Craft Beer

5:00am

Mon September 15, 2014
Craft Beer

At Hop Harvest, Colorado Craft Brewers Are All About Wet Hopping

Michel Watkins feeds fresh hops into a hop picker that farmer Glen Fuller imported from Europe.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

It's a warm, late-August day on Glen Fuller's Western Colorado farm, and a whiff of something vaguely citrus wisps through the air.

It's the smell of hops. The lush vines climb 18-feet high, drooping with cone-shaped flowers, nearly neon in their greenness. Fuller is in the middle of harvest, cutting vines by the row and feeding them through a machine to remove the aromatic cones. Many of his hops will be used nearly immediately, as Front Range brewers gear up for a seasonal brew called a "wet hopped beer."

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2:37pm

Fri August 29, 2014
Tour de Fat

Fort Collins Hosts Tour De Fat, Road Closures In Effect

Road closures and traffic delays are expected near and along the parade route.
Credit Grace Hood / KUNC

If you plan on driving rather than cycling in downtown Fort Collins Saturday, you may want to consider an alternate route. New Belgium Brewery’s annual Tour de Fat parade commences Saturday morning and several road closures are in place with traffic delays expected.

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2:31pm

Fri August 1, 2014
Business

In Denver, Drizly Brings The Beer Run To You

Jim Hill KUNC

A new iPhone and Android app has made its debut in Denver. With the tagline, ‘we bring the liquor store to you,’ Drizly delivers beer (or any other spirit) right to your door with a few clicks of a button. Will Denver embrace the new app like they have Uber?

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3:45pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Craft Beer

Captain Ahab's Revenge: Brewing Beer From An Ancient Whale Bone

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 3:54 pm

Jasper Akerboom of the Lost Rhino Brewing Co. in Ashburn, Va., tested a dozen yeasts before finding one that was perfect for making bone beer.
Ryan Kellman NPR

What happens when an amateur paleontologist with a love for beer teams up with a microbiologist? Bone beer, or beer made from yeast scraped from a 35-million-year-old whale fossil, to be precise.

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10:28am

Sat July 5, 2014
Beer

Breweries Double Nationwide With The West Leading The Way

States in the Mountain West make up the majority of breweries.
Credit Jeremy Brooks / Flickr - Creative Commons

If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’re not alone. Breweries nationwide have doubled between 2007 and 2012, with shipments of $28 billion. That marks a 33.6 percent growth in revenue within a five-year span. Colorado is one of a handful of states that have led the way.

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