Craft Beer

12:51pm

Wed August 28, 2013
Craft Beer

A New Look For New Belgium

The new label for New Belgium's Fat Tire Ale
New Belgium

That bottle of Fat Tire you know so well is getting a new look. That’s just the first in a complete makeover of New Belgium’s labeling and packaging.

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3:26am

Sat August 24, 2013
The Salt

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

Originally published on Sat August 24, 2013 6:08 pm

Ray Daniels inspects a glass of beer. A Chicago brewer, Daniels started the Cicerone training program five years ago.
Johnny Knight Courtesy of Ray Daniels

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?

A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge to the world of malt and hops by turning out batches of certified beer experts known as Cicerones.

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5:15am

Thu August 8, 2013
Business Report

Colorado Beer Sales Flat Despite Rise In Craft Brewing

Craft beer sales are still on the rise, but overall beer sales are flat
Jim Hill KUNC

Despite strong growth in the last several years for Colorado craft brewers, overall beer sales are down statewide -- and it appears the state's behemoth brewers are dragging down the numbers.

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10:30am

Wed July 31, 2013
Craft Beer

GABF Tickets Gone In Minutes

This is what our intrepid reporter found when he tried to get a ticket
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Organizers of the Great American Beer Fest warned the public that tickets would sell out fast for the 2013 festival in Denver. They weren’t lying, the GABF tweeted that they were sold out 19 minutes after they went on sale.

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2:35pm

Wed July 10, 2013
Craft Beer

Updated: GONE! GABF Brewers Slots Reserved In Less Than 2 hours

The Great American Beer Fest brings thousands to Denver each year.
Brewers Association greatamericanbeerfestival.com

More than 170 breweries hoping to participate in the 2013 Great American Beer Festival in Denver are on a waiting list as all 600 brewer spots for the festival were reserved in less than two hours.

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