archive for May, 2014

Tap Room Tour: Station 26 Brewing Co.

Jeremy Short · May 30

There are a few brewers in and around Denver. And by a few I mean a ton. Regretfully, I’ve only seen a few of them and haven’t had a chance to check out many of the new ones that have popped up here and there. That must be fixed! During the summer my day job lets up a bit so I plan to take advantage of those few extra free hours to go explore some these breweries. I am hoping to hit up ...

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Book Review: Steve Hindy's 'The Craft Beer Revolution'

Jeremy Short · May 28

Over the last few decades, much has changed across the American beer landscape. The rows of beer at my neighborhood liquor store have morphed from a few American lagers into a dizzying array of IPAs, stouts, sours, and more IPAs. To be fair I am not old enough to remember quite how bleak the beer landscape once was, but Steve Hindy is and he has wrapped up these changes in his new book The Craft Beer Revolution. From the title, and the inside slip of ...

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Colorado still has a lot of great homebrew competitions coming up

Jeremy Short · May 20

I've just updated our Colorado 2014 list of homebrew competitions and there's a bunch of new ones to start brewing for!

Know of any we are missing? Send me a note and I will happy to get it up there (jeremy (a) pintwell (.) com). 

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3 Tips for All Grain Brewing: What I Wish I Knew

Chris Jensen · May 14

It took me a long time to make the leap to all grain brewing, much longer than for most people. It was 13 years between my first brew and my first all grain brew, and 5 years from when I got serious until I went all grain. Frankly, I thought it sounded like a pain in the ass, and I was already producing award winning beer that, more importantly, I enjoyed drinking. I was reluctant to drop the expense associated with all that added equipment ...

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What's wrong with Beer Glassware in the US?

Chris Jensen · May 7

I’m sick of the pint glass. Although simple and durable, it lacks personality compared to its Central European counterparts. More importantly, it’s definitely not optimized to enhance the aroma and flavor of most of the beers served within. Ordinary bitter? OK. But IPA? The pint glass cannot do it justice.

In Belgium and much of Germany, each brand has it’s own distinct style of glass featuring a unique shape that is meant to highlight the characteristics of that brand’s beer. The ...

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