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Month: January 2017

Drink yourself warm: Dispatches from Golden’s UllrGrass Fest

It takes a fair amount of moxie to hold an outdoor event in Golden, Colorado on the last weekend of January, but that is exactly what the UllrGrass Festival has in spades. According to the thermostat, the temperature didn’t climb above 50 and it was considerably less if you were standing in the shade, but no one really cared. Nor did the ice-cold glasses of beer bother them any. That is because beer has that dastardly little devil lurking in every last sud, alcohol, and that lovely warming agent makes standing outside under the threat of wind and snow...

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Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival 2017 Recap

As per standard operating procedure, all was a whirlwind at this year’s 2017 Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines festival, which for the first time was held at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center in Breckenridge. As one might imagine, the confluence of hundreds of brewers and breweries, brought together for a weekend-long mountain beer festival – a big beer festival nonetheless, could only lead to a certain level of, shall we say, elevated mindset. From January 5-7, beer enthusiasts were invited to take part in a series of beer-minded events, seminars, pairings, and even beer and yoga. All of...

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