into Beer Market

With its outdoor apparel business spanning for more than four decades, Patagonia enters the beer business working with Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing. Both companies are happy to announce the forthcoming launch of California Route, a limited edition organic lager later this month. Patagonia has long been developing innovative environment-friendly outdoor apparel. Partnering with New Belgium […]

• Brewing Beer In Space. Just In Case.

Brewing Beer In Space. Just In Case.

Beer is everywhere and it’s going to be brewed in space as well sometime in the near future. 6th-grader Michal Bodzianowski, seen in the image below, has been given a chance to conduct an experiment which involves beer brewing in microgravity. According to Bodzianowski’s proposal, the experiment is a preparation for a “future civilization, as […]

• The Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Festival. Denver. August 16.

The Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Festival. Denver. August 16.

Today Imbibe announced their summer send off event, The Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Festival, Aug. 16, 2013 from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. The festival will feature some of Colorado’s top craft breweries and distilleries and benefit Water For People, a Denver based charity working around the globe. “We not only want to raise awareness for Water For […]