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Author: Charles Winters

Vindication Brewing: Defending the Craft

Nestled in a business park off of 71st Street near Gunbarrel, it might be easy for a passerby to overlook Vindication Brewing Co. But woe be to the beer seeker who does, because he or she will be missing out on one of the best gems in the region for handcrafted brew right now. A relative newcomer on the Colorado beer scene, Vindication began operations on the summer solstice of 2013 and has supplied the surrounding community with a wide variety of beers ever since. Part of what sets Vindication apart from the myriad startup breweries in the region...

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Recipe: Beer Cheese n’ Mac

Beer Cheese n’ Mac Recipe from Charles Winters Along with fall’s changing weather comes football, friends, and comfort food. What better way to celebrate this intermediary season than by combining two favorites—beer and macaroni & cheese! The addition of beer brings out the flavor of the cheese sauce in this dish that is sure to satisfy the heartiest fall appetite. Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 30 min Ingredients: 1/4 cup            butter or margarine 1/4 cup            flour 1 1/2 cups        warm milk 1/2 cup            heavy cream 12 oz. (about 3 cups)    sharp...

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Fort Collins Brewery Learn to Homebrew Day Q&A

Over the weekend, The Pint was lucky enough to speak with some of the very talented brewers over at Fort Collins Brewery during the AHA’s Learn to Homebrew Day. Using a homemade transportable pilot system, these liquid pioneers were brewing up a variation on their trademark Double Chocolate Stout. Whether you are just getting into the hobby of homebrewing, or it has become somewhat more than a hobby altogether, these tips and tricks gleaned from the professionals will come in handy on your next batch. To Grain or Not to Grain? That is the question, at least if you...

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